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Crazy new rubber straps

Post by 425ranger » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:42 am

I'm torn are these cool or Fuckin stupid?

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I'm guessing other watches could be done as well... it does protect against pin failure I guess.
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by GGD » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:46 am

I really like the idea... the execution not so much. Kind of cheapens the look of the PAM in my opinion.

The black might look better than the yellow though :think:

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:47 am

Looks like shit. Are they called watch condoms?

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by mattcantwin » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:53 am

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Fuckin' stupid.
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Post by falcon4311 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:16 am

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by gwells » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:24 am

trying to turn your pam into a swatch.

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by CGSshorty » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:30 am

Probably comfortable, and would definitely protect the watch if you like to wear it in the ocean, but terrible to look at.
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by Danny_T » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:46 am

Not a fan.

Functional - sure
Aesthetic - nope
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by ericf4 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:47 am

Oooo that's not right.

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by mellonb1 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:55 am

I would have to agree with the others. Cheapens the watch. Way too much rubber and has a Swatch vibe.

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by dnslater » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:02 am

Mostly seems to protect the watch from your wrist as the outer edges are all still unprotected.

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by poppydog » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:07 am

I totally get the "cool or stupid" as I'm hovering between the two. Maybe the black one wouldn't look too bad?
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by 59yukon01 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:09 am

Looks stupid. If you want to protect the watch from loss in the ocean wear a $15 Nato.

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by Panerai7 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:30 am

I think BP makes something like that for their large Ti FF
Not a big fan

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:34 am

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by koda240 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:45 am

Ugly

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by YOHOHO » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:50 am

Looks like a knock off of Ted Su's Concept Rubber. I think he was charging about $300....

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by Rackness » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:51 am

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I prefer the original.
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by Axelay2003 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:53 am

It has it's function. This is a specialized piece and probably mainly for diving or any other water sport. I'd buy it for function. Doesn't look that bad. It could be worse.
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by outtatime » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:56 am

I guess if it were on a Michael Kors watch it might be cool.

On a Panerai? Fuckin stupid.

Having said that, I wear $20 NATOs on my Rolex, so there's no accounting for taste I guess.
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by logan2z » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:01 am

You could probably count the number of people who dive with a Panerai on one hand - and you probably wouldn't need your thumb :) Seems like a solution looking for a problem.

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by bzabodyn » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:04 am

I don't know but I want the 25 in the pic - the patina is perfect - so hot...

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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by deepcdvr » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:09 am

I think it looks dumb, but getting past the look, I believe a giant piece of rubber would be hella uncomfortable
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:45 am

deepcdvr wrote:I think it looks dumb, but getting past the look, I believe a giant piece of rubber would be hella uncomfortable
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Re: Crazy new rubber straps

Post by Panerai7 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:47 am

I just have 1 question, do you have to take it off that contraption just to set time and wind manual version of Pam?

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