Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps

Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps

Rubber B was the first company in the world to develop custom rubber watch straps exclusively for Rolex timepieces, and since then, the company has added several other prominent watchmakers to its product portfolio. Rubber B also creates custom rubber watch bands for watches produced by Panerai, Roger Dubuis, and Audemars Piguet. This particular blog post is going to focus on a special kind of Rolex strap that Rubber B produces, as it is a product line that we feel very passionate about – our SwimSkin® line, which focuses on replacement alligator watch straps.

In this blog post, we are going to take a closer look at the myriad of reasons why using rubber instead of actual alligator skin for your watch strap is a fantastic idea. We will also be spotlighting some of our most popular Rolex replacement straps, and the beloved watches that go with them.

Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps

Why Should You Consider Using Rubber Watch Straps Instead of Purchasing Alligator Ones?  

The history of using animal skins for watch straps, especially where alligators and cows are concerned, is a long one in the world of horology. For well over a century, many watchmakers have used the fact that their straps are made from actual animal skins as a selling point in their marketing.

This is a very intentional ploy on their part, as they are attempting to play on both explicit and subconscious associations that have been part of our collective history for decades and decades. Much as smoking used to be seen as cool and fashionable, many people believed that only the wealthy and cosmopolitan could afford to wear actual leather. As a result, it became a sort of status symbol to have a leather jacket or alligator shoes – or an alligator watch strap.

Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps

Thankfully, however, the times have changed, and with them, the idea of what we consider both fashionable and acceptable in terms of corporate behavior, as well as what we, as consumers, are willing to purchase.

Rubber Watch Straps Help to Reduce Animal Cruelty

One of the most obvious benefits of using a rubber watch strap to replace your alligator one is the fact that no animals are harmed in the making of these watch straps. While many of us have a healthy fear of alligators, and rightly so, they are still sentient creatures, even though we don’t often think of them that way.

In earlier times, it was necessary to use actual animal skins for watch straps because that was the only material that was sturdy enough to ensure that the watch band would last for a while or not come off of the wearer’s wrist. However, this is no longer the case, and rubber is just as durable, and fashionable, without the unnecessary killing of any animals.

If you are a vegan of any kind, or even just environmentally conscious, the decision to switch to a rubber watch strap to replace your alligator one is both an easy and morally responsible one.

Rubber Watch Straps Are More Environmentally Friendly Than Alligator Straps

An equally important benefit of choosing to use a rubber watch strap instead of an alligator one is that you are also helping the environment as well. Many people are unaware of this, but the production of animal skin products is actually harmful to the environment.

The reason for this is that, in many cases, the chemicals used to preserve the animal skins are harmful to the environment. If they are not properly disposed of, or are introduced to water sources, they pose a significant risk to the health of the local flora and fauna in the area.

Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps

In short, when you consider both the animal cruelty aspect and the ecological ramifications of producing animal skin-based watch straps, the simple and sensible option is to choose a rubber-based strap instead.

What Are Some of Rubber B’s Most Popular Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps?

While Rubber B offers replacement alligator watch straps for a number of different Rolex timepieces, the three pieces we are going to further explore below have consistently been some of our most popular offerings.

Rolex Daytona – SwimSkin® Alligator

The Rolex Daytona is one of the most sought-after Rolex timepieces in the world, so it stands to reason that this strap would be one of the more popular pieces in this particular product line. The solid black coloring pairs masterfully with this storied chronometer, and the fact that it is 100% waterproof means that you are still able to maintain an active lifestyle while wearing your watch.

Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps
Replacement Alligator for Daytona

Rolex Submariner – SwimSkin® Alligator

The Rolex Submariner has long been seen by many watch aficionados as the gold standard among dive watches, so Rubber B crafted a custom rubber watch strap that was certainly worthy of that legacy. Available in both jet black and stylish pine green, these straps are a fantastic choice if you’re looking to replace your Rolex Submariner strap.

Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps
Replacement Alligator for Submariner

Rolex GMT-Master II – SwimSkin® Alligator

One of the largest watches currently in production by Rolex, this strap perfectly utilizes our “T-design” technology, which is a proprietary design Rubber B developed to help ensure the best fit for your replacement watch strap.

Rolex Replacement Alligator Watch Straps
Replacement Alligator for GMT

Are You in Need of a Custom Rubber Watch Band For Your Rolex Timepiece? Visit Rubber B Today

All of Rubber B’s watch straps are made from 100% vulcanized rubber and are crafted exclusively by experts in Switzerland. Orders are shipped out within 24 to 48 hours of receiving them, and Rubber B also offers shipping options to its international clientele as well.

To learn more about our complete product catalog, pricing, or to answer any other questions you may have, simply visit our website to learn more about Rubber B. We regularly update our product catalog, so be sure to visit regularly in order to stay up to date about what we have been working on.

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