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by Aleta Saeger February 13, 2020 4 min read

We often get asked what make Everest watch straps different from the others. First of all, and this is what matters to most of the world, we believe our designs look like as if they were intended for the watch in the first place. Design and how the lines of our straps integrate with the flow of the cases we integrate with is key.

Well, the look

Of course that is subjective, but most people who see our straps comment that they look like they were made by Rolex if Rolex did make aftermarket straps. Whether it’s our leather straps or rubber with deployant, there is a consistent design ethos throughout our line. This a subtle element, but when you have a watch that you are very proud of, the things that are unsaid about the look matter. The combination of Everest and Rolex has a nice flow.

We’ve heard from customers that Everest bands have a sleeker finish and they appreciate our low-profile design, which looks and feels less bulky.

A shape of comfort

Speaking of flow, Everest straps uniquely bow out from the lugs of the watch case, creating a natural curve to the wrist whether your wrist is flatter or rounder in shape. This natural curve makes it very comfortable to wear. On heavier watches such as the Deepsea Sea-Dweller, the effect is very pronounced.

As one reviewer on the WatchUSeek forum wrote in a comparison review versus one of our competitors: 

“The Everest strap is made of a super soft rubber and the angle at which it connects to the case allows the strap to follow the natural contours of the wrist. I've owned other straps in the past that shot straight down from the case rather than taking a more circular path. This always resulted in the watch case ‘floating’ slightly above the wrist rather than sitting flush against it. The Everest strap left the Sub sitting firmly atop my wrist without any lift whatsoever. This design made for a very comfortable fit.

Adjusting between the strap holes and removing the watch is VERY easy. The soft rubber makes it very pliable and enables the strap to glide between the buckle when adjusting or removing the watch. 

Aesthetically, the Everest strap is the more robust of the two. It’s masculine and overbuilt characteristics make it well-suited for any Rolex sport watch."

Swiss Made

Everest straps are certified Swiss-made, a designation that we go more in detail on here. In short, the “Swiss-Made” label is that the parts of the end product are created with specialized expertise and equipment to produce. “Swiss-Made” promises a level of quality unachieved by other international manufacturers. Switzerland’s government has a hand in enforcing how the label can be used and its prestige protected. Documentation is dedicated to note every qualification and define every term to clarify the matter beyond any doubt. Production can be expensive which is why products labeled the “Swiss-Made” label are notably more substantial. 

Better sizing

If you choose one of our straps that uses your existing Rolex deployant buckle, you can achieve an exact replication of the fit of the original bracelet but counting the number of links on the bracelet fit you have already dialed in.

If you choose one of Everest’s tang buckle straps, you have up to nine holes to choose from. Our straps cover a wide range of wrist sizes and the shape of the strap, how it fits around your wrist, is consistent no matter which hole suits you best. There’s never any need to cut our straps to fit. Even Patek Philippe’s factory rubber straps may require cutting. That’s just a case in point that even the highest standards of luxury made not be ready out of the box like Everest straps ares.

Form follows function

It’s the proverbial design adage, but in Everest’s case it really is true. Our straps are designed and tested to withstand the rigors of even the most extreme adventure conditions. What good is a premium strap if it can handle a mountain bike ride or a SCUBA excursion off of the Great Barrier Reef? 

Everest straps come with a reinforced pin hole design with a channeling system (on our rubber straps) to support better air-flow under the strap and minimize sweat build up. 

On top of those features, our engineers have ensured that our straps fit so well against Rolex cases that overall security is never compromised. In addition, Everest leather bands are covered under a 1-year limited warranty. Everest rubber bands are covered under a 2-year limited warranty. 

Conclusion

Whenever there is a post showing a Rolex watch on an alternative strap, you can tell by the comments section about how polarizing putting your Rolex on anything but its original factory bracelet is. Some think it’s blasphemy. Others remark that it’s the coolest look they’ve ever seen.

If you are into customizing the look of your Rolex, then we hope we've made the case here to choose Everest.

Aleta Saeger
Aleta Saeger


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