I came across zealande strap in 2017 when I was looking for an integrated rubber strap for my 2254. I didnít quite like the OEM omega rubber designed for smp 300 at that time because it was hard, not pliable and uncomfortable on the wrist.
Before I pulled the trigger, I did some research on zealande of course. But pictures and reviews were very few on the watch forums. There was one review on TRF though, zealande got bashed real bad in that post... because of that, I decided not to buy one.
Thankfully, there was Instagram... I saw quite a number of nice pics and happy users of zealande straps... that reignited my interest in zealande and set me thinking.
When I first started this watch hobby, I read tons of posts bashing tag Heuer. I didnít consider buying a Tag heuer till I had a chance to try one on... it did change my opinion on tag Heuer... when I had an offer of more than half discount of the retail price, I bought one. I am still happy with the purchase.
A perfect opportunity came when zealande offered 15% off with free DHL express shipping. Oh well, I decided to pull the trigger.
Talk about ownership changes opinion... I now own not one but 2 zealande straps... they are versatile, pliable and comfortable on the wrist... in my opinion, it is an excellent alternative to Omega OEM rubber strap.
Onto the pics:
Guess what? It happens to fit my aqua racer too... big bonus for me
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