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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?





Marine Chronometer Manufacture 43mm strap needed


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

thanks

 
 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
NT

Last rubber strap I got from an OEM was about $400 and sadly it broke after a year or so

 
 By: cazalea : January 28th, 2021-10:32
No message body

Ouch

 
 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 from Hirsch straps - you might contact them about the UN pieces you want -- maybe?



This from St Gallen/PuristsPro -- replacement courtesy of a gentleman. 




Overall, I have not had very good luck with rubber straps!

Cazalea

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. My current band is fine, but it is black (may not be OEM, I dont know) and I was thinking blue may look nicer ....but $350 nicer ?

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
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+1! (nt)

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

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

 
 By: amanico : January 28th, 2021-10:59
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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 expensive OEM bands on Ebay. I'm going to call an AD retailer and see what they say.

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.