Got an early Father’s Day gift, a new Italian made rubber strap for my Orange Bullet.
It has a really cool tire tread look to it and really compliments the watch. The original “Presidential” style bracelet is very nice, but the simple black gives the watch a sportier look. The original band is so nice, I put it on my Pepsi Seiko (I’ll post photos of that later.)
Another thing I really like about this band is the clasp. It is a deployment style with pushbuttons and a safety clasp. It also has three micro adjustment positions, a nice touch. Most rubber straps use a simple buckle design, which is easy to use, but the holes tend to oval out over the years. The brushed stainless finish is almost a perfect match for the head of the watch.
Overall, you can see it really works with the watch. A big plus is that it stays in place on the wrist as well. The original bracelet allowed it slide down and the crown guards tended to dig into my hand. Now, I put it on and it doesn’t wander all over the place. The rubber is very flexible and breathes surprisingly well.
So, if you are in the market for new watch band, try out some Italian rubber.by