Why Do Watch Straps Matter?
What is all the fuss about watch bands?
They are important for more than just securing your watch to your wrists.
For context, these bands play a huge role in:
Style – your style should dictate the kind of watch strap that you wear. While they are all great at what they do, they might not all be perfect for you. This explains why manufacturers won't put the same price on the same watch with different watch straps.
Functionality – it is never recommended that firemen, for example, choose metal bands. These bands can get hot and burn the wearer when fighting a fire, for example. Likewise, doctors and medical personnel prefer silicone watch bands for how easy they are to clean.
Fit – not all bands fit the same way. Depending on your watch face diameter, there is the perfect length and width that you should aim for to get the right fitting.
What Are the Best Watch Straps?
Watch bands can be classified based on type and style. Of these, the following watch bands are the top picks you should have in your collection:
This is one of the longest-standing materials in the watch strap business - and they do not command a price range too hefty either.
They bring a classic timepiece feel to the table while also staying functional. Genuine straps can last for years without any wear and tear, making them a good investment.
Offering one of the snuggest fits, it is little wonder why most handymen prefer this strap on their watches.
Left to us, we believe everyone should have at least one leather watch/ watch strap in their collection.
P.S. For vegans, you can enjoy a faux leather strap. They give you the same feel and appeal the real stuff while they are, in fact, made from a blend of polyester and cotton.
Rubber watch bands can take a beating – explaining why they are the perfect choice for a wide range of tough watches on the market.
They are also water-resistant and easy to clean, making them a top choice for healthcare practitioners when on the job.
For all these, they come lower on the price table than other strap options.
Nylon straps are one of our new favourites for how they blend the best of different watch strap kinds into one.
This highly-breathable product is known for its stylishness, ruggedness, and water resistance.
They are also extremely easy to clean (even wash) without fear of damage. With a blend of flexibility and durability to match, the colour does pop on these ones.
The stainless-steel movement came to take over the corporate world as soon as it came out - commanding a premium price to match.
There is a class attached to stainless-steel straps. That would explain why most watch brands opt for this metal as their top offerings.
Stainless steel also packs the allure and lustre that allows its different shades to reflect beautifully in the light. That, and the premium feeling from having the quality metal wrapped around your wrists, makes them one of the best-selling straps.
How Do I Get A Replacement Watch Strap?
Getting a replacement/ new watch strap is an easy business.
Getting it right is another ball game on its own.
Put these considerations in mind before whipping out your purse for buying a replacement watch strap.
Are you getting the new watch strap to improve on an old one, give yourself options when wearing the same watch, or simply replace the old one?
The choice you make here will determine which kind of watch strap you need, informing your initial buying process.
We recommend going in line with the basic purpose of the watch. For example, an outdoor watch is better fitted with a nylon/ rubber watch strap. On the other hand, a dress watch will look amazing with a stainless steel/ leather watch strap.
Price is also an important consideration when choosing replacement watch bands.
P.S. You can buy multiple watch straps so you can use the same watch for diverse purposes.
Ideally, the watch case diameter should determine the dimension of the strap for that wristwatch.
As a rule, we recommend:
That keeps things in dimensions lest your watch strap sticks out like a sore thumb, ruining the appeal of the watch.
Why buy a watch strap that works with one watch when you can get options that work for all/ most of the wristwatches in your collection?
You get massive savings, better deals for the price, and different style combinations when your watch straps can be used for multiple watches from multiple brands.
Be on the lookout for those versatile picks to get the best value for your money.
Where Can I Buy Good Watch Straps?
At Nordgreen, we carry high-quality, new watch straps of different kinds and styles at an affordable price range.
We have already worked on the fitting for you. All you have to do is choose your material, watch face size, width, and preferred colour – and your order is ready to go.
These watch straps do not only work for watches you get from us, though. You can also order them for watches from other brands.
We have ensured compatibility with different brands and watch designs, so you get to reuse the same watch straps multiple times.