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Old 18 March 2019, 12:15 PM   #31
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Everest is the better strap in my experience. Quality is nice between both, but the Rubber B strap has a more fixed shape especially at the lugs. It will all come down to preference, and you may be able to find some shops near you that carry Rubber B. Check their website under retailers.

Personally I like the Everest strap more. Looks closer to the Oyster flex and fits my wrist better. Also like that you can chose sizes that line up with links as opposed to cutting the strap like Rubber B. For reference I have 3 Everest straps (2 deployant, 1 tang) and 1 Rubber B (deployant)
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Old 18 March 2019, 12:57 PM   #32
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I canít speak to those two, but I did look at them to put on my GMTc. I ended up sourcing an oysterflex and some end links and absolutely love the rubber strap. Totally changed the watch and have a hard time taking it off to wear my expII now and then.
Jerz, are you talking about the rubber bracelet on the Cosmograph? I spoke to Rolex and they weren't too keen to discuss selling me an Oysterflex. They went as far as saying, if you change the bracelet, it may have warranty implications. Love to see them try to enforce that piece of absurdity.

Effectively, they're saying you can't buy a strap in-house but if you go aftermarket we'll mess with your warranty. Very odd.
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Old 18 March 2019, 01:41 PM   #33
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Horus... cheaper and same material. Quit paying more for a name. Much better alternatives out there. 150.00 per set.
I am pretty positive the horus straps are silicon.
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Old 18 March 2019, 02:08 PM   #34
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Jerz, are you talking about the rubber bracelet on the Cosmograph? I spoke to Rolex and they weren't too keen to discuss selling me an Oysterflex. They went as far as saying, if you change the bracelet, it may have warranty implications. Love to see them try to enforce that piece of absurdity.

Effectively, they're saying you can't buy a strap in-house but if you go aftermarket we'll mess with your warranty. Very odd.
The same oysterflex thatís on the yacht master as well. Most will not sell you the oysterflex unless you have one of the 2 models that come with it. Unless you have a good relationship with an AD and they just order it anyway or by chance by it form someone elsewhere. I donít know how the could possibly void a warranty as if I had to send mine in it would be put back on the bracelet first.
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Old 18 March 2019, 02:27 PM   #35
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Old 18 March 2019, 05:28 PM   #36
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Old 18 March 2019, 10:38 PM   #37
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I've only had experience with the Rubber B on my BBN, and I'm extremely happy that I did end up going with them. I don't need to try any other brand at this point!

I chose Rubber B over Everest for the taper of the straps, as well as the "beading" that makes it look more textured when compared to Everest. True, Rubber B is a bit more expensive, but at the price it isn't all that much more when it comes to overall happiness (in my opinion). I just know that if I went the Everest route, I'd probably still be pining for the Rubber B.
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Old 18 March 2019, 10:50 PM   #38
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I prefer the Everest and have been very happy with mine. The only real negative with the Everest is you cannot use deployant clasps with it. Rubber B will work with them.
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Old 18 March 2019, 11:08 PM   #39
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Everest is better than RubberB
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Old 18 March 2019, 11:23 PM   #40
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I've only had experience with the Rubber B on my BBN, and I'm extremely happy that I did end up going with them. I don't need to try any other brand at this point!

I chose Rubber B over Everest for the taper of the straps, as well as the "beading" that makes it look more textured when compared to Everest. True, Rubber B is a bit more expensive, but at the price it isn't all that much more when it comes to overall happiness (in my opinion). I just know that if I went the Everest route, I'd probably still be pining for the Rubber B.
You copied my post word for word pretty much
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Old 18 March 2019, 11:36 PM   #41
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Based on? I tend to use my watches more on Oyster these days but RB make bands for brands higher than Rolex, they have a lot more different styles and alternatives, They are the only I've seen with the "Swiss Made" marking on their bands (if that even matters these days). Everest has the same exact band style for Tudors & Rolexes. The popularity contest probably belongs to Everest but they are certainly not better in quality. And Horus? thats pure silicone garbage. A dust magnet and extremely cheap. Anything over USD30-50 for a strap like Horus you are being fooled as a consumer.

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Old 18 March 2019, 11:45 PM   #42
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My friend, you don't see anything wrong with this? What is that white close to the bezel? That silicone is going to break on you without a doubt. Be careful.

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Old 18 March 2019, 11:54 PM   #43
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Yes sir! it is a great strap indeed

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Rubber B for me on my SD43
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Old 19 March 2019, 07:43 AM   #44
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I have both. An Everest that I purchased and a RubberB that came as part of a second hand purchase.

To me the Everest is better in every way. Fit,finish and the quality of the rubber.

If I'd have purchased the RubberB new I'd almost certainly have returned it for a refund.
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Old 19 March 2019, 07:50 AM   #45
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I have both. An Everest that I purchased and a RubberB that came as part of a second hand purchase.

To me the Everest is better in every way. Fit,finish and the quality of the rubber.

If I'd have purchased the RubberB new I'd almost certainly have returned it for a refund.
It may be a fake rubber b sir? Rubber b is perfect imo
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Old 19 March 2019, 11:55 PM   #46
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Yep, I bought a rubber b fake on eBay not knowing. I called them because I was upset, they were very nice to me when they pointed it out. I made a claim on my credit card. I would not purchase again unless its a dealer or from their site. The strap had their logo and everything. I have purchased rubber b before and this strap was completely bogus. I agree on rubber b being the better product.

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It may be a fake rubber b sir? Rubber b is perfect imo
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Old 20 March 2019, 02:08 AM   #47
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I prefer the Everest and have been very happy with mine. The only real negative with the Everest is you cannot use deployant clasps with it. Rubber B will work with them.
Of course you can use the Rolex deployant with Everest. I first tried a RubberB but hated the fact it had to be cut to size, plus I don't like the raised "end link" rubber molding, I prefer the all-smooth Everest look.

In this case I have my Explorer clasp temporarily setup with my GMT, only because I am having the original chrome PCLs fully brushed off right now...I hate the shiny bass-lure look and couldn't care less about resale.



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Old 20 March 2019, 02:20 AM   #48
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Of course you can use the Rolex deployant with Everest. I first tried a RubberB but hated the fact it had to be cut to size, plus I don't like the raised "end link" rubber molding, I prefer the all-smooth Everest look.

In this case I have my Explorer clasp temporarily setup with my GMT, only because I am having the original chrome PCLs fully brushed off right now...I hate the shiny bass-lure look and couldn't care less about resale.
I actually think that looks pretty sharp! I'm talking about the Tudor deployant that comes with the leather straps. Agree about preferring the look of the Everest over the Rubber B

Can you show me how I would use an Everest strap with this style deployant clasp? I'm new to this, but my understanding was it would not work with an Everest. The company even said the same in an email reply to me.

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