Is a leather strap watch good?
These straps are some of the best-fitting band materials.
They are easy to conform to most men's wrist sizes, and they also fit snugly when compared to other straps.
The best thing about a man's leather strap watch is that it forms special patterns after considerable use. They look like breaking patterns, but like fine wine, the strap is just getting better with age. We also have a dedicated collection of women's leather strap watches for all the ladies out there.
Are leather watches durable?
You should always go for the best men's watches if you want them to last.
When shopping around for men's leather strap watch or replacement straps, make sure they are from trusted brands that give you good value for money.
To help you pick your men's leather watches better, we have developed a customer-centric guide.
How long does a leather strap watch last?
There is no black-and-white answer here.
On the one part, you should consider the mens leather watch itself, the straps, and the metal details.
On any given day of the week, a quality men's leather strap watch will stand the test of time. This is why we never recommend pairing a poor wristwatch with good bands. Why would you even have a bad leather strap watch in the first place?
That said, top-quality watches for men can also last long, especially men's steel chronograph watches.
Should a dress watch have a leather strap?
There are a lot of different definitions for what a dress watch should be.
The one most applicable in different scenarios is for a premium leather strap watch or a chronograph that is free of all complications.
A luxury dress watch should be able to tell the time while bringing a certain class to your styles without drawing too much attention to itself.
Nothing in that definition makes mention of the bands. Thus, you can have a men's dress watch with a grey, black, blue, or brown strap material in your collection.
Even if that was not possible before, the year is 2021 – and you can surely get away with a lot of experiments.
How should a leather watch strap fit?
The wristwatch strap should be about half the size of the watch case diameter.
For example, if you have a chronograph that's 40mm in size, pair it with a 20mm band.
Your strap should also go easy on your wrist. If you are seeing imprints of the leather on your wrist after wearing the watch, you should probably change the band – or readjust how tight you buckle up.
If in doubt, use our watch strap selector to select the ideal strap for your wristwatches.
How do I choose a leather watch strap?
It is not rocket science.
We have created a clear guide that helps almost anyone – from the new watch user to our brand enthusiast – get the ideal strap style at their preferred price points.
Consider these when buying, set in no particular order:
Look for those colours that agree with your style. On any given day and time, brown is the classic colour when shopping for a leather strap watch. Occasionally, black comes to mind.
You might not know that you can get leather in grey (looks great on gold watches), white, navy blue, etc. Even in the classic brown case, there are different shades/ intensities to consider.
Moreover, you can match the metal watch buckle to your jewellery colour for a cohesive look. A brown strap with a gold buckle, for example, is a classic choice to pair with a gold signet ring or gold bracelet.
Are you sure you are getting true leather? Look at the branding for clear 'PU' markings which shows it's not real leather but the synthetic pick.
Pay close attention to the stitching styles on the strap. They offer more to the general appeal and aesthetic of the strap and watch too.
We almost forgot. The best designer brands want to give you the best experience; they are not just looking to make a sale. That is why you should go for such brands. Popular is not always perfect, though, so make sure to only go with brands worth their salt.