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    Watch of the Week #15- So& Co Tribeca 5266

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to week 15 of our watch of the week series. It has been exactly 15 weeks since first started this series. Now to think about it, we have come this far in our journey. In fact, at drmenstyle.com, we will never be tired of talking about watches. I mean, which men don’t have a watch collection at home? Therefore, for this week, we will be talking about the So&Co Tribeca 5266 men’s chronograph. First impressions, this watch is one sexy m********r !!! (*You get the point) Now if you are ready, then let’s dive straight in!!!   MATERIAL   The majority of the material used is…

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    Watch of the Week #14- Stuhrling Original- Regatta Champion

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our watch of the week series. For week 14, we will go through the Stuhrling Original Regatta champion watch. To summarise the Regatta Champion is a very simple, elegant and functional sports watch. If you are interested in getting yourself a sports watch, you can check out the Sturhling Original’s Regatta Champion by clicking this link. Otherwise, we will go through the watch bit by bit. Now, if you are ready, then let’s dive straight into this watch!! Stuhrling Regatta (Source: Zalora.com) MATERIAL   In terms of material, stainless steel is the main material of this watch. Everything is made from stainless steel, including the…

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    Watch of the Week #13- Lucien Piccard

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to the watch of the week series. Today, we will take a look at Lucien Piccard men’s chronograph at week 13 of this watch of the week series.  To summarise, the Lucien Piccard is a simple, functional yet elegant looking men’s chronograph that every man should have in his watch collection. Lucien Piccard (Source: Amazon.com) Now, if you are ready, then let’s dive into week 13 of watch of the week series. Let’s explore the Lucien Picard men’s chronograph together!! MATERIAL   First, we will discuss the material of the watch. The main material of this watch is stainless steel. Everything from the case to the…

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    Watch of the Week 12- Stuhrling Winchester

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to week 12 of this series, Watch of the Week. In today’s watch of the week, we will explore the Special Winchester from Stuhrling Original. If you are ready, then let’s take a look at this Stuhrling Winchester series. Let’s go!!   MATERIAL   Firstly, let’s talk about the material of the watch. A stainless steel grade 316L is used for the case of the watch. Also, the onion crown and tang buckle fastener is also stainless steel. On top of that, the leather strap is genuine cow leather. Lastly, krysterna crystal is used as the material to protect the watch parts and the movement. Another…

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    FATHER’S DAY 2019 – Watches your Father will Love

    INTRODUCTION   If you don’t know yet, Father’s Day is coming up soon!! This 16th of June, everyone around the world will celebrate Father’s day together, honoring our beloved father or dad/ daddy. If you are like me, you will struggle to find the most suitable gift for Father’s Day gift. Should you get him a belt, a wallet, or is it suitable to get him a watch? You most certainly can get him a watch, because men and watch can’t be separated. Father’s Day is coming!!! Therefore, this father’s day, let us at www. drmenstyle.com help you to pick a few selection of watches that will definitely suit your…

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    Watches You Should Get this Raya!!

    INTRODUCTION   Before we begin, we would like to wish every Muslims in Malaysia Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!!. Muslims in Malaysia get together to celebrate this joyous occasion with their family members and relatives after a month long of fasting in the month of Ramadan. Raya Sale (Source: Zalora.com.my) In Malaysia, Malaysian Chinese, Indians, and every race gets to share in this joyous occasion as well. In fact, when you think of Hari Raya, things like cookies, green packets and friends come to mind. Of course, not to forget, this is the best time to show off some of your new outfits!! In fact, the color green comes to mind…

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    Watch of the Week-11 Stuhrling Original Symphony 899

    INTRODUCTION Just to give you an overview of this Stuhrling Original Symphony 899, in general, it is a men’s quartz dress watch. Welcome back to watch of the week number #11 series where we explore different watches every week because we felt that there are more watches out there better than DW (Sorry). Today for the watch of the week #11, we will talk about the new Stuhrling Original Symphony 899. Daniel Wellington (Source: Zalora.com.my) MATERIAL Symphony 899 (Source: Zalora.com.my) Let’s start off with the material which I have always begin with when I evaluate a watch. Overall, stainless steel is the main material which covers the case, case back,…

