Bracelets

I've seen a lot of folks on this and other forums say they don't like pinching or hair pulling bracelets and I'm confused. 

I have always preferred bracelets (I sweat a lot and leather? psssh) and most of my watches have been on bracelets. I have never had a pinching or a hair pulling issue with any of them. 

The only bracelet I could see being that problematic is the expansion bracelets, which I've never liked. 

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The idea of them is sound; metal & expands/contracts with your wrist size on hot/cold days. The execution of the idea though leaves a ton to be desired. 

That said, what other bracelets have you folks had pinching/hair pulling issues with?

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I might be the hairiest-wristed guy on this forum and even I don't really care if the band pinches hairs. Maybe I'm just so used to it at this point it doesn't phase me anymore

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Oh lord! A (subjectively) "good" bracelet doesn't pull my hair at all but man, I had one of the King Quartz watches and that bracelet was the reason I had to get rid of the watch. 

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MegaBob

Oh lord! A (subjectively) "good" bracelet doesn't pull my hair at all but man, I had one of the King Quartz watches and that bracelet was the reason I had to get rid of the watch. 

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Interesting. Thanks for the reply!

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shazerbot

I might be the hairiest-wristed guy on this forum and even I don't really care if the band pinches hairs. Maybe I'm just so used to it at this point it doesn't phase me anymore

I find I'm fairly tolerant of individual hairs being pulled as well. 

Thanks for the reply 

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To me, nothing, NOTHING is more comfortable on a hot, humid, sweaty day than a quality metal bracelet. 

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My Seiko 5's (SNKL23) bracelet was a real piece of work! It had to be on my wrist snugly as any lateral movement would cause my arm its precious hairs🤧

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I have had a few good bracelets,  but many have been ruthless depilators.  My better bands have been wonderful. But rare are those on watches that i have acquired for less than $500.  

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when i get a watch i take the bracelet off still covered in plastic to swap for a Nato. They are too heavy and not very comfortable. Only one i ever kept on was a titanium jubilee.

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I found a Timex Q reissue in sweet rootbeer colors a few months back on eBay for a steal. The catch? The bracelets are great but with yank some hairs. the Timex Q reissue bracelet is the water of arm hairs, and I have enough to spare. Check through my posts and you’ll see what I mean. In fairness though, it’s not that bad and I don’t wear that watch often but when I do I love it. 

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The standard bring-your-own-brand Chinese rubber strap that comes with seemingly all microbrand watches, my Vaer included (they call it their "tropic strap") tugs on my arm hair like a mofo. Still tolerable, I just wear it a little bit loose. I gotta tell you, you'd expect the seemingly cheap folded link bracelet that came with my Fossil smartwatch to catch hairs too but that thing is buttery smooth. My body hair is pretty fine though, I bet if my hair were a bit more wiry more bands would be more of a problem.

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Having tried many many cheap bracelets, and my share of high end ones, I can say I find that pretty much all pull my hair. A watch on a hair pulling bracelet, makes me assosiate negatively with the watch, and that's not something I want.

Hirsch Performance rubber-leather hybrid straps work well in summer. Nothing compares to leather when it comes to comfort though.
Since Friday of last week, I've been wearing a Hirsch Liberty leather strap, in >30°C/86°F, and I've had no problem so far even if I sweat a lot: 

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The elastic bands been a hair puller for me that I can think of. My hairy whookie cousin back in the days in the 70s use to say...Is a Manly Thang!💪 He wore 3 dam fake gold elastic watches in one wrist and sometimes 2 extra in the other🤣. I guess that was a sign of style that you are really pimp and hip.😎 I don't know its crazy.