Rubber b straps for 5167

Sep 16, 2020,09:03 AM

So Rubber b did what PP wouldn’t. What are your thoughts? I wanted to purchase different color straps for my 5164R from PP, but I was declined.

Has anyone seen these in the flesh? From the photos, they look like a good alternative. I was always of the opinion that the strap should compliment the watch as the manufacturer intended, but in this case I am having second thoughts. Why not have some fun with the Aquanaut?

Also, In the past I was told that Rubber b was the one that supplied PP with the Aquanaut strap. I guess this is not really the case after all.

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Looks good

 By: w220 : September 16th, 2020-09:31
But at that price point you may as well get the OEM Patek rubber strap, unless you want something else than black. What they should have done to differentiate their strap, was to have some kind of quick release system so it would be easy to switch between... 

If it doesn’t look like the original...

 By: TheCollector1688 : September 16th, 2020-10:02
Not sure how it will be perceived on your wrist if it doesn’t look like the original with the Patek strap pattern. I guess thieves may mistake it for a fake Patek. Less issues of having your watch torn away from your arm in the streets..haha’

Don’t think thieves think this far ahead

 By: CastorKrieg : September 16th, 2020-22:13
First they will grab it, then worry about fake/real

Yes, but

 By: xxcesar : September 16th, 2020-10:36
Agree that PP ought to offer choice. I went a different route as I do not like the rubber b pattern... ...  

PP should offer choice, especially for the Aquanaut.

 By: RGS : September 16th, 2020-22:56
It is the one line of watches that can be more fun and experimental! Keeping different color straps only for specific references, doesn’t make sense. The strap is not the novelty. A new reference (case, dial, movement) is.

Rubber B makes a high quality product --

 By: Jim14 : September 16th, 2020-11:30
If all the styling cues (color and pattern) are to your taste, the quality will be there. I have no affiliation with them except as a satisfied customer.

. 1 my thoughts too [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : September 16th, 2020-12:03

Changing the strap on the Aquanaut is a major pain

 By: CastorKrieg : September 16th, 2020-22:13
Plus you also need to remove and transfer the original clasp (Rubber B strap relies on the original flask, it doesn’t come with its own).

Spicing your Aquanaut up with a new rubber strap is a good idea IMO !

 By: GLau : September 16th, 2020-22:14
Personally I would match the rose gold case with the orange strap. Create a combination that you feel suits your style and taste.

Chose genuine or aftermarket

 By: Weems@8 : September 17th, 2020-02:54
Do not ask this purist which choice to make, ending always genuine. But, seen what Rubber B does, it looks good enough. Owning an Aquanaut, it is worth to set all sails to get genuine straps and collect all available colors. Rubber B, it is only when ther... 

Yes, I agree. Always the original from the manufacturer.

 By: RGS : September 17th, 2020-06:22
But the orange strap(5968)and the green/khaki strap (5168) won’t fit a 5164. PP chooses to offer specific colored straps only for specific references. So, there is no choice. Nonetheless, the 5968 is offered with 2 straps (black orange). On the other hand... 

RubberB is certainly not an OEM supplier.

 By: hub6152 : September 17th, 2020-19:52
They are an American company however the straps are made in CH in the same factory that also manufactures Omega rubber straps. It’s therefore possible that this same factory also supplies the PP rubber straps.