There is a limited selection of long (over 200mm/8”) rubber watch straps, especially in the 18mm lug width I need for my classic Vostok Komandirskie and Amphibia watches (depends on the specific case model). This one doesn't taper, so it looks about as wide as you can get with the 18mm width. I like the 285 model too, but it tapers to the buckle a bit. I think this band looks inside-out with mold marks around the holes and at the edges, so I turned the buckle around and now the cool ribs/cuts are on the outside so you can see them. I have tried silicon and PU (polyurethane) bands but they are not as soft and flexible as these NBR bands. I even like the vanilla smell!
Came quickly and as expected. Cinturini products are always first rate.
The most comfortable rubber strap you will ever wear.