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Old 23 May 2020, 12:20 AM   #1
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Sportech strap

I bought a new oem Sportech for my 233

https://www.panerai.com/be/en/access.../mxe0btmr.html


Anyone use one long term?
Is it truly waterproof as the inside lining seems to be leather?
Little enough info on the website.
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Old 30 May 2020, 10:29 PM   #2
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Answering my own question if anyone interested in the Sportech?

It's definitely water resistant but stays damp after wetting and has frayed a little already at the buckle as the strap stays soft from the absorbed water.

A lovely looking strap but not a rubber replacement
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Old 30 May 2020, 10:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the update, as am curious and waiting for the PAM1118 with the same band, yet with green luminescience stitching.
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Old 31 May 2020, 12:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the update. Hope it does ok, long-term. It does look good at least.
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Old 31 May 2020, 01:34 AM   #5
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After a few days use it already has wear marks? That's very disappointing
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Old 1 June 2020, 12:25 AM   #6
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I would imagine if you never got it wet it wouldn't show wear for a long time.

The fact that I wear my watches in the shower, swimming etc and change watches all the time means that the damp and softened strap showed wear very soon.
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Old 1 June 2020, 02:55 AM   #7
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Great looking strap. I only use NATO’s or rubber for wet use.
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Old 1 June 2020, 05:40 AM   #8
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The fact that I wear my watches in the shower, swimming etc and change watches all the time means that the damp and softened strap showed wear very soon.
Thanks for keeping us updated. I wear mine 24/7 from waking up, and then to the office... to the ocean... to sleep. I know straps are usually not a warranty thing.... yet.... Please keep us updated over the next month or three as to real-world use and wear.
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Old 1 June 2020, 08:28 PM   #9
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I like the strap and look forward to updates.
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Old 1 June 2020, 11:22 PM   #10
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Wait I think I have that strap

It came with my 764. This can get Wet? The back is leather.
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Did not know the back is leather. Ahhh, very good point! So yeah, probably best to not treat it like a rubber / plastic strap.
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So fair to say that this is a fashion strap for use on land rather than in water, shame as it looks as though it is Nylon and good for a dip in water.
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So, Sportech is for those who prefer the feel of leather on the skin but want the look of rubber/sport without actually being able to regularly use/abuse it? Interesting concept.....
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I will take a picture of the back when I get home.
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Here you go

I wouldn't feel comfortable getting this wet.
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^^^^ agreed. Yet heck, I'll do a durability test with the 1118 as the band is a part of the overall visual theme. Many thanks for posting pic.
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Old Yesterday, 10:17 PM   #17
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^^^^ No problem!!
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I saw a Sportech strap in velcro , unable to locate it on Panerai website. If anyone comes across its reference number would helpful
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