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The Top Bracelets for the Rolex Air King 34mm

Rolex Air King 34mm with Black Tuxedo Watchband

Rolex Air King 34mm with Black Tuxedo Watchband

The Rolex Air-King 34mm is powered by the ultra-reliable 3130 movement, giving the wearer approximately 48 hours of reserve power. It is basically the same movement as the 3135 with the small exception that it does not have a date window complication. The 3130 movement was first released in 2001. The Air-King line has been replaced in recent years with the much larger 40 mm case. However, many collectors love the smaller profile of the 34 mm Oyster case which has a lighter weight as compared to its larger sibling. The Air-King comes with an Oyster Bracelet with Oysterclasp and is fitted with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The above Air-King is fitted with a Rubber B Black Tuxedo band. Tuxedo Velour® is a 100% rubber strap, with a velour texture incorporated into the design. Although it has a Tuxedo look, it is fully waterproof and perfect for swimming and sunbathing. This model comes with luminescent hour markers and a screwdown crown, providing water resistance for outdoor activities. The Tuxedo band is built for an active lifestyle, yet is luxurious enough to wear with the finest business suit or tuxedo. The Air-King has a simplicity of design, yet is sophisticated and can be utilized in nearly any situation. Although the above Air-King is pictured with stainless-steel hour markers and hour, minute and seconds hands, the below Air-King utilizes Arabic numerals at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. Both the hands and hour markers are luminescent and provide visibility no matter what your day or night brings.

Best Blue Watchband for the Rolex Air King 34mm

Best Blue Watchband for the Rolex Air King 34mm

Rubber B designed 4 of the best bracelets for the Air-King 34mm. These watchbands are made from vulcanized rubber and are precisely calibrated to fit the Air-King 34mm case, sporting the 19mm lug. These straps utilize “Block Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless mount which is flush to the Air King 34mm case. These straps are fully compatible with the original Oyster clasp that came with the timepiece.

Rubber B alternative bands for the Air-King 34mm are made in Switzerland with a universal fit. Rubber B bands allow the Rolex Air-King owner to dress up the timepiece for the fanciest occasions and yet be ready for action should the party head poolside or to the beach. For more information go to our Air-King 34mm page here.

The Best 5 Bands for the Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm – Reference 168622

Rolex yachtmaster 35mm

Rolex yachtmaster 35mm

The Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm reference 168622 combines a stainless-steel case with a platinum rotatable time-lapse bezel.  The beauty of the platinum is followed through on the dial where the luminescent hour markers are surrounded by the premium metal. The combination of 904L stainless steel and platinum, “Rolesium,” is a patented design by Rolex.   The case is a diminutive 35mm, making it a perfect watch for smaller wrist sizes for both men and women. 

The bezel has a 60-minute timing mechanism, designed to synch to starting race times.  The screw down crown and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal provide a waterproofness to approximately 300 feet.  The crystal has a lens over the 3 o’clock date window to provide additional visibility.  The reference 168622 has a white dial which is only mildly offset by the platinum hour and minute hands and hour markers which seem to pop out with a 3-dimensional effect.  Only the red Yacht-Master lettering on the dial and the red second hand stand out against the white background, providing a powerful visible tool for yacht captains needing to make precise “to the second” decisions while on the high seas.  Powered by the Automatic 2235 movement provides about 48 hours of reserve power.  The reference 168622 comes with a sturdy Oyster bracelet with an Oysterlock clasp. 

Rubber Bracelets for Rolex Yachtmaster 35

Rubber Bracelets for Rolex Yachtmaster 35

In order to match the beauty of the Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm – reference 168622, Rubber B custom designed 5 of the best waterproof bracelets to support an active lifestyle including swimming and sunbathing.  These vulcanized rubber straps are precisely calibrated to fit the 35mm case, utilizing “Blocked Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Yachtmaster 35mm case.  This model is designed specifically for the 17mm lug space models and comes with a 316L Stainless Steel tang buckle.   These bands are manufactured with precision in Switzerland.  For more information go to our Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm page here.

The Best Bands for the Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio – 44mm – PAM00104

Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio - 44mm - PAM00104

Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio – 44mm – PAM00104

The Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio – 44mm reference PAM00104 is a beautiful model loyal to the nautical watches coveted by the Italian Navy in the 1950’s.  It has the large Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock and long hour markers – both coated in luminescent materials.  The hour and minute hands are luminescent inside and surrounded polished stainless steel, matching the 44mm case.  Similarly, the small seconds window at 9 o’clock provides luminescent seconds even while in dark situations.  The screw-down crown is large and is further protected by Panerai’s patented lockdown mechanism.  The PAM00104 is water resistant to 300 meters.

Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio - 44mm - PAM00104.JPG Night viewPanerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio - 44mm - PAM00104.JPG Night view

Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio – PAM00104 Night view

The Panerai reference PAM00104 has a black dial and a black alligator strap with 22/24mm in size.  The Automatic movement is the Panerai OP III caliber with a power reserve of 42 hours.  The scratch resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides optimal visibility.  It provides supreme visibility of the date window at 3 o’clock using a magnifying lens between the dial and the crystal.

