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Thread: Best Strap To Wear In The Hot Weather ???

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    Eulit Perlon



    Light, lasts for years, improves with age, infinitely adjustable, easy to wash and dry's quickly

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    Another perlon man here! I also love the two-piece ones from Eulit.

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    The best strap to wear in this hot weather is a jock strap. Nothing else, just a jock strap.


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    Not the prettiest but essential on hot days. Arrived today and well worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonewood View Post
    The best strap to wear in this hot weather is a jock strap. Nothing else, just a jock strap.

    That said, what watches do you own that you might wear whilst in your jock strap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That said, what watches do you own that you might wear whilst in your jock strap?
    A pocket watch with Prince Albert chain perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    A pocket watch with Prince Albert chain perhaps?

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    You got it. I won’t post photos up though haha!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonewood View Post
    You got it. I won’t post photos up though haha!
    What I meant was, what watches do you own? This being a watch forum first and foremost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    What I meant was, what watches do you own? This being a watch forum first and foremost.
    A Nixon, a G Shock and a Datejust. Apologies if my jock strap joke offended, meant it to be light hearted :-)


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    Another thread necro - I'm using the open-weave Perlons again. Glad I bought several, because 'cheapestnatostraps' no longer stocks them.

    Anyone know if anyone makes something similarly light and open, but in metal?


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    Can't answer the EoS question, but I'm rocking cork in this weather.

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    Glide lock maxed out on a watch which isn't top heavy.


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    Glidelock bracelet for me but im finding a tropic to be pretty cool and comfortable atm.

    I dont get on with nato or perlon in heat.

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    Leather is out, obviously.

    Bracelet can work, provided your wrist doesn't swell much or you have a glidelock style clasp, as modelled by Wileeeeeey above. However, if it's loose as shown then my experience is that sweat can make it even more prone to sliding around uncomfortably. Particularly bad on a top heavy watch, as pointed out.

    The best for me is NATO. Doesn't make my wrist feel sweaty, is adjustable, is washable and dries quickly. The design means that the watch stays in place without the strap having to be tight. The fact that you can swap straps in seconds means that where necessary, if your wrist swells, you can easily achieve the perfect adjustment between holes by putting on a different NATO with slightly different hole placement.
    Last edited by TF23; 19th July 2022 at 12:39.

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    Definitely a nato for me too, and if working outside the smaller the better. A G10 on an 18mm nato when it's this hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    Definitely a nato for me too, and if working outside the smaller the better. A G10 on an 18mm nato when it's this hot!
    You're risking the Plexiglas melting on that one today!

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    I've been using the zuludiver space programme inspired velcro.

    Fabric and infinitely adjustable is a great combo in the recent weather.

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    Nick Mankey for me, works brilliantly in the hot weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by TF23 View Post
    You're risking the Plexiglas melting on that one today!
    I've got a GS Sapphire for when it gets too toasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senninha View Post
    Nick Mankey for me, works brilliantly in the hot weather
    Same here.

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    NATO's have my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TF23 View Post
    Leather is out, obviously.

    Bracelet can work, provided your wrist doesn't swell much or you have a glidelock style clasp, as modelled by Wileeeeeey above. However, if it's loose as shown then my experience is that sweat can make it even more prone to sliding around uncomfortably. Particularly bad on a top heavy watch, as pointed out.

    The best for me is NATO. Doesn't make my wrist feel sweaty, is adjustable, is washable and dries quickly. The design means that the watch stays in place without the strap having to be tight. The fact that you can swap straps in seconds means that where necessary, if your wrist swells, you can easily achieve the perfect adjustment between holes by putting on a different NATO with slightly different hole placement.
    Yeah, the webbing straps are fine, but I resent having to wash them and dry them out. Reckon silicon or bracelet is better.

    BUT - micro-adjustment of a strap/bracelet can be useful as your wrist swells in the heat.

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    Bonklip (Joseph Bonnie) when it's too hot for a Nato.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Bonklip (Joseph Bonnie) when it's too hot for a Nato.
    Terry
    Like that combo, something I need to experiment with

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Like that combo, something I need to experiment with
    I used 20.0 x 2.0 x 1.20 mm shoulder-less bars instead of the Precista bars, they tighten up the end-link nicely, but require a little fiddling with to fit. Same generic bars as used on the 5513/1680.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I used 20.0 x 2.0 x 1.20 mm shoulder-less bars instead of the Precista bars, they tighten up the end-link nicely, but require a little fiddling with to fit. Same generic bars as used on the 5513/1680.

    Terry
    Thank-you.

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    Liking this 2-part nylon strap on my Citizen Promaster 'Tough' - good hot weather strap again, the finishing is really nice for nylon, and it's available in 12 colours in 20mm and 22mm lug widths for just over a £5. From ebay. The buckle's my own addition.



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    Must admit, I haven’t had a watch on for about a month, it’s just too hot. I’ll wait until the windy season commences. Used to be spring, summer, autumn and winter. Now it is floods and storms (spring) heatwave and drought (summer) the windy season (autumn) and 3 months of mild calm weather (winter).

    Funny old world.

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    This one...


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    When it was 38oC I couldn't bear wearing a watch. I've had a steel bracelet on for a lot of this current heat but I think my FKM rubber strap is actually the most comfortable in the extreme heat.

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    I find the regular Casio plastic strap on my G Shock to be most comfortable for hot weather.
    Unlike Natos and Zulus, it provides sufficient restraint without requiring a snug fit so allowing for free ventilation on the wrist.

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