Orange Is the New Black

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Universal Watch Straps For Luxury Watches

Orange is really the new black these days, so brighten up your life with these seven select pieces of gear.

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Don’t Watch it Get Old, Give it A New Tick

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Recycling and repurposing old pieces of jewelry is extremely popular at the moment. If you have a piece of jewelry that has started to look shabby or no longer works as it should, don’t throw it away. You can turn it into a whole new piece with just a few new touches. Watches in particular are fun to restore, because you can replace the watch band, the face and even the hands. Instead of getting rid of an old watch, give it new life by restoring it and turning it into a unique accessory.

Best Watch Straps for a Sweat-Free Summer

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When it’s 90 degrees outside, wearing a padded crocodile watch strap is no less insane than putting on a parka. Yeah, yeah, you’re man enough to handle having a sweaty wrist. But what about when that $600 piece of hide starts harboring major funk? Didn’t think so. (And your main BBQ mate agrees.) Plus, don’t even think about jumping in the pool with a leather strap, unless you’re ready to throw it out as you towel off.

Instead, swap in one of these four summer-ready materials and start enjoying casual weekends with breezy ease.

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How Rolex Will Continue to Rise

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If you read any fashion or technology blogs, you will have heard one common thread pulling from the blogosphere: The Apple Watch is coming! The Apple Watch is coming! Yes, it is, but it doesn’t mean doom for luxury watch makers like Rolex. In fact, this new generation of watches might even help Rolex rise to unmatched heights.

Why? Well we’ve discovered a few reasons not to count out the premier name in luxury timepieces.

Rolex Watch Showcase: Daytona Rose Gold with Couture Rubber Strap

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We would all love to have every Rolex ever made. Let me rephrase that: I WOULD LOVE to own every Rolex ever made. It is something about the design, the history, and the quality that I just cannot let pass me by. Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect and I don’t have everything I could ever want.

It’s a good thing, too.

If I had my way, I would own every iteration of Rolex and rubber watch strap from www.rubberb.com possible. Let’s just say that would cost more than a small private island to own everything that is out there. Fortunately, I can live vicariously through immaculate HD images.

Daytona: Rose Gold with Couture Watch Strap

First of all, let’s start out with some closeups of the Daytona in its rose gold iteration. The watch face is immaculate. Every line, each hand, and the subtle coloring all works together to create one of Rolex’s truly amazing timepieces. The darker dial around the edges makes the rose gold really stand out.

Here are a few images of the watch face:

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The Daytona is one of the most sought-after luxury watch series ever created.

The Couture Strap

Customizing Rolex watches has become something of a hobby of mine. When I finish adding something to a higher end watch I feel as if I have an entirely new piece to enjoy. Sure, the face is still the same, but the fit, the look, and the overall aesthetic changes for much less than an entirely new purchase.

The professionals at www.rubberb.com have created what I believe is the best alternative watch strap for a Rolex. The straps are “Handsewn GORE™ TENARA® Thread: Extremely resistant to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals.” Add in the pure vulcanized rubber with no coatings, blends or bonding, and you get a strap that is worth the money and worthy of the watch.

Check out a few of the images of this Rolex Daytona watch strap customization:

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A Watch Strap for the Fall Fashion Season

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My Aunt Sheryl did NOT look anything like this.

Let’s be realistic for a second. Having a different Rolex (or any truly luxury watch) for every single season might not be in reach for the majority of us. I mean, I love a good chrono, but my kids have to go to college (and, as it turns out, I have to pay for it). But I already have two stunners: a Panerai Luminor and a Rolex Submariner.

So how do I make a change to stay ahead of the curve for any season? I customize my watch band with a selection from www.rubberb.com. It might seem like a bit of work, but it is COMPLETELY worth it.

Customizing Straps for Fall

When fall rolls around, colors begin flowing over forests, apple cider is everywhere, and two or three yoga-pant wearing patrons sip a pumpkin spice late on every street corner in America. In all seriousness though, fall is a beautiful time of year. The harsh glinting metal of Rolex watch strap doesn’t really fit in with the season.

So I though, why not a leather strap? I looked into the care and maintenance, the fit, and the aesthetics. For some reason, leather watches just make me thing of my great aunt Sheryl. So, I kept searching for something…something a bit more me.

I found that something “a bit more me” at www.rubberb.com. At first I thought there was NO way that I would ever put a rubber strap on my Rolex. Then, I did a little research. They are pretty much the only ones making a gap-free, rotationless mount strap specifically for Rolex and Panerai models.

If I’m going to pay money to customize my high-end timepiece, I’m going to want a perfect fit. Well, they had the perfect fit. Not only that, but the design was more me. It captured how I feel about fall: there is just a beautiful aesthetic, a comfortable fit, and a husky durability about it.

I love the strap. I love my watch. Most of all, I love fall.

Visit http://rubberb.com/en/rolex-watch-band-products to see if you model has a dedicated rubber strap option.

A Review of the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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Rolex Watch StrapEvery year, Rolex puts on some of the most amazing sports and racing events the world over. The 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was no exception. For people that love classic vehicles and classic watches, this reunion is a perfect summer event. This year, the event took sports place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California from August 14-17. The watch straps and timepieces that are worn in this reunion reflect the stunning, classic aesthetics of the cars in the event.

So, what did this 41st year of the reunion have to offer? Check out some of these resources to get an inside look at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

SportsCarDigest – As one of the leading journals for sports, racing, and vintage cars, SportsCarDigest compiled some of the best images from the event.

ultimatecarpage.com– Ultimate Car Page showcases around 240 images from the yearly event. See the stunning gallery here: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/event/339/2014-Monterey-Motorsports-Reunion.html/

The vehicles this year were better than ever. Mercedes, Packards, Maseratis and Mustangs were all major parts of the 15 group event. Interested in seeing more of the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion?

Why Rolex Runs It

The Rolex brand continues to sponsor some of the best events in the world. Their watches continue to be iconic in part because of the culture they create around their watches. Companies like RubberB benefit from the continually strong branding and reputation.

The 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is just another step in continuing the brand that Rolex has fostered. Bringing together some of the most sought-after classic sports cars in the world also brings together some of the most avid collectors in the world. Year after year, Rolex is able to associate their name with the best of the best.

Want to make you Rolex even better? Visit www.rubberb.com to see alternative watch straps designed specifically for Rolex.