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    Watch of the Week #10- Casio Enticer Series

    INTRODUCTION Welcome back to the watch of the week series. This is week #10 where every week we will promote different watches available. Therefore, this week, we will introduce the Casio Enticer series.   MATERIAL   Firstly, stainless steel is used to make the case of the watch, crown, bezel, case back and etc.  The watch also features brushed finishing on the case back and case. Casio Enticer (Source: Amazon.com) Moreover, it also features polished finishing on the flute like bezel and chronograph pushers. On top of that, the watch features a genuine leather strap with contrast stitching as well. Lastly, mineral glass is used to protect the movement.  …

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    How to Change Watch Strap- Milanese to NATO Strap

    INTRODUCTION How to change a watch strap? Not many people know this, but the beauty of watches is that you can do very little to make an old watch look new. For example, changing the watches original strap. And that is today’s topic of this discussion as you can see from the title. CHANGING STRAP   Today, we will take a look at the process of changing the original black Milanese strap to this NATO strap from DAISO. Take note that this is my first time changing a watch strap by myself, therefore DAISO strap is enough for now.  Once the experiment is successful, then I can try other brands…

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    Watch of the Week #9- Orient STAR

    INTRODUCTION Welcome back to week #9 of our series, watch of the week. Today, we will learn more about the Orient STAR mechanical watch which just became available. Click this link to grab yours now as we explore every detail about this beautiful watch. If you are ready, then let’s dive in!!!   MATERIAL Stainless steel sheets (Source: freewebstore.org) Firstly, stainless steel is the main material used for the 39mm dial. Furthermore, this watch features a skeleton movement, so you can see the movement on the front and back casing also. Then, a sapphire crystal glass is used for the front and back to protect the movement. As for the…

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    Watch of the Week #8- Seiko SRPC63K1

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to watch of the week #8. Today, we will take a look at one of Seiko’s beautiful watch, the Seiko SRPC63K1. If you are looking for a new sports watch for any occasion, this is definitely the watch for you. Now, if you are ready, let’s explore more about this beautiful watch.   MATERIAL Stainless steel utensils (Source: Amazon.com) Firstly, stainless steel is the main material used for this watch. In fact, stainless steel is used in everything from the case to the bottle cap bezel as well as the bracelet. Therefore, you can say that almost 99% of the watch is stainless steel.   SURFACE…

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    Which is The Best Rubber Strap?

    INTRODUCTION   There are many factors in which we can use to judge which rubber strap is better than the other. Also, because there are a lot of rubber straps out there, we can’t possibly cover all. Therefore, we will take a look at a small number of rubber straps for now. If you are ready, then let’s start!! PARTICIPANTS   First off, let’s take a look at the first three participants for the first-ever battle of the rubber straps!! This is getting exciting for sure!! First of all, let’s introduce the first contestant, United Watch Band Tire Like rubber strap.   United Watch Bands (Source: Amazon.com) Now that we…

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    Watch of the Week #7- Citizen BU2023-04E

    Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim readers who has already begin fasting today. As for the rest of us as well, welcome back to week 7 watch of the week series. Today, we are going to look at one of Citizen’s Eco-drive perpetual calendar men’s watch. MATERIAL   The Citizen watch comes with stainless steel round case and case back. On top of that, the case sports a rose-gold coating for more elegant feel and look. Leather strap with butterfly clasp (Source: Amazon.com) Furthermore, to secure the watch and movement to the hand, Citizen used a brown color genuine calfskin leather strap. For extra details, they added contrast white color…

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    Seiko Tuna Part 3- More Features You Should Know

