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Extensive Selection of Rolex Submariner Designer Watchbands

Yellow Gold Rolex Submariner 116618LN

Yellow Gold Rolex Submariner 116618LN

The Rolex Submariner is the world’s most recognizable Rolex.  Perhaps it was the mystique behind James Bond’s chosen timepiece, or the fact that the Oyster Perpetual Submariner was the first timepiece capable of submerging to 100 meters.  The Rolex Submariner, released in 1954 became the first diver’s watch – a tool watch of the highest caliber.

However, Rolex never rested on its success, and continued to develop the Submariner – adding a cyclops lens over the date window, and creating increasing water resistance to 1000 feet in the Submariner, and 12,800 feet of resistance in the Sea-Dweller models.

Submariner with different color straps from Rubber B

Submariner with different color straps from Rubber B

The Submariner has seen subtle changes over the years.  Rolex added a Sapphire crystal to add scratch resistance to its already robust case.  The case is built out of solid materials – the classic stainless steel, yellow gold, white gold, and two-tone gold.  The timepiece comes in both a model with a date window and a no-date option.  The no-date submariner only comes in stainless steel.

Rolex Submariner with Green "Hulk" bezel

Rolex Submariner with Green “Hulk” bezel

The above Rolex Submariner is a classic green bezel Sub, aptly named the “Hulk” after the Marvel comic superhero.  This Submariner comes with a black dial, but Rolex also makes a matching green dial model as well.

Rolex Submariner with Blue Bezel and Blue Dial

Rolex Submariner with Blue Bezel and Blue Dial

The Rolex Submariner above is built with a combination of a stunning blue bezel with a two tone yellow gold and stainless steel case.  It has a blue dial, making the white luminous hour markers pop with dazzling contrast.  The hour markers on this Submariner are surrounded by 18 karat yellow gold.  In most Submariners the markers are protected from bleeding with stainless steel.  The blue Rubber B watchband completes the package on this timeless timepiece.

Submariner with support for Rolex clasp

Submariner with support for Rolex clasp

Rubber B has designed 3 different model bands for the Submariner.  It has the standard bracelet that supports the original Rolex deployant buckle. It has a standard 316L Stainless Steel Tang buckle band.  And Rubber B also pioneered the stunning Velcro clasp with Gore-Tenara Marine Threed and a Titanium insert for strength.

Submariner with Velcro Strap

Submariner with Velcro Strap

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  The Tang Series and the Classic Series each have a wide variety of color options.  All three bands are made with Blocked Engineering for a tight fit to the Submariner case.  For more information, visit our Rolex Submariner page here.

10 Designer Bands With 3 Clasps for the Rolex Submariner Ceramic

Rolex Submariner with Rolesor Gold and Steel Combination

Rolex Submariner with Rolesor Gold and Steel Combination

Launched in 1953 the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner has become one of the most world renowned timepieces.  The Sub was the first divers’ watch to be certified to be waterproof to a depth of 330 feet.  The Oyster was the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, but the waterproofness system created the first diver’s tool timepiece, setting both the standard and a turning point for a world of divers’ watches to be developed.

Current model Submariners are available with or without the date aperture.  The original Oystersteel model is still available and a standard for men’s timepieces.  However, Rolex has added Rolesor (steel and yellow gold combination), all yellow gold models, and models with different and colorful dials such as the green “hulk” submariner.  The new Submariners don a Triplock triple waterproofness system that supports a water depth of 1000 feet.  If that is not enough waterproofness depth, Rolex also has its Deep-Sea models that can go much deeper.

Another enhancement that has made Rolex Submariner’s leaders in the diver’s timepiece is the Rolex Glidelock clasp, allowing for a secure and comfortable fit over diving suits.  The Glidelock clasp allows the band to expand in 2 mm increments.  However, the fliplock extension links can increase the band to an additional 26 mm.

