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    Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Disapoint in an otherwise fantastic product.

    The Ti bracelet on the Zenith Defy Classic, is the most uncomfortable bracelet I have ever had. The damn thing is SHARP inside. The links are beveled on the outside but sharp as sicsors on the inside, including the inner clasp. Why on earth would Zenith design the thing like this??

    I like the watch otherwise but am half considering taking a dremel to the damn thing and knocking the inner edges off myself.


    Anyone else find this bracelet sharp and uncomfortable to wear? Any suggestions on ways to make the bracelet less uncomfortable?
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    Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Timmerman View Post
    Disapoint in an otherwise fantastic product.

    The Ti bracelet on the Zenith Defy Classic, is the most uncomfortable bracelet I have ever had. The damn thing is SHARP inside. The links are beveled on the outside but sharp as sicsors on the inside, including the inner clasp. Why on earth would Zenith design the thing like this??

    I like the watch otherwise but am half considering taking a dremel to the damn thing and knocking the inner edges off myself.


    Anyone else find this bracelet sharp and uncomfortable to wear? Any suggestions on ways to make the bracelet less uncomfortable?
    Read about same issue on the chronomaster ss bracelet. Some people had sent the band to LA Watch Works to have a chamfer done on the edge to correct that issue.


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    Re: Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Timmerman View Post
    Disapoint in an otherwise fantastic product.

    The Ti bracelet on the Zenith Defy Classic, is the most uncomfortable bracelet I have ever had. The damn thing is SHARP inside. The links are beveled on the outside but sharp as sicsors on the inside, including the inner clasp. Why on earth would Zenith design the thing like this??

    I like the watch otherwise but am half considering taking a dremel to the damn thing and knocking the inner edges off myself.


    Anyone else find this bracelet sharp and uncomfortable to wear? Any suggestions on ways to make the bracelet less uncomfortable?
    I experienced this with the bracelet on the Omega Globemaster (and based on the reviews I read, I was not alone in this regard. I also experienced this to a lesser degree with the APRO.

    In both cases, I took a soft leather chamois and just worked it along the inside of the bracelet, end to end. This, plus wearing it, was enough to blunt the sharp inner edges.

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    Re: Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Thanks Alysandir I think I will try that. I love the look of the bracelet. and other wise the watch is great.

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    Great insights and thanks for sharing OP, as I consider one.

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    Re: Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Timmerman View Post
    Thanks Alysandir I think I will try that. I love the look of the bracelet. and other wise the watch is great.
    I was curious; how did this work you? It occurred to me after reading your post again that you have a Ti bracelet, whereas both of mine are steel. Depending on the Ti allow, it might be a harder metal and tougher to wear done the sharp edges.

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    Re: Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Weird, I have it on bracelet too and have no issues with it
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    Re: Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    It's such a beautiful bracelet. That really sucks to hear. Just bought a watch but it may be the next one up. Probably going rubber strap due to this news

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    Re: Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by jermyzy View Post
    Weird, I have it on bracelet too and have no issues with it
    I own this watch, and have no issues.

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    Re: Zenith Defy Bracelet is uncomfortable.

    Have an El Primer 21 on rubber strap, just got it last week. The inside edges of its clasp are razor sharp also. Unfortunately Zenith is closed at the moment amid COVID, so it will have to wait.


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