What is your go-to strap?

I’ve had a rare streak lately. The last three watches I’ve purchased, I haven’t had to change the straps. I’m pretty particular when it comes to watch bands. It’s a big factor in how the watch looks and huge in how it feels to wear. I often order a new strap before I even get the watch. I personally hate metal link bands but, I have two watches on the way that have them so I’m going to try them again. What is your strap of choice?

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I voted D, since a MN strap isn't a two-piece nylon as depicted in C. 

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KristianG

I voted D, since a MN strap isn't a two-piece nylon as depicted in C. 

The one depicted in C is a ballistic nylon strap by Barton. A MN strap (as far as I know) is an elastic nylon. I like those. I have a few myself. 

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Rubber or leather for me. I like bracelets but I never wear them. 

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brett2396

Rubber or leather for me. I like bracelets but I never wear them. 

I’m 70% leather, 20% nylon and 10% other. For some reason about half the watches I buy come with NATO and I ended up replacing them with leather. I find suede goes well with older watches. 

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Changing up straps is a lot of fun. Leather or Nato for me, depending on the watch. Have a watch on order that a might get the watchgecko Octopod for (a nylon strap with a separate deployant buckle). Or maybe a silicone strap, but I've never worn one and I don't know if it won't be a bit sweaty.

Anyone used the octopod or a silicone?

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Churchill

Changing up straps is a lot of fun. Leather or Nato for me, depending on the watch. Have a watch on order that a might get the watchgecko Octopod for (a nylon strap with a separate deployant buckle). Or maybe a silicone strap, but I've never worn one and I don't know if it won't be a bit sweaty.

Anyone used the octopod or a silicone?

I have a couple silicone. Not as sweaty as you might think. I have a Casio and Nixon with plastic. Those get sweaty. 

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A good rat hair strap is hard to find nowadays... 😕

I like to have all kinds of straps but more often than not I fall back to bracelet

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64spoons

I’m 70% leather, 20% nylon and 10% other. For some reason about half the watches I buy come with NATO and I ended up replacing them with leather. I find suede goes well with older watches. 

Suede definitely goes better on older watches! I do rubber on divers, soft leather on dress. Bracelets are very sporty so they could work for me on a diver but I find rubber much more comfortable and under the radar. 

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brett2396

Suede definitely goes better on older watches! I do rubber on divers, soft leather on dress. Bracelets are very sporty so they could work for me on a diver but I find rubber much more comfortable and under the radar. 

Makes sense 

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Although I do love all the 'fun' straps, I seem to feel better with a bracelet.  

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Love rubber straps and NATO's but usually default back to a steel bracelet.

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In colder weather, it's leather for me. The comfort, fit and class is why. During the hotter months it's the Artem. 

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I'm a strap whore! I like having a lot of options when it comes to straps. So I would say E. All of the Above.

This Bulova looks good on a Milanese bracelet as well

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My favorite all-around strap is the Artem sailcloth. 😉

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rodeenski

My favorite all-around strap is the Artem sailcloth. 😉

I was just looking at those. You’re the second person to say that. I’m going to get a couple.