A Guide to Choosing a New Watch Strap

If you’re searching for a new watch strap for your timepiece, you’re in the right place. There are many reasons somebody might be searching for a new watch strap – many will break over time and need to be replaced. You may also get bored of your old watch strap and simply want to swap it up for a brand new one. Whatever your reason for wanting a new watch strap, we’re here to help you. Read on for considerations to make when choosing your new watch strap:

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Examine Your Old Watch Strap

One of the first things you need to do is determine how your old strap is connected to the watch face. Some are attached by pins or screws, but others are attached using a spring bar. While watch bands are usually removable, you need to work out how you’ll attach your watch face to find the most suitable band.

A jeweler can also exchange a watch strap for a consumer, but most watch straps are easy enough to detach that a buyer can do it on their own. You may need a jewellers screwdriver or pair of tweezers to do this. If you learn how to detach the straps yourself then you’ll be able to interchange straps with ease, without the need to get in touch with a jeweller.

Male or Female?

While some straps will look nice on both female and male watches, other straps are more suited to one or the other. It isn’t uncommon for men’s straps to be chunkier, while females opt for a more feminine strap. The gender of the person the watch strap is for may also determine how long they need the strap to be. Shinola watch straps look good on any timepiece.

Measure the diameter of your wrist to ensure that the band will fit. Make sure there’s room for you to make it bigger or smaller, if you need to.

Different Kinds of Watch Straps

Watch straps can vary greatly in material and style. The material you choose will depend on your fashion sense and lifestyle. You can find leather, fabric, plastic, and metal straps. Leather are usually very durable and perfect from day to night wear. You can also find a range of colours to suit your lifestyle.

Clasps

The different types of watch clasps available can also impact the kind of strap you choose. Butterfly clasps and buckles are probably the most popular kind of clasp.

Buying a new watch strap is the perfect way to make a watch last longer, or simply give it a makeover. By understanding the anatomy of your current watchstrap, as well as taking the time to research the various options available, you’ll be able to pick the perfect strap for you. Don’t hesitate to let us know how you got on in the comments. What kind of strap do you prefer? What clasp is best? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments!

 

 

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