Cheap eBay mesh straps: Looks good at first glance!
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    Cheap eBay mesh straps: Looks good at first glance!

    Greetings all, first-time poster here. I just received a shipment of $4 eBay Milanese mesh straps for a Speedmaster FOIS (of 19mm lug width fame) and a SKX171/007 mashup (22mm). After a bit of fiddling to adjust and install, so nothing out of the ordinary, here they are, and apologies for the photo quality:
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    The black mesh on the Speedmaster puts it halfway to looking like a seatbelt NATO strap, which is an interesting effect. I did also get a bare stainless one for it, because for $4, why not? Meanwhile, the SKX looks very at home with the mesh band; maybe it's the metal-ringed indices, but IMO it works surprisingly well with dressier bands like mesh and leather, at least more so than the regular SKX007.

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    Re: Cheap eBay mesh straps: Looks good at first glance!

    I have some ultra-cheap eBay mesh straps, and I do not care for them.
    I spend a little extra and buy from goodcheapman aka watch-strap-heaven on eBay.

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    Re: Cheap eBay mesh straps: Looks good at first glance!

    eBay and watch "accessories" usually don't mix.......
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    Re: Cheap eBay mesh straps: Looks good at first glance!

    I have owned a few of these and they hold up alright and look nice.

    What I don't do is the high end "$300 rubber strap." No.

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    Re: Cheap eBay mesh straps: Looks good at first glance!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    eBay and watch "accessories" usually don't mix.......
    There are numerous recommendations for goodcheapman on watchuseek.
    I use his mesh bands on all of my watches.
    I buy watch protectors on eBay as well.

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    Re: Cheap eBay mesh straps: Looks good at first glance!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    eBay and watch "accessories" usually don't mix.......
    I love this $7 (shipped) nylon military strap. Cut one of the keepers off and it looks great on my NTH. If it falls apart in 2 months I don't care. I already bought another one. It's QR too.
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