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


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.

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Reviewing The RubberB Strap For Rolex Submariner And GMT Master II

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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.

Matching the Rolex Aesthetic


Watch strapRolex watches have long been a staple of style. From early watches like the Hermetic series to the Oyster and the Submariner, Rolex creates elegant watches that are designed to permanently stay in style. With such a defined aesthetic, however, Rolex often loses out on more trendy and modern style options.

This is where watch customization comes in handy. Although many individuals customize parts of their watches, matching the Rolex aesthetic can be quite difficult.

Watch Strap Customization

Changing any part of a Rolex can be a challenge, but the watch strap itself is usually an easier element of the watch to customize. Simple steps to secure a new strap must be taken. With the right product, however, individuals can customize a RubberB strap with almost no hassle.

RubberB offers vulcanized rubber straps that are designed specifically with Rolex watches in mind. These watch straps are easily installed in a wide range of Rolex watch models. Since Rolex manufactures no rubber straps, RubberB is the only option customized to specifically fit Rolex watches.

Keeping the Aesthetic

Rolex has a defined aesthetic that includes clean lines, well-fitting straps, and attractive color coordination. Maintaining this aesthetic is essential when customizing a watch with a third-party strap. Make sure to choose a watch strap that closely resembles the color of the watch face or of the strap that came with the watch.

Although some dedicated watch enthusiasts are able to install all manner of strap choices onto a Rolex, picking a strap manufactured with Rolex in mind is an easier route. Issue with instillation can arise, straps can simply not fit, and aesthetics can be completely at odds. In order to avoid such issues and match the Rolex aesthetic, it is best to choose a watch strap made either by Rolex or specifically for Rolex.

Matching Your Style

Keeping the style of a watch is important, but matching a personal style is even more essential. Creating a customized Rolex watch that fits your own sense of fashion offers a watch option that is comfortable and stylish. If a certain color scheme fits you better, don’t purchase a strap for a watch that is opposite of the style.

Rolex watches are classic timepieces. Customizing such a watch for year-round wear allows individuals to showcase their prized possession more often. Items like rubber straps from RubberB are customized to not only fit the Rolex, but also to fit the Rolex aesthetic.