How to choose a watch strap

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Re: How to choose a watch strap

Post by svaglic » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:13 am

I’m not much into straps, I prefer bracelets. It’s hard to match some bracelets to watches, I have some watches I haven’t wore much because I can’t find a good bracelet that fits. My new Raymond Weil has two pin positions on the inner part of the lugs. I can’t get a lug to line up with either, so it’s back on the strap. I think I’m going to have to look for a deal on the RW bracelet and I don’t think I’m going to find one. I’m going to have to pay over a hundred for one.
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Re: How to choose a watch strap

Post by Ocean » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:34 pm

svaglic wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:13 am
I’m not much into straps, I prefer bracelets. It’s hard to match some bracelets to watches, I have some watches I haven’t wore much because I can’t find a good bracelet that fits. My new Raymond Weil has two pin positions on the inner part of the lugs. I can’t get a lug to line up with either, so it’s back on the strap. I think I’m going to have to look for a deal on the RW bracelet and I don’t think I’m going to find one. I’m going to have to pay over a hundred for one.
Look for the RW rubber strap with the deployment clasp. I was never a fan of rubber till I bought one. Most comfortable I have ever owned.
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Re: How to choose a watch strap

Post by temerityb » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:51 pm

I don't replace straps often, but when I do, I go all out. I paid a pretty nice hunk of change for an Everest leather strap for my old Datejust, and it's beyond perfect - integrates into the watch seamlessly and is really good quality. Worth every penny.

Tell you what, too - I have a couple of watches with sailcloth straps and I've become quite a fan. Not much use for NATOs, but there's something about sailcloth that I like. It's comfortable, flexible, and they look kinda snazzy, IMHO. Described as a "combination of canvas and leather."
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