My love-hate relationship with Batgirl

Here’s my GMT Master II, which I got at a local AD a few months back. Me and one of bfs who’s also my watch buddy got our first Rolex watches together (he got a no date Sub), which was a very special moment.

However, as I also wrote in one of my posts before, once I started wearing it I discovered I have nickel allergy, which Oystersteel (904L) has plenty of. It’s not as bad as some people have, but once worn for a whole day, the next day my wrist gets itchy.

Recently I’ve been considering selling it and getting 3 other watches that I really like for the money that Batgirl would go for. Yet, I’m not sure if should do it, cause despite all the allergy stuff I still really love the piece and can wear it, although not as often and as comfortably as I would like to.

I’ve been also looking at different options, such as skin protection cream, or nail polish on the inner side of the bracelet (which I’m afraid could damage the thing) and even stickers from companies like Watchshells (they don’t have dedicated stickers for inner parts of bracelet links, only the front). But so far, hasn’t found an optimal solution.

So, fellow WC people, can anyone relate to this issue? Maybe someone had it as well and has a working solution? 🙂

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Nato strap with pass through should fix it and if it’s still too itchy a citirizine or a Claritin should help

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Maybe get the sticker for the case and buy a 316L steel bracelet(if that material is adaptable).

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Very common in allergic people. I know of some cases that have resolved it by taking 10mg Cetirizine a day to keep the allergy under control. However, I think you should go to the doctor to recommend your own allergy treatment.

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I’ll trade you for my SMP on rubber so no reactions 😜

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Sorry to hear this. Are you only getting a reaction around the bracelet or case too? Maybe switch to a rubber strap and put a sticker on the backside of the case?

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I'd put it on a very subtle nato strap. Nothing too bright.

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Have you tried one of those charity rubber bracelets?

If you strap the bat girl over the top of the rubber band it keeps the metal away from most of your skin the crown will occasionally touch the back of your wrist as it normally would but if the allergie is not too bad it can be a workable solution with out having to sacrifice the jubilee bracelet. As some of the bands are just slightly narrower it's not in your face either so doesn't distract from the overall look.

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I think you should buy a solid gold GMT Master 🤔🤪

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126719 would fix this, but realistically, I’d probably sell it if I were you. A rubber strap or NATO is a good alternative to the bracelet, but the modern sports models look and feel the best on the bracelets.

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It’s beautiful. But the trade in or sale value is trending down. I think you may get less than retail on a trade (maybe retail if you’re lucky). Private sale, you could probably get in the $14-15 range now. But with taxes, not that much of a gain (but at least you aren’t losing).

That said, I assume you went Batgirl BECAUSE of the jubilee so going NATO isn’t going to work for you.

The real question is, do you love it that much that you will keep it as an “occasion” watch vs the daily I assume you bought your first Rolex for.

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Beautiful 🤩