I bought this mesh bracelet on ebay for about $8 shipped. I first bought the 20mm version and liked it enough to also then pick up the 22mm version. They are about 4mm thick. Ends of each "link are bent inward but not soldered closed, some potential for snags maybe? They have very workable fold over clasp with squeeze style buttons for release and safety clamp. $8 well spent.
I found it quite difficult to cut these to length. The end of the remaining links ended up a little bent up when I was done but I was able to straighten them out.
I can imagine that an $80 version would be better. In stores I have tried factory mesh bracelets on watches from major swiss brands and they are certainly nicer. If I was looking for something for my Omega I would go upscale from this. But for $8 these are great, either for an affordable watch or even as a trial to see what it looks like before committing to a more expensive one for a high end watch. I used the first one I got to dress up a $17 beater and the 2nd one went on my Orient Mako as shown here.