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    When does the vanilla stop?

    Just wondering! I strapped on my Seiko OM a couple of days ago and noticed its four-year-old Isofrane strap still smells of vanilla as strongly as it did when new. The strap has seen sun, wind, ocean and [chlorinated] pool use many many times, and still has a strong scent.

    I've never been a big fan of scented straps.

    Does the vanilla even end?
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    No idea, Sherry. I had one once and gave up hoping for the smell to disappear; I got rid of that strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    No idea, Sherry. I had one once and gave up hoping for the smell to disappear; I got rid of that strap.
    I was afraid that might be the case with scented straps.
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    Vanilla is probably my favourite smell. Does non-scented rubber smell of rubber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Vanilla is probably my favourite smell. Does non-scented rubber smell of rubber?
    They add vanilla to stem the natural smell of rubber !!

    So yeah, rubber smells of rubber
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    They add vanilla to stem the natural smell of rubber !!

    So yeah, rubber smells of rubber
    I don't know what Hirsch does to their natural rubber straps, they don't have any smell. They're very durable and comfortable.

    Love the satin finish, too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappyheropup View Post
    I don't know what Hirsch does to their natural rubber straps, they don't have any smell. They're very durable and comfortable
    They must add something to it to counteract

    I think non-vulcanised (Like wot you've got) smells less anyway?
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    The rubber strap that came with my Overseas never had a strong smell of any kind, so it can be done.

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    It doesn't. I have an old (like 5 years) Stowa strap and it still smells like vanilla, though a bit more faintly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappyheropup View Post
    I don't know what Hirsch does to their natural rubber straps, they don't have any smell. They're very durable and comfortable.

    Love the satin finish, too.



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    Nice! I'm a big fan of Hirsch. I have several Hirsch "Runner" and "Mariner" waterproof leather straps, which have proven to be exceptionally durable after years of repeated use in the water.

    I'll check out their rubber straps.
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