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Post by andrema » Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:55 pm

What is the best rubber dive strap going right now? I want to get a straight ended (at lugs) rubber strap for my newer Supermarine and I’m not liking how stiff the Pure that I bought for it is.

I love me some IsoFrane, but I’m looking for something a bit more refined. I’m looking for the same feel/suppleness
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Re: Best?

Post by djh1201 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:59 pm

IMO the Vintage Tropic straps like these (if you can find them). I haven't tried these new ones, but expect they are similar (Etsy seller).

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Re: Best?

Post by nweash » Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:19 pm

The tropic I got from Christopher ward is awesome. Slightly too large for my sub 7” wrist. But it works.

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Post by r.palace » Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:41 pm

If you’ll consider sailcloth, the Artem straps are a great value.
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Post by DoctorC » Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:04 pm

nweash wrote:
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Re: Best?

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:23 pm

hirsch accent or robby

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Re: Best?

Post by jimyritz » Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:51 am

What about temple island from Bremont? Also the the Monta rubber strap looks good.

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Re: Best?

Post by mattcantwin » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:04 am

Not rubber, but Micah's Shark is very comfortable and he can make it thin at the lug end to fit the Bremont.


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Re: Best?

Post by andrema » Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:00 pm

jimyritz wrote:What about temple island from Bremont? Also the the Monta rubber strap looks good.
I just got that one. The curved end create too much of a gap, unfortunately
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Post by andrema » Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:54 pm

r.palace wrote:If you’ll consider sailcloth, the Artem straps are a great value.
Ordered one to check out
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Re: Best?

Post by andrema » Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:57 pm

djh1201 wrote:IMO the Vintage Tropic straps like these (if you can find them). I haven't tried these new ones, but expect they are similar (Etsy seller).

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Believe it or not, I’m not a fan of the vintage tropic straps. I’ve received a bunch on my vintage divers over the years and they always find their way to the ziplock bag.
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Re: Best?

Post by matt.wu » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:29 pm

I like Scurfa rubber straps
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Post by tmw » Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:23 pm

I have been using the Barton elite silicone rubber straps lately and like them.

Panerai accordion rubber straps are also awesome.
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Re: Best?

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:27 am

matt.wu wrote:
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I like Scurfa rubber straps
same. but i think mark needs a 22mm version. i wish scurfa made those in that size. it is such a great classic style/fit without being over powering.

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Re: Best?

Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:04 am

I like my 22mm TheTropic strap a lot and spinnaker makes a decent well priced tropic too in 22. Watchgecko does as well
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Re: Best?

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:06 am

The Pure softens up nicely with some use.
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Re: Best?

Post by TSD » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:26 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:06 am
The Pure softens up nicely with some use.
Carl’s pics sold me on a Pure.
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Re: Best?

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:37 am

Pure is nice, got to try on Chris's before buying one; great option.



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Re: Best?

Post by dinexus » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:56 am

The new 22mm Tropic would get my vote. Close second would be the Hirsch Accent or the Hirsch Robby. I can't stand the cheap-feeling silicone stuff you get from Barton, and I feel like Bonetto hasn't made anything interesting as of late.

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Re: Best?

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:14 pm

dinexus wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:56 am
I can't stand the cheap-feeling silicone stuff you get from Barton
yep that shit sucks. like a worn out lambskin condom.

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Re: Best?

Post by charger02 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:55 am

Tropic strap by the same manufacturer as Isofrane. I think it has a nice vintage vibe along with being supple and high quality. I think it meets the mark when looking for something a little more sophisticated than the Iso.

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Re: Best?

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:36 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:14 pm
dinexus wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:56 am
I can't stand the cheap-feeling silicone stuff you get from Barton
yep that shit sucks. like a worn out lambskin condom.
Same! Can’t stand that dusty look

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Re: Best?

Post by andrema » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:14 pm

Okay, got the first two in…

Both are Zulu diver straps from watchgecko and super soft.

The first is interesting, because it curves in at the lug ends. It reminds me of a Pure, but a little softer.

The second is a waffle style strap, which I saw a similar styled strap on a Supermarine GMT and I liked the texture.

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Re: Best?

Post by Sambation » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:26 pm

Many good recommendations here. I can recommend the Artem sailcloth strap, a bit on the pricier side but excellent quality and breaks in really quickly.

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The tropic strap by Wolbrook is excellent as well, pairs with Baltic in terms of quality and comfort.

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