I am relatively new to the forum and back to Omega after a 25 year hiatus. I have been very interested in the bracelet vs strap threads.
I had two Omega watches back in the 70's and both had bracelets. I switched to Rolex in the early 80's and a couple of years ago sold my old Datejust and got an Explorer II with white dial. Both of my Rolex watches had bracelets.
In the past two months I have gotten three Omegas. The first was a Seamaster 2254.50. While under the influence of Fr. John I then got a Speedmaster 3570.50 and just this week, still under the influence of Fr. John, added a Seamaster "electric blue" 2265.80. All of my Omegas have bracelets. In looking at the various posts of our forum members I see some fine looking straps, but still like the look of the factory bracelet.
What are your feelings about bracelets vs straps? When I asked Fr. John, our Omega guru, that question he said, "straps in cold weather and bracelets in hot weather." What are your views? Cheers, Bill P.