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post #42721 of 48312

I just wore my Rollie+RubberB all around a hot, humid Caribbean island for half week. Ocean, rainforest, pool, restaurants etc. Only took it off to sleep (and a brief stretch of rock climbing). Between my metal, leather and cheaper rubber straps, I seem to notice this one's presence the least. There's nowhere for sweat to collect really, so I guess it just evaporates away.

post #42722 of 48312
Interesting - I'd have assumed sweaty but clearly not.
post #42723 of 48312
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

I've got to say, I'm quite impressed with Rubber B's direction in watch straps. Thanks to @aleksandr, I decided to pick up one of their vulcanized rubber straps for my GMT II.

 

Now they've just launched hybrid straps of genuine Alligator (or full-grain leather) with a vulcanized rubber lining. Imagine that! The comfort of rubber with the luxury of alligator.

 

A few examples:

 

 

 

 

 

Purists will no doubt balk, but I like the idea of an Alligator strap you won't have to chuck in a year or two after it gets worn and smelly.


Fan of RubberB products. I will grab a few of these.


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I like the idea of the pure rubber, but I don't like the look of the croc with a rubber retainer. Maybe it looks nicer in person. Someone said earlier hublot have been doing this for a while, and that's what it looks like to me - a bit too hublot.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

I've got to say, I'm quite impressed with Rubber B's direction in watch straps. Thanks to @aleksandr, I decided to pick up one of their vulcanized rubber straps for my GMT II.

 

Now they've just launched hybrid straps of genuine Alligator (or full-grain leather) with a vulcanized rubber lining. Imagine that! The comfort of rubber with the luxury of alligator.

Its actually not a new concept see below. 

 

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post


Hublots been doing this for a couple of years now.

Blancpain was doing that about 15 years ago.  Not sure if they still do it or gave up on it, as I generally am not that interested in their offerings.

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Lange 1815 up/down today


My favorite watch, totally out of my price range. Is this the white gold version? More pics, please!  Looks beautiful. You're a lucky guy.

post #42727 of 48312
There was a thread in WUS about the sweatproof leather straps. I actually mailed Camille Fournet for an opinion on their best bet and they came up with caoutchouc-lined leather straps. One user on WUS on the other hand reported that the sweat creeps up the stiching and light colored stitches stain pretty quickly.
post #42728 of 48312

To be fair @Dachshund it may be that some sweat collected under the Rubber B at times. I just never really noticed. While we're discussing materials, the company uses Tenara thread by Gore. Probably one of many things contributing to the exorbitant price of Rubber B straps. It's supposed to be fairly impervious to the elements. But who knows.

 

Don't have any experience with caoutchouc, at least not to my knowledge. Curious though.

post #42729 of 48312
I suppose I've never even thought about sweat under a strap. I don't notice it with croc and I only ever wear metal on holiday. I wouldn't wear anything vaguely high end for exercise. No experience of rubber at all other than my jawbone, which is too loose to cause sweat.
post #42730 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

Does the rubber get a bit sweaty? I like the look of Rubber B for one of my Rollies but I don't want to drop $$$ on something that's going to feel sweaty.


What is a Rollie?shog[1].gif
post #42731 of 48312

I can't hang with you big guys but I'm pretty fond of my Tutima!

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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

I like the idea of the pure rubber, but I don't like the look of the croc with a rubber retainer. Maybe it looks nicer in person. Someone said earlier hublot have been doing this for a while, and that's what it looks like to me - a bit too hublot.

Doesn't quite work for me either. I love the RubberB I got for my BLNR (other than the fact that the blue stripe down the middle is far subtler than it looked in pictures) but the rubber keeper on alligator looks far too incongrous to me. I'd not hesitate to get another all rubber version though, if a future kop warranted a rubber strap. A pity the RubberB navy blue doesn't quite match the blue of the Sub..
post #42733 of 48312
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

I may get one in the future depending on apps but more for working out than a regular watch.  Garmin and Suunto GPS watches can be $500+ and their functionality is limited to their parent company.  The Apple Watch will open the door for 3rd parties to create other things that are helpful in tracking workouts.

I am more looking at it from that standpoint than to wear it all the time.

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The apple watch doesn't strike me as comfortable or particularly practical for (hard) workouts. Granted this is my opinion just from seeing pics and reading about it, but it seems sub-par as a workout watch from a design standpoint (probably since it wasn't designed with only working out in mind).

Am toying with the idea of picking up the Sport edition as a workout watch. Been thinking about something along the lines of a Fitbit or some other new-fangled fitness gadget to whip my fat ass into shape so we shall see. Of course, depends on stock availability and knowing Apple product launches, probably be the end of the year before these are widely available.
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Originally Posted by swblueblood View Post

What is a Rollie?shog[1].gif

Rolex (absurd, I know, to 'shorten' something to a word with more letters...)
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

Rolex (absurd, I know, to 'shorten' something to a word with more letters...)

I own several Rolexes but have never owned a Rollie.biggrin.gif
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