A little help for a new member

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    A little help for a new member

    I recently got a Seiko Monster from a friend for a great deal. Started wearing it and developed a rash on my watch arm and very severe swelling and rash on my other ar, that is full of stainless steel pins, screws, and plates. Doc thinks the extra stainless caused a nickel allergy. She has forbidden me to put any jewelry back on until the rash and swelling are gone.

    So, my question is, what are some suggestions for other bands that may cover most of the back of the watch? Are there any options? NATO might not cover enough. I have one of them here, but can't test it until she says I can wear jewelry again. I remember seeing leather bands as a kid that had the loops sewn in for the bars that completely covered the backs of watches.

    Thank you all in advance

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    Re: A little help for a new member

    You'll want what's called a bund strap:



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    Re: A little help for a new member

    Welcome to the forum! A watch with a display back might do the trick...
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    Re: A little help for a new member

    While bund or pershing style straps don't typically go with dive watches, and were originally used by German pilots to keep the metal off their skin in the event of a cockpit fire, they certainly would fit the bill for what your looking for and are worth a try.
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    Re: A little help for a new member

    Bund strap or consider attaching something like "Mole skin", a slightly padded, hypo-allergenic cotton pad with an adhesive back that you can cut and fit to almost anything including case backs and bracelets

    Acts as a barrier between your skin and the metal and is pliable enough to stick to most surfaces and not detach.
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    Re: A little help for a new member

    Thank you! That is similar to what I had seen as a kid. Of course, the straps I saw where on the arms of bikers. Also seen one on a military watch that had a flap that covered the face.

    I will try moleskin on the back and a NATO band first. Can't wait for the doc to tell me I can wear a watch again. This is the longest i have ever gone without a watch since I was 5. And, I have only gone a week.

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    Re: A little help for a new member

    Looks like I am going to have to part with my beloved Black Monster after all. Even a little metal touching my skin causes my arm to swell where I have all the screws from my motorcycle accident. Even had to remove my tungsten wedding band.

    Thanks for all the help. Really was hoping to be able to keep the watch.

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