Guide to fitting an original Rolex rubber strap

The Oysterflex, the first Rolex rubber strap, will also be available on the Daytona, starting in 2015. Compared to steel straps, rubber straps are lighter and more resistant to water and have a longer service life than leather straps.

Guide to fitting an original Rolex rubber strap
Guide to fitting an original Rolex rubber strap

However, those who use rubber straps will encounter a situation where if the replica rolex watches rubber is too hard, the strap will not fit comfortably. But if the rubber is too soft, the entire strap will collapse.

To solve this problem, the Oysterflex strap is equipped with Rolex’s patented longitudinal cushioning system (green part in the picture above). The main body of the strap is still made of hard rubber, but the part that touches the wrist is very thin and light, so it fits automatically according to the curvature of the wrist. Not only is it more comfortable, but the strap does not slide easily during movement.

Guide to fitting an original Rolex rubber strap
Guide to fitting an original Rolex rubber strap

For added strength, the black rubber is covered with a metal plate made of “titanium-nickel alloy”, which makes the watch less susceptible to various environmental conditions, making it durable and secure to wear.

The Oysterflex strap cannot be cut because of the metal support frame inside. To make it easier to wear, the Oysterflex buckle has a 5 mm room for expansion and adjustment. However, for people with different wrist circumferences, 5 mm is not enough.

Guide to fitting an original Rolex rubber strap
Guide to fitting an original Rolex rubber strap

The Rolex Oysterflex bracelet is actually available in six different lengths of “C, D, E, F, G, H” for use with a specific size code on the inside of the bracelet.

If you need to replace the strap, you can ask an authorized dealer to send it to the Rolex service center on your behalf, or you can go to the service center yourself. This replacement service is free of charge, but you have to ensure that the rubber strap has not been used and that it is not too long before purchase.

Rolex itself has also made an official data sheet with recommendations for Oysterflex strap models to match the wearer’s specific wrist circumference. For example, if the wrist circumference of the Rolex Daytona is 159-170mm, it is recommended to choose the D-F size; if the wrist circumference of the Rolex Yacht Series is 193-204mm, it is more appropriate to choose the F-H size.

It is worth noting that the order of D-F can not change, the case at six o’clock position to install D, twelve o’clock position to install F. If you choose to F-D, although it can also be worn, but the position of the folding clasp will not be in the center of the inner wrist, wearing uncomfortable.

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