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Poll: What do you prefer to wear on a watch?

What do you prefer to wear on a watch?

  • leather strap

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • rubber strap

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • silicone strap

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • mesh bracelet

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • stainless steel bracelet

    Votes: 7 50.0%
  • nato / zulu strap

    Votes: 5 35.7%
  • other option

    Votes: 1 7.1%

  • Total voters
    14

Borealis Watch Admin

Administrator
Staff member
#3
Really nice looking! I have taken liberty to post here photos from their site



Do you find the strap to keep safe with the velcro?

The IWC Aquatimer is also a very cool watch! My husband has an IWC but a pilot chronograph, very nice watch. It was the one that he was wearing when we got married almost 5 years ago and that he has with him for about 11 years now.
 
#4
I wore that strap every summer for 12 or 13 years, the velcro never came loose. It is much faster to don than a zulu, and much faster to adjust, plus is extremely comfortable (no buckle, no retainers).
As I said, I like it so much that I bought it also for my ecozilla and just ordered a third one for the autozilla.
The only limitation I see is that this strap relies on the individual bars for it's safety, so I think it should be used only with screwbars (with Loctite) or with single shoulder (sometimes called shoulderless) springbars, which require drilled lugs (with thru holes I mean).
 
#7
I have several leather bands but use none, cannot take a shower, go to the beach, even washing my hands will wet it...
 
#9
don't get me wrong, I like it too, I even have a beautiful custom strap made by toshi to my spec, but sadly it's in the drawer all the time with the watch it's paired with
 
#11
What is the watch paired to the toshi strap?
it's a 40mm Fortis Flieger with optional sapphire glass. maybe the watch itself is a tad small for me, but having to remove it avery time I take a shower it's just a nightmare, so I never use it.
 
#12
Like the Nato straps, in leather and also in ballistic nylon. I modify them cutting the part goes under the back of the watch, like old single strips watch bands.
Almost like this one. single.jpg
 

ciclismosam

Master Apprentice WIS
#16
Some of my favorites; Nato, Nato leather, Leather, and Leather. I do enjoy a good bracelet now and then too, just not as often as the Nato's and leather.

 
#17
Like the Nato straps, in leather and also in ballistic nylon. I modify them cutting the part goes under the back of the watch, like old single strips watch bands.
Almost like this one. View attachment 258
I do exactly the same on all my zulu straps, I hate the added thickness, and never understood the purpose of the additional webbing.
 

Jamania

Patriarch WIS
#19
Orient-Cemara vendredi 26 JUIN (2) - Copie.JPG P6300034.JPG P7060057.JPG P7060004.JPG Do like either leather, stainless and nato straps... depends on the watch and the purpose of the day.
Here is my favorite tool watch, usually worn with its original stainless in Paris and currently with nato straps on my 4 weeks journey in Indonesia :