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Isofrane

Post by CGSshorty » Sun May 28, 2017 11:08 am

I still love these straps.

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Re: Isofrane

Post by Chocodove » Sun May 28, 2017 11:15 am

Must be summertime in FL :)

I love them as well. I don't understand the too thick/long argument. For what they are meant to be, they're perfect.

(and I like the smell)
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Re: Isofrane

Post by The Broad Arrow » Sun May 28, 2017 11:16 am

So for someone who's never owned one, why do these garner so much love?


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Post by Danny_T » Sun May 28, 2017 11:18 am

They simply are the best. Some may come close but they stand alone at the top IMO.

The price sucks but they are the standard.
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Re: Isofrane

Post by dukerules » Sun May 28, 2017 11:27 am

I've gone through a love-hate cycle with them. I currently love them.

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Re: Isofrane

Post by hoppyjr » Sun May 28, 2017 12:02 pm

Chocodove wrote:Must be summertime in FL :)

I love them as well. I don't understand the too thick/long argument. For what they are meant to be, they're perfect.

(and I like the smell)
All of the above. Also, it's always summertime in Florida. :grin:


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Re: Isofrane

Post by CGSshorty » Sun May 28, 2017 12:06 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:Must be summertime in FL :)

I love them as well. I don't understand the too thick/long argument. For what they are meant to be, they're perfect.

(and I like the smell)
All of the above. Also, it's always summertime in Florida. :grin:
I can get away with leather or canvas from November through most of May. Isofrane is perfect the rest of the year. Bracelets aren't great because my wrist size changes a lot throughout the day due to the heat and humidity.
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Re: Isofrane

Post by hoppyjr » Sun May 28, 2017 12:07 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:Must be summertime in FL :)

I love them as well. I don't understand the too thick/long argument. For what they are meant to be, they're perfect.

(and I like the smell)
All of the above. Also, it's always summertime in Florida. :grin:
I can get away with leather or canvas from November through most of May. Isofrane is perfect the rest of the year. Bracelets aren't great because my wrist size changes a lot throughout the day due to the heat and humidity.

Omega adjustable clasp will make the PO perfect. We have the same problem.

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Re: Isofrane

Post by Torrid » Sun May 28, 2017 12:20 pm

I need to get another. I still don't have one for the MM300.

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Post by JDC222 » Sun May 28, 2017 1:27 pm

Those all look great Chris! That reminds me, I need an orange 24mm!


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Re: Isofrane

Post by Captdave » Sun May 28, 2017 5:49 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:Must be summertime in FL :)

I love them as well. I don't understand the too thick/long argument. For what they are meant to be, they're perfect.

(and I like the smell)
All of the above. Also, it's always summertime in Florida. :grin:
I can get away with leather or canvas from November through most of May. Isofrane is perfect the rest of the year. Bracelets aren't great because my wrist size changes a lot throughout the day due to the heat and humidity.

Omega adjustable clasp will make the PO perfect. We have the same problem.
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Re: Isofrane

Post by matt.wu » Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 pm

Too long and thick for me, personally.








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Post by nweash » Sun May 28, 2017 8:05 pm

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Post by bedlam » Sun May 28, 2017 10:39 pm

Danny_T wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 11:18 am
They simply are the best. Some may come close but they stand alone at the top IMO.

The price sucks but they are the standard.
As a daily wear I prefer the Hirsch Pure. As a dive strap I like the Isofrane but the new Seiko Prospex rubber strap is better IMO. And cheaper.

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Re: Isofrane

Post by jimyritz » Mon May 29, 2017 5:30 am

That's a cool pic Chris....Outside of your U1 that White Dial Aegir is pretty cool...

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Re: Isofrane

Post by toxicavenger » Mon May 29, 2017 8:32 am

matt.wu wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Too long and thick for me, personally.








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Re: Isofrane

Post by CGSshorty » Mon May 29, 2017 8:49 am

toxicavenger wrote:
matt.wu wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Too long and thick for me, personally.








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And sticky :tap:
I can only imagine what you're doing with them, but none of mine are sticky.
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Re: Isofrane

Post by poppydog » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:48 am

I'd be willing to try others, but wanted these colours
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Re: Isofrane

Post by Axelay2003 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:14 am

poppydog wrote:
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I'd be willing to try others, but wanted these colours
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Re: Isofrane

Post by BBK357 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:35 am

For me it all depends on the watch.
I find them kinda thick so they only work on certain watches for me.
I find them perfect on the 015 Tuna.

The best rubber strap I've worn is the vintage isofrane in 20mm. It's super thin and feels great. I wish they would reproduce them. It is nearly perfect on every hug from a thick and heavy Tag super pro to a light weight titanium EZM1.


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Re: Isofrane

Post by cdnwatchguy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:37 am

They look good on the right watch. I have tried wearing them and don't like the feel. :shrug:
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Re: Isofrane

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:52 am

BBK357 wrote:For me it all depends on the watch.
I find them kinda thick so they only work on certain watches for me.
I find them perfect on the 015 Tuna.

The best rubber strap I've worn is the vintage isofrane in 20mm. It's super thin and feels great. I wish they would reproduce them. It is nearly perfect on every hug from a thick and heavy Tag super pro to a light weight titanium EZM1.


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This is true about every strap, though. People try to put Isofranes on small watches and then blame the strap.
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Re: Isofrane

Post by poppydog » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:05 am

Yeah, personally I don't think they work on Omegas other than the Ploprof; I've tried them on my SMPc and SMPC chrono, and they don't look right 'cause of the case gap (although the chrono isn't as bad as I thought it'd be). I find them perfect for the Seawolf, though.
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Re: Isofrane

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:20 am

poppydog wrote:Yeah, personally I don't think they work on Omegas other than the Ploprof; I've tried them on my SMPc and SMPC chrono, and they don't look right 'cause of the case gap (although the chrono isn't as bad as I thought it'd be). I find them perfect for the Seawolf, though.
No case gap on the PO.

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Re: Isofrane

Post by poppydog » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:31 am

I think it's partly because of being used to seeing curved-end straps on POs and SPMs that I notice a gap, and that the pin-bar holes are near the end of the lug. On the Seawolf, the holes are closer to the case.
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