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Not exactly the original band...
on February 26, 2014
I believe the disconnect on this Seiko diver's watch band has to due with purchase date of the original band (with watch). My Seiko dates back to 1991 - which was purchased at the Berlin PX upon returning from the Gulf. That band was real rubbery - very "gummy-like" in texture, and when it broke after 2-3 years I was able to purchase a new band made the same way. After that second purchase, the material used to make the Seiko band changed; It become less gummy-like and more sturdy (The original band, for those who remember, also used to "bloom" like chocolate after a good swim in the pool. It wasn't perfect either.).
If the original band was actually made with real rubber, it is likely not available for purchase on our planet due to cost and availability.
This band is of very high quality and appears to have the same metallic parts as the old-school original, and I am very happy with it. Would I like the original band of 1991 - yes - but that was twenty years ago.