Damn times. Almost all the brands have the same problem, right now... Let us know if UN gives you an answer.

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OEM rubber strap for Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture 43mm Mens Watch

 By: baldwin1 : January 28th, 2021-09:31
I'm having trouble finding an OEM version of three part set of rubber straps for my Marine Chronometer Manufacture 43mm. I have the hardware parts. I can find the Chinese knock offs and they fit but are a lot less flexible than the original. Any ideas? Ma...  

A UN dealer, or go to the website and order directly?

 By: cazalea : January 28th, 2021-09:33
alternatively you might find a set on eBay from an owner who got rid of the watch and still has the strap pieces Good luck. And welcome! Cazalea


 By: baldwin1 : January 28th, 2021-09:53
I have requested a band from UN and am waiting a response. Only OEM straps I find on Ebay are few and far between, cost >$800 and include the titanium hardware pieces which I have. Just wondered if there was anywhere I overlooked.

Why have you not spoken to UN?

 By: russell996 : January 28th, 2021-09:34
They have the parts.

I Have

 By: baldwin1 : January 28th, 2021-09:50
I have requested a band from them but have not yet had a reply. I thought I'd see if there were alternatives while I wait.

Let us know what happens. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : January 28th, 2021-10:00


 By: baldwin1 : January 28th, 2021-12:33
$400 is a bit high for three pieces of rubber!

I only got two bits for my money

 By: cazalea : January 28th, 2021-13:03
Not from U-N, this strap was from Hysek; ordered factory direct. This was from Bell & Ross via my local sales lady Yolanda; buckle not included. This was from Silberstein, buckle not included. I see the replacements on the left with leather lining came fr...  

Thanks Cazalea

 By: baldwin1 : January 28th, 2021-13:36
The UN bands look pretty tough, but I'm fairly inexperienced. Thanks for the tips on the other sources. I spoke with Burdeens Jewelry (Chicago) and they are checking if they can order a UN one for me... the guy I spoke to thought it would be around $350. ... 

I have one ordered

 By: baldwin1 : February 4th, 2021-18:29
Burdeen's has ordered one for me. About $380 with taxes. I think the timepiece deserves a blue band!

Good news!

 By: amanico : February 4th, 2021-23:10

+1! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : January 29th, 2021-09:44

Mine is less than perfect but still wearable

 By: Jaccard : January 28th, 2021-11:23
Very nice watch. Congratulations. Please keep us posted of the outcome.

I heard back from UN

 By: baldwin1 : January 28th, 2021-12:32
Thank you for the compliment ! I spoke to UN and they sent me a link to fill out, but it turns out to be a request for a customer care package, apparently to send in my band to replace the rubber parts. Now I am understanding why there are few and very ex... 

I've had a few older (late 90s to 2010-ish) UNs with this three piece strap and they have all been excellent for longevety and ability to retain original suppleness/flexability. Some from Bremont

 By: InDebtButOnTime : January 28th, 2021-17:55
(Descent Diver), IWC (original Cousteau diver) got stiff, hard and brittle and required replacement when the UNs didn't (and still haven't). So to me its totally worth $350. Beautiful watch and it will look better on a bllue strap!

Thanks and not surprised

 By: baldwin1 : January 28th, 2021-19:15
that the UN straps hold up so well.! If I am able to get a UN blue strap for $350, I am going to do it.