Does your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore have an old, worn out strap that needs replacement?
Do you want a new watch strap for your Audemars Piguet ROO simply to change things up and create a brand new look?
If so, read on, as we are going to tell you about the best aftermarket rubber straps for luxury watches.
Most AP ROO owners have gone through a strap or two in their watches lifetime and/or they have a few “side pieces” so they can switch it up depending on the occasion.
It’s normal for an OEM AP Strap to become worn down after 5 years or so of regular use. Once your strap is on its last leg, you are not likely to wear it as much. And that’s a shame, as the remedy is simple. If the watch itself is good to go, then why not spend a little money (relatively speaking) to get it some new “tires”?
It’s a no brainer. And obviously you feel the same as you are now doing your research on what’s the best aftermarket rubber strap for an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch.
Even if your current strap is in good condition, getting a new strap can transform the appearance of your Royal Oak Offshore in no time. Not only is shipping and delivery quick these days, but so is the quick strap change system that aftermarket watch straps employ, which makes changing straps a cinch. Literally anyone can do it from the comfort of their own home.
So, whether you need a new rubber strap or you simply want a strap or two to change up aesthetics, continue reading this article as we are going to tell you everything you need to know about the best aftermarket rubber straps for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watches.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Before we jump straight into the “best rubber watch strap” discussion, let’s briefly cover the AP Royal Oak Offshore line and why it’s the perfect watch to have multiple rubber straps on deck.
Royal Oak Offshore is one of the most popular collections in Audemars Piguet’s lineup. It was designed by Emmanuel Gueit and was launched in 1993. The Royal Oak Offshore was a new take based on AP’s other highly successful collection, Royal Oak. It was made to be a bigger and sportier Royal Oak watch geared toward a younger, modern audience.
Royal Oak Offshores are sporty, rugged, luxurious, and they are very rich in variation. The collection obliges to a myriad of preferences and tastes. There are tons of different styles and materials used, and overall, the design is unequivocally original.
Not only is the watch impressive in design, but it is also extraordinary in function.
The Royal Oak Offshore was specially designed for professional and hobbyist divers…now it is a watch that every modern man wants.
The Royal Oak Offshore has graced the wrists of everyone from royalty to the rich and famous. It’s a favorite of Lebron James, Jay-Z, Michael Schumacher, Floyd Mayweather, Leo Messi, and Arnold Schwarzenegger…and they all have their own designs of the watch.
Now, with such a sporty, rugged and robust watch, a rubber strap is not only perfectly fitting, it is a must. Although a leather strap and a bracelet looks great on the AP ROO, a rubber strap is the epitome of sporty. A rubber strap is the most versatile option as it can be worn day or night and dry or wet. What’s more is, rubber straps come in many variations, allowing you to give a brand new look to the Royal Oak Offshore and mix and match the finer details of the watch’s case and dial.
Not having a rubber strap for your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is like not having a pair of sneakers. Moreover, not having multiple straps is like not having multiple pairs of sneakers…and who doesn’t have a least a few kicks? It’s simple math – certain outfits need certain straps and certain occasions do too.
Horus Watch Straps
When it comes to watch straps for AP Royal Oak Offshore watches, our favorite aftermarket rubber straps are Horus Watch Straps.
We are going to explain why by reviewing Horus’ Royal Oak Offshore Rubber Straps. But first, let’s go over the company’s story first so you can get a feel for their mission.
Horus Watch Straps was founded in 2014 with a mission to revitalize the luxury watch strap accessory space. The Miami-based company prides themselves on having an unrivaled knack for creating impeccably ergonomic strap designs that create the perfect juxtaposition with the watches they are fitted to. Horus develops straps for comfort and aesthetics. So these two crucial factors of a great watch strap are always top of mind. Everything from materials, colors, design and function are carefully considered and rigorously tested in the development and crafting of their top-of-the-line watch straps.
Horus Watch Straps creates watch straps specifically designed for Swiss watches like Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Panerai, Breitling, and TAG Heuer, to name just a few. Horus Straps has become a brand that is admired by celebrities, everyday people and their staff alike. Their commitment to providing an excellent experience for their customers and staff is unparalleled in the aftermarket watch strap niche.
Horus Watch Straps mission is “to inspire challenging the norm, pushing past boundaries and standing out from the rest.”
Their watch straps are available through authorized retails in over fifty cities and on five continents.
We, Diamonds by Raymond Lee in Boca Raton, are a proud authorized retailer of Horus Watch Straps.
