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Tapered Shark Mesh 2019

December 04, 2019 2 min read 2 Comments

Tapered Shark Mesh 2019

Brushed Tapered Shark Mesh Band MC221820B003B on Steinhart Ocean

There are many things to look out and to consider when trying to shop for a quality mesh band. Different styles and types of mesh possess have different characteristics and appeals to individual tastes.

Left: Polished MC201620B003P on Seiko SRPC99 & Right: Brushed MC201620B003B on Seiko 62MAS SPB081J1

It’s good to remember the common phrase, ” You get what you paid for”, when searching for a quality mesh band. Although there are only a handful style of mesh bands, but the price range between poor and a high quality are quite noticeable.

Polished Tapered Shark Mesh Band MC221820B003P on Seiko 5 SRPD69K1

The type/grade of metal used on a mesh is probably one of the first thing people look for. It’s not considered a fine mesh band, if its not made of greater corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel (contains Molybdenum).

Polished MC201620B003P on Seiko SRPC99

Of course, high quality metal is one thing, but its pointless unless there is great craftsmanship, a proper assembly line, and a great quality control to ensure each and every weave during production are perfectly shaped and spaced.

Left: MC221820B003B & Right: MC221820B003P

As many have suggested online, one way to check whether the mesh band you recently purchased is of high quality by simply holding the mesh band up in the air and to try and look through it with light. Basically, the harder to see through the weaves, the better quality of the weaves are made.

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A new tapered shark mesh band has been added to Strapcode’s collection. The new tapered mesh band will be available in two different sizes, 22mm tapers down to 18mm, and 20mm tapers down to 16mm.

MC221820B003P on Steinhart Ocean Vintage Mil Watch

You can imagine the long process of designing the tapered mesh band, and the amount of time it took to go through the assembly line and quality control in order for us to be able to product a quality tapered shark mesh band for people who are looking for one.

MC221820B003B on Seiko SKX007

All in all, there are many ways to check whether you’ve picked up a good quality mesh band or not. Besides using high end materials as a start, having a proper assembly line, and a quality control team that will go through all stages of productions to ensure the feeling of smoothness of quality finishing of a fine mesh band when worn on wrist to avoid the roughness of poorly finished made mesh bands.

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April 27, 2020

Hello! We kindly ask if you could send an email over to our cs team for further assistance with your query.


If possible, please include the model number of your Grand Seiko watch to us for reference. Thanks!

Herbert Chow
Herbert Chow

April 22, 2020

I am looking for a shark mesh band for my 39mm grand seiko gmt hi-beat

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