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    Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    I'm thinking of buying a U1 SDR on the bracelet, but I really like the look of it on the Sinn rubber also and would love to have that as an option.

    However, the Sinn rubber strap is substantially overpriced (outside of Germany anyway), and is also silicone rubber. I've not had good experiences with silicone straps - they pick up fluff/dust, and they go polished/shiny if I wear them under a sleeve. Overall I just don't see the value in buying a Sinn rubber strap for potentially occasional use.

    I've been looking at the Bonetto 317 or even the 300 as they are pretty good quality, are very affordable, and come in red and black (I could buy both colours for less than the cost of a Sinn replacement rubber part without the clasp even).

    My question is, is anybody rocking the U1 on a rubber strap that's not Sinn?

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    Re: Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    I've been really happy with my Borealis isofrane-style strap on my Sinn T2B. I've also tried a couple Bonetto 300s on my Sinn and a couple other watches, but I found it quite uncomfortable. Too stiff and didn't conform well to my wrist. Maybe just me.

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    Re: Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    I really like BC stuff. Have a few 300s and they are soft and very nice for the price IMO
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    Re: Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    I liked mine on isofrane style. PM me.

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    Re: Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    Quote Originally Posted by itsmeyall View Post

    Bonetto 300 (could buy a Sinn clasp to go with this):

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    That style of strap tapers down from 22 mm at the lugs so a regular 22 mm Sinn clasp will not work.

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    Re: Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeMan View Post
    That style of strap tapers down from 22 mm at the lugs so a regular 22 mm Sinn clasp will not work.
    But you can use the 20mm clasp from the 20mm Sinn rubber strap (556, etc.) instead I think.

    Edit: Or this https://www.strapcode.com/store/20mm...on-p-2466.html
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    Re: Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    I have many Bonetto Cinturini straps of all stripes and one the quality and value. Much prefer rubber over silicone which attracts lint with a vengeance.

    Wish Sinn had a real rubber alternative.
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    I love it on an Isofrane
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    Re: Alternative (non-Sinn) Rubber Strap for U1

    I went for the Bonetto 317 in the end, got it in black and also red for a bit of variety. I love the bracelet it came on, but it makes the U1 quite heavy and most of all I'm scared about scratching it - presume it's made from regular steel and the finish is not something I can easily restore.

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    I'm extremely happy with it on this strap. I got it from Watchgecko in the UK so it comes with a bead blasted buckle too (think it's brushed usually).

    Now I can enjoy the U1 without having to be overly careful about protecting it quite as much.

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