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    Sub on a strap?

    The classic look for a Rolex sub is of course on the bracelet. I am thinking of buying a strap for my 14060m and am looking for suggestions/recommendations.

    Thoughts and links to what works well on your sub are most welcome - as are pics!

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    Sub on a strap?

    Id avoid leather, as I dont think that is appropriate for a divers watch, just my personal opinion though, so feel welcome to ignore

    Im awaiting a rubber strap arriving for my Sub, to change it up a bit, but certainly wont be a classic look.

    Ive also put it on a nato strap previously, but preferred the bracelet over that.


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    The rubber straps look good especially if they fit snug to the case like a bracelet. The issue with straps is the gap left, but that said I have seen plenty of great shots of Subs on straps. Not a huge fan of NATO straps personally.

    I don't think water is an issue to most wearers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    The rubber straps look good especially if they fit snug to the case like a bracelet. The issue with straps is the gap left, but that said I have seen plenty of great shots of Subs on straps. Not a huge fan of NATO straps personally.

    I don't think water is an issue to most wearers
    Aye, the rubber straps I am waiting on are curved to fit my Sub properly.

    I will try my nato on a different watch though.


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    Im assuming you arent wearing it diving so no need for an ugly nato or rubber strap.

    I actually think the 14060 looks alright on a dark brown croc strap. It worked for Bond in Dr No.

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    Personally I think the rubber straps that work well on Subs etc are the shaped straps such as Everest or Rubber B where you lose the gap between case and bars. At 180 a pop theyre not cheap, too pricey to experiment.

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    Grey perlon works well I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunce View Post
    Personally I think the rubber straps that work well on Subs etc are the shaped straps such as Everest or Rubber B where you lose the gap between case and bars. At 180 a pop theyre not cheap, too pricey to experiment.
    I have bought from Tempomat, which was 80. We will see how they perform when they arrive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by doing_time999 View Post
    Id avoid leather, as I dont think that is appropriate for a divers watch, just my personal opinion though, so feel welcome to ignore
    Tell that to Panerai.
    Even if I agree with the idea that there are better materials to attach your watch to your wrist if you go diving.
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    I am not into diving so leather or is fine (in fact probably preferred). I have never got along with nato straps - but there is always a first time. Natos are generally cheap enough to experiment with.

    Interesting point regarding the gap between the strap and case I had not considered. Perhaps thicker leather would address the issue?

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    I have had some really nice straps from so called brand names and find that the Watch doesn't sit flat on my wrist. That can be annoying, especially if you are forever moving it on your wrist to get the best fit. I never seem to have this issue with bracelets though.

    I think the most comfortable strap that I have owned was the Omega cordura strap on the Snoopy Speedmaster, which by coincidence is 20mm. I have given thought to buying another and putting it on my SD with a generic deployant. Bonkers I know, but if you find something that actually works...

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    Erica's Original all the way. It's the only thing I use on my 42mm Explorer 2 and is extremely comfortable.
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    Sub on a strap?

    For some reason I am in the steel only camp when it comes to subs. Anything else doesnt look right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o u t a t i m e View Post
    For some reason I am in the steel only camp when it comes to subs. Anything else doesnt look right to me.
    !00% agree

    I just don't get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I have had some really nice straps from so called brand names and find that the Watch doesn't sit flat on my wrist. That can be annoying, especially if you are forever moving it on your wrist to get the best fit. I never seem to have this issue with bracelets though.

    I think the most comfortable strap that I have owned was the Omega cordura strap on the Snoopy Speedmaster, which by coincidence is 20mm. I have given thought to buying another and putting it on my SD with a generic deployant. Bonkers I know, but if you find something that actually works...
    I think it works... comfortable too

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    5 digit subs look great on brown leather. Pic stolen from Reddit.

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    That is nice! unfortunately these don't appear to be widely available as far as I can tell?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    I think it works... comfortable too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    I think it works... comfortable too
    Top man. Don't you love this place, you come up a crazy idea of buying an Omega strap for a Rolex and someone else has already done it.

    Great to see a pic of how it looks and there is barely a gap either - superb stuff.

    I hope you didn't pay a few hundred for an Omega deployant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indio View Post
    That is nice! unfortunately these don't appear to be widely available as far as I can tell?
    They are. You can order from any Omega dealer in normal times and they can be bought on e-bay. Not cheap though 250 or so last time I looked.

