Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

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R@cerx
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Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by R@cerx » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:52 pm

Anyone have experience with Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Silicone Rubber Straps? The shipping is high and there is an $18 minimum purchase, but might be a good option.
http://www.ofrei.com/page1631.html

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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by nweash » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:54 pm

They suck. Silicone lint catchers. The generic looking keepers are slightly too big also IIRC.
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Post by R@cerx » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:56 pm

Thanks Nick, looking for something like this for my BP FF Bathyscaphe. Maybe I'll just get the OEM Sailcloth.

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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by nweash » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:12 pm

The gruppo gamma is the best tropic rubber I’ve handled. However it’s pricy, 22mm, and a little long for my wrist.
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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by R@cerx » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:17 pm

At 130/75, the 6 side is gonna be a bit long. Looking more and more like an OEM strap is in my future. Thankfully I have the BP buckle.

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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by ChuckW » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:29 pm

Here are some other possibilities, none of which I have any personal experience with, but I believe the Zuludiver Tropic from Watchgecho is made by Bonetto Cinturini. The tropic sreap from Janis Trading appears to only come in 20mm.

https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver-tr ... strap.php

https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p83/BR ... RICE.html

http://www.janistrading.com/20mm-tropi ... rap-black/
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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by Ryeguy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:38 pm

My strap from Uncle Seiko is stiff and plasticy. Probably true to older Seiko straps, but not my favorite. The Watchgecko tropic is much softer rubber, but smells strongly of citrus. Not an awful scent, but kind of industrial cleanser-ish. I haven't tried the Janus yet.

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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by tattoo chef » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:57 am

I just saw that Dan Henry is coming out with a real rubber tropic strap for what was said a really good price. No idea on when though. Apparently he had some at the worn and wound event this weekend.


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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by R@cerx » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:09 am

tattoo chef wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:57 am
I just saw that Dan Henry is coming out with a real rubber tropic strap for what was said a really good price. No idea on when though. Apparently he had some at the worn and wound event this weekend.


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This would be cool. Maybe Terry could check them out for us.

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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:48 pm

R@cerx wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:09 am
tattoo chef wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:57 am
I just saw that Dan Henry is coming out with a real rubber tropic strap for what was said a really good price. No idea on when though. Apparently he had some at the worn and wound event this weekend.


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This would be cool. Maybe Terry could check them out for us.
I checked them out and they are great. He is only doing them in 22-24mm right now.

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Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

Post by 59yukon01 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:19 pm

I've been reading several good things about the new Uncle Seiko Tropic rubber on WUS. They also take the Seiko fatties. Comes in 19, 20, & 22mm.
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