    INTRODUCTION   Hello everybody!! If you are still following our Seiko Tuna series, this is the perfect conclusion as we explore more features about it. If you are ready, then strap on your helmet and let’s go!! MOVEMENT   Throughout the years, Seiko released many variations of the Tuna. A few examples of Tuna models can be seen below; Seiko SBBN0033 (Source: Amazon.com)  Golden Tuna (Source: Amazon.com) Emperor Tuna (Source: Lazada.com) The Grandfather Tuna (Reference 6159-7010) is powered by the 6159b mechanical movement. Interestingly, the 6159b is based on the Grand Seiko 61xx movement, with a little bit of modification. Caliber 6159b (Source: thespringbar.com) The 6159b is a 25 jewel,…

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    Seiko Tuna Part 2-More Information You Should Know

    At drmenstyle.com, we love the Seiko Tuna series very much. If you missed out the previous post on the Grandfather Tuna, click here to read all about it. Make sure that you read it through because the grandfather is the foundation for all future Seiko Tuna. Happy Tuesday!! MORE INFORMATION It is not very hard to spot the Seiko Tuna. I mean, come on, this monster is huge!! No doubt, this is one dive watch that you cannot hide inside your shirt. But then again, with such an amazing watch, why would you want to hide it anyway? Seiko 6159-7010 (Source:fratellowatches.com) Its the same as buying a Mazda 6 and…

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    Types of Watch Movement- Meca Quartz

    In the world of watches, we know that there are 3 kings which rules the caliber and movement of watches. The kings are mechanical, automatic and quartz. All of them are very different from one another and there is no standard to say which is better and which is not. However, every watch lover has their own preferences so to say quartz is better because it is more accurate and more robust is not a good statement. Personally, I like mechanical watches even though I hate the self-winding part. Anatol 371 Stuhrling Original (Source: Amazon.com)   INTRODUCTION   However, there is another type of unique and weird watch movement that…

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    Watch of the Week #4- Invicta 6620

    Welcome back to week 4 of Watch of the week series. In this episode,  we will take a look at men’s chronograph, the Invicta 6620 || men’s chronograph. MATERIAL   Stainless steel is the primary material for this watch from the case to the bracelet itself, with a slight difference in finishing. We have polish finishing for the case, case back and the outer edges of the bezel. Even the two links on the bracelet also come with a polish finish. Invicta 6620 (Source: Amazon.com) Other parts of the watch come with brushed finishing like the middle bracelet link and the tachymeter surface of the bezel.   WATCH ENGINE  …

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    Tips to Recognize Seiko XGL731 Strap

    The Seiko XGL731 or also known as the Tire Tread strap is easily recognizable at first glance. But before we get into it, please click here in case you missed our previous post talking about its history. If you have already done that, then let’s dive straight in!!   SURFACE IMPRESSIONS   FRONT   From the front, you can easily recognize the pattern which looks like tire tread. If you look into it a little more detail, you can see the 2.5mm tire pattern surrounding the middle of the strap where the holes are. Tire Tread Tail (Source:plus9time.com) This organic pattern is supposed to mimic natural rubber pattern. On top…

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    Are Smart-Watches Considered Watches?

    After so many hours spent searching for the answer to this question, I finally gave up. It seems that as a watch enthusiast like me, no one has tried to answer this question before. You see, it is only recently that smartwatches became popular as a fashion accessory. Huawei Smartwatch GT (Source: Lazada.com) Apple Smartwatch Series 4 (Source: Amazon.com) Samsung gear S3 (Source: Amazon.com) Before this, you never heard of the Apple Smartwatch or any of its competitor the Samsung gear or the Huawei Smartwatch GT in the market. Therefore, I decided to write my personal opinions about the question in today’s post.   INTRODUCTION Fossil Explorer FTW4018 (Source: Zalora.com)…

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    Type of Seiko Strap- XGL731

