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Old 5 September 2019, 02:48 PM   #1
Bruin20
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Apollo 8 on rubber strap?

Just picked up the Apollo 8. Wasnít planning on purchasing it initially as I was interested in IWC but am on vacation in Europe and discovered that IWC prices their watches according to currency to match USD and happened to stumble upon the Apollo 8 and couldnít turn it down.

Has anyone put their Apollo 8 (or any DSOTM) on a rubber strap? Oris makes a high quality tropic diver rubber strap thatís 21mm and IWC makes a rubber inside and canvas outside rubber strap for the double chrono that recently came out. Any better ideas?

IWC: https://www.iwc.com/us/en/watch-coll...eratanium.html

Oris: https://www.oris.ch/en/watch/oris-di...057-07-4-21-18
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Old 6 September 2019, 11:54 AM   #2
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I would enjoy your A8 for a while on the original bracelet before you go out and buy a new strap. You may not know what you are missing if you put it on rubber too quickly.
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Old 6 September 2019, 07:28 PM   #3
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I would enjoy your A8 for a while on the original bracelet before you go out and buy a new strap. You may not know what you are missing if you put it on rubber too quickly.
Yes, I enjoy it on nato and the black black strap but having put it back on the original leather it does suit it rather well.
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Old 9 September 2019, 10:27 AM   #4
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I just got mine and was thinking the same thing - if nothing else than to save the original strap condition in the event I sell it sometime (after buying it though selling it is feeling less and less likely...)
I kind of like the brown distressed leather one on the DSOTM co-ax chrono (see photo). Haven't been able to find it yet but haven't looked super hard.



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