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Old 11-19-2019, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Leather strap or metal bracelet ?

Someone wrote that they hate leather straps because they are so uncomfortable and only wear metal bracelets. I was surprised because I always thought it was the other way around. Let me explain. With a leather strap one can easily lengthen it or shorten it during the day as necessary. With a metal bracelet the length is fixed . To lengthen it or shorten it one needs to add or remove links. Your not going to add or remove links constantly throughout the day to make it comfortable but a leather strap you just place it in another hole as needed.



I like the look and feel of a metal bracelet more than a leather strap but unless you can get the right size with a metal bracelet, leather strap will beat it in comfort. What do others think about this ?


I own both types. I was lucky with the metal bracelet watch because the watch is a bit smaller and the bracelet fit just right at the length that it was .

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I found that metal is really crapshoot, if it’s well designed it can be comfortable but more often than not leather is my go to.
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Generally, bracelets are good in the summer, when the hand is sweating, it's easier for hygiene (they also have micro-regulation).
Another thing is that there are watches that a leather strap or .... bracelet does not match
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I feel that a watch with a metal bracelet looks more expensive than a watch with a leather strap. For instance if one looks at a Rolex watch on a bracelet and one with a leather strap, which one looks more expensive ?
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Generally, bracelets are good in the summer, when the hand is sweating, it's easier for hygiene (they also have micro-regulation).
Another thing is that there are watches that a leather strap or .... bracelet does not match

Yes, this is the reason that it is generally recommended to replace leather straps every two years, for hygenic purposes. Also, I have a watch with a leather strap and I am now on my third strap with it, during only two years of wearing it. What happens is that the little loop, that you place the strap in, comes apart with wear. This last time now I did not buy the original strap and for half the price I feel that I got a much better strap than the original one. The original one stained my wrist black but my new strap is water proof and should avoid this issue.
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I feel that a watch with a metal bracelet looks more expensive than a watch with a leather strap. For instance if one looks at a Rolex watch on a bracelet and one with a leather strap, which one looks more expensive ?
I'm sorry, but such thinking is pointless ..

And Rolex is not a watch but a religion ��

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It's not just about the look but I like the weight and feel of a metal bracelet. Don't misunderstand, I don't have anything against leather straps. I have two watches with leather straps also .
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Depends on the watch and also on the season. As mentioned above leather in summer is a bit difficult. Regarding the leather ones, I am a big fan of real crocs. Good fit especially for vintage dressers.
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It's not just about the look but I like the weight and feel of a metal bracelet. Don't misunderstand, I don't have anything against leather straps. I have two watches with leather straps also .


All right .
However, a leather strap is irreplaceable for formal attire, and James Bond with Omega on a NATO strap, or Rolex on a metal bracelet will not change it
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If you plan to swim with your watch, a leather strap is a definite no-no.
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If you plan to swim with your watch, a leather strap is a definite no-no.

The first leather straps in Panerai diving watches were lubricated with ..(.seal ) fat to make them water resistant : o

I don't think they smelled nice : rolleyes:
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