    So far, we know that Seiko released a couple of diving rubber straps during the 1960s. An example of rubber straps includes the waffle strap (ZLM01) and also the chocolate strap. Today, we will learn further about the third Seiko rubber strap, the XGL731. Uncle Seiko waffle strap (Source: uncleseiko.com) Chocolate strap (Source: plus9time.com) HISTORY OF THE TIRE TREAD XGL-731   Just like we mentioned earlier, the history of these straps is usually associated with the history of the watches themselves. The first introduction of this strap is in the year 1972 and continue with the Seiko diving watch reference 6159-8110. Tire tread strap (Source: Uncleseiko.com) Initially, the watch was…

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    Watch of the Week #3- Citizen BN0151-09L

    Welcome back to week #3 where we talk everything about watches because we love them so much!! This week, we will explore a little about dive watches, especially the Citizen Promaster Eco-drive.   MOVEMENT/ ENGINE Let’s talk firstly about the engine of the watch. This watch comes with the Citizen caliber E168, part of the Eco-drive series of watches which uses solar energy to convert to electrical energy. While technically you do not need a battery, the solar cells inside the movement still have a backup battery. Eco-drive at the case back (Source: forums.watchuseek.com) The solar cells underneath the dial capture the sunlight and store inside the rechargeable batteries. Talking…

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    Tips to Recognize Seiko Chocolate Strap.

    People like to give names and nicknames based on how they look so that it is easy to remember. So naturally, the Seiko chocolate strap is named because it looks like blocks of chocolate. Besides that, there are other methods to recognize a chocolate strap which we will dive in today.   SURFACE APPEARANCE   FRONT At first look, you can see where the name chocolate strap comes from. On the surface of both tail and buckle strap, you can see blocks of raised rubber in the center. On top of that, there are two smaller blocks surrounding the center block. Seiko 6159-7000 with Chocolate strap (Source: forums.watchuseek.com) For the…

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    Type of Straps-Seiko Chocolate Strap

    INTRODUCTION ZLM01 or the Waffle Strap (Source: plus9time.com) We know that Seiko manufactured the waffle strap, the first strap for diving watches during the 1960s. You can check out our previous post about the waffle strap (ZLM01). But did you know that Seiko also manufactured another type of strap, known as the chocolate strap? Today, we will learn about the infamous Seiko chocolate strap and its history. And don’t worry, we can guarantee that it doesn’t have anything to do with chocolate. Chocolate Bar(Source: masterchocolate.com)   HISTORY OF THE CHOCOLATE BAR STRAP Chocolate Strap (Source: plus9time.com) Two years after the introduction of the waffle strap, the Seiko chocolate strap was…

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    Type of Rubber Strap- How to Recognize it

    We have been through a brief history of the waffle ZLM01 strap over here. Therefore, now let’s see the methods to recognize the ZLM01 aka Waffle strap from Seiko. SPECIFICATIONS These are the specifications of the vintage waffle strap Lug Width-19mm Tail Section length- 127mm Buckle section length-77mm Tail end width-15mm Buckle end width -16mm Buckle Width-24m   This is a watch that is made for the divers during the 1960s and 1970s of a lug width of 19mm at the spring-bar section. From the spring bar to the tail, it tapers down from 19mm to 15mm and 16mm for the buckle. Buckle End (Source: ebay.com) Tail End (Source: ebay.com)…

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    Top Rubber Strap for Your Watch

    If you like the Tropic or Big Hole Rubber strap but don’t want to spend a lot of money, there are other available options out there which are more affordable. Therefore, this post today is to introduce some alternatives to the rubber strap. 1960 vintage Tropic Strap (Source: ebay.com) Swiss Big Hole Rubber strap (Source: ebay.com) 1) BIG HOLE RUBBER STRAP     If you like the vintage look of the Big Hole rubber strap, check this out rubber strap from Lazada. The material is made out of silicone rubber and comes in two color option, orange, and black. On top of that, the total length of the strap is…

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    Watch of the Week #2- D1 Milano

