I am delighted to present this superb quality refined stainless steel watch band.
Rolex as a brand have become synonymous with certain styles of watch strap and the Oyster watch band is probably their most famous and worn strap. Strangely, the original Oyster bracelets were not made by Rolex themselves but another company (which Rolex later acquired interestingly). Instead, the Oyster strap slowly evolved over years into what we now see today as a standard offering alongside your Rolex watch.
This particular watch strap is made from 316l stainless steel as you would expect. This particular material is superb at resisting corrosion. The truth is not many Rolex dive watches go into the ocean but the reality is the strap will have to deal with the perspiration of the owner. This is where a corrosion resistant watch band becomes important. The other important facet of stainless steel is that it is extremely strong. This material will prevent your Rolex heading into a different direction to you.
The steel in the links of this Oyster watch strap are completely solid. They are not folded or hollow like cheaper, poorer quality alternatives. The end links themselves are also solid - made especially for the Rolex Submariner itself with a 20mm lug width.
It features a double locking clasp with flip over lock. Again, this is an important security function in terms of ensuring that your Rolex watch is where you want it to be. The strap can be adjusted by removing links through removal of screws and through micro adjustments along the clasp meaning you can get the strap to the perfect size for you. The micro adjustments are particularly useful as wrist size can change slightly during changes in seasons. This makes it very easy to adjust so your Rolex watch strap fits you perfectly all the way throughout the year.
A significant number of customers are buying replacement watch bands such as this for their Rolex watch and wearing them on them to save wear and tear on their original strap. This has the benefit of keeping the value of their original purchase up. Some consider this a form of sacrilege and always want to wear their Submariner or GMT on the original band while others make a personal choice to do this. Most customers buy this band though as a replacement to a broken or damaged Rolex strap and simply do not want to pay the exorbitant costs that Rolex charge for a replacement watch band.
- Solid 316l stainless steel
- Flip lock clasp
- Adjustable through removable links and micro adjustments along the clasp
- 180mm length
- Solid links and end links