Silicone and rubber ladies watches are stylish sporty fashion accessories. They are comfortable to wear, resilient and modern. Where fashion meets versatility. Rubber is one of the most durable watch materials and silicone women's watches in unisex and colorful styles are some of the most popular fashion rubber watches.
They are common in sport watches, fashion watches and children's watches but rubber watch straps are ideal for all sorts of watches and lifestyles. There are all kinds of watches with rubber bands from diving to dress watches. Rubber watch straps are especially ideal for an active lifestyle because they are durable and lightweight and can be worn while swimming, hiking and running.
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The two types of rubber used for watch straps are natural rubber (caoutchouc) and silicone, which is made of polymer materials.
Natural rubber is one of the most well known natural polymers. The first natural rubber was obtained from the sap of Hevea trees in Central America. Today, there are other kinds of rubber whose invention was inspired by natural rubber.
Rubber got its name from its ability to erase or rub out writing in pencil. Rubber watches may have a plastic or metal case.
Developed in the 1960’s for diving watches, the Tropic strap was the first rubber watch strap made. The popularity of rubber in contemporary watchmaking began in the 1980s.
Advantages of Rubber Watch Straps
Disadvantages of Rubber Watch Straps
Silicone is a soft, synthetic rubber-like material comprised of silicon, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone rubber is derived from silicon metal and silica sand. It is a high performance polymer first developed in the search of a better insulating material for electric motors and generators.
Silicone is a very common material that is used in everything from toys to medical equipment applications, electronics, automobiles, electrical wiring, and in the food industry. Silicone rubber is an extraordinary high performance material. Tough enough to for use in jet engines and safe enough to make baby bottle teats.
Benefits of Silicone Watch Straps
Cons of Silicone Watch Straps
What is the Better Watch Strap Material - Natural Rubber or Silicone?
Natural rubber and silicone both have amazing properties. Silicone is refined and natural rubber perfected with additives. It comes down to your preference. You can choose rubb5er ladies watches or silicone women's watches with confidence.
Rubber and silicone watches are durable and easy to care for. To clean a rubber or silicone watch strap, rinse the strap with water and dry it with a soft cloth.