Nautic Basket Weave Black Rubber Style Watch Strap

€48,76 excl. VAT

(VAT Free shopping outside the EU)


Retro Sport Vibes

A great Hommage to the well known and popular 70s Tropic straps. Made from a TPU without plasticizer but yet with a  super soft and smooth touch. It can easily be fitted to almost any sports and tool watch within seconds.

They're inspired by the most popular version from back in the day – a 'basket-weave’ finish with perforations and two ‘cords’ on the edges – and come in a matte black colour that looks great with vintage and modern steel watches. They’re rounded off by a brushed finish and Swiss made steel buckle. 

Length: 11,5 + 8 cm (4.53 + 3.15 in.)

Care instruction

Our leather straps are made of all-natural vegetable tanned leather. There is no chemical coating or waxing on top, which is why they are so very soft and comfortable. This natural quality also causes aging of the leather by sunlight and everyday wear. Every strap gets its own individual patina, which is something we love. Please don’t treat the leather with oil or wax as it ruins the whole nature of the strap. This also comes with a warning: avoid direct contact with water, as it may cause stains. So don’t wear your strap in the shower or when swimming and be cautious of heavy rain or perspiration. We recommend not wearing the strap in the gym.

Installation advice

We advice using a high quality spring bar for installation of our straps. Especially with newer watches, the gap between the case or bezel and the spring bar may be more narrow than on older pieces. To avoid scratches on the leather, we advise you to treat the strap carefully and without force when installing it on your watch. If it does not seem to fit at all, you might need curved spring bars or a different watch strap altogether. If you're unsure about this, feel free to consult with us before placing your order.

Seems a bit loose? Here’s why

As vegetable tanned leather tends to shrink a bit when worn, all our leather watch straps are intentionally designed with a tiny bit more width to prevent them from feeling or looking too small after some wearing. When first installed with your watch, the strap might appear a bit snug – but after a while, it will stretch and fit perfectly between the lugs. For Bulang and Sons, this is a mark of quality and proof of our traditional and natural approach.

Can’t wait to receive you package? With Bulang and Sons you don’t have to. We are located in The Netherlands and have ways of getting your order to you fast. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Henrik Rosenfeldt
Great rubber strap

A perfect match for my Squale skin diver.

Marco Magini
Tropic Strap

Probably the best tropic style strap on the market.

Carl Subich
Haven’t even tried it yet

Haven’t even tried it yet. May rate it higher after I do…

For now it's fine, but...

I'm quite happy with my new strap because it adds a classy vintage look to my Seamaster 300. However, of course, I must admit I added an original Omega buckle to it.
It feels very comfortable and you almost stop noticing it. And you'll like the shine.

I am, however, worried about the durability of the product. 'Rubber style' is exactly right because it looks like a genuine tropic strap but it isn' t.

Well, the word 'style' gives it away. I'm not much of a chemist and I don't know much about TPU but the strap feels definitely on the plastic side of rubber. Compared to other tropic straps I own and that are made of vulcanized rubber I'm a bit worried about how the strap will age. I dare to predict it will become brittle at some point. Time will tell. Until then I'll definitely like it!



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