"....With the immense popularity of vintage dive watches, collectors have long sought out original TROPIC straps to complete their watches. However, because of that popularity, vintage TROPICs can command very high prices, and while there are many original examples out there, time as well as good ol’ wear-and-tear have made them harder to find in wearable condition. As a result, a number of companies today have produced their own interpretations of the TROPIC strap with varying degrees of success. Some are pretty good, and some are, well, let’s just say not so good.
But now the original is back, and as someone who’s sampled his fair share of the imitators I can say that I’m excited to see TROPIC’s return!"
https://wornandwound.com/the-return-of- ... -are-back/