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by Nick Payne April 24, 2020 3 min read

Whether in forum posts, Google searches, or conversations at a local RedBar Event, we have often heard who makes the best rubber straps for my watch? As it turns out, a lot of things matter when you’re trying to make the best rubber strap for a Rolex, Tudor, or Panerai. Design and construction have to meet flawlessly in order to produce a finished product that will wear comfortably for years after purchase. Let’s take a look at some of the things that are critical to making the best rubber watch strap.

Before you look at design and features, it’s important to realize that this is a tough audience - being pushed up next to a Rolex, Tudor, or Panerai. The quality of the strap, as well as the quality of the case connection, are on full display. Click it into place and you’ll immediately know if your strap can compete.

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Thoughtful Design
If a strap is going to elevate the look of your watch, the design should compliment your Rolex, Tudor, or Panerai’s design. It should have its own unique design language, but blend effortlessly into the lines of your case and lugs. Poor design will stand out or clash with your watch.

Looks Aren’t Everything
A good-looking strap may not be a good-wearingstrap. How it fits on your wrist, the quality of the buckle, the angle of the case connection, and most importantly the feel of the rubber all speak to construction. Everest bands use high-grade vulcanized rubber for a feel that is soft, never sticky, and hypoallergenic. Everest buckles are made of 316L stainless steel and are exceedingly durable.

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Details matter
There are details to a watch band that help elevate it to the standard that Everest customers expect. A permanent ABS insert ensures that each strap has a tight case connection. The underside of the strap is channeled to help prevent moisture from being trapped underneath during hot summer months. Further, each sizing hole is angled, ensuring the buckle connection is both as secure and as flat as possible. 

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Strength
A Rolex, Tudor, or Panerai is an incredibly tough watch, but there is no reason to test that with accidental falls. When selecting a rubber strap, it’s important to remember that it’s the lifeline that keeps your watch from coming loose and hitting the ground. The same ABS insert in an Everest band that ensures a tight case connection also provides rigidity and strength to the springbars. This helps guard your watch investment against strap failures.

Comfort Keeps it on the Wrist

If it isn’t comfortable, it won’t get worn. Many customers reach out to us and are surprised just how comfortable an Everest Band is the first time that they put it on. Beyond just how soft the material is, the flex and angle of the strap itself perfectly conform to your wrist.

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Everything is Important
And really that’s the message: when you’re looking for the best rubber strap, everything matters. Most Swiss-made timepieces have evolved over years of constant evolution, and each of these factors are important to finding a strap that blends seamlessly into the look of your Rolex, Tudor, or Panerai.

Ask the Audience
There is one final way to help determine who makes the best rubber strap, and that is to ask the audience. With over 2,000 5-star reviews, there are plenty of reasons to see why others have already chosen a rubber Everest Band and have been thrilled with their purchase.

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Nick Payne
Nick Payne



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