Who told you Breitling doesn't make replacement straps for the UTC's? I'm 99% confident they do, the UTC is still a current accessory so they have to be able to fit them to the current line. I know they still sell the UTC bracelet, so I'd bet they do still sell the UTC straps as well. Have you contacted Breitling USA directly? If not I'd recommend you do so. No offense to dealers in general, but in my experience not all sales-people know what they're saying to customers - especially on the lesser bought accessories (like the UTC's). They're contact info (phone & email) are on their website.