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    Milanese mesh on el primero 38mm?

    I have a Chronomaster El Primero 38mm on the Blue Crocodile strap.
    Love the watch but not overly keen on the strap so I am looking for a Milanese mesh bracelet, which I think would look good.
    However, 19mm Milanese are hard to find.
    Watchgecko have one, but I see they also do the higher grade German type in 20mm.

    Has anybody tried to fit one of these onto the 38mm el Primero?
    Presumably not possible with the fitted 'tube' for the spring bar?
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    Re: Milanese mesh on el primero 38mm?

    Iíve never tried it, but post a picture for you do. I might try the same if thereís a suitable model out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTSP View Post
    Iíve never tried it, but post a picture for you do. I might try the same if thereís a suitable model out there.
    Thank You. I have decided to get the 19mm Watchgecko Classic Milanese.

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    Re: Milanese mesh on el primero 38mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman53 View Post
    Thank You. I have decided to get the 19mm Watchgecko Classic Milanese.

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    Looking forward to seeing the combination. Iíve worn a handful of watches on Milanese, including this one below, and am a big fan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by omeglycine View Post
    Looking forward to seeing the combination. Iíve worn a handful of watches on Milanese, including this one below, and am a big fan.

    Itís funny how the Pilot Big Date seems to be the only Zenith model sold with a Milanese bracelet. Are there any others, perhaps in a womenís line?

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    Milanese mesh on el primero 38mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by WTSP View Post
    Itís funny how the Pilot Big Date seems to be the only Zenith model sold with a Milanese bracelet. Are there any others, perhaps in a womenís line?
    Not that Iím aware of. I will say, minus the pin buckle clasp, which was both fragile and overly elaborate, the mesh bracelet itself was truly exceptional. Even noticeably finer than Staibís offerings, which are excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omeglycine View Post
    Not that Iím aware of. I will say, minus the pin buckle clasp, which was both fragile and overly elaborate, the mesh bracelet itself was truly exceptional. Even noticeably finer than Staibís offerings, which are excellent.
    Itís true that the pin buckle approach was a little odd.

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    Re: Milanese mesh on el primero 38mm?

    The Watchgecko Classic Milanese arrived today and was promptly fitted.
    First impressions? Well I'm not sure it works very well. Whilst the quality is OK, I would have preferred something a little more substantial. Shame Staib don't make a 19mm.
    What are you're thoughts? Has anybody tried a grey leather?
    Anyway, a few photos.
    Thanks guys.
    Mike

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    Milanese mesh on el primero 38mm?

    I agree with your assessment. Not as refined as other Milanese bracelets, and the thinness does not mesh well with the substantial lugs. Still, a beautiful watch.

    Also, sorry for the bad pun :)

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    Re: Milanese mesh on el primero 38mm?

    I would have thought that a thin Milanese would work well with that model, but I guess you have to try it in person to know.

    I think a grey ostrich leather strap would look great.

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