Do stainless steel bracelets on watches make the wearer look old?

I stalked a mall yesterday and noticed most ppl wearing watches had a smart watch on. I saw one guy with a casio dinerplate and one guy who staggering around with a steel sports diver Rolex or imitation on a steel bracelet which made him look older . I rushed home and changed my bracelets to straps. No it wasnt me in the mall mirrors.

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So you saw an older person with a bracelet and now you do not want one? That old guy is more of a G for wearing what he likes than someone who would choose to judge strangers. I bet that watch has a cool story tied to it. I also hate to break the news, guys like this also wear watches on straps. It is okay to like both for different reasons.

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Actually he was a young guy that looked old with a steel sports watch. Get it?

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I'd like to wear steel sometimes if i had a really comfy one that I loved. This one looks nice and has a quick size micro adjust.

 but that's a maybe for when I can afford one. Can't right now. 

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Until then I'm mostly using nato. I had a pink one laying around and I ended up really liking it. 

To answer your question.

Yes. Old people sometimes wear steel.

 And they also wear shoes and pants. If you don't want to look old make sure you take those off too!

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My serious reply is no. Steel is fine. It's much better than leather which is often mislabeled cats and dogs from China. 

I think steel looks more adult. More dressy. More refined. But no it doesn't make you look old. Being old makes you look old. 

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Dive watches are a very dated idea, but in general the steel bracelet is for those with a mature appreciation for durability at a cost over disposable cheap stuff, so yeah. 

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AllTheWatches

So you saw an older person with a bracelet and now you do not want one? That old guy is more of a G for wearing what he likes than someone who would choose to judge strangers. I bet that watch has a cool story tied to it. I also hate to break the news, guys like this also wear watches on straps. It is okay to like both for different reasons.

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I’m about to find out if leather watch straps will burn. 

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And let’s not even get into the fact people of different genders wear watches on bracelets. 

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thekris

I’m about to find out if leather watch straps will burn. 

Yeah, regardless of political affiliation, both left and right can agree; no one likes Ted.

Really wanted to bite my tongue on this one, but we all have things we like and don't, but let people enjoy things. I mean, if I got upset everytime I saw someone I did not like who wore a Rolex, Omega, etc, I would have to take a hammer to my whole collection. 

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Watches make a wearer look old.

This looks like it could really devolve into a very deep discussion.

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I'm just putting it out there I love both, that is all....

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I think it's all about what watch, and what bracelet. For example, I'm wearing my Glycine Combat Sub 39 only on its stock bracelet, because it simply looks best this way, IMO. For most of my vintage watches, leather straps work best. Meanwhile, I think my Longines Spirit looks best on NATOs, and that's how I wear it.

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Leatherstrap AND bracelet may add a certain "boring dad"-look, but both are very cool IMO 😊

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I’ve been in this hobby for over 20 years and that has never crossed my mind. I can see fashion/style can make one look older/younger, but bracelet on a watch? Not so much. 

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AllTheWatches

Yeah, regardless of political affiliation, both left and right can agree; no one likes Ted.

Really wanted to bite my tongue on this one, but we all have things we like and don't, but let people enjoy things. I mean, if I got upset everytime I saw someone I did not like who wore a Rolex, Omega, etc, I would have to take a hammer to my whole collection. 

Yeah, no politics but it's amazing how many people dislike that Ted guy. LMAO

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I was generally in favor of leather. But only as a matter of aesthetics. It gives me this vintage vibe that might not make sense chronological but emotionally yes for me. 

Until I started wearing the Steinhart Metropole with steel bracelet. It's weird. It doesn't fit quite right but I can't stop wearing it. It's the bit of weight that drags down my wrist and tells me my watch is there and ticking away.