The Submariner has a 40mm case and is powered by a 3135 caliber self-winding movement with a 48 hour power reserve.  This caliber is developed and manufactured entirely by Rolex.  Certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, it proudly displays its “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” on the dial under the Submariner name.

Rolex Submariner with Rubber B Vulcanized Rubber Bands

Rolex Submariner with Rubber B Vulcanized Rubber Bands

Rubber  B has developed 3 different style bands for the Rolex Submariner with 3 different clasps.  The first band supports the deployant buckle provided by Rolex.  The second band has a tang buckle provided by Rubber B made out of 316L steel.  The third band is a unique Velcro® Alfatex® closure utilizing a titanium insert for maximum strength and durability.

All Rubber B bands are made from all natural vulcanized rubber and are made in Switzerland. The straps are engineered to fit Rolex Submariner Ceramic, featuring a solid insert for Blocked Integration to the watch case.  For more information, visit our page here.

8 Designer Watchbands for the Rolex Daytona on Oysterflex

Rolex Daytona with Yellow Swimskin Rubber Bracelet

Rolex Daytona with Yellow Swimskin Rubber Bracelet

The Rolex Daytona is the hottest Rolex being sold today.  However, this wasn’t always the case.  Soaring popularity has risen to an epic peak and appears to have no end in sight. The current reference 116518LN is a stunning combination of both yellow gold and a black bezel and dials, along with a black band.  However vintage steel-only Rolex Daytona’s are a collector’s dream even though they did not even have an automatic caliber inside.  Rolex Daytona popularity has been on the rise since actor and racing legend Paul Newman became the spokesperson for the brand, and consistent improvements to the ultimate tool timepiece have brought renewed acclaim.

Rolex has been at the forefront of designing timepieces for racing events for over half a century.  The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona was introduced in 1963, allowing drivers to accurately calculate their lap speed utilizing the tachymetric scale and its three counter dials, from the pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock. Although early models were available only in steel, current Daytona models are found in both yellow and pink gold, and special editions can even be found in platinum.

Rolex Daytona with Black SwimSkin Rubber Bracelet

Rolex Daytona with Black SwimSkin Rubber Bracelet

The Daytona is known for its 3 dials.  The 12-hour dial is at  9 o’clock and the minutes dial is at 6 o’clock.  It also has a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position.   The tachymetric scale was introduced allowing measurement of speed up to 200 units per hour (miles or kilometers is your choice).  However, as race speeds and car technology increased, Rolex released models that supported 300 units and now 400 units.  It is unlikely for land vehicles to stretch beyond 400 units, due to limitations in tire, heat and other technology.  However, if they do, Rolex will be there to build the next version of the Rolex Daytona.

The new Daytona is equipped with a caliber 4130 which is an automatic mechanical chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Rolex.  This new caliber is built with fewer components, enhancing reliability, and allowing for a larger mainspring.  This has greatly enhanced the power reserve from 50 to 72 hours.

Rolex Daytona Bands Support the Deployant Buckle

Rolex Daytona Bands Support the Deployant Buckle

Rubber B has developed 8 replacement bands for the Rolex Daytona.  Each  rubber strap is engineered to fit the Rolex Daytona and the original Oyster deployant buckle coming with the Oyster Rubber strap.  The Rubber B strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.  The SwimSkin model feels like Kevlar but is in fact 100% vulcanized rubber.

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure natural vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends, glues or bonding are utilized in the manufacturing process allowing for a natural allergen-free and non-toxic material that can withstand an active lifestyle.  For more information visit our page here.

4 Replacement Bands for the Rolex Sky-Dweller Reference 326135

Rolex Sky-Dweller on Strap

Rolex Sky-Dweller on Strap

The Rolex Sky-Dweller Reference 326135 comes with a 42mm Oyster case and is designed with Everose gold.  The fluted bezel gives it a stylish look and allows the light to add a distinctive 3 dimensional and modern appeal to the timepiece.  The calf-leather band in brown extends the coloring of the pink gold.  The dark rhodium dial provides clarity and a beautiful offset with the chromalight display providing long-lasting luminescence on both the hour markers and on the hour and minutes hands.

