Hair Arms vs Bracelets
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    Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    I'm hoping to get an opinion from the hairier of the forum on higher quality bracelets.

    As it stands I have only really had experience of low end bracelets and they tug at my wrist hair constantly, they're absolutely abysmal.

    I'm looking at some more expensive watches now and was hoping to get some experiences from people who have had good or bad experiences going from lower quality bracelets to higher quality ones.

    For reference, this is how hairy I am:

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    Is there any hope for me in the higher end or am I better off sticking with leather straps?
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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    The Oris Aquis bracelet is phenomenal. No hair pulling ... but it's an integrated bracelet, it's all or nothing.

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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by SaoDavi View Post
    The Oris Aquis bracelet is phenomenal. No hair pulling ... but it's an integrated bracelet, it's all or nothing.
    --- other than the matching Oris rubber straps...

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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets



    This one has been kind.


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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    Cheers guys, that's good to know about the Oris, I probably wouldn't go for that exactly but I imagine other higher end brands don't fold enough to cause pinching too.

    I've not been a fan of the mesh style, I might look into them, but I was really hoping to be able to try a heavier construction.

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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    The bracelet on my 556 doesn't catch my hair.
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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

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    The bracelet on my 556 doesn't catch my hair.
    Cool, I think I must have just had some really dirt quality bracelets in the past.
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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
    Cool, I think I must have just had some really dirt quality bracelets in the past.
    Not necessarily, just different designs. I've generally found that most more rigid link bracelets (which are not very flexible between links) tend to catch hair, while looser linked bracelets like the Oris don't.

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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    I always stayed away from bracelets due to the hair pulling, but have come to realize it just depends on the bracelet. I currently have 3 bracelets - one on my Rolex, a Staib mesh bracelet, and one on a cheap $20 watch. None of them pull my hair. I was flinching the first time I put on the cheap watch, waiting for the pain but it never came. So, whereas before I wouldn't give to much thought to buying a watch on a bracelet, now I have no such reservations (as long as I can try it on or get feedback on it first). My Rolex is still the most comfortable watch I've ever worn.

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    Re: Hair Arms vs Bracelets

    Modern Tudor and Rolex bracelets don't pull on arm hair whilst their earlier iterations most definitely do. Affordable watches with bracelets are not machined as precisely so the links touch each other which is what causes arm hair pulling. Squale, steinhart bracelets come to mind when I think of arm hair pulling bracelets. On these cheaper bracelets, it depends on how you wear your watch. Wearing it loosely tends to catch more hair. A tighter fit keeps the watch where it is on your wrist so hair is spared.

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