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Old 12 September 2020, 06:13 AM   #1
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Rubber B for Aquanaut

Have been released.

https://rubberb.com/en/rubberb-strap...ected-color=16

Thoughts ?
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Old 12 September 2020, 06:30 AM   #2
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Pass, looks like a tyre imo
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Old 12 September 2020, 06:50 AM   #3
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agree - that design leaves a lot to be desired...
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Old 12 September 2020, 07:11 AM   #4
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Pass, looks like a tyre imo
As opposed to the OEM Rubber which doesn’t have any tyre-like qualities whatsoever?
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Old 12 September 2020, 07:23 AM   #5
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As opposed to the OEM Rubber which doesn’t have any tyre-like qualities whatsoever?
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Old 12 September 2020, 07:31 AM   #6
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Something about the pattern just seems off to me but maybe bc just used to the OEM pattern- too bad rubber B couldn’t just copy this. It is nice however to see all the different color options. Wonder if it is as confortable as OEM.


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Old 12 September 2020, 07:37 AM   #7
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hard pass
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Old 12 September 2020, 10:03 AM   #8
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$250 still seems like a lot, but it beats paying $10K for a green aquanaut strap...
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Old 12 September 2020, 11:20 AM   #9
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Wow, $250! I'd pass and rather get an OEM strap!
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Old 12 September 2020, 12:46 PM   #10
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What's the point? Just stick with OEM
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Old 12 September 2020, 12:53 PM   #11
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The factory strap pattern flows into the dial design. This Rubber B pattern just seems out of place imo.
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Old 12 September 2020, 01:26 PM   #12
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What's the point? Just stick with OEM


OEM only comes in black for SS 5167, so I can see this as an option for those who want to try a different color.


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Old 12 September 2020, 02:13 PM   #13
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I was expecting more but I do like the blue.

I also think its short sighted for them to be so reliant on using the OEM buckles for a lot of their products. I really don't want to dissect the OEM strap or bracelet for their products. It makes switching back and forth a big pain.
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Old 12 September 2020, 04:32 PM   #14
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OEM only comes in black for SS 5167,...
And brown from the 5167R. Available easily at every AD and fits too.
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Old 12 September 2020, 06:00 PM   #15
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I think the Rubberb looks good in darker colours.
Black most won't need, could be worth trying blue?
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Old 12 September 2020, 07:08 PM   #16
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Nope...too bad as I was looking forward to them.
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Old 12 September 2020, 10:56 PM   #17
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It’s alright. But at that price I’ll just stick with oem. I have a brown one in my 5167a and love it.
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Old 13 September 2020, 12:04 AM   #18
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Old 13 September 2020, 02:58 AM   #19
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It's actually not bad. But at that price point you may as well get the OEM Patek rubber strap, unless you want something else than black.

What they should have done to differentiate their strap, was to have some kind of quick release system so it would be easy to switch between different colored straps. Changing straps on the Aquanaut with standard spring bars is a true pain in the a**.
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Old 13 September 2020, 04:42 AM   #20
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I've ordered one for my 5167R. Their products are top quality, at least in my experience with their rubber straps for Rolex. And the comfort and overall "sturdiness" of the strap are good.

The design of these is a slight differentiation of the OEM strap, so the criticism in this regard kind of blows my mind but to each their own.

If you want something other than Black or Brown, these seem like really attractive options. I guess I'll find out!
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Old 13 September 2020, 04:46 AM   #21
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Just ordered the green for my Aqua 5167/1a, will post pics once it arrives...


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Old 13 September 2020, 04:51 AM   #22
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Forgive my ignorance but why would somebody pay $250 for this strap when Patek Philippe sell them for £180 (about $230)?

Is it because of the variety of colours?
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Old 13 September 2020, 04:56 AM   #23
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Forgive my ignorance but why would somebody pay $250 for this strap when Patek Philippe sell them for £180 (about $230)?

Is it because of the variety of colours?
In my case, yes - I want a different variety of colors. If I wanted black, I'd definitely just contact an AD. And I might be mistaken but I think they are more than $230 USD, but that's likely not far off.
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Old 13 September 2020, 05:03 AM   #24
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Intriguing, but TBH I think all the colors (except black) are ugly and detract from the watch. I’d rather save my money.

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Old 13 September 2020, 05:56 AM   #25
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i've just ordered a blue for my 5167R. lets see how it looks when it arrives.
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Old 13 September 2020, 06:59 AM   #26
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Forgive my ignorance but why would somebody pay $250 for this strap when Patek Philippe sell them for £180 (about $230)?

Is it because of the variety of colours?


Yes


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Old 13 September 2020, 07:09 AM   #27
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Just be sure to have an experienced watch maker change it . On the 67 it is very difficult to remove the original strap with out scratching the timepiece! I learn the hard way on won’t do that again . Better to keep oem or get new oem and have AD change . Just mo and experience.
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Old 13 September 2020, 07:53 AM   #28
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Love the color that they offer....

Pattern, might take so time to get use to..... Not bad IMHO.....

Price, not good for $250..... OEM cheaper..... IMHO they should price it around $150

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Old 13 September 2020, 07:58 AM   #29
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Colors do look nice, not the pattern and it does look like $150. max for any of their rubber straps.

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Old 13 September 2020, 11:43 PM   #30
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Well this was a bit of a let down
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