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    Watch band recommendation

    Can anyone suggest an affordable shark mesh band? I've seen a few online but worry about the quality. Thought someone here might have some insight.

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    I've been watching these on eBay;

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281295074...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    They appear to have a better clasp set-up than some others I've seen. And like the Omega mesh bracelets, you may need to use cutters to remove a row of mesh from the lug ends, but the clasp has some adjustment in it.

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    Watch out for the cheapie mesh bracelets as most have poor clasps. Teeritz recommendation above looks pretty good.

    Might also check strapcode.com
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    Cheap is rarely worthwhile with bracelets, especially mesh as the thin mesh can easily deform. I think that is a bigger issue than clasp quality.
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    I had a strapcode. It seemed decent but the non clasp end bothered my wrist a little so I sold it.

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    This was 6 quid from China. Whilst I haven't any experience with more expensive mesh bracelets I can tell a crap link bracelet from a good one, and this is perfectly nice.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008...AC_SX110_SY165
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    This was 6 quid from China. Whilst I haven't any experience with more expensive mesh bracelets I can tell a crap link bracelet from a good one, and this is perfectly nice.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008...AC_SX110_SY165

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    I stand corrected.
    Nope - I haven't experienced a more expensive one yet so I'm not qualified to make a real comparison; just saying that 6 gets you something half decent. Hopefully someone who's tried both will weigh in!
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    When it comes to mesh Omega is the top of the heap, strap code and tungchoy offer decent quality at a fairly low price point. I have 3 or 4 of the others but the only one I put on and wear for any length of time is the Omega, it's been on 20 or more watches and has taken a beating
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    I don't restrict it to Omega watches either, it my universal hot weather bracelet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexvil View Post
    When it comes to mesh Omega is the top of the heap, strap code and tungchoy offer decent quality at a fairly low price point. I have 3 or 4 of the others but the only one I put on and wear for any length of time is the Omega, it's been on 20 or more watches and has taken a beating
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    I don't restrict it to Omega watches either, it my universal hot weather bracelet

    That's what I picture when someone mentions shark mesh bracelets.
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