    You can buy the poor man's version, but not as good.

    https://waccex.de/en/wristwatch-band...BOB0421FS20001
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    Ouch - not cheap for an experiment. Will look out on EBAY. I am sure I have seen a couple on SC a while ago. may have a go at the 'poor mans version' first

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    They are. You can order from any Omega dealer in normal times and they can be bought on e-bay. Not cheap though 250 or so last time I looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indio View Post
    Ouch - not cheap for an experiment. Will look out on EBAY. I am sure I have seen a couple on SC a while ago. may have a go at the 'poor mans version' first
    Here's a link to the deployant. Both that and the strap are around €80 or so. Currently out of stock. Again, these appear on e-bay.

    https://waccex.de/en/watch-accessori...lored-new?c=60

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    Have a look at Di Modell sharkskin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I hope you didn't pay a few hundred for an Omega deployant
    Of course I did... to be fair though, I wore it on a Speedy and BLNR as well, so in my head it was justifiable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortgern View Post
    Im assuming you arent wearing it diving so no need for an ugly nato or rubber strap.

    I actually think the 14060 looks alright on a dark brown croc strap. It worked for Bond in Dr No.
    Interesting, I thought that strap was a dark burgundy.

    Been looking for that strap for ages.

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    Sub on a bracelet is without doubt the best option imo. They can look ok on a nato or a rubber tropic but leather is a nono. The worst thing would be a mesh which I personally hate on any watch let alone a sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doing_time999 View Post
    I have bought from Tempomat, which was 80. We will see how they perform when they arrive.


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    Tempomat are very good rubbers
    You wont regret

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    Not a Sub but a BB58 on Genuine OysterFlex.


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    I also have a 16610 and find that it can be quite difficult to put some leather straps on it as there is not much room between case and spring bars.

    On the other hand, the BB58 seems to have been designed to be a strap no star as the spring bars are much further away from the case.

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    Sub on a strap?

    Im a big fan of the Rubber B.

    Had one on my BLNR. Looked great IMHO.

    Fantastic quality. Not cheap mind....






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    Quote Originally Posted by Indio View Post
    The classic look for a Rolex sub is of course on the bracelet. I am thinking of buying a strap for my 14060m and am looking for suggestions/recommendations.

    Thoughts and links to what works well on your sub are most welcome - as are pics!
    Strap from watchgecko https://www.watchgecko.com/vintage-o...er-watch-strap

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    Last edited by Mr.Dee; 4th May 2020 at 22:42.

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    Another vote here for RubberB. Im a big fan of rubber straps on divers - heres my DSSD on a RubberB (I know its not actually a Sub but you get the idea)...



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    I don't have any specific suggestions, but a 14060M would look great on most brown or black straps - as long as they're appropriate.

    I wouldn't put a more modern diver on a leather strap, but this one looks vintage-y enough to work.

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    Rubber looks fine but leather and salt sea water is a bizarre concept and doesn't work.

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    I have no problem with divers on a leather strap - Let's face it 99% of Rolex Subs will never be dunked in seawater - and I find leather the most comfortable option on most watches, personally (although if I'm honest, a quick check reveals NONE of my own divers are on leather!)

    If you like it, do it - You can always swap the strap if you are off on a diving trip.

    Personally, I've a cheaper watch for UK diving (it's so murky at times, you'd never find a watch if you snagged it and the strap broke) and usually use my Dreadnought Voyager on a NATO in tropical waters - I don't have a Sub, but I wouldn't choose to dive in such an expensive watch, even if it's designed for it, same as I don't work on the car or do the washing up in my vintage Cosmonaute (well, most of the time!).

    Mr Dee's Watchgecko strap looks great to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    Erica's Original all the way. It's the only thing I use on my 42mm Explorer 2 and is extremely comfortable.
    seconded. ill get a photo in a bit

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    Check out @rolexstraps on IG- plenty of variety and will give you some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    Tempomat are very good rubbers
    You wont regret
    Good to know! Hoping they arrive soon!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    Tempomat are very good rubbers
    You wont regret
    What about their straps?:-) Any good? Hopefully the straps have holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    What about their straps?:-) Any good? Hopefully the straps have holes.
    I think they produce only rubber straps and they are very good
    No other materials but rubber that I am aware of

    I really dont get the question about holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    I think they produce only rubber straps and they are very good
    No other materials but rubber that I am aware of

    I really dont get the question about holes?
    A rubber is a slang for condom:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    A rubber is a slang for condom:-)
    Sorry English is not my first language
    But good one :-) now when I got it
    Thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Another vote here for RubberB. Im a big fan of rubber straps on divers - heres my DSSD on a RubberB (I know its not actually a Sub but you get the idea)...



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    Perfect combo for a DSSD in my opinion. Just makes that dial pop.

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    Not sure a tropic would suit a modern sub, but it's right at home on vintage


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    That is lovely. Where did you buy it from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indio View Post
    That is lovely. Where did you buy it from?

    Got it from here, they do the Nato style as well but I don't like the extra piece of strap on Nato's.

    https://www.watchgecko.com/nato-vint...e-satin-polish
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Got it from here, they do the Nato style as well but I don't like the extra piece of strap on Nato's.

    https://www.watchgecko.com/nato-vint...e-satin-polish
    I invariably cut off the extra bit of a nato strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    A rubber is a slang for condom:-)
    In America yes, in Britain it's more often a condom or Johnny.
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