A combination I’ve been curious to try for some time.

Jan 19, 2019,14:43 PM
 





I changed the bracelet on my GMT to this blue rubber one from Everest today after being curious about it for quite some time. After only a few hours so far, I have to say the comfort is very, very good. It’s going to take some more time before I’m ready to make a conclusion on it, but here are some of my early impressions.

To me, this change makes it feel more like a tool watch. It’s athletic and certainly more casual. It makes the GMT hand pop more, which I like, but at the same time I feel it diminishes the blue of the bezel because of the lack of contrast. The polished center link of the oyster bracelet on the GMT Master II isn’t my favorite, but I’ve worn it with that for long enough that anything else was going to feel a bit out of place at first. At the least, I think this offers a nice change of pace to the bracelet, but that’s as far as I’m willing to go with it until I have some more time to let the experience sink in.


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Interesting

 
 By: Lankysudanese : January 19th, 2019-23:06
Let us know how comfortable and durable it is. I’d been contemplating it for a while, but had heard some negative reviews.

I really like it - looks very different from stock.

 
 By: Mr Glass : January 20th, 2019-02:49
Was thinking of putting my BLNR on a similar strap. Even toyed with the idea of blue at 6 o'clock and back at 12 - sacrilege?

Looks great [nt]

 
 By: watch-er : January 20th, 2019-06:22

Thanks! 🙏 [nt]

 
 By: BMR : January 20th, 2019-08:03

Really cool! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 20th, 2019-09:32

Thank you, and I agree!

 
 By: BMR : January 28th, 2019-13:43
Here’s another picture. It’s growing on me more and more. ...  

This one has really sunk in for me.

 
 By: Signo : January 31st, 2019-16:24
And I love it! ...  

I can see why!

 
 By: BMR : January 31st, 2019-18:14
Looks great!

It looks good

 
 By: Jari from Finland : February 2nd, 2019-04:38
and to put bracelet back on the watch is easy when ever you want to.

I haven’t tried it, but you’re the second person to suggest it.

 
 By: BMR : February 4th, 2019-16:24
I think it could be a cool look for sure, I just don’t have the black one to be able to do that. This blue one has grown on me a lot! I don’t see myself taking it off anytime soon. It’s even become the watch I wear to the gym, and it’s perfectly comfortab... 

Good work!

 
 By: BMR : February 9th, 2019-20:27
That Air King looks good!