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    Off Topic post Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    The only mesh band I've owned was in the early 80's, when I thought I was hip, slick and cool trying to pick up chicks. Well, I'm recently divorced but not trying to pick up chicks, yet. I have several leather, material and bracelet watches. A mesh might be nice for the rotation. I was thinking a Skagen to keep cost down(if I don't like mesh after all). Any thoughts are appreciated. Anyone else get over a mesh phobia?

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    Re: Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    I always hated the look. I then tried one on my Stowa and it really worked well - very comfortable too.

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    I still don't like the look of very fine weave mesh (like on Skagens) so I personally wouldn't go down that route.

    It might be better to get a mesh strap for a watch you already have to see if it works out for you.
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    I only have one watch on mesh that being my Bulova Snorkel II and it came with it. I had originally planned on buying a different bracelet for it but now I love the way the mesh looks and feels. It is very light and comfortable. IMO, a watch either looks good or bad on mesh. Theres really no in between. Some watches have it and some don't although I'm not sure yet what IT is. I do plan on buying an aftermarket mesh to play around with in my rotation.
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    Re: Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4761 View Post
    Any thoughts are appreciated. Anyone else get over a mesh phobia?

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    Mike
    Uh, yeah... lots of people. Did you look at this thread for ideas?
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/its-...y-1135010.html

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    Re: Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    I'm not a huge fan of mesh bracelets but with the right mesh/watch combo they can look great.

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    Re: Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4761 View Post
    The only mesh band I've owned was in the early 80's, when I thought I was hip, slick and cool trying to pick up chicks. Well, I'm recently divorced but not trying to pick up chicks, yet. I have several leather, material and bracelet watches. A mesh might be nice for the rotation. I was thinking a Skagen to keep cost down(if I don't like mesh after all). Any thoughts are appreciated. Anyone else get over a mesh phobia?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Mike,

    Don't be afraid of Mesh. I initially was as well. Then I got the Squale 1521. I may have gotten a comment here or there about the watch when it's on leather/nato or rubber. I frankly don't remember it ever happening. But on MESH. I will hear regularly "Cool Watch"

    DO IT.

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    Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    Mesh and I don't mesh:(

    It's just the association in my mind that only old guys wear mesh... The vintage divers from 70s kinda watches. I like the look of them but once they are on mesh, I just can't bring myself wear them... I know weird, don't judge me;)


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    Re: Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    There is a very noticeable difference between a good quality mesh strap and a cheap tinny mesh strap. My advice would be to buy something middle of the road to try out on your current collection. Personally I love a mesh strap on a vintage style watch. As mentioned they are super comfy as they form to the wrist very well.

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    Re: Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    Quote Originally Posted by richnyc View Post
    It's just the association in my mind that only old guys wear mesh... The vintage divers from 70s kinda watches. I like the look of them but once they are on mesh, I just can't bring myself wear them... I know weird, don't judge me;)
    Agreed, tracksuits and speedos come to mind. Generally speaking. It works well with the two watches pictured above.
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    Re: Mike, Don't be afraid of the mesh

    the omega mesh and staib thick weave have served me well
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