TROPIC Black Rubber Watch Strap

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  • Made in Italy.
  • The original and authentic TROPIC rubber watch strap, trusted by the world’s most iconic dive watch manufacturers since the early 1960s.
  • TROPIC remains the foremost choice for discerning vintage and modern dive watch collectors.
  • Updated with rounded ends (see photo) for improved aesthetics and fit.
  • Faithfully retains its original retro aesthetic and cross-hatched 'tapestry' texture.
  • Constructed using the highest quality 100% vulcanized rubber available, further improving its durability and comfort.
  • 100% silicone-free.
  • Will not attract lint and dust like silicone.
  • Waterproof, hypoallergenic and nontoxic.
  • Perforated for quick-drying comfort.
  • Piece length 125mm / 85mm excluding buckle.
  • Total length approximately 8-1/4" excluding buckle.
  • 5.5mm thick throughout.
  • Includes one free pair of strong, seamless double-flange stainless steel spring bars.

Q: Do you sell watch bands for women?
A: We do! Many of our short-length straps are the perfect size for women.

Q: Can you suggest a strap that looks amazing with my watch?
A: Unfortunately, because the range is so vast (and personal taste is subjective), we cannot advise regarding aesthetic suitability for specific models and styles of watches.

Q: I have an Apple watch. Will any of your straps work for me?
A: Sure! Our handy Apple watch band adapters accommodate most 22mm straps.

Q: Are spring bars available?
A: Yes, for each strap that is not already integrated with quick-release spring bars, we include one free pair of strong, seamless double-flange stainless steel bars.

Q: What strap size do I need?
A: To determine your size, use a metric ruler to measure the internal distance (in millimeters) between the lugs of your watch.

Q: My Bonetto Cinturini deployant strap is too long. Can you help?
A: Of course! See our Bonetto Cinturini sizing guide for cutting instructions.

Q: Do you offer international shipping?
A: Yes! Visit our Shipping & Returns page for more information.

Q: May I return my purchase?
A: Holben's Fine Watch Bands accepts returns of unworn, undamaged merchandise for refund or exchange within thirty days of purchase. Learn more on our Shipping & Returns page.

Need help with sizing?
  • Inspect the underside of your current watch strap for width indicators.
  • Measure the space between your watch lugs (in millimeters) using a metric ruler.
  • Research the specifications of your watch model on the manufacturer's website.
Shopping for your Apple watch?

Our stainless steel adapters enable the use of virtually any 22mm watch band with Apple Watch models 1-8, SE and Ultra, and are compatible with standard or quick-release spring bars.

Shipping & Returns

Not to brag, but Holben's is famous for our fast shipping!

United States deliveries:

All domestic shipping options include tracking.

FREE USPS Ground Advantage shipping (3-5 business day transit time) for orders over $39.
$4.95 USPS Ground Advantage shipping for orders up to $39.00.
$8.95 USPS Priority Mail (2-4 business day transit time).
$23.95 USPS Priority Mail Express (1-2 business day transit time).

International deliveries:

Quickly-dispatched USPS First Class International shipping for one flat fee of $16.95, regardless of number of items purchased.

Orders shipped outside of the USA may be subject to customs or import fees upon arrival in the destination country. Payment of any import duties, fees or taxes is the responsibility of the customer. Contact your local customs office for information regarding potential charges.

Returns & Exchanges

Holben's accepts returns of unworn, undamaged watch straps or accessories for refund or exchange within thirty days of purchase. (To ensure that items remain in original condition, please confirm suitability before fastening to your watch or wrist.)

All product packaging (bags, tags, cases, etc.) must be unaltered and returned with each item. Items without original packaging will be refused. Items that have been worn, resized, damaged or otherwise modified (including exposure to cologne, tobacco smoke, household air fresheners or other odors) will not be accepted.

Orders must be packed in a padded envelope or small box, and shipped via USPS with delivery confirmation. (Couriers such as DHL and UPS will not deliver to PO boxes.)


Please ship all returns to the address below, with a note stating your name, date of purchase and reason for return.

Returns Department
PO Box 10853
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

We are happy to help with returns and exchanges. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
John Simpson
A great strap and great color

A quality tropic strap and a great green color. Works well with any vintage or vintage-inspired watch. I have min on a Seiko SPB143. The rubber is soft and flexible, more so than most FKM versions. And Holbens is top shelf in terms of service!

James D Wilcox III
Just buy it!

What’s to say? This is my 3rd Tropic brand rubber strap. It’s old school with a retro taper, mine is 20mm-16mm. Smells good and has just enough flex to make it feel like butter on the wrist.

Excellent strap

After buying one Tropic strap in black I have returned to buy a few other colors as they are one of the most comfortable wearing rubber straps I've ever had. The Anthracite color is a dark gray but wouldn't quite call it "almost black" Will be back to purchase more strap from holbens.

Perfect for Seiko diver!

I purchased the black Tropic strap to pair with my beloved 62 mas reimagined Seiko SBDC101. This strap is the perfect aftermarket option for any vintage-inspired skin diver but it looks especially at home on my Seiko. The thickness of the strap is ideal for this watch. I love the finer details of the strap, like how the cross-hatch pattern is visible on on the ends when you look down to check the time. I also love how the strap tapers to 16mm, unlike a lot of the other tropic-inspired straps that usually taper to 18mm. The design of the buckle allows it to sit flush on the underside of strap, which is another small but important detail, especially when spending a little extra $$. Overall, very pleased with the purchase.

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