Love the new band
Up to the usual high standard of BluShark straps, and arrived in Japan far faster than expected!
I saw many good reviews for blushark straps and finally decided to buy one. This review has been on hold so I can use the strap and all I have are good things to say, strap looks amazing and has an amazing feel to it. I haven't had any fraying on the strap even while using it heavily during work and exercise, and if it gets dirty a quick wash with light soap brings it right back to life like new. Highly recommend on quality and looks.
Ordered 3 Alpha Premier straps. 22mm starts to fray on 3 holes, but this 20mm Bond 2021 has sharp fraying on most holes after ONE day of use. It's just as soft as Alpha Shark Slim, but that one has round holes. I have had 3 Alpha Shark Slims for years, still ok. But I can already see that these Alpha Premiers will not last. BluShark already charges 3x more for the same straps I see on AliExpress. If I roll a dice on quality control, might as well do it for a third of the price.
Fantastic replacement band! For years, I used a classic, rugged "seat belt" band with my Luminox Recon watch. The Blushark AlphaPremier band is much higher grade material, far more comfortable, yet proving to be just as tough in the field. Think of it this way - my old style was the course, thick weave of a Ford Focus seat belt, while the AlphaPremier is the smooth, fine material of a BMW X5 belt. And, across the board, the Blushark bands are a far better value than those branded by Luminox.
I wore the strap for over a week after receiving it, and the rectangular holes for the pin buckle are beginning to fray on the inside. I also have observed minor fraying on the sides of the strap from the steel keeper contact. Not what I expected from the "Premier" line.
Band is fine and looks good with my Seiko 5 diver, but BluShark is a bit like your crazy ex. Their absolute deluge of emails is wearying and intrusive. An email at the sale, then just after the sale, at packing, at shipping, then ‘so glad you’re part of the BluShark family’, ‘don’t you want to buy another now?’, ‘remember to tell your friends!’, and repeated requests to write a review. So I did. Their pricing is on the higher end in this market. The band’s nylon is slick, so slips on wrist often. The nylon is thin, but I don’t expect that to reduce durability much.
Love the strap! Blueshark on the left, Omega OEM on the right as pictured. Great quality and comfort!
Excellent quality, the material is soft and smooth and the buckle and keepers are just perfect. Suits a multitude of watch styles very well. Also their customer service is excellent. Will shop again!
My third Blushark strap, and my first AlphaPremier. Strap material is a lot softer compared to the Original Premium nylon strap. My only gripe is the Bond 2021 beige stripe pictured on the site is darker than the actual strap received, which looks more like an off white. Still a nice strap regardless.
Great quality, comfort, and fit.
I couldn't believe the comfort of the band with my watch! Wonderful!
Excellent customer service. Very high quality workmanship would definitely shop here again
Excellent high quality. Hands down so professional and helpful when I ordered the wrong size, customer service is top notch, wouldn’t hesitate to order fantastic company
I love this strap, it is made of the right material (seatbelt type) and has the right length to tuck the tail back into the two stainless retainers with a tiny bit left over. It has a good amount of adjustment since I gain and loose weight with the seasons. Best of all, it matches perfectly with my Longines Heritage Skin Diver.
This is a well made and comfortable strap. I would have given it more stars except the colors seem to be off. I was expecting the black/gray/yellow of the bond 2021 as seen in the picture and why I got is more of a navy/light gray/white. It’s still a good looking strap, it’s just not what I was expecting it to be.
It is not my first purchase so I have experienced the quality before. That is the reason to come back in the first place. Would suggest to any one to check BluShark when considering a strap.
Great quality, matches my combat sub very well
Comfortable & premium look!
High quality strap, as I expected. Very nice modern retro look.
Very nice strap. I love the movable keepers!
Good quality but unfortunately I have the genuine Omega strap to compare it to and the colors are not as vivid but it's still a great strap for the price.