    Welcome back to the series watch of the week. In the first week, we have discussed the Thomas Sabo-Rebel Race. Today, we want to take a look at D1 Milano-SKBJ02 automatic watch. Are you ready? Let’s go!!                                                                   Thomas Sabo Rebel Race (Source: Zalora.com)       MATERIAL D1 Milano (Source: Zalora.com) In terms of the appearance, stainless steel is the main material which comprises of the case, the bezel, even to the integrated bracelet. On top of…

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    Type of Straps- Seiko Waffle Strap

    Now we have seen the Tropic rubber strap which is very popular with diving watches during the 1960s, but did you know, that there is another type of rubber strap from Seiko? It is one of a kind and unique strap which you can’t find nowadays. Guide on Tropic Strap (Source: www.drmenstyle.com) Blancpain Tropic (Source: timeandtidewatches.com)   INTRODUCTION Seiko, the Japanese watch giant actually came out with a rubber strap of model number ZLM01 or also known as the famous waffle strap. Seiko Blue Waffle Strap (Source:plus9time.com) Waffle Strap (Source: Uncleseiko.com) It is called “waffle” as you can see from the surfaces are square like patterns which looks like a…

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    Watch of The Week #1- Thomas Sabo Rebel Race

    What kind of watch that suits you if you like racing, tires, gears, and anything related to cars? The answer is the Thomas Sabo Rebel Race of course. With small details on the dials and the buttons on the side, this watch definitely screams racing!! Lamborghini Aventador (Source: Lamborghini.com)   MATERIAL Thomas Sabo Rebel Race Black (Source: Amazon.com) Thomas Sabo Rebel Race (Source:Zalora.com) This watch sports a combination of many materials, just like a car. This watch is equipped with a stainless steel body in rose gold color. On the other hand, it also comes with a stainless steel bezel (Rose-gold) and ceramic inlay on top (Black). Thomas Sabo Rebel…

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    Watch of The Week.

    There are many types of watches in the market, with different designs, functions, and features which makes the watch unique. There is no such thing as a one watch fits all kind. In the world of watches, luxury watchmakers like Rolex and etc have been established for their quality and its history. However, they are really expensive, and unless you are really rich, then, by all means, go ahead. Rolex Submariner 116613 (Source: Amazon.com) For the rest of us, we are okay with settling for an affordable watch that fits its purpose. However, with so many different types of watches, how can we choose the right one? WATCH OF THE…

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    Why Should I Buy a Tropic Strap?

    While wearing a watch with rubber straps may not look as fancy as a leather strap on a dress watch or as sporty as an oyster bracelet, it still nice to have a pair of rubber strap. Orient Divers (Source: Amazon.com) Invicta Dress Watch (Source: Amazon.com) D1 Milano (Source: Zalora.com)   FLEXIBILITY & PRICE Silicone Strap (Source: Lazada.com)   Rubber Strap (Source: Amazon.com) If you are someone who loves to change it up a bit and dress up your watch, a rubber strap is a more cost-efficient method. To replace rubber straps is cheaper as compared to a leather or even the more expensive metal bracelets. Metal Bracelet  (Source: Lazada.com)…

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    How to Recognize Tropic Strap V2

    While the most famous Tropic straps were easily recognizable by its distinctive features from basket weave design, to its waffle shape on its back, there is another type of Tropic strap which we will cover today. Tropic Strap (Source:ebay.com) BIG HOLE TROPIC Lol. That was my first initial reaction when I heard the name. Just like its name suggested, the Big Hole Tropic strap is a rubber strap made out of series of holes. There are 4 big noticeable holes from the top which gets smaller in diameter Tropic Big Hole(Source:ebay.com) Then, we have the standard 6 holes on the strap on the long edge of the strap. The other…

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    How to Recognize Tropic Strap?

