Strap > Bracelet

Today I finally took the bracelet off my Tudor 1926 Opaline Dial 39mm and put an infinitely more comfortable horween leather strap on it. I鈥檝e recently come around to the mentality that almost all watches not only look better but wear much more comfortably on a strap as opposed to a bracelet. I find myself often loving the look of a bracelet but as soon as I swap a strap onto any watch I almost instantly enjoy wearing it much much more. I think only my dedicated dive watch will keep a bracelet from now on and everything else gets a strap.

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I agree, but buying on a bracelet makes better financial sense. NATO and rubber are way more comfortable than a bracelet too. I don鈥檛 have any leather straps so I can鈥檛 say about those, but they look much more comfortable than a bracelet

Why the 1926 doesn't get more love I'll never know. Gorgeous watch!

Always_Pooh

I agree, but buying on a bracelet makes better financial sense. NATO and rubber are way more comfortable than a bracelet too. I don鈥檛 have any leather straps so I can鈥檛 say about those, but they look much more comfortable than a bracelet

I can鈥檛 explain my obsession with needing to buy a watch on bracelet always even though I know it鈥檚 going to end up in the box forever just sitting there. Couldn鈥檛 agree more 馃幆 leather wears out over time and I love rubber and nato too but there鈥檚 a classic warmth and feel to a leather strap I鈥檝e always loved.

SUSFU303

Why the 1926 doesn't get more love I'll never know. Gorgeous watch!

For the price point it鈥檚 hard to beat. More than enough water resistance, screw down crown, quick date set function, gorgeous waffle texture dial and royal blue hands and markers that just jump off the dial in the sun light. I adore this watch and got it used for a very good deal. Even if I were to add much more expensive watches to my collection down the road I can鈥檛 imagine myself not regularly wearing my 1926 at least once or twice a week, I think it definitely should get more love

Riverside

Looks great, I personally don't like or have any bracelet, only straps on all my watches.

I鈥檒l keep the bracelet on my Certina DS Action diver just so I have a watch for actual swim and beach days besides my gshocks but yea no more bracelets for me in finally fully converted to a strapaholic

I love the idea of bracelets much more than the reality of them. I've not had the opportunity to try any genuinely excellent bracelets with solid, on the fly adjustment, but rigidity and the human body rarely cooperate perfectly. I'm a big fan of rubber, but I want to get more into leather too. The vulnerability of leather is slightly off-putting, but I think I just need to accept that it will have a lifespan and enjoy it for the time that I have it.

Dallen

I love the idea of bracelets much more than the reality of them. I've not had the opportunity to try any genuinely excellent bracelets with solid, on the fly adjustment, but rigidity and the human body rarely cooperate perfectly. I'm a big fan of rubber, but I want to get more into leather too. The vulnerability of leather is slightly off-putting, but I think I just need to accept that it will have a lifespan and enjoy it for the time that I have it.

On the nose. I find the aging and lifespan of leather to have its own charm and I never go too crazy on expensive high end straps so I鈥檓 usually more excited to get a fresh one than upset at the expensive of an old one wearing out.

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The nice thing about the 1926 is that you can dress it up or down in a gazillion different ways

cota123

The nice thing about the 1926 is that you can dress it up or down in a gazillion different ways

Every time I wear it I think to myself that I really don鈥檛 need to own any other watches (but I want to and will never stop buying more 馃槀)