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1.0 out of 5 stars What I got was polyurethane, January 3, 2008
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This review is from: Seiko Rubber Watch Band Original 22mm for Divers Model (Watch)
My experience with this band seems to be different than other reviewers. The orginal band on my Seiko Aquamatic lasted only a few months. Great watch,lousy band. It was polyurethane and my experience is that polyurethane bands will crack and break. This was advertised as a rubber watch band. Real rubber will last for years though I haven't seen real rubber watch bands lately. I ordered this as a replacement and in a year or so it also cracked and broke. I replaced with with one I made myself from nylon webbing. The Seiko watch on the other hand is a great self winding watch. The one I have is my second one. The first lasted many years of diving and hard wear.
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Initial post: Jan 2, 2010 7:42:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2010 7:43:25 AM PST
tjw says:
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Posted on Sep 8, 2011 7:29:15 PM PDT
The same thing happened to me. I have a Seiko deep diver and I LOVE this watch, but the replacement band after 1year split and cracked in two like a twig. The original band was great and lasted a long time. If this one is like the replacement band that I bought before, I will not be buying this one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:10:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2011 6:17:03 AM PST
@tjw Well then I "like to complain" too. The new "rubber" Seiko bands are garbage. Doug Terry is spot on.

@Doug Terry- I ended up getting a Waterborne band (when the were made in Australia) and couldn't be happier.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 5:58:49 PM PST
I have had a Seiko Diver's watch for 11 years now. I have had the same problem with watch bands. The first band lasted probably three years (through ocean dives, deep quarry dives, and general use and abuse), but the subsequent three only lasted two years each. I agree that the urethane bands don't last as long as they should.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2015 8:32:27 PM PST
Buzzkill says:
tjw, your reply shows you might suffer illiteracy. The review is for the aftermarket strap, not the Seiko watch. The polyurethane material does not hold up, especially if it comes into contact with water, particularly salt water. It's a dive watch.
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