The Classic GL831 Rubber Diver Strap-- 20mm and 22mm
"Honestly....I need like 10 of these" --@vanquish_
"This may be your best rubber to date" -- Brian, TX
"About as perfect as a thing can be in an imperfect world" --Saul, FL
Comprehensive review by Strap Sense found here.
Arguably the greatest (and most comfortable) diver strap Seiko ever made was the GL-831. It was the stock strap that came with the 6306 and 6309 divers, as well as H558 "Arnie" and the 7548 quartz diver, among others. Fans have been raving about them for decades. Today they are hard to find because many got stiff over the years and began to crack in all the wrong places.
It has been my dream to recreate this iconic strap and make it as close to the original as possible. I believe I have met this challenge, with a couple of minor changes. I made it slightly thinner and more flexible (like the original gets when exposed to warm temperatures).
It measures approximately 78mm x 130mm, so it is not absurdly long like many of today's rubber straps. Compatible with most 22mm diver watches. Comes with a pair of 2.5mm "fat boy" spring bars.
If you are one of those guys who likes to wear a tight strap, you need to get this one! No breaking-in time necessary. If you like a daily wearer and have been looking for a comfortable strap that has the classic diver look, you have found it.
22mm STANDARD: 78mm x 130mm
22mm SHORT: 74mm x 124mm
20mm (one length only) 78mm x 128mm
What to expect:
Opening the package: "Seems unimpressive. Kind of similar to other straps I own."
After an hour: "I actually quite like this....Very comfortable."
After a day: "This strap is really awesome! I can't believe how good it feels!"
The next day putting it on: "Ahhh, home!"
[UPDATE: A couple of customers have asked if the strap they received was used, as there were some light markings on them. This is actually the oxidation of the rubber and is completely normal. I personally like the look because it reminds me of the vintage rubber straps I have owned. So if you get one that looks like this (see last picture) don't worry, nothing is wrong. In my opinion everything is just right :) ]