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    Sd43 on RubberB



    Having received my SD43 this week from this forum , I ordered a RubberB straight away.
    A few things
    I thought at 43mm I would feel the SD would feel too big for my crappy 6.75 inch wrist. My regular piece is a 16710, but thatís off to Rolex for service. But 3 days in it feels fantastic and nowhere near as big as I thought it would. The extra size really helps spread the thickness I found annoying in the various 16600 Iíve had.
    And the lugs are fantastic. Iím personally not a fan of the new super case maxi lugs, these lugs really look as though they are from the 5 digit series SS Rolex models and help negate the size of the case.

    Iíve tried Rubber Bs before and not been keen , so this was a bit of a gamble, but I love it , feels super comfortable and looks great IMO !
    Iíve kept the clasp ( not the tang buckle out in September) as itís a work of art. Overall very happy
    Have a good weekend



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    Looks really good man! Rubber B is super comfortable!

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    I think this is a pretty fair assessment of the 43mm; the slimmer lugs, the flat, wider back, the superior sense of balance on the wrist, all add-up to something a bit special. The sad bit is that theyíre not easy to find, to try on. So they get tarred with a Ďtoo bigí tag, which is quite misleading.
    To me, perhaps the nicest sports watch Rolex currently make. My partner got it right when she described it as Ďvery Rolex.í It is indeed, maximum Rolex.
    Like the rubber strap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    I think this is a pretty fair assessment of the 43mm; the slimmer lugs, the flat, wider back, the superior sense of balance on the wrist, all add-up to something a bit special. The sad bit is that theyíre not easy to find, to try on. So they get tarred with a Ďtoo bigí tag, which is quite misleading.
    To me, perhaps the nicest sports watch Rolex currently make. My partner got it right when she described it as Ďvery Rolex.í It is indeed, maximum Rolex.
    Like the rubber strap too.
    Sounds like you want another one already Peter 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Sounds like you want another one already Peter 
    Donít!

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    Looks good, and a nice and useful (!) description about the size and how it really wears. Great stuff.

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    Love that on the rubber B and i’m Glad the OP bought it to stop me buying it. It was getting so low I almost had to have it. Anyway, good to see this on the rubber B as i’m A huge fan of their straps and have owned a dozen or more over the years on various rolex. I know Rolex are not a big fan of these though and personally told me at st James that if a watch comes in on a rubber b strap (and I guess any aftermarket strap for that matter) that they won’t touch it, they turn it away at the door. So remove before service and send in head only or back on the bracelet.

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    Would look amazing on a red rubber I reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by tz-uk73 View Post
    I know Rolex are not a big fan of these though and personally told me at st James that if a watch comes in on a rubber b strap (and I guess any aftermarket strap for that matter) that they wonít touch it, they turn it away at the door.
    That's a hard-line stance! Is Rolex's refusal a principle (no 'modifications') or is there something specific it doesn't like about RubberBs being used on its watches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean View Post
    That's a hard-line stance! Is Rolex's refusal a principle (no 'modifications') or is there something specific it doesn't like about RubberBs being used on its watches?
    I donít know and I donít know if itís a policy or just the view of the technician I was dealing with. But his views were very clear when referencing rubber B that due to issues and risks of damage caused by removal/refitting of them they now ďwonít touch themĒ. I have removed dozens of them and with taped up lugs and care I have never damaged a watch, but admittedly they can sometimes take a bit of wrestling to fit so can understand if this was now their stance.

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    Oh well, good to know. Thanks. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tz-uk73 View Post
    Would look amazing on a red rubber I reckon
    They do it with a red lining also. They did actually produce a one off all red one for some American Dragons Den celebrity.... canít remember where I watched the video of him though. Either HODINKEE or Rubber B website

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    Iíve had mine on the red lined rubber for a few months not, definately prefer it to the bracelet!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BxLK8kYnXz1

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    Looks really good that, not sure if I'd just go for the buckle to save the clasp if I were to get one. Still quite fancy one for my Deep Sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oranges10 View Post


    Having received my SD43 this week from this forum , I ordered a RubberB straight away.
    A few things
    I thought at 43mm I would feel the SD would feel too big for my crappy 6.75 inch wrist. My regular piece is a 16710, but thatís off to Rolex for service. But 3 days in it feels fantastic and nowhere near as big as I thought it would. The extra size really helps spread the thickness I found annoying in the various 16600 Iíve had.
    And the lugs are fantastic. Iím personally not a fan of the new super case maxi lugs, these lugs really look as though they are from the 5 digit series SS Rolex models and help negate the size of the case.

    Iíve tried Rubber Bs before and not been keen , so this was a bit of a gamble, but I love it , feels super comfortable and looks great IMO !
    Iíve kept the clasp ( not the tang buckle out in September) as itís a work of art. Overall very happy
    Have a good weekend



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    Can I ask what size you got?

