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Bob’s Watches Introduces a Brand-New Rubber Rolex Sports Watch Strap

Paul Altieri

Introducing the Bob’s Watches rubber strap for Rolex sport models, compatible with nearly any watch with 20mm lugs.  The sleek contouring and sporty matte finish on our new rubber strap allows you to switch up the style of your favorite watch while simultaneously adding durability for any active lifestyle.

Rubber straps and luxury watches are an unexpected match made in heaven that dates back to the 1960s when the material was first used on military dive watches.  Traditionally, watches were paired with a matching metal bracelet or a leather strap.  Rubber is water resistant, easier to clean, and lasts longer than leather – perfect for any watch that sees a lot of action and a great alternative to hefty metal bracelets.  Rubber straps became more commercially available in the 1980s and are again in the spotlight as Bob’s Watches unveils their innovative strap to accompany their vast selection of certified pre-owned Rolex watches.

Newest Innovations Offer Unmatched Longevity

Every watch box needs at least a few great straps, and the last few decades have been an era of great innovation in that realm.  The materials have become increasingly sophisticated to offer unmatched longevity, even in the harshest environments, such as salt water and high temperatures.  Bob’s Watches has consistently been a leader in high-quality watch accessories and has chosen the celebrated FKM volcanized rubber for its brand-new selection of rubber watch straps.

What is FKM Vulcanized Rubber?


At Bob’s Watches, style and functionality are top priorities, and vulcanized rubber delivers.  Traditionally, vulcanized rubber is hardened using heat and sulfur or by other means.  It is ten times more rigid than natural rubber yet remains incredibly elastic for a supremely comfortable wrist-wearing experience.

Among its many benefits, vulcanized rubber is water resistant, unlike leather, which deteriorates after prolonged exposure to water and humidity. Additionally, rubber does not fade, stretch, or rip as easily as leather or fabric straps. 

Ideal For An Active Lifestyle

If you enjoy an active lifestyle outdoors or even diving and other water sports, rubber is an excellent strap alternative to other materials that you can wear confidently and without compromising style or performance. Because of its durability and waterproof properties, rubber is also incredibly low-maintenance and easy to clean.  Simply wipe the Bob’s Watches rubber strap with a damp cloth to remove any dust, dirt, or sweat to keep it pristine. 

Rubber vs Leather Straps

Rubber straps are a top alternative to leather. Each material has its own redeeming qualities and allure.  Leather is classic and more closely associated with a dressier aesthetic, while rubber is sporty, durable, and robust.

The Bob’s Watches rubber straps will appeal to a broad range of contemporary watch tastes with a sleek matte finish that is just understated enough to pair with some of the finest Rolex watches in the secondary market – including watches in lustrous gold.  At the same time, it has a sporty appeal for traditional Rolex sports watches, such as the stainless steel Rolex Submariner, Cosmograph Daytona, or Explorer II.  Its versatility and sophisticated appearance instantly elevate any watch.

Design Considerations

Rubber straps have numerous benefits, but what is the actual design? Bob’s Watches has taken many considerations into account to offer their customers the best rubber straps in the market. They feature a subtle curved design for an optimal fit on the wrist and are compatible with Rolex watches with 20mm lugs. Each strap includes two sets of 20mm spring bars for hole and no-hole cases. The traditional pin buckle is perfect for dress and sports watches and accommodates various wrist sizes.  

The Bob’s Watches rubber Rolex sports watch strap is an excellent strap option for any watch collector, whether they enjoy life outdoors or simply appreciate the unique appeal of a contemporary rubber strap.  It is a must-have accessory for any well-rounded watch box that instantly gives any timepiece a fresh look without compromising comfort or quality.

Paul Altieri