Alternative straps for the Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio - 44mm - PAM00104

Alternative straps for the Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio – 44mm – PAM00104

Rubber B has developed 10 of the best bands for the Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Acciaio – 44mm – PAM00104.  These vulcanized rubber straps are precisely calibrated to fit the Reference PAM00104 case with a flawless and motionless flush mount using “Blocked Integration” engineering.  A 316L stainless steel tang buckle is included with the Rubber B bands.  However, these replacement bands are designed to fit the original Panerai buckle perfectly.    Rubber B has developed 6 solid color bands and 4 vulchromatic (dual color) bands to fit the PAM00104.  These easily interchangeable bands allow you to express yourself and fit nearly any occasion.

Rubber B bracelets are manufactured in Switzerland with care and precision to fit nearly any wrist size.  No coatings, blends or bonding is used in the production of the bracelets, ensuring that the band will support an active lifestyle and look and feel great in the boardroom and in the ocean.  For more information, visit our page here.

The Best Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay m79540-0005

Tudor Black Bay m79540-0005

Tudor Black Bay m79540-0005

Tudor designed the Black Bay family of 41mm timepieces with time honored care and the inspiration of the Tudor divers’ watches produced during the 1950’s.  The Tudor reference m79540-0005 joins in that tradition with a gorgeous polished stainless-steel 41mm case and a large wind down crown.   The case and scratch resistant sapphire crystal are designed to provide a waterproofness to a depth of an impressive 500 feet.

Introduced at the 2017 Baselworld, the Tudor reference m79540-0005 has achieved critical acclaim due to its quality of workmanship, durability and its classic, yet sporty good looks.  This model has a blue dial and is offset by white luminescent hour markers.  The angular hour minute and seconds hands all have “snowflake” luminescent shapes allowing the wearer to clearly see the time in even the most challenging dark situations.  So, whether diving off the coast or in a theater or presentation room, the luminescent components will give the wearer a distinct advantage over competitors.

The hour markers are surrounded by stainless-steel, protecting the luminescent markers for generations to come. The markers include a large triangle at the 12 o’clock position, rectangles at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and large circular markers at the other hour positions.  The Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005 is powered by a caliber 2824 self-winding mechanical movement with a 38-hour power reserve.  It has a matching 41mm steel case and brown calf leather watchband.  The bracelet has a folding clasp and safety catch.

Best Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005

Best Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005

Rubber B has designed five of the best made watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005.  Engineered to fit the Tudor Heritage Black Bay and Tudor deployant buckle, the Rubber B straps provide a stunning look and a durability that matches the quality and exquisite attention to detail that each Tudor Black Bay timepiece possesses.  Rubber B bracelets are manufactured in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  These bracelets exceed FDA and BVGG standards of excellence.

The Rubber B straps can grab viewers attention with its dual color Vulchromatic watchband designs.  Of the five color options, Tudor Black Bay owners can choose an all-black band, or add a touch of a complimentary color.  The m79540-0005 will look excellent with a touch of white to match the luminescent hour markers, a touch of blue to match the blue dial, or even a touch of red which gives it a truly nautical flair.   The bands can be fitted with either the Tudor deployant buckle or any 18mm tang buckle – for ultra versatility.

For more information go to our Tudor Heritage Black Bay page here.

The best alternative bands for the Rolex Explorer 1 39 mm reference 214270

Rolex Explorer 1 - 39mm

Rolex Explorer 1 – 39mm

Rolex unveiled the first Rolex Explorer in 1953, which was the same year that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay achieved the impossible climb to the top of Mount Everest-the world’s tallest peak.  Rolex not only sponsored the expedition, but also provided Hillary with a prototype of the Rolex Explorer to wear during his historic climb.  The Rolex explorer quickly became the favorite timepiece of mountain climbers due to its ability to withstand extreme temperature and its easy legibility.

The Explorer I remained in production until 1989 with reference numbers 1016, 14270 and 214270.  The reference 214270, pictured above has a black dial and highly legible hour markers filled with luminescent material and are surrounded by rhodium plating.  The 3, 6 and 9 numerals are clearly legible at those hour markers, while the 12 o’clock position is noted by a large luminescent triangle.  The stainless-steel case provides extreme strength and durability to the timepiece.  It is waterproof to 330 feet and has a polished steel bezel.  The timepiece is powered by a Caliber 3130 which has a Parachrom hairspring made from blue niobium-zircon alloy.  This allows the timepiece to be immune to magnetic fields and be 10 times less susceptible to vibrations – critical items to climbers. It has a Paraflex mechanism which provides shock-absorption which protects the timepiece from sharp blows.  It has a winding crown is easy to use.  The movement is considered one of the finest automatic movements in the industry.  However, the classic look and minimalistic design will look just as appropriate during sporting activities as it would be accompanying a business suit.

Rubber B Alternative Straps for the Rolex Explorer 1 supports the Rolex deployant buckle

Rubber B Alternative Straps for the Rolex Explorer 1 supports the Rolex deployant buckle

Rubber B has developed an extensive portfolio of bands for the Rolex Explorer I.  Pictured above is a band designed to support the Rolex deployant buckle.  Rubber B also has two other models – one that supports a tang buckle (comes with a 316L steel tang buckle) and an industrial strength Velcro strap with a titanium loop for additional strength.  The Velcro strap comes only in Black, but the Tang and the strap that supports the Original deployant buckle have multiple color options including dual color (vulchromatic) options.

All of the Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  It is designed for comfort and universal fit.  All the straps utilize “blocked integration” engineering, providing a flawless motionless flush mount to the Explorer 1 case.  For more information go to the Rolex Explorer I page here.