The Best Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
Oyster Perpetual and Datejust 31

The best Rolex Oyster Perpetual rubber strap depends entirely on your personality, but largely involves matching the colors presented by the timepiece on the dial and bezel of the watch itself. Rubber B has developed a wide variety of shapes, designs, clasp options and (of course) color options to help you make the perfect decision for your timepiece.

For example, in the picture above you can see that we opted for a white band to match the white lume found inside the hour markers and on the hours and minutes hands. The white also compliments the luscious purple dial and the white print and minute markings around the edge of the dial. The polished dial also reflects the white coloring for an extra effect.

best Rolex Oyster Perpetual rubber strap
Rolex Oyster Perpetual rubber strap – Black from Rubber B

This particular timepiece would work well with a black band as well since black is a more universal coloring along with white and typically looks good on almost any timepiece. However, this timepiece also has greyish hour, minute and seconds hands and so, going with a black colored band would be not only complimentary, but also more formal looking than white, which is fun and quirky. Certainly this timepiece is dressed up for a formal occasion, the boardroom or anything that life throws at you.

The Best Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap
Rolex Oyster Perpetual rubber strap – Red from Rubber B

At the edge of this timepiece, there are also red dots and so choosing a Red band would be a bold choice. It isn’t required to completely match a color to an exact color on the dial. For example, this blue timepiece has no red to speak of on the dial, but works wonderfully well with red. Blue dials also can also be paired with green, orange and yellow.

If you are a type of person that loves to have a uniform coloring, for example, your outfit, shoes, and fingernails all match, perhaps you would like to get an exact match to your timepiece. We have the answer for your unique dial face.

Let’s take for example, if you would like to get an identical match Purple to the timepiece you have, you can photograph it, and upload the color palate to our website and then you have extensive choices of the pattern you would like it to show, the buckle you want to use and size lugs your timepiece has. The result is a unique Swiss-made purple band that no other person has ever created, and yet, it matches your timepiece to perfection.

The Best Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap for the 39mm Oyster Perpetual Timepiece

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Timepiece was launched in 1945 and was the first self-winding wristwatch with a date indicator. That is an amazing thought because it is hard to think of timepieces not having a date indication at the 3 o’clock position. However, the Rolex designers not only invented the date aperture function, but took it a step further and deigned the Day Date function in 1956.

I should also remind you that Rolex also came up with the first perpetual self-winding movement in 1931, which is probably the most important achievement in automatic watchmaking history. And the Rolex Oyster Perpetual combined both the self-winding and the date window advances in a 34mm waterproof case with additional patents for the waterproof screw-down crown also built into this luxurious timepiece.

Rolex has since come up with more than 30 iterations of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual with the date and without. Essentially when the date function is added to the timepiece it is considered a “Datejust” rather than just an Oyster Perpetual timepiece. In reality it is roughly the same timepiece with just a modified caliber to support the date function.

The Oyster Perpetual 39mm is an exceptional Rolex timepiece. It has a comes with a stainless steel case and a Rolex Oyster bracelet. It has a domed silver stainless steel bezel and stainless steel hand and hour markers. The luminescence inside of the hour markers and hands provides excellent visibility in both day and night time.

The Rolex caliber 3132 is an automatic movement built off of the 3130 predecessor. It contains 31 jewels, bitting at 28800 vph and has a power reserve of 48 hours. The timepiece is resistant to water at a depth of 330 feet. The sapphire crystal is both scratch resistant and reflective, providing excellent visibility both during ay and night.

Right now this timepiece is extremely reasonable in the pantheon of Rolex watches, because it is one of the few Rolexes that could be purchased for under $8,000 today. This is extremely reasonable compared to the current 41mm timepiece that is going for over $14,000 today (in spite of it being listed for $5900 on the Rolex site).

The Best Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap
Swimskin Ballistic

Best Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap

Rubber B has developed 6 distinct watch bands for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap market if you are looking to outfit your Rolex Oyster 39mm. Here are the 6 options:

The Rubber Cuff series is one of the newest lineups which is an all-rubber watchband that looks and feels like Kevlar and twill. It also comes with a tang buckle and also comes in black, blue and green. It is not unlike the race bands found on the Paul Newman Daytona watch, owned by the superstar actor for many years and recently sold for over 17 million at auction.

The velcro series comes only in black, but has a very comfortable and easy to adjust velcro band made from the strongest velcro materials available and a titanium loop to protect the rubber strength.

The Tang Buckle series has multiple colors and dual colors to choose from. This series is fitted with a 316L stainless steel tang buckle. It also utilizes the “Blocked Integration” engineering to connect directly to the Rolex Oyster case, creating a flawless, motionless flush mount.

The Classic Series also uses the “Blocked Integration” engineering creating a motionless flush mount to the 39mm case. It has multiple colors available. However, this model also supports the original Deployant Oyster Clasp provided by Rolex. The Swimskin Alligator and Swimskin Ballistic series bands have the same features as the traditional classic series – supporting the Rolex Oyster Clasp and the Blocked Integration. However, they use a new machine technique developed by Rubber B to make these bands look like either pure Alligator hide or Kevlar fabric, but are made from the finest vulcanized Rubber. Therefore, these bands are perfect for all acquatic activities.

The Best Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap

Best Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rubber Strap for OP 41mm

The newest Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm timepieces are bigger than above referenced 39mm Oyster Perpetual. Powered by the new caliber 3230, it has a much more extensive power reserve of 70 hours. The tendency of Rolex has been to increase the size of the case because users tend to like the larger cases and the trend is going bigger. Even women have been seen wearing 40mm or larger timepieces no matter if it was originally made to fit a man’s wrist.

Rubber B has developed 3 types of 41mm bands to support the Oyster Perpetual.

Reference 124300 (2020-Present)

Reference 126334, 126331, 126333, 126300, 126303, and 126301 (including Jubilee and Oyster bracelet versions) (2016-Present)

Reference 116334 (Pre-2016)

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