How to Choose a Watch Band

how to choose a watch band

When your watch band is too old or broken, you may meet a problem of how to choose a watch band. Many people wearing a watch not only because wearing a watch makes people more temperamental, but also a symbol of accomplishment and status. Here is a brief distinction for you of different types of watch bands.

How to choose metal watch bands

We can divide metal watch bands into precious metal materials and other metal materials. Common precious metal materials used as a watch band are mostly platinum and gold. And other metal watch bands are mostly made of steel and titanium.

how to choose metal watch bands

Precious metal watch band are expensive, meticulous workmanship and very luxurious. Most people don’t need it. This kind of watch band is suitable for high-end watches and jewelry watches for special occasions.

Ordinary metal watch bands

  • Advantages: The ordinary metal watch band has the advantages of durability, boldness and sportiness. It is easy to cause scratches due to improper care during use. But compared to leather, rubber and nylon straps, its useful life is much longer. After simple handling, it can restore its brilliance as new.
  • Disadvantages: not anti-sweat, collision and discoloration. As it directly touches the skin, the watch band will produce dirt more or less due to the length of use, usage habits and environment. The metal watch band is easily accumulate dirt and lead to corrosion if exposed to sweat and not treated in time.
ordinary metal watch band

How to choose Leather watch straps

There are many types of leather watch straps and the price range is extremely wide. They can made of crocodile skin, lizard skin, ostrich skin, cowhide, sheepskin and so on. Newer leather straps includes devil skin and water snake skin. An elegant watch must be paired with a top leather strap to show its overall elegance.

The biggest advantage of a quality watch band is skin-friendly. In terms of wearing comfort, the leather watch strap is more comfortable especially in the cold autumn and winter. Compared with straps of other materials, leather watch straps are less likely to damage the skin and clothing. In addition to the material itself, the leather watch strap gives people the feeling of elegance and restraint. In daily life, it is more suitable for business occasions and gives people a more formal feel.

But the leather watch strap has one of the biggest shortcomings, that is, it is easy to wear and aging. Wearing it during the high temperature in summer is easy to get sweaty as the leather is generally impermeable. After wearing it for a day in the hot summer, the circle of the wrist wearing the watch may be sweaty. We can’t ignore another reason that after sweating, the leather strap will also produce peculiar smell. This requires that when wearing the leather watch strap, you need to wipe it carefully with a slightly damp cloth on a regular basis to avoid peculiar smell.

how to choose leather watch straps

Canvas or nylon watch straps

When it comes to nylon watchbands, a brand, DW, immediately appeared in many people’s minds. DW quickly occupied the young market with its simple large dial design and a changeable nylon strap. But besides DW, other watch brands also like nylon straps. The advantages of nylon and canvas are simple, practical, cheap and easy to produce. And these materials feel good to wear, breathable and comfortable. There are also many patterns for choice.

The disadvantage of nylon or canvas watch straps is that they are not suitable for wearing in formal occasions; the material is easy to spin and fuzz. In addition, many people think that nylon watchbands are the same as rubber belts, and that nylon watchbands are not as high-end as metal watchbands and leather watchbands, and they are relatively cheap. In fact, the nylon watch band is produced because of its lower cost and simplicity. Compared with its advantages, I personally think that the low-end nylon material cannot be its shortcomings, because it is an excellent choice for sports watches.

how to choose canvas watch band
Fabric Canvas Watch Band

How to choose Silicone rubber watch straps

We mainly use silicone rubber watch straps for waterproof and diving watches. Silicone rubber watch straps have many colors and styles. Silicone rubber has excellent physical properties: non-toxic, high or low temperature resistance, acid and alkali resistance, elasticity, and easy maintenance.

Many sports watches and smart watches like Apple watch, Xiaomi Band, Samsung Gear, Garmin, Fitbit and Sunnto etc. use silicone rubber watch straps. This type of material has an advantage of flexible and durable. In addition, the fashion and sportiness of the silicone rubber strap is also the reason why many people choose it. More and more high-end watches prefer rubber straps. The practical, easy-to-maintain and stylish silicon rubber watch straps have gradually become the newest factor in the watch band industry.

Compared with metal straps and leather straps, the rubber material is still not popular for the middle-aged and elderly people because rubber watch straps can’t bring outstanding luxurious quality like metal straps and leather straps.

There are high and low quality silicone rubber watch bands for low end and high end watches. High quality silicone rubber watch bands are better looking, no bad smell and more durable.

Polyurethane resin watch straps

Ployurethane resin watch straps are often installed on children’s watches and sports watches such as Casio G-shock and Baby-G series watches. It is light weight, durable and easy to clean. There are hundreds of different polyurethane resin straps on Casio G-shock series. You may also find this kind of materal used on some sports watches and smart watches.

How to choose a watch band depends on your own decision. You may choose it according to different seasons, occasions and material features. Rubber, PU and nylon straps are great for sports style watches. Leather watch strap is great for classic business occasion. Metal watch bands are mostly used in warm season.

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