    The Tropic strap instantly became one of the most popular rubber straps for diving and sports watches from the 1960s until now. In case you missed out on what a Tropic is, you can click this link to read about its initial history. Isofrane 1968 Rubber Straps (Source: gearpatrol.com) Polyurethane NLD Zulu Diver Strap (Source: gearpatrol.com) While the Tropic is no longer in production, you can still find modern replication of vintage straps from different manufacturers. In fact, modern Tropic straps retain the same features and design of classic straps which can be easily recognized. Here are a few methods to recognize a Tropic strap.   1) Basket Weave Design…

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    Type of Watch Straps- Tropic Rubber

    We have seen leather straps and variations of stainless steel bracelets in the market. While a different type of watch demands a different type of straps, the same goes to rubber straps. Hummer HM1003-1744M with Suede Leather Strap (Source: Zalora.com)   Orient Men’s Ray || Japanese Automatic with Stainless Steel Bracelet (Source: Amazon.com) Indeed, the most popular rubber straps in demand until now are the rubber straps from TROPIC. Originally created in the 1960s, it became synonymous with diving watches and sports watches. Tropic orange and black straps on Seiko DIvers (watchintyme.com) A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY   As we have already known, Tropic straps were the first rubber straps…

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    More Information You Should Know About the Royal Oak

    The Royal Oak still remains one of the best watches to talk about as there are endless things we can explore. So before you grab these sexy watches for yourself, read on to find out more about the Royal Oak.   LAKE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND Lake Geneva (Source: Googlemaps.com) One day, Gerald was taking a walk along the shore of Lake Geneva. Along the shore, he spotted a diver coming up wearing a traditional brass divers helmet. He was inspired by the design of the diver’s helmet from its round glasses or porthole and screws surrounding it. From that fateful encounter, the Royal Oak was born. ThorInstruments Diving Helmet (Source: Amazon.com)…

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    Audemars Piquet & Gerald Genta- Integrated Bracelet

    INTRODUCTION   There is something about watches that will always attract men to them. Now, every guy is different and some may like to collect shoes while like to collect smartwatches or other gadgets. Personally, I love watches and anything related to them. Offwhite Blue and Yellow Running Sneakers (Source: Endclothing.com) Gerald Genta (Source: revolutionwatch.com) Royal Oak ref 5402 (left) and ref 15202 (Right) (Source:hodinkee.com) Now, even though you may not be particularly crazy about watches like me, it is still important to know the terms and names that are usually very popular among the watch community. In fact, two of the terms you should know today are the Audemars…

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    Type of Watch Strap- Integrated Bracelet

    We have finally come to the end of the metal watch strap series. Of course, we save the best metal straps in our opinion for our readers. If you are ready to learn, let’s dive in as we cannot wait anymore!!   WHAT IS THAT? For your information, an integrated bracelet is a type of bracelet which is “integrated” to the case of the watch. Instead of having the traditional lugs of the watch, the bracelet is connected directly to the case. Patek Philippe Nautilus  (Source: Chrono24.com) Audemars Piquet Royal Oak(Source: Audemarspiquet.com) In fact, whenever you think of integrated bracelet, the word Audemars Piquet Royal Oak comes to mind. The…

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    Leather vs Bracelet Strap-Which is the better choice for Watches? Part 1

    While some watch lovers pay attention to the movement, some to the dials, others the cases and etc, there are others like me who love straps. However, like all watch lovers, you are either one or the other. This means that you either belong to the group of leather straps or the other group of metal bracelet gang. Top Grain Leather Rally Strap (Source: Amazon.com) MiLTAT Super Engineer 2 bracelet (Source: Amazon.com) While both the leather and metal bracelets have the advantages and disadvantages, let’s take a look at the advantages of metal bracelets as I really loved metal bracelets. Sorry leather strap fans, I am team bracelet all the…

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    Top 3 Stainless Steel Watch Bracelets

    With so many options and choice of metal bracelets, it is hard to choose the best to fit your style and watch. However, here at www.drmenstyle.com, we have chosen the top 3 metal bracelets in our opinion. Note, that this post is according to our top picks and opinions and therefore cannot be taken too seriously. However, if you want to find out which are our top 3 picks, stay tuned as we begin with #3.   #3-JUBILEE BRACELET Rolex DateJust (Source: Rolex.com) Ahh, the jubilee bracelet. How can anyone not like this bracelet? It features three small links compressed between two larger links design. Often associated with Rolex Datejust, you…

