Zippers and watches

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by oskar, May 1, 2021.

  1. oskar

    oskar One of the Regulars

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    Hello everyone,

    If you wear a leather jacket with a watch. Is there a risk that the zipper of the sleeve will scratch it?

    Do you have any experiece with it?

    Thanks for your help :)
     
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  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    I think regarding scratches on the glass all you can say is "it depends", do you have super fancy saphire glass or not?
    Scratches on the body definitely, my Titanium Tissot Touch was scratched by sleeves zippers.
     
  3. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    depend where the zipper cuff is gusseted or not and where the zipper is facing.
     
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  4. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    My experience too. The gusseted zipper of my HWM doesn‘t even come close to touching my watch. On the other side, in case your watch might have kind of a sharp edged bezel or case/bracelet it might damage the lining/sleeve of your jacket on longer run.

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  5. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Not on sleeve zippers but possibly on pocket zippers.
     
  6. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    Yes, that’s certainly true but might also depend on the materials to hit eachother. Couldn’t imagine that brass zippers would leave much damage on a normal „316L“ steel case.
    In doubt, buy a „tegimented“ Sinn that will rather damage any zipper instead the other way round.
     
  7. Alan@JohnsonLeather

    Alan@JohnsonLeather Vendor

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    As a owner of a few vintage watches I have not experienced zipper issues but have had snap issues. I tend to keep the cuffs on my jackets unsnapped. With my larger watches some times I can hear the bottom of the snap hit the crystal. As stated above the type of crystal will make a difference on scratches.
     

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