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Old 6 July 2019, 02:52 AM   #1
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Icon5 Question about Panerai Colored Rubber Straps

Does anyone know if the new colored tunnel rubber straps are significantly softer than the old black tunnel rubber straps? I typically don't wear the tunnel rubber straps because they are not as soft or as pliable. Last year I got a brown one when I purchased the 911 and noticed that it was slightly softer, but not as soft as I would've wanted. However, last month I was able to try on a new orange accordion strap and that was significantly softer compared to the old black accordion strap I got with my 305 (very comfortable).

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 6 July 2019, 09:24 AM   #2
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the new accordion straps are very soft, love them
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Old 7 July 2019, 08:05 AM   #3
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I've noticed that the more recent ones are soft and "tackier" / sticky in some sense (not necessarily more comfortable?. Than the c.2000s ones) But what's noticeably frustrating is threading the strap through the keepers. Maybe over time this improves w skin oil and wear
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Old 8 July 2019, 11:59 AM   #4
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So the OEM brown tunnel rubber strap that came with my 911 is soft but the OEM military green tunnel strap I purchased a few months back is a completely different feel and not as soft/flexible as the brown one. Itís like itís made of a completely different rubber. I was a bit disappointed but I use it anyway because it looks good on the 911
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Old 8 July 2019, 10:33 PM   #5
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For what it is worth, I have noticed that they have also added an additional strap keeper with the OEM rubber straps. They used to only have one.
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Old 9 July 2019, 04:13 AM   #6
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I've noticed that the more recent ones are soft and "tackier" / sticky in some sense (not necessarily more comfortable?. Than the c.2000s ones) But what's noticeably frustrating is threading the strap through the keepers. Maybe over time this improves w skin oil and wear
Does dust stick to the strap? If so, could the straps are now made from silicone instead of rubber?
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Old 9 July 2019, 02:15 PM   #7
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For what it is worth, I have noticed that they have also added an additional strap keeper with the OEM rubber straps. They used to only have one.
Interesting... my brown strap that came with the 911 only has one rubber keeper.
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Old 11 July 2019, 12:47 AM   #8
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Interesting... my brown strap that came with the 911 only has one rubber keeper.
Yeah, I am not sure if the tunneled rubber straps that come with the models in the boxes now have two keepers, but certainly when you order them from Panerai they do. The Submersible models on the accordion rubber straps also have two keepers. That started a few years ago.

I have a fairly large wrist and whenever I put the tunneled rubber strap on my PAM563, there is always excess strap that sticks out and catches on my clothes. I think it's a good idea.
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