The OMEGA Sailing Bracelet is a dream come true. I was on the search for a bracelet that reminded me of the ocean and being on the sea, practical for everyday wear. OMEGA's accessory came across my radar during mine and Dan's quest to find high quality nautical-inspired bracelets.
It's a brand we know, love and trust and I jumped at the chance to sport this stylish creation.
OMEGA is a Timeless Brand, Synonymous with Quality
OMEGA came into our lives because of their watches. And though I had known about the brand for years, it wasn't until my and Dan's lives collided that I started to go into the OMEGA boutiques with Dan, to browse. (He has a passion for timepieces and is a proud owner of his own OMEGA watch.)
They make beautiful watches and accessories. They also create rings, bracelets, charms, pendents and necklaces. Their watches, especially, are legendary.
In 2019, OMEGA recalled the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's expedition to the moon, with their OMEGA Speedmaster. We made sure we stopped by a few OMEGA stores then to admire any limited edition watches the boutiques had in stock for the event. We loved browsing social media then to see all the OMEGA eye-candy people were posting, particularly on Instagram. And we love browsing the hashtag #OMEGAmychoice now.
OMEGA Swiss-made piece withstand the test of time in quality and design.
Sailing Bracelet Options
As avid fans of the ocean and all things sailing – from sunset excursions to cruising the Danube during the holidays on a river boat, to feeling the salty air hit the decks on the Disney Dream – we're always on the lookout for high-end products that remind us of being on the water. Even when we're on land.
It's surprisingly difficult to find luxury sailing bracelets. And we were thrilled when we discovered the OMEGA Sailing Bracelet.
About the Bracelet
The OMEGA Sailing Bracelet is casual, yet can be dressed up or down. The hardware is beautiful, with a spring-lobster claw closure that attaches to an Omega-Greek-letter-shaped eye on the other side. We even love the little hexagon screw on the side of the eye.
You can get one to match your favorite color or wardrobe, whether you love navy, black, yellow, purple, blue or grey.
Specs and Materials
Most of the bracelet designs comes in molded rubber and braided nylon. (Though there are limited outliers, like their natural cork bracelet.) The rubber is liken to what they use to create their watch straps of the same material. And the braided nylon liken to what's used for their NATO watch straps.
The OMEGA Sailing Bracelet I have is rubber, so we're speaking of that model when we refer to it. Yet, we want to bring the other options to your attention as well.
To be more specific, the sailing bracelet I have is stainless steel and blue rubber. (We would describe it as a cobalt blue. Or dare we say, close to an Yves Klein Blue, if you are familiar with the artist! A personal favorite of mine.)
It is brilliant and eye-catching, and matches mostly anything. Blue isn't “neutral” in the sense of colors like brown, black or grey, but it is in the sense that it looks fabulous with most outfits. (Kind of like how denim blue jeans match anything.) The stainless steel matches my platinum engagement ring and wedding band, which it sits next to. It's a nice perk when I don't want to mix metal colors.
OMEGA Sailing Bracelet Options
There are currently 41 different variations of the bracelet. The combinations vary, including material of the bracelet whether rubber or braided nylon, and material of the clasp, whether stainless steel in a silver color or DLC finish, or brushed titanium. There's also an option for one in black rubber with an 18K red gold clasp with a DLC finish.
Some of our favorite colors, besides the blue that I have, are the grey and greige rubber (which is an off-white), the khaki braided nylon, and the aqua nylon. (Images below are courtesy of OMEGA.)
It's a very durable bracelet. I have confidence that no matter the activity or outing, I can wear it with ease. Another thing I love about it is that I can type on my laptop and not have it cause friction with my computer keyboard.
What do I mean by this? My first Macbook laptop had dents in the front of it I noticed over time. I realized it was from metal bracelets and my watchband hitting it while I typed. Because of that, I'm careful to take off any jewelry when I work now. But I don't have to do that with my rubber sailing bracelet. The rubber doesn't affect the metal on my computer. (It's the little things, right?)
Diamond-Like Carbon Coating (DLC)
There's a black nylon bracelet with a gunmetal-like finish. The benefit of a finish like this is the hardness of the coating, which can help resist scratching over time. But it also may react differently to saltwater over time from the way a stainless steel finish reacts, as well.
You can't go wrong with either option of the clasp and metal hardware, though, and Dan and I quite liked the black rubber and DLC finish bracelet when we saw it in the store. (The coating costs a little more money. It's $390, compared to $300 of the rubber, or nylon, and stainless steel sailing bracelet.)
