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Tropic diver straps.

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Tropic diver straps.

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Post by NapoleonDynamite » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:14 am

Anyone recommend a place for inexpensive decent tropic diver straps? Cheers.

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Post by VCheng » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:32 am

Fluco has some for your consideration. Just search on eBay. Happy hunting.
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Re: Tropic diver straps.

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:27 am

Not sure what material (leather, rubber, silicone, etc) you're looking for, or what your price range might be.
But keep an eye on WatchGecko.
They make good straps and sometimes have decent sale pricing.

Here are a couple of the tropic style straps in rubber and leather

Vintage Tropical Style Rubber Watch Strap by ZULUDIVER
Priced at $36
https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver-tr ... -strap.php
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Vintage Leather "Tropic" Watch Strap by Geckota
Priced at $29
https://www.watchgecko.com/vintage-leat ... eckota.php
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Post by AndyS » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:46 pm

If you really want cheap, Ali Express. You can sometimes even find the same straps as some of the named sellers for fraction of the prices.

Also, really good deals on sale here at Cheapestnatostraps.
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Re: Tropic diver straps.

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Post by NapoleonDynamite » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:44 am

Great start people! Thanks!

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Post by yinzburgher » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 am

The ones from WatchGecko post above have great reviews and ratings. I recall hearing mostly good things about the tropic straps from Dagaz and Uncle Seiko, $30 and $39 respectively. I have one from Dan Henry but I can't really recommend it because the ridges on the keeper dig in to your wrist. I need to modify it. I remember a thread on WUS saying the one from Ofrei for $10 is great. Meranom has one too. Unfortunately no 20mm straps at either Ofrei or Meranom.

https://www.dagazwatch.com/apps/webstor ... ow/7757015
https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p83/Un ... Sizes.html
http://www.ofrei.com/page1631.html#31281
https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classi ... black.html
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Post by NapoleonDynamite » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:20 am

Thanks! I'm going to try Meranom. Great price and dirt cheap shipping. Also using 'watchuseek' code.

Thanks everyone!

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Post by Sporkboy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:09 am

For CheapestNATOStraps.com, use discount code ManOnTime for an additional 15% off. This works even on the clearance straps and there were some tropics in there the last time I checked.
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Post by Techme » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:47 am

I recall in a thread from another place, that the Ofrei ones and the Meranom ones are the same. Also, many people mentioned that they were to short in length.

I bought one from eBay. The seller claimed it was natural rubber, but I'm pretty sure it was just silicone. It was short too.
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Post by NapoleonDynamite » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:43 am

I've placed an order at Meranom. Will report in when received! Thanks everyone for your help.

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Post by MAAHHH THE FRENCH! » Wed May 08, 2019 9:01 am

I seem to recall reading here and there that Bonetto Cinturini is supposedly The Name in rubber straps. No experience with them myself though, at least so far.

http://bonettocinturini.it/en/catalogo/catalogo.php
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Post by VCheng » Thu May 09, 2019 6:24 am

BC straps are of very high quality. Durable and decent feel. Won't go wrong with them and their pricing is quite reasonable. However, it seems that all the retailers and distributors are selling only limited colors, almost black and a few grey or blue. I never really try to order direct from the brand though. Just my 2 cents.
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Post by NapoleonDynamite » Sat May 25, 2019 5:41 am

My tropic straps finally arrived from Meranom. For the price they're good. I was hoping more of a harder rubber, but instead it's really soft. That's not a bad thing.

The rubber looks like it'll attract dust nicely.

The quality of the rubber is quite good and the buckle is OK. I'll probably swap the buckle out when I get a chance.

At the end of their day it meets what I was looking for.

Thanks for the recommendation! ImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by Techme » Sat May 25, 2019 9:36 am

How do you find the length? Is there much left in the keeper when on the wrist?


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Re: Tropic diver straps.

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Post by watchpalooza » Sat May 25, 2019 10:54 am

NapoleonDynamite wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 5:41 am
My tropic straps finally arrived from Meranom. For the price they're good. I was hoping more of a harder rubber, but instead it's really soft. That's not a bad thing.

The rubber looks like it'll attract dust nicely.

The quality of the rubber is quite good and the buckle is OK. I'll probably swap the buckle out when I get a chance.

At the end of their day it meets what I was looking for.

Thanks for the recommendation! ImageImageImageImageImage

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You nailed it...all my silicone or rubber straps attract a crazy amount of dust...everything sticks.
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