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Leather Watch Bands and Water

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by psykon99, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. psykon99

    psykon99 Member

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    What's the general opinion about swimming with a leather band on your watch? I wonder because many watches are being made with leather bands but are made to be water resistant up to various depths. Will the water ruin or otherwise damage the leather band?
     


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    Yes it can, especially seawater. For some bands it will be long term, some will suffer fast. There are bands with leather that is treated to be resistant
     


  3. psykon99

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    Yes it can, especially seawater. For some bands it will be long term, some will suffer fast. There are bands with leather that is treated to be resistant

    So I'm wondering, what's the point of packaging a watch that is meant for swimming / diving with a leather band that can be damaged by the same activity?
     


  4. skalogre

    skalogre Distinguished Member

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    So I'm wondering, what's the point of packaging a watch that is meant for swimming / diving with a leather band that can be damaged by the same activity?
    How many people use the tachymetre or chronometre on their watches [​IMG] ? Sort of like getting a big beast of an off-roader when at most you'll be climbing pavements to park [​IMG]
     


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    skalogre, touchÃ[​IMG]. [​IMG] Psykon, to be honest, don't worry about the water. The sweat off your arm will eat away at the leather long before it suffers any water damage.
     


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    I would not recommend swimming in a leather band. Most leather is susceptible to water damage. I believe sharkskin is the most durable for watersports use, but its lining must also be of similar resistance, otherwise the overall purpose is defeated. Water trapped between the lining and front could also caused rot inside.

    Get a nylon or rubber strap. There are plenty in the market for watersports purposes.
     


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