Hirsch Robby

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Hirsch Robby

Post by Chocodove » Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 am

Considering one for my U1P since I've determined it's a strap watch for me. Any feedback on the Hirsch Robby? I kinda like the black/red one. I seem to remember them being well received, but can't find any threads at the moment. Also open to other waterproof strap suggestions. I'm all set with isofranes and nylon.
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Post by dnslater » Fri May 19, 2017 9:57 am

I would probably rock it on an Isofrane or a charcoal NATO. Some one (Wu?) posted one on an Iso and it looked terrific. Here is a photo of the Hirsch on a U1 SDR and it isn't bad. The red accents are minimal on the Professional though, so straight black might be better.

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Post by Chocodove » Fri May 19, 2017 10:02 am

That does look pretty meh. Pass.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 19, 2017 10:21 am

Isofrane. All day long. Black buckle.

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Post by Seppia » Fri May 19, 2017 10:28 am

hoppyjr wrote:Isofrane. All day long. Black buckle.
Not sure any of you guys has tried the new rubbers from Terry, but you should.
They are softer than the ISO, have no smell and the finishing is great.
There is still an evident difference in the quality of the buckle (that's much better than the prior version but still noticeably not as sharp as the ISO), but the rubber part is nothing short of phenomenal, at 1/4 of the price.

I have to say I suspect they come out of the same factory as the ISO.

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 am

^ one can buy a black buckle separately from ISO and probably mount it on T's rubber.

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Post by CGSshorty » Fri May 19, 2017 11:02 am

hoppyjr wrote:Isofrane. All day long. Black buckle.
That's exactly how I wear mine. That Hirsch looks terrible.
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Post by BBK357 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:16 am

That looks bad.

Too bad the bracelet doesn't fit you well.

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Post by mattcantwin » Fri May 19, 2017 11:29 am

Terry's N80's should work well, too.


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Post by streetracer101 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:52 am

Have you played with the bracelet links. It took me a while to get it right, but there's enough adjustment on the bracelet to get a good fit. If it doesn't work, I'd toss it in isofrane, nato or a canvas strap. It works well on any of them.

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Post by Chocodove » Fri May 19, 2017 11:59 am

streetracer101 wrote:Have you played with the bracelet links. It took me a while to get it right, but there's enough adjustment on the bracelet to get a good fit. If it doesn't work, I'd toss it in isofrane, nato or a canvas strap. It works well on any of them.

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I got it pretty close, but with the weight, case height, and non-taper I find it wears pretty large/uncomfortable for me.

I quite like it on the Sinn tang rubber and Zulus, so that's probably what I'll use the most.
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Re: Hirsch Robby

Post by streetracer101 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm

Understandable. Smaller Rolex tapered bracelets ruin us.

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Post by Chocodove » Fri May 19, 2017 12:13 pm

streetracer101 wrote:Understandable. Smaller Rolex tapered bracelets ruin us.

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Yep. Along with glidelock, ruined pretty much every other bracelet for me.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 19, 2017 12:54 pm

Chocodove wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:Understandable. Smaller Rolex tapered bracelets ruin us.

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Yep. Along with glidelock, ruined pretty much every other bracelet for me.
Me too. I can't wear a bracelet now unless it has an adjustable clasp.

Sometimes adding more to one side or the other will affect fit on the wrist. Even though it's the same overall length, the clasp position can make it feel different.

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Re: Hirsch Robby

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streetracer101 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Understandable. Smaller Rolex tapered bracelets ruin us.

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Sinn bracelet does taper. Just 2mm though. Think Rolex tapers 4 mm. I prefer U1's on the bracelet. The clasp is rough on your nails though.

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Post by HapaHapa » Fri May 19, 2017 3:39 pm

dnslater wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Understandable. Smaller Rolex tapered bracelets ruin us.

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Sinn bracelet does taper. Just 2mm though. Think Rolex tapers 4 mm. I prefer U1's on the bracelet. The clasp is rough on your nails though.
I don't have nail issues but found this on Google that might help you out Image
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 19, 2017 6:25 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
dnslater wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Understandable. Smaller Rolex tapered bracelets ruin us.

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Sinn bracelet does taper. Just 2mm though. Think Rolex tapers 4 mm. I prefer U1's on the bracelet. The clasp is rough on your nails though.
I don't have nail issues but found this on Google that might help you out Image
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Post by matt.wu » Fri May 19, 2017 6:54 pm

Grey canvas is my favorite.

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Post by matt.wu » Fri May 19, 2017 7:19 pm

dnslater wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Understandable. Smaller Rolex tapered bracelets ruin us.

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Sinn bracelet does taper. Just 2mm though. Think Rolex tapers 4 mm. I prefer U1's on the bracelet. The clasp is rough on your nails though.
Funny you should mention that. I actually had to tighten it at first because of some issues (pin actually fell out). But then I tightened it too much and it was exactly that - rough on my nails.

I loosened it a tad, and now it's perfect on my nails. :Lol:
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Post by HapaHapa » Sat May 20, 2017 8:27 am

matt.wu wrote:Grey canvas is my favorite.

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Post by manitoujoe » Sat May 20, 2017 9:02 pm

Had a Hirsch Robby. Great strap, comfy as Hell. Will get one again.
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