Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

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Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby StephenPhillips » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:27 am

Hello Everyone,

I'm very new and joined mostly to find out about everyone's favourite material for watches and watch straps.

I'm looking at writing an article for my blog which relates closely to watches and the materials used when producing them. Whilst many either have leather or 316L stainless steel there has been a lot of new manufacturing techniques which now allow a huge range of different style prints and materials to be used.

I've seen a Maurice Lacroix watch which has a denim strap, a Rotary watch which has an alligator skin strap and even a Citizen Royal Marines watch with a strap made from Kevlar (the bullet proof material) Just in case I guess.

I wanted to know / find out what your favourite type of watch material is and why please (smiling)
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby CMYK » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:08 pm

Rubber on my Casio F-91W cause its cheap
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby StephenPhillips » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:28 am

Love the F-91W (smiling) is it the black rubber one?

I have the gold metal bracelet version, its got a nice matte finish so its not so 'in your face' as the polished gold flashy flashy one.

Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby bels » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:44 am

i'd like a watch that had a case and strap made from sapphire glass and a face made of stainless steel so it was kind of inverted. Ideally you wouldn't be able to see through the stainless steel so you couldn't tell the time.
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Postby kickingthefly » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:56 pm

i've owned lots of watches- some really beautiful- but they always ended up in a drawer. and then i'd get worried about having things of such value lying around while i went away so i ended up selling them. i don't think what i want exists, i don't even know what it is.
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby Julio » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:05 am

i own two wristwatches. a plain khaki nato strap on my seiko and i've got a straight up steel casio. either are fine; i think i prefer nato straps by default.
i'd be down for a leather strap sooner or later, but that inherently feels very grown up and beyond that has a very "formal" air to me, so it's not really where i'm at right now.
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby jrisk » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:56 am

I own two casio a168's and I mostly like them because they're cheap. I don't like fabric straps because they get gross with sweat and feel uncomfortable when wet.
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby kickingthefly » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:31 am

on this topic, does anyone else dislike how big wristwatches have become. 42mm seems about standard now for a sports model/diver and it just feels a bit obnoxious to me.
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby bels » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:54 am

sports model/divers are obnoxious from the base so what else can you expect.
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Postby oucho » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:43 pm

when I was once drunk I bought a £1 plastic watch on ebay, when it arrived the straps were so stiff I could barely tie it round my wrist
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby IAustin » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:27 am

I have a Fossil watch. Its bracelet is made of leather and it serves me for three years. Very convenient and stylish.
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Re: Wristwatch materials, whats your favourite?

Postby juliechamp » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:07 am

I always go for stainless steel straps and a sapphire/crystal glass. That way, I don't need to be extra carefull about scratching it or getting it wet in the rain...
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