Best Aftermarket Rubber Strap for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
So, let’s talk about Horus’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore rubber strap collection.
Horus Straps has an extensive collection of funky, exotic, and cool colored straps for AP ROOs. The Royal Oak Offshore is one of the most popular watches to fit with aftermarket straps. Again, it’s such a versatile watch, so Horus expands on that versatility.
Quality & Comfort
We’ve tried many aftermarket rubber straps in the many years we’ve been in business and we can honestly say that none come close to the quality and comfort of Horus. In fact, we even prefer Horus straps over Audemars Piguet OEM rubber straps. These vulcanized rubber straps have the perfect thickness and softness to them, as they are not too thin and not too stiff. The straps feel a bit softer than OEM Audemars Piguet rubber straps, which is a huge selling point for us.
The watch is luxuriously soft. It is easily the most comfortable rubber we’ve ever experienced. It’s pliable, but not flimsy, which is an extraordinary accomplishment that we’ve seen many aftermarket straps get wrong.
Moreover, the buckle has a flat structure and the edges are deburred. And, the straps have an ergonomic design that curves around your wrist as if it was never meant to be taken off. These are important attributes for completing the splendidly comfortable feeling that these straps offer.
It’s truly amazing how comfortable the AP Royal Oak Horus rubber straps are. It’s easily one of our favorite aspects of their straps, but definitely not the only…
What’s more, the prints and colors won’t rub off. We’ve been testing Horus straps out for quite a while and they all still look as good as new.
Design, Color & Patterns
We find it incredible how a watch strap with the same exact dimensions as an OEM AP ROO rubber strap can be so utterly original.
All of the designs are done in-house and they use the highest quality materials and production processes. They have a plethora of colors that can meet the desire of even the most particular people.
The designs come in solid or camo color.
First, let’s talk about their camo designs.
The style of camo is digi camo and woodland camo.
Gigi camo (digital camouflage) is one of the hottest style of camo right now. It was inspired by the Cadpat and Marpat camouflage pattern used by Marines and Canadian forces. The design utilizes pixelated micropatterns that dither and blur sight from a distance, therefore blending in with the surrounding. This camo might be hard to see during war, but it’s easy for us to see it’s a fantastic design for a rubber watch strap.
Woodland camouflage is the classic US military camouflage design approach. It’s a timeless camo that you can’t go wrong with. We absolutely love the original camo look in all the different color combinations they’ve created.
The camo’s come in the following colors:
- Graphite – black and various shades of gray.
- Blue – black and blue
- Snow – white, black and gray.
- Red – various shades of red and black.
- Orange – various shades of orange.
- Green – various shades of green.
As for the solid colors, the vulcanized rubber looks fantastic in a variety of solid colors. They have black, white, grey, red, blue, orange, lime, olive, and tan, and honestly, every single color gets put to use at Diamonds By Raymond Lee as they are all very aesthetically pleasing.
Horus Watch Straps guarantees the perfect fitment for their Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore straps. We can confirm this is entirely true.
Their straps have an exact fit between the lugs on the Royal Oak Offshore and the strap and buckle go together as an OEM strap would.
Moreover, it is incredibly easy to install and change a strap thanks to their ‘strap change tool’.
If you plan to change straps, you should definitely get their Watch Strap Spring Bar Tool. It makes changing the strap effortless. All you need to do is take the fork end of the tool and pop it over the screw located on the caseback. Once it’s detached, you attach a new strap and secure it in place with the same tool. You can change a strap in less than a minute.
There are two sizes available for the Royal Oak Offshore – 42mm Diver size or the 44mm. Simply choose the size that corresponds with your Royal Oak Offshore watch. All the different designs are available in both the 42mm and 44mm strap sizes.
Horus Straps Celebrities
Horus Straps has really been making a name for themselves over the last few years. They have a few celebrity ambassadors such as Sebastian Rulli, Michael Strahan, Dan Bilzerian, Bruce Arians, and Drew Brees. They all can be spotted rocking Horus Straps as they are true advocates and admirers of the brand. And for good reason, Horus Watch Straps are top quality, extremely comfortable, and beautifully designed rubber straps.
Where to buy Horus Watch Straps in Florida
Contact us for pricing, as we offer special deals. We also sell bundle sets so you can get multiple straps for considerably less.
For any questions or to make appointments with any of our watch specialists, please feel free to contact us or give us a ring at 561-750-7808. You can also pop into our retail location at any time during our open hours. We are located at 2801 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33431.
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