I’ve always preferred rubber watch straps, like Hublot’s Big Bang series, various Omega seamaster, Blancpain scuba, etc. Considering the comfort and functionality of watch straps, I’m wondering if Rolex rubber straps would be fragile. It wasn’t until I tried the rubber strap on the replica Rolex Explorer II watches that I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the results, the strap is superbly made and tough .
After replacing the rubber strap, the watch seemed much more sporty, and the buckle matched its strap, a black strap that slowly shrank from 21mm wide to 16mm to be able to fit the buckle it wore, and I had to get used to the tapered shape of the strap.
The steel makes this watch more robust than previous models, and more in keeping with its own definition of adventure. The crystal is a sapphire crystal, which is even more durable. Personally, I love the blistered date window on its dial, and with the addition of the luminescent hands on the dial and the separate orange 12-hour hands, it’s just perfect for me!
I’ve been wearing this watch for about 3 days and it gives me the same feeling as always, my love for it hasn’t waned or any dissatisfaction, the flexibility of its rubber strap is also surprisingly close to the wrist, making the watch more comfortable to wear, it has the added benefit of being able to display unobstructed in the radar coverage area and not being disturbed by magnetic fields, based on the new features of this watch, I guess there’s still some time to get used to it slowly, and the process in between is exactly what I’m enjoying!