Best Rubber Watch Straps
Rubber watch straps are known to be durable, waterproof, comfortable, lightweight, affordable, easy-to-clean, and non-allergenic and non-toxic straps — a real all-rounder in the world of watches. It will come as no surprise then, that these are a popular and well-loved choice for lots of watch enthusiasts, and will continue to be well into 2022.
But how do you choose the right rubber strap for you? Like most materials, there are a few different types of rubber that can make up your rubber strap.
Much of this comes down to personal preference, and each strap will boast different benefits depending on your lifestyle, but your choices will often come down to natural, silicone, PU and PVC rubber, amongst other synthetic variants.
If we're talking the best of the best though, these are some of the best rubber watch straps on the market.
- Hirsch Pure
- ISOSWISS Skinskan
- ISOFrane Nato
- Tropic Textured
- Bonetto Cinturini Model 319
- Crafter Blue RX01
Natural Rubber Straps
Natural rubber straps are made from a white liquid called latex that oozes from certain plants when you cut into them. Although there are lots of different types of plants that produce latex, over 99 percent of the world's natural rubber is made from the latex that comes from a tree species called Hevea Brasiliensis, widely known as the rubber tree.
Synthetic rubber, on the other hand, is made in chemical plants using petrochemicals. One of the best known is neoprene, made by reacting together acetylene and hydrochloric acid.
Rubber Hirsch Straps
With a simple and understated design, the Hirsch Pure watch strap is made from soft and supple natural rubber, adorned with a high-quality Catwalk buckle.
Waterproof, tearproof and hypoallergenic, the Pure is the perfect combination of bold style and raw function.
ISOSWISS are a highly regarded watch strap based manufacturer based in Boécourt, Switzerland, who specialise in the production high-quality straps constructed from vegan caoutchouc rubber.
ISOSwiss Skinskan Black
Combining the desirable water-resistant characteristics of caoutchouc rubber with the distinctive look and texture of alligator skin (without the actual alligator - this one is suitable for vegans), the ISOSwiss SkinSkan is yet another perfect union of style and function.
Breathable Rubber Dive Straps
Beloved by watch aficionados the world over, the ISOfrane strap is one of the world's premier diving bands, with a timeless, functional design that dates back to the 1960s.
ISOfrane Dive Strap
The ISOfrane Dive Strap has the soft, strong and waterproof characteristics that the original isoprene rubber formula is known for, but it has been updated for the 21stc with hypoallergenic, non-toxic modifications that make it kind to our skin – all without using silicone, for maximal dust-resistance.
Factory-fresh lustre meets functional appeal with this one.
First popularised in the 1960s as an inexpensive, lightweight alternative to the steel bracelets provided with Tudor and Rolex watches, Tropic straps are now practically eponymous with marine activities.
Italian-made and Swiss-designed, the TROPIC Textured Rubber Waterproof Diving Strap boasts a cross-hatched, diamond-perforated design that makes it a true sports classic, widened on the underside for maximum air-flow. The supple, hypoallergenic and UV-resistant formulation of the silicone-free rubber is long-lasting and durable.
Non-Toxic Artisanal Rubber Straps
Bonetto Cinturini Watch Straps
Bonetto Cinturini are an Italian manufacturer based in the town of Caldogno, with 35 years of experience specialising in crafting premium rubber watch straps. All of their straps are crafted in their refined, specially-formulated rubber that is waterproof and suited for use during exercise, aquatic sports or in otherwise adverse conditions.
The 319 model from Bonetto Cinturini is a supple and dependable rubber sports strap adorned with a modern-classic design, and a smooth surface punctuated by two wide grooves on the outside edges. This pairs particularly well with nautical and diving watches.
Tailored Rubber Straps
Crafter Blue are known for their superb-quality diver's watch straps with specialised curved ends, tailored specifically to your favourite watch.
Our standout is the RX01. The Crafter RX01 is a pure vulcanised rubber strap with a brushed 316L stainless steel tang buckle & a pair of matching rubber keepers engineered to fit a wide range of Rolex watches. Non-marking, non-toxic and hypoallergenic, this is an excellent strap for prolonged use, whether on land or at sea.