New silicone strap for the Helix Diver

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SFWatcher
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New silicone strap for the Helix Diver

Post by SFWatcher » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:49 pm

One of the nicest features of the Helix Okto Blue Diver model HX420-03L17B was a fantastic stainless steel bracelet with rubber inserts on the center links and an expandable diver's clasp.
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Well, that all went by way of the dodo a few weeks back when the center links began to crumble. See the picture below.
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I tried to glue things back together but super glue didn't seem to do the trick and the crumbling continued.

I resorted to a Google search for replacement watch straps with curved ends. I didn't like the thought of having a gap between the case and the strap.
I think I got pretty lucky. I found a black silicone strap with blue accent stitching and blue rally strap cut-outs.
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I think it looks good and it fits the case and lugs like an OEM replacement.
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My search turned up quite a few more straps than I anticipated. Since I don't dive and very seldom wear watches in water I'm thinking of picking up a second strap in leather.
Thanks for looking.
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