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5 Watch Straps To Suit the Rolex Milgauss

5 Watch Straps To Suit the Rolex Milgauss

The Rolex Milgauss is a pioneering anti-magnetic watch designed to withstand high levels of electromagnetism, originally designed for scientists and engineers. 

Before the Milgauss was created, scientists and other professionals had an issue; an electromagnetic field larger than 50 to 100 gauss would significantly play havoc with the timing of a watch. They either had to deal with a dysfunctional timepiece, or simply not wear one. Just like diver’s watches needed water-resistance and pilot’s watches needed legibility, scientists' watches needed magnetic-resistance, which is exactly why the Milgauss was created. 

Created in the 1950s, it was determined that the Milgauss resisted magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss. This was a huge technological advancement for both Rolex, and of course the scientific community.

The Rolex Milaguss Today

The current Milgauss model features several new technological advances, including a shield inside the Oyster case made of ferromagnetic alloys, to increase Milgauss’s resistance to magnetic fields. The shield surrounds and protects the movement, making sure it runs accurately. 

The newly released model is also equipped with a magnetic alloy Parachrom-Blu hairspring, which is finer than a human hair, yet resistant to magnetic fields and up to 10 times more resistant to shocks, such as from dropping the watch. Rolex also includes the symbol for magnetic flux density (the capital letter ‘B’ with an arrow) engraved in the magnetic shield.

For the Milgauss owners looking to switch up their bracelet for something a little more suitable, we’re here to help! Here are 5 durable and incredibly robust alternative straps for your much-loved Milgauss timepiece. 

5 Watch Straps To Suit The Rolex Milgauss Include;

  1. Hirsch James
  2. Bonetto Cinturini 328 One-Piece
  3. Morellato Corfu
  4. Hirsch Urbane
  5. RIOS1931 Chicago

1.Hirsch James

If you’re looking for a high-quality ventilated rubber band to perfectly pair with your Milgauss, the Hirsch James collection might just be the ideal choice. 

Hirsch James Performance Calf Leather Watch Strap in Black

Combining the flexibility and dependability of Hirsch's tried and tested natural Caoutchouc rubber core with an upper leather layer made from high-quality refined Italian calfskin, the James performance strap really is the best of both worlds, offering up high performance during intense activity with classy, traditional stitched leather style. It’s not called the performance strap for nothing! 


5 Watch Straps To Suit the Rolex Milgauss



Shop our full Hirsch James collection here. 

2. Bonetto Cinturini 328 One-Piece

With 40 years experience specialising in crafting premium rubber watch straps, Italian manufacturer Bonetto Cinturini are another perfectly suitable alternative strap for the Rolex Milgauss. Their straps are 100% waterproof, and ideally suited for challenging activities such as exercise, aquatic sports or in adverse conditions. 

Bonetto Cinturini 328 Premium Rubber One-Piece Watch Strap in Black

The 328 strap is a twist on the venerable one-piece military band, featuring a seamless combination of premium material quality and a tried and true, comfortable form-factor.

The all-rubber construction makes for peerless water resistance and a supple, comfortable fit upon the wrist, while a specially reinforced section around the holes greatly enhances its resistance to wear-and-tear.

This strap is available in 2 colours - black and light grey, with a choice of polished, or sandblasted matt hardware, allowing you to subtly customise the strap's accent.


5 Watch Straps To Suit the Rolex Milgauss


You can find the full Bonetto Cinturini 328 One-Piece collection here. 

3. Morellato Corfu

The Corfù is a durable, eco-friendly watch strap and part of Morellato's 'Save The Nature' line of recycled material accessories, composed of reclaimed fabric in a dense Gabardine-style weave.

Morellato Corfu Recycled Gabardine Fabric Watch Strap in Black

Featuring a classic, understated style, fully-remborded and outlined with a tonal stitch for added durability that doesn't compromise on good looks, while also having minimal impact on the environment.


5 Watch Straps To Suit the Rolex Milgauss


Shop our complete Corfu collection here. 

4. Hirsch Urbane

A natural rubber watch with a smooth, uniform curvature, the Urbane is a sleek and modern strap with a soft and supple consistency that's a pleasure against the wrist. The strap is also waterproof, UV-resistant and hypoallergenic, making it an excellently versatile accessory for your Rolex Milgauss. 

Hirsch Urbane Rubber Watch Strap on Rolex Milgauss

5. RIOS1931 Chicago

Last but not least, we have the Chicago watch strap by RIOS1931, crafted from high-quality  cordovan leather and known for its exceptional durability. 

RIOS1931 Chicago Shell Cordovan Leather Watch Strap in Black

The Chicago s is a generously padded yet classy watch strap with hard-wearing characteristics and a substantial shape and texture, accentuated with a hand-stitched saddler's seam in a matching, complementary tone.

All Chicago straps also come complete with a high-quality Rios1931 buckle in a selection of three traditional metallic tones.

5 Watch Straps To Suit the Rolex Milgauss

View our full RIOS1931 Chicago collection here. 

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Written by Kate, for Watch Obsession.