Barton Elite Silicone Strap

Over the last year I've dressed up my aging Citizen field watch with a few new straps. A few ZULUDIVER NATOs, a Bison strap from Amazon,  very pleased with that one, gives my watch a Hamilton Khaki vibe. However  those straps aren't great at getting wet, so when it's time to wash the car etc. I wanted a no worries alternative.  My lad was given a watch for Christmas with a silicone strap and I liked it a lot, so decided to try one. I chose the Barton Elite quick release in black, I wasn't sure it would suit the watch but in black, I think it looks quite smart. The Silicone is quite thick but very flexible and comfortable.  A nice brushed stainless buckle and two substantial keepers to keep the strap excess neat and tidy. The outer keeper has a clever moulding that the end of the strap locks into preventing the outer keeper sliding about.  I like the patterns moulded into the strap but I need to get used to wiping off the dust silicone can attract. For £23 delivered by Amazon, I think its a cheap upgrade for this kind of watch.

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My experience with the Barton Elite silicone straps on two quartz tool watches has been positive.  They can get sweaty in the heat so in the future I may get their tropic silicone with the holes for ventilation.