Strap number one looks like the strap that came with my San Martin pilot watch. I won’t put it on any of my watches, let alone on an IWC.
CASIO G-SHOCK GMW-B5000-1
SEIKO PROSPEX MARINEMASTER PROFESSIONAL SBBN007
GLYCINE AIRMAN VINTAGE 1953 LE 3904.14/66 • AIRMAN DC-4 3904.19H24/66
DAMASKO LARGE AVIATOR MANUFACTORY CALIBRE DK15
TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY 36 M79500-0004
BREITLING PREMIER AUTOMATIC 40 A37340351B1A1
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MOONWATCH 3184.108.40.206.01.006
ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST 36 126234-0025 (GRAIL)
I have one and is decent. It's silicon of course and not rubber. Think of them as an exercise to check if you like the look, and then invest in the oem rubber, if you love it.
Not the best quality.
Ok as a "get-by" strap, but there are much better options out there, IMHO.
"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
"The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once..."
I wouldn't put a chinese (aliexpress) strap on an IWC or an Omega unless the watches came from China too...
*** H. Moser & Cie - Pioneer Centre Second *** Omega Seamaster GMT - 2234.50.00 *** Omega Speedmaster Professional - Speedy Tuesday "ULTRAMAN" - 3220.127.116.11.01.001 *** Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military MAXI - Limited Edition *** Grand Seiko "Snowflake" - SBGA211 *** Grand Seiko - SBGH267 *** Grand Seiko - SBGA229 ***
Spend a few bucks more and get a quality German made strap. The Rios1931 Blizzard (made from calf leather with white stitching) is very similar to the IWC and can be had for a bit over $30. The Rios1931 Scirocco is the same strap with matching stitching. The Rios1931 Typhoon is the same shape but is buffalo leather and quite roughly textured so I do not like them as much. There is also a gator version that is pretty pricy, $190 or so. The Blizzard is not easy to find, I've had to buy them from Waccex in Germany but they ship for free and they have an eBay store that makes it easy. The main problem is they are often out of stock of the Blizzard.
I love the Rios1931 straps and have 7 or 8 of them. Their shell cordovan straps are superb. I wish more places carried them.
Scirocco - this is a temporary strap for this watch. The watch is new and I have a Rios1931 Seattle shell cordovan strap inbound from Lithuania for it. Like I said, they can be hard to find. At some point when I can get one I will put a mocha or cognac Blizzard on it.
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