Shortening bracelet - which side?

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    Shortening bracelet - which side?

    I could use a reccommendation: I'm used to NATO-straps but I will wear my SMP on a bracelet. Fitting that braclet to my wrist will make the distance from watch to clasp asymetrical. Should I rather shorten the "12:00-to-clasp-part" or the "06:00-to-clasp-part"?
    Thanks in advance!

    Solved - will have it shortend at the 06:00 Position.
    Thanks to all that replied
    Last edited by ejp; February 19th, 2020 at 09:24.

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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    Definitely shorten on the 6:00 side

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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    If the links aren't going to be symmetrical, going shorter on the 6:00 side is probably better, or else the watch will tend to ride towards the outside of your wrist.

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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    Another vote for the 6:00 side.

    It will keep it a bit better balanced on your wrist and well as look good visually.
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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    The 6o'clock should always be shortest to the clasp due to how the wrist is constructed. My bracelets are most 5 links on 6'oclock and 6 links on 7'oclock as an example.

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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    I like to balance the sides As much as possible on a bracelet to keep the clasp centered

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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    If I need to remove an odd number, say 3, I take 2 from the 6 o'clock side & 1 from the 12 o'clock. If even number needs to go, say 4, I'll take 3 at 6 o'clock and 1 at 12 o'clock.
    Bottom line is that I take one to two more from 6 o'clock than from 12 o'clock.
    The main objective is to make it difficult for the watch to rotate away from you.

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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    6 oclock side!

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    Re: Shortening bracelet - which side?

    Thanks a lot for the unanimous Input. I'll have it changed today.

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