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    leather band vs metal bracelet?

    what is the difference in style? i have had both, worn they both as everyday watches for long periods of time, i am indifferent to them both.

    if i understand it, leather is slightly dressier than metal? i notice the current trend now and recently it is mostly metal watch bracelets that are popular.

    if i were to get a timeless classic watch i could wear everyday should i go for a watch with a metal or leather band and why?

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    I find leather more comfortable in the colder months and less comfortable when it gets hot and muggy. I tend to look for something that has a bracelet that is not integrated with a standard lug size and swap out to a strap as I desire. ymmv

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    It all comes down to personal preference really. Leathers range from very dressy to very casual, same with metals. I think metals are more versatile though as I could wear my super oyster or shark mesh in a suit or shorts. I would not however, wear a $125.00 cordovan alligator band to go play softball.

    So I generally prefer metal.

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    I prefer bracelets myself,but there are some watches that just look better in a leather strap..If there is a choice i would go with the bracelet first,because most straps that come with the watch are crap most of the time..Now you can get a nice custom leather strap from lots of vendors at a good price these days.

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    I have many watches with bracelets all have been sized and put in plastic for storage.

    I have only one watch with a bracelet and it is made of titanium.

    I wear NATO straps on most of my watches and leather on the others. The main reason is weight.

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    I pefer a bracelet because I tend to sweat a lot in the summer months.
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    what is the difference in style? i have had both, worn they both as everyday watches for long periods of time, i am indifferent to them both. if i understand it, leather is slightly dressier than metal? i notice the current trend now and recently it is mostly metal watch bracelets that are popular. if i were to get a timeless classic watch i could wear everyday should i go for a watch with a metal or leather band and why?

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    Always leather for me, both for comfort and style

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    Always metal for me... more confortable and more easy to clean it, and dont smell...

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    i switch between leather, ss, and rubber. it depends on what im wearing. comfort wise though i would have to say rubber would be the most comfortable followed by leather then ss.

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    Re: leather band vs metal bracelet?

    I haven't been that big a fan of leather in the summer. I don't like how fast they start to build a sweat smell. I'm typically a bracelet guy, although I've been starting to wear rubber straps on my divers lately and I find that much more comfortable.

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