Rubber B watch strap review

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Rubber B watch strap review

Joined: January 23rd, 2005, 9:14 pm

June 26th, 2011, 5:32 am #1

Hi All,

There has been some discussions on the recent release of Rubber B straps for Rolex. I ordered one and just posted a review and installation guide at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm.

Below is an excerpt. I would post the entire review here, but there are many images and is somewhat detailed.

-Sheldon



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In June 2011, I came across Rubber B watch straps on buddy Jake's Rolex Watch Magazine. These straps are specifically designed as a Rolex strap replacement that utilizes the existing Rolex clasp. Like many of the other replacement straps, the cheezy buckle did not match both the watch and Rolex's quality level.

Seeing that these straps address the shortcomings of other Rolex replacement straps, I ordered one from Rubber B in preparation for a rafting trip that I am taking to the Grand Canyon. In my last rafting trip to the Grand Canyon,the band on the Rolex GMT that I was wearing did show some slight pitting from the gritty Colorado River water. For this trip, I wanted a band that was strong enough for the 7 day trip. In looking a the website at www.rubberb.com, I went ahead and ordered a strap. I spoke with Benjamin, who explained (in English or French, your preference) that these straps are made in Switzerland and are specifically designed for Rolex. Although the strap might be considered pricey for a "rubber" strap, Benjamin explained that the design work, testing, and quality are unmatched by any other manufacturer.

More of the review at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm

-Sheldon

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Joined: June 29th, 2010, 8:53 pm

June 26th, 2011, 5:50 am #2

Thanks for writing and sharing your work. Best, Greg
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Joined: November 17th, 2005, 10:45 pm

June 26th, 2011, 1:54 pm #3

Hi All,

There has been some discussions on the recent release of Rubber B straps for Rolex. I ordered one and just posted a review and installation guide at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm.

Below is an excerpt. I would post the entire review here, but there are many images and is somewhat detailed.

-Sheldon



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In June 2011, I came across Rubber B watch straps on buddy Jake's Rolex Watch Magazine. These straps are specifically designed as a Rolex strap replacement that utilizes the existing Rolex clasp. Like many of the other replacement straps, the cheezy buckle did not match both the watch and Rolex's quality level.

Seeing that these straps address the shortcomings of other Rolex replacement straps, I ordered one from Rubber B in preparation for a rafting trip that I am taking to the Grand Canyon. In my last rafting trip to the Grand Canyon,the band on the Rolex GMT that I was wearing did show some slight pitting from the gritty Colorado River water. For this trip, I wanted a band that was strong enough for the 7 day trip. In looking a the website at www.rubberb.com, I went ahead and ordered a strap. I spoke with Benjamin, who explained (in English or French, your preference) that these straps are made in Switzerland and are specifically designed for Rolex. Although the strap might be considered pricey for a "rubber" strap, Benjamin explained that the design work, testing, and quality are unmatched by any other manufacturer.

More of the review at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm

-Sheldon

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Nice review, thanks
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Joined: August 13th, 2009, 3:18 am

June 26th, 2011, 10:07 pm #4

Hi All,

There has been some discussions on the recent release of Rubber B straps for Rolex. I ordered one and just posted a review and installation guide at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm.

Below is an excerpt. I would post the entire review here, but there are many images and is somewhat detailed.

-Sheldon



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In June 2011, I came across Rubber B watch straps on buddy Jake's Rolex Watch Magazine. These straps are specifically designed as a Rolex strap replacement that utilizes the existing Rolex clasp. Like many of the other replacement straps, the cheezy buckle did not match both the watch and Rolex's quality level.

Seeing that these straps address the shortcomings of other Rolex replacement straps, I ordered one from Rubber B in preparation for a rafting trip that I am taking to the Grand Canyon. In my last rafting trip to the Grand Canyon,the band on the Rolex GMT that I was wearing did show some slight pitting from the gritty Colorado River water. For this trip, I wanted a band that was strong enough for the 7 day trip. In looking a the website at www.rubberb.com, I went ahead and ordered a strap. I spoke with Benjamin, who explained (in English or French, your preference) that these straps are made in Switzerland and are specifically designed for Rolex. Although the strap might be considered pricey for a "rubber" strap, Benjamin explained that the design work, testing, and quality are unmatched by any other manufacturer.

More of the review at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm

-Sheldon

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Great review. Much appreciated.
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Joined: April 21st, 2011, 9:10 pm

June 27th, 2011, 1:52 am #5

Hi All,

There has been some discussions on the recent release of Rubber B straps for Rolex. I ordered one and just posted a review and installation guide at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm.

Below is an excerpt. I would post the entire review here, but there are many images and is somewhat detailed.

-Sheldon



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In June 2011, I came across Rubber B watch straps on buddy Jake's Rolex Watch Magazine. These straps are specifically designed as a Rolex strap replacement that utilizes the existing Rolex clasp. Like many of the other replacement straps, the cheezy buckle did not match both the watch and Rolex's quality level.

Seeing that these straps address the shortcomings of other Rolex replacement straps, I ordered one from Rubber B in preparation for a rafting trip that I am taking to the Grand Canyon. In my last rafting trip to the Grand Canyon,the band on the Rolex GMT that I was wearing did show some slight pitting from the gritty Colorado River water. For this trip, I wanted a band that was strong enough for the 7 day trip. In looking a the website at www.rubberb.com, I went ahead and ordered a strap. I spoke with Benjamin, who explained (in English or French, your preference) that these straps are made in Switzerland and are specifically designed for Rolex. Although the strap might be considered pricey for a "rubber" strap, Benjamin explained that the design work, testing, and quality are unmatched by any other manufacturer.

More of the review at http://www.minus4plus6.com/rubberb.htm

-Sheldon

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I have never fully removed a Rolex clasp and wondering how hard it would be to swap it into the RubberB and back to the bracelet?

I wish they would offer a clasp option with it, even if not full Rolex pedigree.
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Joined: January 23rd, 2005, 9:14 pm

June 27th, 2011, 11:47 am #6

Changing the clasp is easier than installing the band (either the RubberB or an Oyster) onto the watch head. The clasp works just fine and even without the ez half-link removed the band wears well.

I am sure there are some type of replacement clasps on the Bay that might suffice.

-Sheldon

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