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For me a bracelet 100% of the time if possible, reasons, cleaner, safer, look better and for me much easier to take on and off the wrist.

[glow=red,2,300]ps: Also a ulterior motive for the post: I wanted to try the poll [/glow] ;D
 

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You missed one. Nylon. I personally prefer leather and Nato/Zulu type straps to either bracelets or rubber. Much of that relates to fit. Bracelets seem to either be too large or too small. Only a few of mine have fine adjustment enough to allow a good fit. Most OEM rubber straps are uncomfortable also. Soft aftermarket silicone will often work, but for the most part it's nylon that I prefer. Leather works, too, but I work in a dirty environment, so I won't wear leather to work.
 

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TheTigerUK said:
[glow=red,2,300]ps: Also a ulterior motive for the post: I wanted to try the poll [/glow] ;D
I use all three, but it depends on the time of year - more leather in the winter, more rubber and bracelets in the summer. I voted rubber 'cause no one had yet... ;D
 

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Some bracelets, some leather, depending on the type the watch.
Once I couldn't make a decision wether to wear the SCVS003 on the bracelet or on leather - now I have two times the same watch! ;)
When I purchase a watch, I for sure prefer the ones, that com with an fitting bracelet, even if it might cost me a little premium. But sometimes I would just have it in drawer then and would be wearing the watch on a nice leather strap.
Example?
Here's how I received the watch:


Here's how I wear it:


Of course there are examples for the opposite way as well.


I rarely wear a watch on rubber (there are very few I do, though). I prefer Velcro or from times to times a Nato.


Cheers,

Axel
 

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I voted bracelet, as I used to be a bracelet-only guy but lately I've really been warming up to rubber straps. I'm not sure if it's the warmer weather, or if I just never gave them a fair shake, but I'm starting to really enjoy them.

I will say though, I don't ever see myself wearing leather or nylon. Ever.
 

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Axel66 said:
Some bracelets, some leather, depending on the type the watch.
Once I couldn't make a decision wether to wear the SCVS003 on the bracelet or on leather - now I have two times the same watch! ;)
When I purchase a watch, I for sure prefer the ones, that com with an fitting bracelet, even if it might cost me a little premium. But sometimes I would just have it in drawer then and would be wearing the watch on a nice leather strap.
Example?
Here's how I received the watch:


Here's how I wear it:
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Of course there are examples for the opposite way as well.


I rarely wear a watch on rubber (there are very few I do, though). I prefer Velcro or from times to times a Nato.


Cheers,

Axel
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that honey colored strap is gorgeous, Axel!!!!
 

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Bracelet for me, almost always.
But if it's a dress watch, then, depending on the watch, you have to have leather. Rubber/plastic is only for G-Shocks and maybe divers.
 

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Yeah, I voted bracelet because that's what I mostly have and generally prefer but it depends on the watch - for a vintage hand-wind dress watch like my black dial L33 Sea Lion for example, leather is really the only way to go imo. I have a black plastic S234 Pulsemeter which was separated from it's original strap before it came to me which, after much deliberation and searching, I have a "Military black nylon" on order for; and an '07 while dial 7T94 chrono that looks and feels better on it's Bond NATO than its lower-end original bracelet which now sits unused in the parts drawer.
 

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I can't vote for just one since I've gotten into band swapping more in the last year or two. My two Citizen Eco-Drives (an SST and an Eco-Zilla) and my G-Shock Riseman stay on their integrated/permanently attached bands for obvious reasons. I have three divers with drilled-through lugs--an Orient Star "Revolver", a Pulsar solar diver and a Ti Samurai--and they all see duty both on their OEM bracelets and a sweet vanilla-scented Hyper Rubber dive strap I got from St. Moritz Watch Co. My two other "main box" watches are a golden-dialed 6139-6005 and an Orient Star + Somes. The Orient Star actually has become my dress watch as the Somes strap is just too overwhelming and casual for the elegant, beautifully finished case. As a result, it rides a nice, dark brown leather strap at all times. The "Pogue" is mounted to one of Jonathan's excellent solid-link OEM reproduction bands and I just can't separate it from the watch.
 

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I can't vote for one favourite - it really does depend on the watch and the type / quality of the strap or bracelet. For example, this solid link (vintage) bracelet looks cool imho and suits the watch very well:









But, a nice leather strap on a classic piece also looks smart to me:



Regards,
Sweephand
 
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