I can vouch for the Hirsch performance straps. Nothing like the Omega (AT) version but theyre definitely ok with long term use in the sea. They dont have a curved lug ends though. The Omega rubber for the current gen SMP isnt crazy money so its worth consideringI'm also after a rubber strap for my SMP. Have seen Zealande and Hirsh so wonder if there are other brands to look at? Is there any benefit of having an integrated rubber strap (similar to Omega's) vs normal one?
I do it all the time.I dont think I would risk my £4000 watch on a £30 unknown quality strap thats basically a fake item.
Thanks for the tip and photo...will avoid aftermarket ones with that feature!
The Jumbo breaks in very nicely. I have a couple of them. This one is about 1.5 years old and is holding up well.great, appreciated and very nice combos.
Will check out the Jumbo, I think I prefer that or a nice Toshi over the James, even if I sacrifice water resistance on the latter. Will report back...