Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

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Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by manitoujoe » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:27 am

Looks like I might have to just buy one directly. Does anyone have a recommendation where?

They sell them at the Aquadive site for $129, but I don’t know if that site it still active. Their social media stops a couple years back.

The main site is $139, but I’m not sure if they are shipping for the same reasons.

Thoughts?


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Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by Seppia » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:18 am

I would get one of Terry’s magnums.
They are basically the same (I suspect they’re made in the same factory) and cost a fraction.

I’ve owned multiple iso and I have 3 of Terry’s magnums, and they are 99% similar, but the price is 1 to 3 (or 4?).

Not saying this for homerism, get a magnum and save some money.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:28 am

Long Island Watches is a dealer now. I’d imagine shipping will be much faster.
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Post by nweash » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:20 pm

What color do you need?

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Post by Steve O. » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:35 pm

I like Isofranes, (for some reason due to the slanted keeper), but they are crazy overpriced IMO. You could buy one direct for around $100. not long ago, and used ones have been selling for around $70.-$80. for a long time. $139. is nuts. I'd have to go with one of Terry's Magnums.
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Re: Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by manitoujoe » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:29 pm

What colors do you have? I’m interested!

It’s going on this. :)

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Totally agree on the price. It’s crazy. I have a Toxic Magnum in 22mm, but the keepers are slippery and move too much for me.


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Post by hoppes-no9 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:23 pm

I've got one that I'll sell cheap. PM incoming.

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Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by manitoujoe » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:33 pm

Turns out it was a 22mm, but I got it anyway. :)

Still looking for a 20mm Black Isofrane if anyone has one. Thanks!


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Post by nweash » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:48 pm

If I didn’t use my iso keepers for my toxic strap I’d sell mine

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Post by manitoujoe » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Haha I understand that


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Post by jtbenson » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:33 am

you should try the scurfa rubber on that, i think it would look great and be an ideal match for the case weight.
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Post by SoCal C4S » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:22 am

I’m also a huge fan of Isofrane. Borealis makes one that is basically an exact copy for MUCH cheaper. Terry’s is similar but feels and wears different than both the Isofrane and Borealis- it’s a stiffer strap with different hole spacing. Still nice though!

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Post by manitoujoe » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:45 am

Hmm. Do I just order it from Borealis directly? Saw they were like $25 occasionally on watch recon.

Great advice on the Scurfa! Forgot about that one.

Thanks!


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Post by dinexus » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:24 am

Cop from WatchObsession in the UK. Save a little bit on the exchange rate, and if you leave a review they'll give you a 10% off code.

Oh, and get the real thing. I've handled all the "ladder" style straps, and ISO's formula is the best. You get what you pay for, for sure.

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Re: Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by SoCal C4S » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:38 pm

dinexus wrote:ISO's formula is the best. You get what you pay for, for sure.
This. Isofrane is probably the most worn strap in my box, > 50% of the time.

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Post by Torrid » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:00 am

SoCal C4S wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:38 pm
dinexus wrote:ISO's formula is the best. You get what you pay for, for sure.
This. Isofrane is probably the most worn strap in my box, > 50% of the time.
I’ve been without one for awhile. Just recently remedied that one. Excellent strap.

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:49 am

I can sell you a 22mm teal Iso! Summer is just around the corner :grin:
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Post by jtbenson » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:32 am

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Post by manitoujoe » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:58 am

jtbenson wrote:isofranes on wus
Thank you thank you thank you


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Re: Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by SoCal C4S » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:01 am

$70 is a GREAT deal for an ISO.

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Re: Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by manitoujoe » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:13 pm

Right? The keeper is PVD but I can deal with that. I flipped mine literally days before the T2 arrived, and I had no idea I’d ever want another 20mm watch again.

Thanks to everyone for their help!


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Re: Buying an 20mm ISOfrane

Post by jtbenson » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:57 pm

glad you were able to snag one mark :salute: :fro:
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