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Thread: How do you wear your ROLEX, tight or loose?

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    Default How do you wear your ROLEX, tight or loose?

    Was at RSC last week to resize a new piece. All the while i like my to wear my piece loose (1 little finger space can slide in) The lady over counter advise me to resize it to be "SNUG fit" leaving about 4 to 5 mm in gap

    She says the tighter it is the bracklet will not STRETCH over time. Once stretched she say nothing can be done.

    Did some reading. I think she is right. Yes, the bracklet should be fitted TOO LOOSE or else will look like this in the long run

    You can read more here... http://www.clockmaker.com.au/rolex/5513bracelet.html

    I was also comparing the SUB/EXPLORER bracklets with those GMT2c/DTAEJUST found the older sports bracklets flimsy as compared to the new easylink Oyster bracklets - which are sturdier and strong and SOLID feel!

    My SUB/EXPLs are all Z to M series which are Solid End Links but I feel still flimsy and light. BTW this is how u tell if U have SEL bracklets

    http://bjsonline.com/watches/articles/0011.shtml

    BTW any expert here can share how you define a bracklet is "loose"? i.e. gaps between the pieces > XXmm etc? or Curverature should not slag more than XXmm?

    Advise appreciated.

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    I would say...most impt is that u are comfortable..and the watch doesn't move ard when u move your hand...

    and oh...best is that there is no obvious red and tight watch mark if u remove your watch


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    It doesn't matter how one defines "loose" unless you are referring to a woman. Ok, I'm kidding. I think it is most important how comfortable it is when you wear it.


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    prefer loose woman ... oops bracelet ....bought an extra link to fit . i also advocate comfort 1st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkangel View Post
    I would say...most impt is that u are comfortable..and the watch doesn't move ard when u move your hand...

    and oh...best is that there is no obvious red and tight watch mark if u remove your watch
    That a good guide.

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    and dont forget to use the stepped adjustments to get the right fit. during the summer and winter seasons, i find myself adjusting the small adjustments to allow for swelling of the wrist.
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    i like 'em tight

    reason being that I can better prevent them from accidental knocks when I move my hand
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    i like to wear my bracelet watches tight. loose just looks sloppy.
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    Met the shop keeper of Top Hour (in LP) he also advise to wear the bracelet tight not loose, especially for jubilee. Not sure abt President bracklet - never ask.

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    For comfort, I always give slight allowance to my wrist. Don't like the gripping feel on my wrist of it is too tight.

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