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  1. ras47 Jul 15, 2018

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    C900B942-1DDD-43E6-B7D2-8BD9BBB49D11.jpeg i picked up an inexpensive Perlon strap from WatchGecko recently and found it rather cheap-feeling. My expectations for a $16 strap were low and my expectations were met. Very thin and plastic-feeling. Anybody have a quality Perlon strap that feels like quality?

    Black was in back order so I went with gray, the least objectionable alternative.
     
  2. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Jul 15, 2018

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    That looks like dressing the incredible hulk in high heels and stockings and make-up...it just looks wrong :)

    My $0.02 : get a decent nato (try out the new seatbelt nato from bandrbands...its top quality)...

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  3. Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it Jul 15, 2018

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    I've tried numerous Perlons and have reached the conclusion they simply look horrible on any expensive watch, it's like wearing a suit with a pair of Dunlop trainers IMO.

    Agree that quality NATO's look far better.
     
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  4. DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 15, 2018

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    I will agree 100%!

    I bought one ages ago, only for the buckle pin to snap whilst wearing the watch, causing it to tumble to the floor....

    Luckily, I reached out and managed to 'bat' it to the sofa where it landed safe, failing me hitting it as a complete fluke it would have hit a marble floor!

    Ive never worn person since!

    Watch in question: Rolex GMT Master II Ceramic.
     
  5. tyrantlizardrex Jul 15, 2018

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    Perlon straps kinda are what they, but the very best on the market by a long way, are made by Eulit in Germany.

    And these are 10x better than the crap coming out of Asia that most dealers now sell (because Eulit's trade prices aren't £0.10 a strap...)

    The grey strap is a Perlon Krystal 18mm (colour now discontinued), the brown is a Perlon Panama 2 Piece 20mm.

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  6. Gstp Jul 15, 2018

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Suits the watch well !
     
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  7. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jul 15, 2018

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    Eulit does make the best. I find for casual sport watches it suits.

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  8. adi4 Jul 15, 2018

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    I'll chime in and say Eulit is really the only way to go (that I know of) when it comes to Perlon. I use an 18mm black one for throwing it on a vintage Seiko quartz diver for workouts or when I have a new 19mm lug width watch and I'm deciding on a strap. Very comfy and not chintzy looking at all.
     
  9. pmontoyap Jul 15, 2018

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    I bought on ebay a small lot of vintage perlons I think from the 70’s and really like how they look, its not for everyone I guess.

    This is me wearing a suit with a pair of dunlops :D

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  10. tyrantlizardrex Jul 15, 2018

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    More Krystals on the Deville that went to live with @Garv

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  11. cfracing Jul 15, 2018

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    I wear a Eulit Krystal or Panama Neu on my Speedy Schumacher as my sweaty weather strap during hot, sticky Texas summers. I personally never warmed up to Nato straps and dislike all that extra strap material and metal.
     
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  12. rkman11 Jul 15, 2018

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    Eulit is the only choice for perlon!
     
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  13. ras47 Jul 15, 2018

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    Thanks folks! The black Perlons in that nice thick nylon weave are what I’m after. I’m on the hunt!
     
  14. MidnightBeggar Jul 15, 2018

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    Good discussion...most of the time perlon is no-go. I wasn't impressed w/the one I got from strapcode. But, there are a couple nice examples here.
     
  15. rcs914 Jul 16, 2018

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    I have a couple Eulit Panama Pazific straps - a one piece and a two piece. They are comfortable, since they are infinately sizable, but the material is very stiff, and has never loosened up.
     
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  16. Skyfire Jul 16, 2018

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    You should know a perlon strap scratches your caseback badly over time. You shouldn't use it on expensive watches.
     
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  17. tyrantlizardrex Jul 16, 2018

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    That’s what caseback stickers are for. ;)

    Or two piece Perlons. :D
     
  18. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Jul 16, 2018

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    More like ‘that’s Wonder-Woman wearing high-heels and make up’...absolutely gorgeous and totally fits the UG ::love::::love::
     
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  19. ras47 Jul 16, 2018

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    Some of the Perlon straps (like mine) are so thin you can see through the holes in the weave. Others pictured here are far thicker and look much better. I've ordered an Eulit strap on Amazon, for the princely sum of $24. :) Said the Zen Master, "We shall see..."
     
  20. ras47 Jul 16, 2018

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    Until the new Eulit arrives I've gone back to my modified NATO. I just cleaned up the stray schmutz around the strap holes with a lit match. Easy peasy with nylon.

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