Mesh straps are often called milanaise or Milanese, meaning their origin is in Milan, Italy. Even in ancient times, the tribe of Etruscans knew the secret of perfectly knitting metal coils. The Rennasaince and baroque eras was a perfect time for resurrecting this long-forgotten craft. Especially in Milan, where the most practised goldsmiths knew the secret of making mesh from fine golden fibres. They used mesh patterns in bracelets, necklaces, and other luxury jewellery pieces. The Milanese craft was so well-recognised that it became a standard term, even in watchmaking. Of course, with today’s advanced technology, the whole process is automatised. But that didn’t lower the quality of work; on the contrary, it removed the human factor and now, every single piece of mesh is perfect.
Mesh straps were quite popular in the 1970s, especially for scuba divers. They were known as shark-proof straps, but they were not; it was just clever marketing to attract the customers with a catchy name. And they succeeded because mesh straps are one of the most popular choices for watch enthusiasts. The mesh straps on the diver’s watches were quite robust, while we at Nordgreen prefer more subtle and finer craft for our versatile watches.
We most certainly do because, at Nordgreen, we offer mesh straps as a part of our interchangeable straps offer. With our outstanding offer of watch models, an even richer offer of straps follows. Besides the leather, vegan leather, nylon, and rubber straps, we also have a significant offer of mesh straps for both men’s and women’s watches. Our mesh straps are, just like our watches, made from the most quality stainless steel 316L. Every one of our mesh straps consists of rows and rows of stainless steel fibres coiled together in a smooth yet almost indestructible fabric. Every single one of our mesh straps has smooth endings, feels cold on the touch, and is flexible around the wrist.
In our offer, you can choose from a rose gold or gold colour of your men’s watch, along with the silver and gunmetal option. And to pair it up perfectly, you can choose from five different mesh strap colours:
Meaning you can have your men’s gold mesh watch paired with another colour of choice. And even better, you can choose from standard, yellow gold colour, or go with the gentler nuances of rose gold.
Although no style rule is written in stone, here are a few suggestions that will pull out the best look from your gold watch. Golden watches are not for a sporty look; they just stick out in that case and not in a good way. Formal wear and a gold watch will look stunning always. Just don’t forget to pair the rest of your jewellery with the watch. Meaning, belt buckle, cufflinks, and all the other metal details of your outfit should also be in golden colour. Avoid stuffing too many pieces of jewellery on yourself.
If you want your watch to be seen, remember to not wear long sleeves. However, if you are attending a black-tie event, your watch shouldn’t be seen at all. There is a thin line between elegance and flashing your watch to the mob.
Gold mesh watches go well with a bit darker outfit colours, but you can always add a white tie to break the look up. Avoid overgrown, bulky watches. There is no chance in the world they can ever look classy. Remember, you are a gentleman, not a pre-teen who got his fortune on Youtube or an oil mogul. For a rose gold watch, you don’t need to buy yourself a rose outfit. Just apply the same rules as with the yellow gold watches.
In the end, your watch is yours to wear, in every way you want. The most important part is that you feel good wearing it. All the other things are irrelevant.
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