What are your favorite bracelet watches to wear in 2021?

Jul 21, 2021,09:03 AM

With COVID and sanitizers, I have been finding myself wearing less and less leather straps. I find that my bracelet watches tend to be worn more often and that their casual nature fits well with my personal trend towards less formal wear at work and socializing. Here are my favorite 3 in 2021. What are yours?

1) Bulgari Octi Finissimo Minute Repeater: great for business casual and general situations
2) Blancpain Leman GMT Alarm: versatile travel watch while being understated
3) Credor GCLP989: works well for evenings and social gatherings. The hand-done raden and maki-e dial glows under point source lighting

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Wow! I love the 6542!

 By: fairfax : July 21st, 2021-11:30
Makes me want to get mine out of the safe and enjoy it. How do you like the clasp on it compared to modern Rolex?

I’d love to

 By: fairfax : July 21st, 2021-14:43
It’s stuck in a bank safe for now, but will try to get to it once I can. 100% agree on the crown

As my collection took a tangent this past year I am down to only one bracelet…

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : July 21st, 2021-11:30
But I must say my favorite I am still waiting for it would be the vacheron oversea! ...  

Lovely GO!

 By: fairfax : July 21st, 2021-11:32
Must say that the VCO bracelets are indeed nice


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : July 21st, 2021-11:34

I think you did your watch well by mating it with the steel bracelet, but you have some terrific straps for it as well! I've been eyeing the Overseas for a couple years myself, but

 By: DouglasM : July 21st, 2021-16:30
find myself miffed that I didn't buy it then. The prices have gone up quite a bit since the 'steel sports watch craze' has kicked in. Ugh.

The minute repeater is stunning

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : July 21st, 2021-12:25
Always bracelets only, I'm daily wearing the Finissimo in steel black dial

Thank you!

 By: fairfax : July 21st, 2021-12:32
Bulgari really hit it out of the park w/ their OF bracelets, especially the clasps. Conforms low on your wrist! When the Repeater was originally released, it came in a strap but I immediately swapped for their bracelet. Such a perfect combo. I’m a big fan... 

Wow! What a collection! AND A MINUTE REPEATER! WOW!

 By: patrick_y : July 21st, 2021-13:29
Hmm, I've never worn a minute repeater on a bracelet before. At least not that I can recall.

Thank you! The repeater is surprisingly robust

 By: fairfax : July 21st, 2021-14:42
I was wearing it daily for 3 months and it works and sounds perfect. Such an enjoyable watch to wear being quite under the radar.

Yes, very much under the radar...

 By: patrick_y : July 22nd, 2021-18:36
I wore an Octo Finissimo as an exclusive watch for a couple weeks (all the other watches were locked in the bank). Very stealthy piece. Mine is an automatic though and despite walking 20,000 to 40,000 steps a day (walking 10-20+ kilometers on foot a day),... 

Your Spring Drive Credor is an unusual and artistic choice

 By: cazalea : July 21st, 2021-13:54
I’ve seen that model online but never on a wrist. Greetings Cazalea Bracelet No bracelet ...  

Thank you! Love your Credors and the guide you posted previously

 By: fairfax : July 21st, 2021-14:45
The raden & urushi work must be seen in person. It has so much depth, translucence and opalescence that it can’t easily be captured on photo. The craft highlights Japan’s classical arts all in one dial

Most of the time I only wear bracelet watches during the summer.

 By: Watchonthewrist : July 21st, 2021-14:58
Here are a few of my favorites ...  

I was hoping to see that Calabrese last weekend's WristScan

 By: cazalea : July 21st, 2021-19:10
I came close to buying one but a friend wanted it badly so I backed off and he got it -- a black dial though. Cheers, Cazalea

I also have the black dial NHC my friend .

 By: Watchonthewrist : July 21st, 2021-20:15
Hard to choose between these two I know one for sale on a leather strap ...  

That octo finissimo minute repeater is really nice!

 By: nafetS : July 21st, 2021-15:18
My favorite bracelet watches for this summer are the Octo Finissimo Automatic and the VC Overseas Automatic (current gen)

Great post

 By: Cookies : July 22nd, 2021-16:23
I guess my favourite bracelet will still be the Rolex Airking bracelet. It has a micro-adjustor which is very easy to use, and the design doesn't trap as much dirt/grime as bracelets with smaller links. It is easy to polish off scratches too, being of a b... 

My favourite bracelet are Rolex Jubilee on my datejust, and Pilot bracelet on My IWC 3706. But the IWC bracelet is by far my most worn bracelet, because of the versatility.

 By: hoseachandra : July 23rd, 2021-05:57
The Jubilee is a bit too flashy on most situation. The IWC Pilot bracelet is a perfect combination of "delicate" feeling (due to the thinness) and robust, masculine appearance. It is so comfortable, high quality and very practical. Can't recomend enough. ...