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    Perlon

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    Looks good to me. Comfy in the summer.

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    Looks like granny knitted it, no thanks, still not as hideous as a Nato

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Looks like granny knitted it, no thanks, still not as hideous as a Nato
    That's funny. Bracelet man then?

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    Looks great - especially the brown.
    Perfect for summer and a more formal look than a NATO strap with all the metal hardware.


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    I tried these type of straps a while back but the one i bought was just really uncomfortable. they do look good with certain watches though.

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    Hmm I seem to recall that I bought a perlon strap a while ago. May try that on my SKX007.

    Wonder if they suit perlon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    Hmm I seem to recall that I bought a perlon strap a while ago. May try that on my SKX007.

    Wonder if they suit perlon?


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    In summer perlon looks good on anything I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    In summer perlon looks good on anything I think
    Awesome. My plan was foiled though my perlon is a 20mm the SKX007 is 22mm!


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    Perlons are cool as hell, especially on a sub. Also look good on dressier watches. Navy blue on a datejust looks great!


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    I've got a 21mm Perlon waiting for me in the UK for my IWC Doppel, and I'm looking forward to trying that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Looks like granny knitted it, no thanks, still not as hideous as a Nato
    I agree, Iím afraid. I really donít see the attraction of Perlons at all... although to be fair Iíve never tried one.

    I did try NATOs though, and completely hate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post

    I did try NATOs though, and completely hate them.

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    toothbrush and soap are in the post to you simon!!!!

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    I really like Perlon on vintage watches but think they feel a bit too light for a heavy watch. I wouldn't put one on my LLD but this works perfectly on my old Westclox diver which weighs almost nothing - it's a great combo for the summer. I must admit after not wearing one for a while I think it's going to feel scratchy but they don't - I wore this watch exclusively last year on holiday and I barely noticed I was wearing it.

    That said - they do sometimes need some 'fettling' to get them comfortable - for example I normally sand down the ends a little bit to avoid them scratching (some are better sealed than others) and tend do sew the excess on the far side of the strap (Just behind the 10 min mark on the bezel of pic below) to stop it peeking out from underneath.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drhexagon View Post
    I tried these type of straps a while back but the one i bought was just really uncomfortable. they do look good with certain watches though.
    If you tried a cheap one then I'd try again. In fact even some that aren't cheap can be uncomfortable. I think I got one from Watch Obsession that wasn't too good.

    Anything from Eulit tends to be good, plus Eddie's braided, which isn't perlon as such, but has a very similar feel and includes blasted hardware. You can cut the extra flappy bit off Eddie's as well.

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    Where are people buying their Perlon straps from? Iím not having much luck finding a UK source...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonConnell View Post
    Where are people buying their Perlon straps from? I’m not having much luck finding a UK source...
    Yellys for modern, timesofplenty for vintage. Neither UK based but no problems with international orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonConnell View Post
    Where are people buying their Perlon straps from? Iím not having much luck finding a UK source...
    Watchgecko or Watchobsession are both good for these.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMint View Post
    I think I got one from Watch Obsession that wasn't too good.
    +1 to this. My first perlon was from them and it was low quality for a premium (compared to those from China) price. Both strap material and buckle were 2nd rate compared to others I've since sourced.

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    They mould to the shape of the case and your wrist after a while and are one the most comfortable straps you can get in my opinion.

    The mistake people make is to buy copies that aren't genuine Perlon - they tend to be scratchy and lack substance.

    Best to only buy genuine Eulit ones.

    There a UK based seller on eBay.

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    +1 ^^^
    Eulit are very comfortable (the Panama style is the only one I've worn)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntSG View Post
    That's funny. Bracelet man then?

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    Probably 90% of mine are on bracelets yes. Even my Meg and Monster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Yellys for modern, timesofplenty for vintage. Neither UK based but no problems with international orders.
    Thanks - order placed with Yellys

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    Is there any links to a good 22mm one piece Perlon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisallen View Post
    +1 ^^^
    Eulit are very comfortable (the Panama style is the only one I've worn)
    Rios is the only other manufacturer I'd rate alongside Eulit.

    https://rios1931.com/sailor-plaited-...ter-resistant/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMint View Post
    You can cut the extra flappy bit off Eddie's..l.
    I think it would smart a bit and he'd be cross.

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