After seeing this discussed many time in many threads with folks saying this or that bracelet is the most comfortable bracelet or strap they own and this one is horrible I have come to basically four conclusions and thoughts. Looking forward to your thoughts.
- First if feels great on me it may not be good for you.
- Second if the bracelet has a micro adjustment more people should be happy with the fit, but still not everybody.
- Third on a bracelet I think the more elements seen in say a five piece or jubilee is more comfortable than a three piece regardless of the quality of the construction.
- Fourth the size and shape of your wrist is the most important factor in determining if you will get a comfortable fit for most straps and bracelets.
I find that on my roughly 7 1/2"ish flat wrist I can wear almost any bracelet with only the slightest of adjustment usually a couple of links removed and don't have to bother with the micro adjustment most of the time. I tend to wear mine slightly snug and just below my wrist bone. Never have problems with lugs even on a bigger watch like a Bulova or Breitling or smaller watches like a Rolex and Grand Seiko. The point is all those bracelets feel nice to me. Because they all can be made to fit well. A 5 piece or jubilee feels probably the most comfortable because it will have more flex and contour better to my wrist.
With straps it seems that on almost of all of them there happens to be a hole (and since I tend to prefer silicon and padded leather) they can be fastened tight enough to be snug yet allow for a little expansion as my wrist expands and contracts.
The thing is because of all this I'm probably the worst person to ask for what is the least comfortable watch bracelet combination they all feel good to me. Same with straps. I just happened to hit the watch wrist size genetic lottery.
But I can see how someone with bigger or smaller wrists who wear their watch closer or on the bone like I've seen in some pics, encountering issues because the hole on the strap is just not right. With a bracelet not finding a micro adjustment and link combination to get a good comfortable fit.
Bottom line I believe if someone says its the most comfortable watch or bracelet they own on a post, you should ask what size their wrist is. Particularly if you have a smaller wrist and they do also than it will probably be applicable to you. Lugs and watch size will factor in more for a smaller wrists.