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    Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    So, I purchased a nice Raymond Weil via WUS this week with a rubber band "un-cut" and it got me thinking... Do I cut down to size or not? I can wear as is kinda wrapped up under just not a clean tight fit or do I trim?

    Got me thinking, how about you are you a cutter or do you preserve the band either for sake of resale or other?

    Interested and thought I'd toss this out for feedback.


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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    If the watch fits your wrist then don't cut it.

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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    I never buy a watch to worry about resale. I guess you could check to get a spare if you are worried about it. I would cut it, nothing better than a great fitting watch. Looks like a nice piece, you should post a dial shot too.
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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    Well, it's my watch-I'll modify it (strap) to fit me. That's why I bought it.
    I've several "diver" watches I've retrofit with straps that some would say is blasphemy- I'm not a bracelet guy.
    It's my watch.

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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    Yes a dial shot please. I probably wouldn't cut it, but it sounds like you should.

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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jjt2 View Post
    I never buy a watch to worry about resale. I guess you could check to get a spare if you are worried about it. I would cut it, nothing better than a great fitting watch. Looks like a nice piece, you should post a dial shot too.
    X2 - couldn't have said it better myself.

    Now, if you have freakishly small wrists, that might be another deal.

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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    Don't cut. My Movado 800 Series has a rubber strap. I never cut it and doesnt bother me at all. I also like the option that I can wear it looser or tighter. Once it's cut, that's it.

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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    Get an aftermarket strap :)
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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    Some watches come with rubber straps and deployant clasps. On some of these the only option is to cut the strap to size it properly. I agree that once sized for me, it may limit my ability to sell the watch down the road, but that's the way it goes. I am not going to wear an ill fitting watch because I may decide to sell it later. My opinion.
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    Re: Are you a "cutter" or "to cut or not to cut... that is the question"?

    If it's OEM, then I'd be hesitant to cut. I do like the idea of exploring aftermarket straps. I won't think twice about trimming a NATO or Zulu or a rubber strap that doesn't cost too much, or would otherwise greatly reduce an asking price if I were to sell the watch and strap in the future.

    Good answers here covering both sides of the issue. I personally wouldn't cut a Weil rubber strap.

    And yes, we really do need to see the face of this mystery watch!!!

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