Like many other 800Ti and 5000T owners, I was on the search for a good rubber strap for a long time. Then a couple of weeks ago, the new Isofrane strap was launched. And what would fit a sixties-design dive watch better than a sixties-design dive strap?
A lot was said about that strap over at the dive watch forum. Let me just sum it up by saying that it's simply excellent and worth every cent. However, it's a 24mm strap (20mm and 22mm versions are coming soon) but I decided to give it a try anyway. So I trimmed the strap ends with an X-ACTO knive to fit the 21mm lug width of a Doxa (I used the end pieces of the Ti bracelet as a template to get the correct width). I had no problems to cut the strap and all was done in a couple of minutes.
All 800Ti and 5000T owners who tried to fit a rubber strap to their watches know that the biggest problem usually is the ridiculously small space between the screw bar and the watch case: most rubber straps have too much material around the springbar hole to fit that tiny gap. However, I was very pleased to see that the Isofrane strap just fits in perfectly!
One last thing: Isofrane offers two different buckle shapes, a round one and a square one. I preferred the round one, but unfortunately these ones are bead blasted. So I brushed the buckle with a green Scotchbrite sponge to match the case finish.
But enough said, here are the pics! I like it a lot, and I hope you like it too!