Brown Band for the Yellow Gold Rolex Skydweller

Brown Band for the Yellow Gold Rolex Skydweller

The Sky-Dweller is powered by a caliber 9001 which provides 72 hours of power reserve.  It functions with a center hour, minute and seconds hands.  It also has a center disc which provides an easy to read 24-hour display for a second time zone.  Around the inner bezel of the dial are 12 apertures which provide month display.  There is an instantaneous annual calendar at 3 o’clock and rapid-setting capabilities for the date and stop-seconds for precise time setting.  It is one of the most complex calibres Rolex has ever designed.

The Reference 326135 has a twinlock double waterproofness system.  With the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, this timepiece is rated with water-resistance to 330 feet.  Many improvements have been made to this timepiece in both shock resistance, and precision.

Black band for the Rolex Sky-Dweller

Black band for the Rolex Sky-Dweller

Rubber B has developed 4 replacement bands for the Rolex Sky-Dweller.  Each dual colored rubber strap is engineered to fit the Rolex SkyDweller and the original Oyster deployant buckle coming with the crocodile band.  This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends, glues or bonding are utilized in the manufacturing process allowing for a natural allergen-free and non-toxic material that can withstand an active lifestyle.  For more information visit our page here.

8 Designer Bracelets for the Rolex Yacht-Master 40mm on Oysterflex – Reference 126655

Yachtmaster 40 with Grey and Black Bracelet

Yachtmaster 40 with Grey and Black Bracelet

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 126655 is a stunning timepiece which combines the beauty of the Rolex Everose Gold throughout the 40 mm case, with a black matt, sand-blasted, rotatable bezel, with raised black polished numerals and graduations.  The combination of black and pink gold has quickly become a staple for Rolex, as they move to add this exceptionally fine color combination to its collection.  The Everose Gold is a patented creation by Rolex and introduced in 2005.

The black coloring is extended to the black dial.  This is beautifully offset by the luminescent hour markers surrounded by 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing.  Rolex launched the new Oysterflex bracelet in black, which offers a sporty  alternative to metal bracelets.  This bracelet continues the coloring of the timepiece and is secured by an 18 ct Everose safety clasp.

Yachtmaster 40 with black band

Yachtmaster 40 with black band

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 126655 is powered by the caliber 3255 which is made of nickel-phosphorus protecting it from magnetic interference.  This new-generation movement is developed and manufactured entirely by Rolex and improves upon near perfection with precision, power reserve and resistance to shocks utilizing Paraflex shock absorbers and a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring.  It provides an impressive 70 hours of power reserve and winds bidirectionally with a perpetual rotor.

The reference 126655 is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire, and a triplock triple waterproofness system giving it protection to 330 feet of water depth.  The crystal also has the Rolex patented cyclops lens over the date aperture.

Replacemnt Bands for the Yachtmaster 40 on Oysterflex

Replacement Bands for the Yachtmaster 40 on Oysterflex

Rubber B has developed 2 stylish bands for the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 126655.  The black Swimskin Alligator band looks and feels like true Alligator leather, but is in fact 100% vulcanized rubber.  This process has taken over 5 years of development to add the perfectly designed “Faux-Leather” look and feel while providing the exceptional strength, resilience and comfort of Rubber B vulcanized all-natural rubber bands.

The second offering from Rubber B for the reference 126655 is a sleek Swimskin Ballistic design.  This design mimics the look and feel of a fabric watchband, but is 100% vulcanized rubber.  There are 7 beautiful bands to choose from which can allow Yacht-Master owners to change the look of their timepiece with a simple change of the band.

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland.  No coatings, blends or bonding is used in the process.  For more information on these designer bands for the reference 126655 visit our page here.