Modern versions of sports watches like Panerai and IWC Ingenieur have quick strap replacement systems. In particular, a reason for Panerai watches’ great appeal is the vast number of after market straps available readily for all of their models, with each strap being relatively easy to change in a few minutes using the quick strap changing tool that comes with some of their models. Rolex, despite its indisputable popularity – and an arguably massive commercial opportunity – has never ventured to offer a wide selection options as far as straps and bracelets are concerned. One of the more interesting after market alternatives are the RubberB straps, specially designed to fit different Rolex models (see our article on the Rubber B Rolex Deepsea Glidelock Watch Strap here). We have had a chance to consider the model created for the “SubC,” i.e., the latest version of the Rolex Submariner with the ceramic bezel.
Being active does not mean having to give up one’s fashion sense. Take, for example, the luxury watch. Owners of fine timepieces, like the Panerai Luminor watch line, have traditionally been forced to remove their watches when exercising, hiking, swimming, canoeing, playing golf, or sailing. Failing to do so could have resulted in the watch strap snapping, being damaged by moisture, or unsightly scuffing and discoloration. But, one company has taken note of this problem and done something about it. Enter the Rubber B Panerai Watch Strap line.
Rubber watch straps are incredibly durable, but that does’t mean they are invincible. Many luxury watch owners (think Rolex lovers or Paneraistas) choose to wear rubber watch straps for daily wear because of their durability. It is still, however, a good idea to take small steps to keep your watch band in great shape. Just as a leather or metal bracelet requires upkeep, so too do rubber watch straps.