What watch do you wear?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by kershaw22, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. JBoone

    JBoone

    748
    Dec 30, 2012
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    New cheap band. Works just fine ;)
     
  2. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Looks great! Love the SuperOcean. Have always wanted one.
    I always wear my Aerospace on a zulu strap, 3 ring. For such a fine watch, the titanium bracelet it came on was crap, IMO. Well, at least the clasp was/is.

    All my watches feel better on a zulu.
     
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  3. nosuchagency

    nosuchagency

    326
    Jun 6, 2009
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  4. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    826
    Dec 19, 2015
    New one just sized it today! 0D3FCCC8-3E02-4567-8028-F7512D90E357.jpeg
     
  5. JBoone

    JBoone

    748
    Dec 30, 2012
    Great watch especially for the price

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  6. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    826
    Dec 19, 2015
    Nice! I took the plunge and brushed the bracelet and lugs. Turned out great, I am not a polished bling guy!
     
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  7. JBoone

    JBoone

    748
    Dec 30, 2012
    I did same. Scotch bright. That bracelet is stout and I think they did a good job other than the lack of micro adjustments of some sort (at least on mine this could have changed?)

    I wear it on oem rubber. Harder to find aftermarket straps due to unique lug design. Having said that, the clasp is amazing as far as literally push button adjustability while wearing.
     
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  8. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    With a fold-over clasp (not butterfly) it should be possible to find a replacement with 3 or 4 micro adjustment holes.

    This is a fold-over clasp with 2 micro adjustment holes. Measure bracelet width at the clasp and go shopping for a replacement with 3 or 4 micro adjustment holes.

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    This is a butterfly clasp and they're not adjustable, you're stuck.

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  9. JBoone

    JBoone

    748
    Dec 30, 2012
    The bracelet is quality but I am really enjoying the rubber strap. Barton is the brand and I can’t recommend them enough. Quick release spring bars as well, no tools needed. Hard to believe was only $20 but I am convinced that OEM straps are priced artificially high so there is not such a huge price gap when comparing the same watch on bracelet vs strap. I realize some are really nice but I couldn’t see spending 400+ on OEM rubber with deployment clasp. Just my opinion of course.
     
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  10. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    This week I'm wearing my Steinhart Ocean Black. It came with a black bracelet but I've worn it since day one on ZULU straps. I like it on this navy blue strap. This week is 42mm with an ETA 2824 movement.

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  11. mabrowns

    mabrowns

    704
    Apr 18, 2012
    I agree with your assessment of the Barton
     
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  12. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Yeah, I agree the Breitling bracelets are quality materials. And largely construction as well. It is the clasp specifically that I hate. Mine didn't hold well as it came from the dealer. Not at all. I had to work on the "locking clasp" to get it to hold sufficiently. But it still FEELS cheap, even though it isn't. It is amazing to me that brands as cheap as Citizen or Wenger can design/manufacturer a more robust clasp (albeit much cheaper materials) than a top end luxury watch manufacturer.
     
  13. JBoone

    JBoone

    748
    Dec 30, 2012
    I wouldn’t be happy with that either. My locking clasp is tight. I wonder if it is poor design and/or the titanium is partly to blame? Is it full titanium bracelet and clasp?

    Edited to add that I only have a few watches and all but one was purchased on a bracelet, but I prefer the majority on rubber, leather, or nylon. Lots of great options out there.
     
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  14. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Yes, full titanium bracelet and clasp. The whole works. I think it is partly the titanium, partly the design, and partly specific to my bracelet/clasp. I have friends that have the same watch (albeit different vintage, both older and new) that don't have a problem with their clasps.
     
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