    Have a similar wrist and not sure based on the info they gave me

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    Got the 5/7. Based on the links you wear the bracelet at.
    This is the Ďextremeí for me as the adjustable clasp is on its smallest setting. I figured as I have a relatively small wrist Iíd rather have a strap with scope to increase size.

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    Really fancy trying a rubber b on my 116660 but baulk at the new price, and my wtb on here proved fruitless.
    I think that it may overcome the issue of the narrow bracelet, which I only noticed when I got a 126660.

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    SD looks fantastic. Looking to source a rubber b for a polar 216570. Advice gratefully received on best place to purchase. Looking for the orange striped

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepdivedaz View Post
    SD looks fantastic. Looking to source a rubber b for a polar 216570. Advice gratefully received on best place to purchase. Looking for the orange striped

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    Got mine via Tempvs. Stumbled lucky on a google search as they had 1 in stock and it was my size.
    There are a few UK stockists around who will source one, or have in stock. All approx same price.

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    This does look nice 👍🏿
    It it easy to fit I have heard stories of it being a bit of a challenge?


    Quote Originally Posted by lostp View Post
    Can I ask what size you got?

    Have a similar wrist and not sure based on the info they gave me

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2ore View Post
    This does look nice 👍🏿
    It it easy to fit I have heard stories of it being a bit of a challenge?
    Patience, tape, the correct tool and a steady hand.

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    The right tools and patience is needed to change these.

    I am tempted on getting the Rubber B with the red for my SD43. But I seldom use the Rubber B for my Deepsea, just because I prefer the feel of the bracelet! But these look lovely on the Rubber B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Patience, tape, the correct tool and a steady hand.
    I ended up at my local watch shop ! One side easy, the other was a pain and I didnt want to cause any scratches

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    To update my earlier post, got one for the DSSD, very pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    To update my earlier post, got one for the DSSD, very pleased with it.

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    Good move! I actually bought my DSSD on the RubberB and absolutely love it. In fact mine (which used to belong to tz-uk73 in this thread) didnít come with the bracelet at all as it was lost in a house move I believe. Doesnít bother me in the least.

    Gratuitous photo...



    @LaurasOtherHalf... go on, you know it makes sense .

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    The deepsea on a rubberB is a perfect sports Rolex, and iíd have my deepsea back if I could. In fact I still keep 4 or 5 rubber b straps back for that very day

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    Quote Originally Posted by tz-uk73 View Post
    The deepsea on a rubberB is a perfect sports Rolex, and iíd have my deepsea back if I could. In fact I still keep 4 or 5 rubber b straps back for that very day
    Deepsea on rubber is no for me but on bracelet yes. I like the Polar EXP II on that rubber though. That said , sports Rolex should reside on a bracelet. Horses for courses and all that.

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    Sd43 on RubberB

    Quote Originally Posted by tz-uk73 View Post
    The deepsea on a rubberB is a perfect sports Rolex, and iíd have my deepsea back if I could. In fact I still keep 4 or 5 rubber b straps back for that very day
    Iím sorry mate, the answer is still no

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchmad View Post
    ...sports Rolex should reside on a bracelet...
    Iím pretty sure thatís not a rule, you know

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    The SDís look great on the rubber b.

    For some reason i have struggled with getting the fitment right for my dssd. Shame because they do look so good imo.


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    I did try the DSSD on a NATO once and it looked ridiculous. Love the EXP2 on a NATO tho.

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    I think the Hirsch performance straps look good on some of the sports models too
    here's a Hirsch Robby on an SD4K


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    I think the Hirsch performance straps look good on some of the sports models too
    here's a Hirsch Robby on an SD4K

    That looks good. I had a Hirsch Robby on a blnr a few years ago and was very comfy to wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Good move! I actually bought my DSSD on the RubberB and absolutely love it. In fact mine (which used to belong to tz-uk73 in this thread) didnít come with the bracelet at all as it was lost in a house move I believe. Doesnít bother me in the least.

    Gratuitous photo...



    @LaurasOtherHalf... go on, you know it makes sense .

    Simon
    Love the RubberB look on the SD! Wanted to get one for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchmad View Post
    ...That said , sports Rolex should reside on a bracelet...
    I agree!



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    I am torn between an Everest or a rubber B for a SD43 want one for the warm weather

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    Just paid for a SD43 but who knows when I'll get it. Will definitely be ordering a black Rubber B for it.

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    I am desperately trying to get the red and black (vulchromatic) strap for my SD43, the type that uses the clasp. I contacted watches.co.uk and was asked to get back to them post lockdown. Does anyone have any ideas of anywhere in Europe where I may be able to get one?
    Fingers crossed :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crouchy View Post
    I am desperately trying to get the red and black (vulchromatic) strap for my SD43, the type that uses the clasp. I contacted watches.co.uk and was asked to get back to them post lockdown. Does anyone have any ideas of anywhere in Europe where I may be able to get one?
    Fingers crossed :-)
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    https://rubberb.com/en/rolex-watch-bands-europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    https://rubberb.com/en/rolex-watch-bands-europe

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    Iíll give them a whirl, thanks for the help.
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