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    Damasko decision

    Hello all. I recently picked up a nice example of a DA44. As some of you might recall I have a fondness (obsession?) for mesh (I left a slinky steel trail on WUS). While the stock strap is very comfortable I bought the watch primarily owing to its reputation for withstanding serious use/abuse. I consider a leather strap less suited to that type of treatment so I tracked down a mesh that is close in color (that's colour to our UK members). I have gotten a mixed response from friends and family and my preference is the mesh but am curious about other members' views.

    The standard (photo shamelessly borrowed from W&W)

    DAMASKO_DA44_DIAL3 by vinylgreek, on Flickr

    The alternative (no disclosure required).

    P5050008 by vinylgreek, on Flickr

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    Tough one.....both brings out a different look, and I like them both.

    If it was me, I would pick the mesh - only because I have something similar of black with red stitching (and it pairs well with the watch), plus a couple more on leather, and only one on mesh in my entire collection.




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    I'm leather guy... so .. pick the mesh.

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    Before scrolling down to the second photo, the mental image I had was less than favorable. I don't know if it's the fascinating plant/brain thing its sitting on or the mesh on the watch, but I really like the looks of the second photo. There seems to be a nice interplay between the links of the mesh and the markers of that model Damasko. If it was the DA46 (I think that's the right number), I don't think it would work at all, but I like it enough that I'd give it a try.

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    The mesh looks surprisingly good, and I'm not a big mesh fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iyonk View Post
    I'm leather guy... so .. pick the mesh.
    I truly appreciate a well reasoned thought - thanks for that sir.

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    The mesh rocks that Damasko so hard.

    Edit: or is it the other way around?
    Last edited by gnuyork; May 7, 2015 at 04:30 AM.

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    Succulents frequently make interesting backdrops. This one is a variety of echeveria (gibbiflora).

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    I find it very comfortable since it is more flexible than most linked bracelets but lighter than bracelets of comparable thickness. You can't miss with mesh I always say (well not always, but sometimes - or at least I may have once thought about saying it).

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    So you're suggesting I should be wearing this combo to a Metallica show?

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