Your Unique Bracelet
Every bracelet has its own unique serial number as well as the size letter on the clasp. Mine is a size small, so there's an “S” on the clasp. Your bracelet information is written on the Certificate of Authenticity you receive with your bracelet purchase.
Size options are S, M, L or XL, which correspond to lengths 170 mm, 190 mm, 210 mm, and 230 mm, respectively. My wrist measures 152mm (or 6 inches) so I ordered a small.
Fit of the OMEGA Sailing Bracelet
Dan and I were excited to receive the bracelet in the mail. I opened the beautiful packaging and red OMEGA ribbon with silver lettering, proud to soon be sporting an OMEGA product. The bracelet was within a black dustcover bag in the box. I took it out to see the bright blue bracelet clasped, in a teardrop shape.
It was a little tighter than I expected when I put it on. But after calling an OMEGA boutique and speaking with a specialist (who was incredibly helpful), we learned it fit perfectly.
The fit was confirmed to be perfect after going to the store, in person, and talking to someone about the fit. (Because why not go into a boutique to shop for more OMEGA watches and accessories, especially after their recent release of a new Seamaster 300?!)
One of the reasons I was concerned it was too tight when I received it was because I couldn't comfortably twist the bracelet so the clasp was centered on top of my wrist. But if I twisted it so the clasp was on the side, it was comfortable. I learned that wearing it on the side is the way to go after speaking with an OMEGA boutique employee.
OMEGA shows some on-model images with the clasp centered on their website. But you may need to get a size up to have the bracelet lay this way. The braided nylon bracelet may lay differently than the rubber one; we're not sure.
In my experience, the rubber bracelet should fit snugly with the clasp on the side.
Stretch and Softness of The OMEGA Sailing Bracelet
The bracelet will not stretch because of the way it is constructed. It may soften over time, but it won't stretch, meaning it won't get longer over time.
The team member at the OMEGA boutique informed us that this is because of a piece of metal inside the rubber that goes from one of the bracelet to the other, held in place by the stainless steel clasp on either end. Which is great news because your bracelet will be like new, even years from now.
Sailing Bracelet Care
This bracelet is truly one for everyday wear. Its quality and materials make it incredibly easy to keep on your wrist in the shower or if you're swimming in saltwater. Which is great! You should be able to wear a sailing bracelet in the sea, on a cruise ship or the beach. I can't wait to wear it on a Maine Windjammer cruise this year and will feel great knowing I don't have to take it off to shower or go in the water. I wouldn't want to forget it on the ship or the shore.
You don't have to do much to maintain its shine and color. The OMEGA Sailing Bracelet care is pretty simple. The only thing you need to make sure you do is rinse it off with tap water after you get out of the ocean. To clean it further, simply wash it with warm water and soap. The same cleaning method applies to the braided nylon strap OMEGA Sailing Bracelets.
If you ever have a problem with your bracelet, all you have to do is contact OMEGA. Have your authenticity card handy for service, which it comes with. You can mail your bracelet in for service or visit an OMEGA boutique in person.
(If you've ever purchased a luxury product, whether a watch or purse, you know a Certificate of Authenticity of some kind is included to prove it's authentic and genuine. It doesn't hurt to keep the card and your purchase receipt together. Keep the card in a safe place where you won't forget it, for as long as you own the product.)
Pairing the OMEGA Sailing Bracelet
You can pair your OMEGA bracelet in a number of ways, such as a “his and hers,” complimentary colors, or matching the same bracelet with your partner (whether you're both male, or both female as is the case with some couples). Dan and I don't love to match but it'd be cute to compliment one another. If he were going to get one, he'd surely go for the black rubber with either DLC coating to keep it all black, or the stainless steel finish to compliment his Speedmaster.
Another idea is to pair it with your OMEGA watch. If you have a watch with silver metal then get the stainless steel finish. Or if you have a dark grey ceramic OMEGA watch, consider the titanium sailing bracelet. It's not an accident that you can get a braided nylon bracelet, which would pair perfectly with a watch on a NATO strap. Or match the rubber with a watch's rubber strap.
Don't be afraid to pair the OMEGA Sailing Bracelet with itself too! If you like one get two or three that match well and stack them on your arm. You'll just want to be mindful of the fit and how they stack like puzzle pieces, especially if you wear the clasp on the side of your wrist. Our recommendation is to get one and see how you feel, and add to it in the future.
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