The Watch Site banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
336 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Maybe it's just me but I just cant seem to find a Seiko rubber strap that fits the wrist comfortably...


The ridges end up digging in my wrist even if it is not worn too tight...I mean the strap is so stiff and strong...I believe it can be used for Rhino bungee jumping without problems...


Isofrane need to make 22mm and 20mm lug width straps soon :) !


By the way anyone here owns a 22mm GS rubber strap..I know it's costly but is it compliant? Does it take fat bars? Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
311 Posts
I'm glad I'm not the only one that's not satisfied with the original strap. The keeper is too loose and keeps slipping off... I don't want to loose my precioussss, so I turned to Eddie Platt's (TZ-UK) Isofrane-ish strap. I had one on my Orange Sumo already and now I bought one for my MM. I'm quite happy with it. And I don't know if I want to spend the extra money on a real Isofrane strap!

Menno

A few pics, using the microscope from my kids as background:





 

·
Registered
Joined
·
862 Posts
Been a few since I posted, but last time I posted it was with this same problem... Last week I think. Shannon suggested I boil a coffee cup of water for 5 minutes in the microwave. Then submerge the MM300 strap in there for 5 minutes and rinse with cool water. It softened it a bit and gave it some curve. Important to do is to bend a hanger to the width of the watch face and buckle it to your usual notch. I own 2 mm300 straps and I boiled this way to both of them. One is on my Sumo and I left the sumo on there. I suffered with the mm300 strap on the MM300 for 2 days and then put it back on the bracelet... Point im making is the MM300 strap is comfy now on Sumo but not on MM300. Might be the weight difference that makes it comfy for me on the sumo... Anyway, I'm going to get the isophrane when its available in 20mm. My GL831 strap is still my fav. Mennos strap there looks interesting. Actually i'm gonna scroll back up and look into it. :)


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
449 Posts
thieuster said:
I'm glad I'm not the only one that's not satisfied with the original strap. The keeper is too loose and keeps slipping off... I don't want to loose my precioussss, so I turned to Eddie Platt's (TZ-UK) Isofrane-ish strap. I had one on my Orange Sumo already and now I bought one for my MM. I'm quite happy with it. And I don't know if I want to spend the extra money on a real Isofrane strap!

Menno

A few pics, using the microscope from my kids as background:





[img]
[/quote]

nice shots! btw, is it the lighting or is it that your lume has started to age beautifully. it seems so nice vintage yellow from your pics? or is it "like that"?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
336 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I have a 22m Isofranish rubber strap from Eddie Platts too...
It is super comfy but it isn't as sturdy as the standard Seiko rubber or as a true Isofrane...but for the price it's a good strap :)


I am wearing my MM on a nato at the moment and it feels fantastic.... ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
I like it so much, I have two of those straps for two of my favorite watches!!!
In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind one of those natural rubber straps if I could find one that was THICK to match the watch and accepts fat bars. The thin natural rubber straps are far far too anemic to hold such a heavy watch.




 

·
Registered
Joined
·
311 Posts
kohym said:
nice shots! btw, is it the lighting or is it that your lume has started to age beautifully. it seems so nice vintage yellow from your pics? or is it "like that"?
Yoy guessed it right! Mine is a September 2000 Marinemaster. I think it's an early one. The serial number is below 50 also. Anyway, the lumen is aging: not greenish-white anymore, it's turning beige, khaki, sand! Whatever you want to call it. On the other hand, it still lasts for hours when it's dark. The watch spent most of it's life in the box, in the dark. There is an hint of yellow light on the first pic, but it's really aging. And to be honest, it was a pleasant surprise when the watch arrived last Autumn!

Menno
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top