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S/EL Sports Elegance Strap Alternatives (rubber, canvas etc)

  1. klausington

    klausington May 27, 2020

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    Recently purchased a CG1121-0 on a leather band. Love the look. BUT keen to get a strap that I can take in the water / exercise with - and leather is not it. (and I don't want the full metal bracelet either). I found ONE picture from 2012 with an aftermarket rubber strap that looks like the links bracelet, but in rubber - (see link for the exact watch, and the rubber strap)

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f25/aftermarket-strap-arrives-672914.html

    No sign of them on Ali-Express or ebay - assume the model is too old for vendors to bother now.
    Has anyone successfully modified a rubber strap (or canvas - e.g. nato??)? Was looking at buying a rubber strap and just cutting out the notches with a sharp knife.
    Any experience / pictures / vendors would be much appreciated!

    I've searched google images and forums and can find very little.
     
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 27, 2020

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    Wow, that rubber strap looks weird.... kinda neat idea, but personally I wouldn't be taking my 30 year old S/EL near the water. Each to his own though and I guess if it's pressure tested then why not.
     
  3. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 27, 2020

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    I remember seeing those rubber aftermarket S/el straps back in the day. I almost bought one, but I always wear mine on leather and I figured I'd never use the rubber one. No idea where to get them now...

    Senna wore his in water, guess he didn't care what might happen to the leather strap! :eek:
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert May 27, 2020

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    Not when you get them for free! ;)