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Tide ocean strap comfort

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A question for those that have tide ocean material straps. How are they in terms of wearing comfort? Are they soft or quite rigid? Is the material a bit "scratchy" and likely to fray a cuff or softer more fabric like? Considering a couple from the sale.

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Honest opinion, absolutely hate them stiff as a board and as you well described scratchy. I've got 3 that came with watches that I tried one once and could barely do the strap up. I'm sure some will love them but for me they're the most uncomfortable strap I've experienced.
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I haven't tried one, but I like the hybrid straps, and I wouldn't pick one over a hybrid.
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They are stiff when new, but easy enough to mould to wrist shape…

Bend the strap back and forward and also twist over full length for about 15 minutes. Attach to watch, put on wrist, soak strap, watch and wrist. Remove watch and place around cushion in watch box and leave overnight.

Put on watch with tide strap - comfortable, but like wearing a bangle!😀🤣

If you have a wrist of 7” or less you will find it too long, unless you favour a stupidly long strap tail poking out.😀

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I don't find the #Tide straps uncomfortable. As Neil said above it doesn't take much to break them in. The new ones seem more pliable out of the box than the 1st generation to me.
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Just picked one up from the sale and I really like it. Was comfortable straight from the off and feels like good quality. Material is pliable.
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They're a double thickness fabric, compared to a typical NATO, using a very fine thread and tight weave. I find the fabric very smooth on the wrist and ought not snag on clothing.

Yes, they're quite stout, but if you roll them between your fingers to help break them in and form a curve, they're great.

They work well with heftier watches because they're stout and are best worn loose, like a bangle, as Neil suggests.

I have at least one of each colour combination in 22mm, and two more on the way.

NB> The black / burgundy one, designed for the C63 Colchester (lightweight carbon case), is thinner, lighter and more flexible, befitting the watch.

PS> both keepers are floating. When putting the watch on; slide the keepers away from the buckle, towards the watch head, buckle up the strap, then slide the keepers back over the tail of the strap.

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I have one for over 1.5 years now. I love the strap! Takes time to break in but when its ready its butter smooth and bulletproof. I got 4 more on the way from the sale!
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:26 pm NB> The black / burgundy one, designed for the C63 Colchester (lightweight carbon case), is thinner, lighter and more flexible, befitting the watch.
This also applies to the black/grey Bond version.
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New from the sale #Tide on C60 Pro 600 Ombré.

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biggus_richus wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:59 am
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:26 pm NB> The black / burgundy one, designed for the C63 Colchester (lightweight carbon case), is thinner, lighter and more flexible, befitting the watch.
This also applies to the black/grey Bond version.
These 2 versions are now the only tide straps showing on the CW website as far as I can see.

Maybe the other colours/versions will return now the Sale has finished ?
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Mikkei4 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:14 pm
biggus_richus wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:59 am
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:26 pm NB> The black / burgundy one, designed for the C63 Colchester (lightweight carbon case), is thinner, lighter and more flexible, befitting the watch.
This also applies to the black/grey Bond version.
These 2 versions are now the only tide straps showing on the CW website as far as I can see.

Maybe the other colours/versions will return now the Sale has finished ?
Or more likely they will add new color combinations (no inside knowledge here - just stands to reason).
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Having just given a tide strap a good wash, it’s probably worth pointing out that they take longer to dry out than an Egyptian mummy. Might be an important consideration if you plan on wearing this with a swimming watch on holiday.
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The #Tide category has disappeared from the staps and bracelet site of CW. Too bad.. i was hoping for more collourways....

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I found them quite comfortable, and didn’t take long to break in. However I had to have mine replaced as the eyelets were fraying quite quickly. I did get sent a replacement and that did exactly the same. Wish they’d seal them really.

I actually do like how they don’t taper so have quite a nice presence.
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