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    Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    Breitling is such a beautiful watch that it looks as good on a bracelet as it does on a rubber dive strap. Not a lot of watch designs can claim this. The last few years I have preferred my watches on a strap for comfort and adjustability. I still like the look of the bracelet as well but am curious how many other Breitling owners have migrated their Breitling over to a strap most of the time??












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    Re: Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    Tough question. I'm a serial swapper, so I can't say which I like more on the Navitimer. However, if I had a gun to my head, I guess I prefer leather straps rather than the bracelet.





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    I am not alone on this then. If the watch wasn't so equally good looking on either, I would just leave it on the obvious better looking option. Out of all my watches in my collection, they all have a preferred look or only one look. The Breitling is a toss up and I probably give the edge to the strap for not showing scuffs and being able to be adjusted.

    More upscale and jewelry like on the bracelet to more sporty and tool like on the strap??
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    Re: Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    It so depends on the occasion and the total appearance, some watches work on a bracelet, some don't.

    Can't stand my Chronomat on the bracelet, it's just a bit "too much". The Navi is a classic on the black strap, and the NT Fighters limited is just perfect on the brushed bracelet. Oh yes, an then there's the Sprint on the NATO.







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    Re: Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    It is a little more involved for me. I wear my bracelets in the summer as I live in the south and do not want to ruin my leather/croc straps. That said, of the bracelets I like the brushed better to the extent that I brushed the faceted pilot and case of my Blackbird. Not a fan of the fully polished bracelets so I guess I would have to say I would choose strap over bracelet in most cases but not all. I have a Speedmaster that I will put on a strap from time to time but it mostly lives on its bracelet.
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    Always prefer a rubber strap during the summer months.
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    Re: Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    Leather strap on the Navitimers, and rubber w/deployant on the others. I don't like the polished bracelets, some of the brushed ones are OK (older blackbirds).





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    Re: Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    I can wear rubber from time to time, rarely leather, and my favorite by far is brushed bracelet !

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    Re: Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    I alternate my Chronomat between Rubber and Leather, it was purchased on Rubber, I did price up the Pilot Bracelet but at £1100 I just couldn't do it, good job I love my Straps I suppose




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    Re: Are you a strap or bracelet fan on your Breitling??

    It may sound stupid but bracelets tend to match whatever I happen to be wearing, once I put a leather or croc strap on a watch I find myself trying to match it with my shoes and or belt! Bottom line, no clear cut favorite for me!

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