Dangers of crappy Chinese bracelets...RASH

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    Dangers of crappy Chinese bracelets...RASH

    Bought a lovely TT Green face Breitling Chronomat last week at an authorized dealer in Boston...made a great deal...

    I had the dealer swap out the brown leather strap for a nice new matching green leather Breitling.

    Well, as you may have noticed, it is summer. And humid.

    So I decided to see if I had a steel bracelet I could use on it

    Lo and Behold!!! In one of my many "What the hell I'll buy the whole lot and see what is in the box..." purchases there sat a cheapo knock-off Breitling Crosswind (quartz if you please) with a shiny pilot bracelet.

    I swapped it out yesterday and put it on until I can get a proper steel bracelet.

    Late this afternoon, my arm looked like this -

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nat.park...77957783385730

    Here are some pix of the damned nasty band...
    http://picasaweb.google.com/nat.park...78047977698962

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nat.park...78138172012194

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nat.park...78206891488946

    I took out my grinding tool and had at one of the ends...outside shiny inside brass

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nat.park...83768874137298

    Beware the fakes in any shape, form or style...

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    Re: Dangers of crappy Chinese bracelets...RASH

    Oh a Sinn calf strap can do much worse damage on me, as can a Swatch leather strap, an Invicta leather strap, a Lorus "leather" strap... and it's not even the buckles because Swatch uses plastic.

    I'm not allergic to leather, just whatever some straps get treated with apparently.

    But yikes - your mom would tell you not to put anything on your wrist for a little while.


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    Re: Dangers of crappy Chinese bracelets...RASH

    thats funny, man.lol I haven't seen that type of rash since the 80s. Thats a chemical reaction of the plating and brass reacting to the moisture on your skin. Almost like a burn.

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    ... and there's every possibility it's toxic too.

    the body does not like metals. the nervous system is sodium and potassium. other metals can screw it up, such as aluminium, lead, mercury, etc. a secondary teacher i was taught science by had mercury poisoning from research they did when this danger had not been recognised.

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    thats funny, man.lol I haven't seen that type of rash since the 80s. Thats a chemical reaction of the plating and brass reacting to the moisture on your skin. Almost like a burn.

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