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    Type of Watch Strap- Zenith’s Ladder Bracelet

    The Zenith “Ladder bracelet” is another metal bracelet every watch lovers must know. It is a popular watch bracelet which was first introduced in 1969. In fact, at the time, Zenith loves to pair the famous ladder bracelet with their famous men’s chronograph, the El Primero. Zenith El Primero A386 (Source: Fratellowatches.com) ZENITH AND GAY FRERES   Zenith Logo (Source: Zenith-watches.com) Not many people know that the iconic and famous ladder bracelet from Zenith is actually a Gay Freres design. If you were following closely on our watch strap series, the name Gay Freres came up many times. Just a little summary, Gay Freres was once a famous metal bracelet…

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    Type of Watch Straps- Beads of Rice Bracelet

    Just like the name, the beads of rice bracelet looks like small rice beads clumped together to become a bracelet. It looks very similar to the engineer bracelet in design with its standard 5 links in width and also made out of stainless steel. However, there are significant differences between those two and here we will take a look at the beads of rice bracelet.     HISTORY OF THE BEADS OF RICE Gay Freres Beads of rice bracelet with initials under the clasp (Source: chronocentric.com)   First introduced during the 1940s, the beads of rice bracelet was the invention of the famous bracelet manufacturer, Gay Freres. In case you…

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    Type of Watch Strap- The “Engineer”

    You might be asking me at this time, where do you get all these cool names for watch bracelets? Well, I can promise that I didn’t make up these names. In fact, there is such a thing as an Engineer bracelet. Interestingly, the engineer bracelet does not have anything to do with the engineering professionals, so engineers don’t worry. Engineering Jobs on Jobstreet Malaysia.com (Source: Jobstreet.com)   INTRODUCTION   Super Engineer 2 bracelet for Seiko SKX007 (Source: Amazon.com) It was first believed to be created by Seiko, it is easy to recognize the engineer bracelet. It is a thick, bulky and chunky bracelet. Usually made out of stainless steel, this…

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    Type of Watch Strap- “Shark Mesh” vs “Milanese Mesh”

    What do you think of when you heard the word “shark”? Do you think of sharp teeth, grey color body, capable of smelling blood from far away and the likes? If the word shark mesh seems like it is related to the fierce predator in the ocean, then don’t worry. In actual fact, the shark mesh has nothing related to the shark in real life.   INTRODUCING THE SHARK MESH   Besides the Milanese bracelet, there is another type of mesh band that is popular, which is called the shark mesh. This is a similar type of bracelet made in mesh patterns and was made popular by Omega. It became popular…

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    Watches for Valentines Day Present!!

    Valentine’s Day just around the corner!! There is no other better time to pamper your loved ones to show how much you love her or him by buying them a present. As we all know, buying a present whether it is for our significant other or our loved ones is not an easy job. Therefore, I want to help you to find the perfect gift this Valentine’s day. Furthermore, the best gift always comes in two’s because two is definitely better than one. If we can have couple t-shirts, a couple phone case and of course the couple watches. However, if you can’t find suitable couple watches, why not take a…

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    Type of Strap- Milanese

    Today, we will go through another type of watch strap which is very popular nowadays and is making a comeback. We are talking about the famous Milanese/ Milanaise/ Mesh watch strap. Apple watch series 4 with the Milanese bracelet (Source: Amazon.com) The Milanese, just like the Jubilee, Oyster and President is also a watch bracelet. For the most part, the Milanese is made out of stainless steel, but you can also find it in other precious metals like gold, silver or platinum. Breitling SuperOcean Heritage Series watches are well known with its Milanese bracelet (Source: Amazon.com) Vintage Rolex Datejust with Milanese mesh (Source: chrono24.com) TW Steel MB33 Maverick with Milanese…

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    Get These Watches for Chinese New Year!!

