Isofrane on MM300

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Isofrane on MM300

Post by marchone » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:26 am

So I got an Isofrane against my better judgement. I hate this thing. The tail is gnarly. It's just waiting to get caught on something.

It's going back on the Crafter Blue. I need a deployant to bury the tail of any strap. Anyone here know of one that will fit an Isofrane?

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:38 am

I'll try a MM one day, but I've never been an iso look fan either. I've had a CB strap for almost a year on my Sumo, which is a heavy watch, and found it to be a perfect balance for the heft, and very comfortable as well. Thought that would be the case with the MM as well. Do wish they would provide the MM one with a standard buckle option.

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Isofrane on MM300

Post by r.palace » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:42 am

Never been an Iso fan. The toxic rubbers are IMO every way just as good or better for a fraction of the price. Only in 22mm though

However, for actual diving use I can see how isofrane gets the nod. Still, I find their prices, new, to be not worth it.
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:43 am

r.palace wrote:Never been an Iso fan. The toxic rubbers are IMO every way better for a fraction of the price. Only in 22mm though
In March I might have different sizes and more options. Just it is taking time. :salute:

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:44 am

Wayne, I just used a crappy silicone Breitling style rubber strap on mine. That way I can tighten it down, and it wasn't to long.

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by Chocodove » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:45 am

I'm surprised you don't like it. It was perfect for me on that watch.
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by r.palace » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:47 am

toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:Never been an Iso fan. The toxic rubbers are IMO every way better for a fraction of the price. Only in 22mm though
In March I might have different sizes and more options. Just it is taking time. :salute:
:cheers: 20mm would be great
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by marchone » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 am

The rubber itself feels good. But that tail hanging off the side isn't working for me. The gap at the lugs makes the watch appear taller than it is. Live and learn. Or stick with your first hunch.
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:55 am

r.palace wrote:Never been an Iso fan. The toxic rubbers are IMO every way just as good or better for a fraction of the price. Only in 22mm though

However, for actual diving use I can see how isofrane gets the nod. Still, I find their prices, new, to be not worth it.
Not to stir the pot, but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?

Terry, I need several from you... And please do 20mm and new colors (olive green would be dope).

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:55 am

r.palace wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:Never been an Iso fan. The toxic rubbers are IMO every way better for a fraction of the price. Only in 22mm though
In March I might have different sizes and more options. Just it is taking time. :salute:
:cheers: 20mm would be great
20/22/24, softer rubber also. But not as "sticky" as the ISO

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:56 am

streetracer101 wrote:but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:57 am

Chocodove wrote:I'm surprised you don't like it. It was perfect for me on that watch.
Todd, you know nothing is a work all for everyone. :mrgreen:

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by Torrid » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:57 am

I know the ISO is supposed to be the go to dive strap, but I don't think it's right on the MM the more I look at the spring bar mounting points it's not quite right there either. I'm really starting to think the Crafter Blue is just that well done for the MM.

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by Chocodove » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:58 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Chocodove wrote:I'm surprised you don't like it. It was perfect for me on that watch.
Todd, you know nothing is a work all for everyone. :mrgreen:
Of course :cheers:
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by marchone » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:58 am

streetracer101 wrote:Not to stir the pot, but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?
I don't want to drag Terry into this but the Ginault issue is a specious argument at best. And I don't want to buy one. I have better things on my wish list.
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:59 am

toxicavenger wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?
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They aren't. :cheers:
My point and this is why I respect you. But I'm sure some of those smashing the Ginault probably own some of your rubbers.

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by Chocodove » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:01 am

streetracer101 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?
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They aren't. :cheers:
My point and this is why I respect you. But I'm sure some of those smashing the Ginault probably own some of your rubbers.

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I'm sure there are many people that own some of Terry's used rubbers.
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by marchone » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:01 am

Torrid wrote: I'm really starting to think the Crafter Blue is just that well done for the MM.
+1

It does the job without any drama. Neat and simple.

The Iso is going on the block.
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:04 am

Chocodove wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?
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They aren't. :cheers:
My point and this is why I respect you. But I'm sure some of those smashing the Ginault probably own some of your rubbers.

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I'm sure there are many people that own some of Terry's used rubbers.
Tons :3some: :hump:
marchone wrote:
Torrid wrote: I'm really starting to think the Crafter Blue is just that well done for the MM.
+1

It does the job without any drama. Neat and simple.
I would love the Crafterblue with a buckle, I couldn't get the right adjustment on the MM when I wore it. But that is just my experience. I tried to contact them with some thoughts and ideas. I even tried to work with them, they didn't respond at all.

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:40 am

marchone wrote:The rubber itself feels good. But that tail hanging off the side isn't working for me. The gap at the lugs makes the watch appear taller than it is. Live and learn. Or stick with your first hunch.
Slide the second keeper up so the tail is secure.
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by giosdad » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:47 am

CGSshorty wrote:
marchone wrote:The rubber itself feels good. But that tail hanging off the side isn't working for me. The gap at the lugs makes the watch appear taller than it is. Live and learn. Or stick with your first hunch.
Slide the second keeper up so the tail is secure.
Iso-king I feel bad that your day had to be interrupted by these amateurs. :lol:
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by r.palace » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:49 am

streetracer101 wrote:
r.palace wrote:Never been an Iso fan. The toxic rubbers are IMO every way just as good or better for a fraction of the price. Only in 22mm though

However, for actual diving use I can see how isofrane gets the nod. Still, I find their prices, new, to be not worth it.
Not to stir the pot, but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?

Terry, I need several from you... And please do 20mm and new colors (olive green would be dope).

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by marchone » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:51 am

CGSshorty wrote:
marchone wrote:The rubber itself feels good. But that tail hanging off the side isn't working for me. The gap at the lugs makes the watch appear taller than it is. Live and learn. Or stick with your first hunch.
Slide the second keeper up so the tail is secure.
Duh.

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giosdad wrote:Iso-king I feel bad that your day had to be interrupted by these amateurs. :lol:
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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:31 am

r.palace wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
r.palace wrote:Never been an Iso fan. The toxic rubbers are IMO every way just as good or better for a fraction of the price. Only in 22mm though

However, for actual diving use I can see how isofrane gets the nod. Still, I find their prices, new, to be not worth it.
Not to stir the pot, but how are toxic rubbers any different then the arguments being made against the Ginault?

Terry, I need several from you... And please do 20mm and new colors (olive green would be dope).

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Yup. That's the point. This hobby is completely irrational. Trying to justify reason for why some find something OK/likeable and others don't is a fruitless endeavor. Nothing about buying wrist candy is logical since it is almost always an emotional purchase.
So, can we end these merry go round discussions and go back to taking about other more interesting topics like the T-A forum?

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Re: Isofrane on MM300

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:36 am

giosdad wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
marchone wrote:The rubber itself feels good. But that tail hanging off the side isn't working for me. The gap at the lugs makes the watch appear taller than it is. Live and learn. Or stick with your first hunch.
Slide the second keeper up so the tail is secure.
Iso-king I feel bad that your day had to be interrupted by these amateurs. :lol:
Don't they realize I have important work to do?
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