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How do you decide?

Post by docrwm on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 9:39 pm

Leather or Metal?

Rubber or Silicon?

Butterfly or tang?

Ok, how do you decide which goes with each watch?

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Re: How do you decide?

Post by porschefan on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 9:55 pm

No rubber or silicon.

Has to be stainless or croc. Tang or whatever, don't really think about it.

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Post by cali kid on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 11:19 am

Buy a good rubber strap and not any of the silicone crap and you might just change your mind! The ISOfrane is one bad-ass strap but its not cheap, Just Picked up a Hirsch extreme and it feels like its made with great rubber, good rubber wont collect lint dust or any other crap!! that being said i like them all, divers clasp on bracelets, buckles on rubber and leather. If i'm feeling real frisky just might wear a Zulu but do say no to Nato's, hardware is just too damn cheap for this kid!

ps sorry kids but i'm not all into Sinn rubber and would put it in the silicone family as it does seem to be a lint magnet!! Can you say overrated!!! :Stir:
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Post by mrneddles on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 11:31 am

I will do any of the above choices, just no simulated "Croco-grain" or any other faux finished leather.
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Post by docrwm on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 12:40 pm

cali kid wrote:Buy a good rubber strap and not any of the silicone crap and you might just change your mind! The ISOfrane is one bad-ass strap but its not cheap, Just Picked up a Hirsch extreme and it feels like its made with great rubber, good rubber wont collect lint dust or any other crap!! that being said i like them all, divers clasp on bracelets, buckles on rubber and leather. If i'm feeling real frisky just might wear a Zulu but do say no to Nato's, hardware is just too damn cheap for this kid!

ps sorry kids but i'm not all into Sinn rubber and would put it in the silicone family as it does seem to be a lint magnet!! Can you say overrated!!! :Stir:


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Post by porschefan on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 12:50 pm

$100+? Too much money to spend on something to try it out.
Besides, I don't really like the look of a rubber strap.
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Post by andrema on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 2:43 pm

I have to agree with Trevor...buy good rubber, matos aren't my cuppa and Sinn rubber is overrated!!!

IMO you can't go wrong with IsoFrane, alligator or OM bracelets (for the most part). The idea of NATO/Zulu is nice, but I just can't get into it for the long haul!
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Post by cali kid on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 2:45 pm

porschefan wrote:$100+? Too much money to spend on something to try it out.
Besides, I don't really like the look of a rubber strap.

Well i just bet you love that big crazy thing on my wrist today Tim! Laughing
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Post by porschefan on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 3:23 pm

Yes Trevor, I'm glad that's on your wrist. Wink (nice watch)
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Post by Northwestguy on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 8:03 pm

I try to buy all watches with the bracelet if made. I will usually put my dress watches on leather and sports watches on bracelets. I choose rubber over silicon and I prefer deployants over tang. The fun part comes is changing out the bracelets for the leather or rubber or visa versa ( it helps to calm the buying bug when I do this........it feels like I have a new watch).
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Post by ezcheese on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 8:06 pm

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Re: How do you decide?

Post by docrwm on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 9:15 pm

I too try to make it a habit to buy on SS. The cost-benefit ratio is much better than trying to acquire one after the fact. Occassionally I've put the OEM bracelet away to make it stay nice and worn the watch on leather. I have found that they sell for more if the bracelet is 100% too.

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