    Gong Hei Fatt Choy!! Chinese New Year is coming soon!!  Whenever one thinks of Chinese New Year, these few things come to mind. Reunion dinner with the family and relatives, lion dances, mandarin oranges and of course ANG PAU!! Who doesn’t love a red packet filled with money?!! Another thing I love about Chinese New Year is meeting up with relatives and cousins while wearing our new clothes. In fact, everything during Chinese New Year must be new. New clothes, new shoes, new pants and etc. It is always in a wide variety of colors, with red and yellow being the most common. In fact, we Chinese Malaysians often wear…

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    More about The President Bracelet

    We all know that Rolex released the Day-Date men’s chronograph with its signature president bracelet in 1956. From there onwards, it is known as a Rolex’s flagship dress watch, replacing the Rolex Datejust. Rolex Day-Date (Source: Rolex.com) When you think of the Rolex Day-Date, the words of success and achievements come to mind. Everything from the case, to the function, to the dial and of course the president bracelet. What makes this watch and its bracelet different from other premium luxury watches? Well, spoiler alert!!   PRESIDENT(S) WORE THIS WATCH     INTRODUCTION   Rolex 1960s ad with President Johnson’s Rolex Day-Date (Source: Rolex.com) In fact, the Rolex Day-Date is…

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    Type of Watch Strap- Rolex President Bracelet

    Welcome back to another watch strap series. We have covered Oyster, Jubilee and finally, we will cover the king of all bracelets, the Rolex President Bracelet. What comes to your mind when you think of Kings? Royalty, success, achievements, power and etc. King George VI (Source: Wikipedia.com) That is exactly what the president bracelet reminds you of when you wear it. It first debuts in 1956 when Rolex released the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date. Rolex Day-Date reference number 18238 (Source: Amazon.com) The Day-Date is the first watch that has the day and date display on different windows on the dial. Rolex Day-Date reference number 18238 (Source: Amazon.com) To celebrate the…

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    What You Need to Know About the History of Boat Shoes.

      Do you know what is a boat shoe? If you don’t, people wear boat shoes when they are on boats. In fact, it is very popular among sailors and anyone who regularly go on boating trips. Over the years, it has evolved to become a fashion statement when everyone started wearing them in the 1980s and 1990s. The preppy handbook released in 1980 which list Sperry’s boat shoe as the preppy shoe (Source: Pinterest) Now, when everyone thinks of boat shoes, the first thing that comes in mind is summer seasons, beaches, boats, and Sperry’s. #summerfashion(Source: Instagram @king.ofthe.dub) #summerfashion(Source: Instagram @fashionsensored But do you know where do boat shoes…

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    Type of Watch Strap-Jubilee Bracelet

    Welcome back to our watch strap series. Today, we will explore the famous Jubilee bracelet by Rolex. Before that, click here to read about the Oyster bracelet if you missed it previously. Now, if you are ready, let’s go!!   INTRODUCTION   Rolex first introduced the Jubilee bracelet in 1945 to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in the world of watchmaking. In fact, when anyone thinks of the Jubilee bracelet, they will always think of the Rolex Datejust model. On top of that, 1950 Rolex first introduced the Rolex Datejust model with yellow gold Jubilee bracelet. Rolex Datejust with solid gold Jubilee bracelet (Source:monochrome-watches.com)   Originally, the Jubilee bracelet is only…

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    Type of Watch Strap- Oyster Bracelet Part 2

    Welcome back to our watch strap series. We will be exploring more about the Rolex Oyster bracelet. Today, we will explore how the oyster changes and improves throughout history. Are you ready? Let’s go!!   HISTORY OF ITS TRANSFORMATIONS   The picture below shows you how the oyster changes its design. It all started with the Bonklip bracelet (left) to the oyster bracelet (right) that we know today. After the Bonklip, you can see also a metal bracelet which looks like the oyster. The history of the oyster bracelet from left to right (Source: Hodinkee.com) This is actually an early prototype for the oyster bracelet. Instead of the traditional 3…