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    Rubber, Mesh or NATO?

    As some of you know from my frequent photos- I wear this a lot. I also mix up the straps. which do you prefer?

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    Regards Cam

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    For something a bit different, I really like the olive Nato. Actually it looks good on all of the bands, IMHO.
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    Yes ...NO ...Yes

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    I like the mesh and it's vintage look
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    Mesh for sure. I've yet to try a mesh on any watch apart from the numerous times I've been into the dealer to play with the Breitling SOH :-)
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    NATO, but they all look pretty good. The lugs are a little long though.

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    On the wrist Mesh followed closely by rubber, NATO for off wrist pictures. I've tried to like NATO straps but on my wrist they always end up to bulky and I don't like the feel but in pictures it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexvil View Post
    On the wrist Mesh followed closely by rubber, NATO for off wrist pictures. I've tried to like NATO straps but on my wrist they always end up to bulky and I don't like the feel but in pictures it looks great.
    I agree with this....without starting a NATO debate, I find they slide around too much with heavy watches...no wrist "grip" to the material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    I agree with this....without starting a NATO debate, I find they slide around too much with heavy watches...no wrist "grip" to the material.
    Your wrist must be more "round" than mine, I wear them a lot and never have that issue.

    Of the pics above, I like the NATO the best, the mesh also looks great. The rubber strap (is that an Isofrane?) would have a better chance against the others in a non-wrist shot (with those long lugs, it does a bit of an abrupt turn). Beautiful watch, and all of the options you show are pretty cool.
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    Mesh all of the way.
    To my eye it suits the watch perfectly.
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