My experience with Zealande straps
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    My experience with Zealande straps

    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.

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    Guess what? It happens to fit my aqua racer too... big bonus for me



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    Re: My experience with Zealande straps

    Those look great!

    Weird question - do they 'smell'? I've bought a few rubber straps from other suppliers and many of them have smelled quite strongly of vanilla.

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    Re: My experience with Zealande straps

    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    Those look great!

    Weird question - do they 'smell'? I've bought a few rubber straps from other suppliers and many of them have smelled quite strongly of vanilla.

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    No smell as far as I could recall.


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    Re: My experience with Zealande straps

    Thanks.

    These look interesting and are about half the price of the OEM strap for the new SMP (and the buckle is extra on top).

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    Re: My experience with Zealande straps

    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    Thanks.

    These look interesting and are about half the price of the OEM strap for the new SMP (and the buckle is extra on top).

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    I have tried the new OEM strap. A much better/improved strap. But there is no confirmation if it fits other smp 300 models.
    Apparently, Zealande strap fits both the latest SMP 300 and the previous models.

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    Re: My experience with Zealande straps

    Nice review. They look like OEM straps from the pictures in your post.
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