I don't mind the gap, that gap is part of their charm.I'm a huge fan of mesh bands too. They're beauties! I wish watches were somehow designed to accomodate both curved end bands and straight end bands. Round watches with mesh bands have that little gap at the lugs.
The Steiny and the Seiko are on Hadley Roma mesh I bought off of Amazon for $40, The are a little thinner then the Staib I have on the Longines.Chazzman.
IMO you hit a home run of the choice of bands (or whattever mesh is
called). Look great. You can quote me on that! Especially the "Steiney".