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I don't like bracelet watches, as when I tried one one when I was wee, the links pinched and tugged on my hairs. It was really uncomfortable and I didn't like it one bit, yes I'm a woos. This is why I've never had one since.

Is this still a thing, or are they better designed/made these days? Or are they still little pluckers? This was a cheapo bracelet in about the mid 80's.

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Well as someone with fairly hairy arms I have had a few issues myself but some are fine and others problematic.

The worst kind are the elasticated metal type...they expand and when they close up can pinch or pull hairs.

A decent quality bracelet shouldn't cause such issues...

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I was completely put off bracelets by a Citizen eco drive (that i still have) given to me a few years ago, I changed that one to a leather strap and convinced they werent for me

I bought my first proper watch (Oris) and insisted on anything but a metal bracelet, the salesman said that it was likely to be a cheap bracelet on the eco drive and I should try a different one

Now all my watches are on bracelets, it only takes one bad one to put you off them but on the better quality watches they are fine

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I prefer a bracelet. Different brands and different prices of watches do have less inclination to pinch hairs.

One of the worst offenders I find are Jubilee types. Oyster types are much more comfy. Shaved wrist hairs help too ! :laugh:

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  • 1 hour ago, ABaird3 said:
    • Is there such a thing as too tight? You wouldn't want it slipping around the wrist, or onto the hand? That would get in the way of the 'ahem' special handshake.
  • I wear bracelets a little loose ( get a finger under them rule) and the just push them up a tad.  No hair pulling, no stretch, no slipping 
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8 hours ago, Montybaber said:

If you werent a million and one miles away I would have offered to meet and you could have tried on half a dozen bracelet watches of various values to see how you got on

Thanks, the sentiment is still there though. :)

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