The Difference Between Silicone and PU Watch Band

silicone and pu watch bands
Silicone watch bands and PU (polyurethane) watch bands are two different materials commonly used in watch bands. Joyawatch produce hundreds of different styles of silicone watch bands and PU watch bands in good quality. Here are some differences between the two:
1.  Material: Silicone is a synthetic rubber made from silicon, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen, while PU is a type of plastic made from polyurethane.
2.  Durability: Silicone watch band is known for its durability and resistance to wear and tear, making it a popular choice for sports and outdoor watches. PU watch band is also durable, but may not be as resistant to abrasions and scratches as silicone.
3.  Comfort: Silicone is a softer and more flexible material than PU, which can make it more comfortable to wear. PU may be stiffer and less comfortable, especially when the band is new and needs to be broken in. PU resin watch bands are widely used for sports watch and digital watch such as Casio G-shock style watches.
4.  Water resistance: Both silicone and PU watch bands are water-resistant materials, but silicone watch band is generally considered to be more waterproof than PU. Silicone has a tighter molecular structure, which makes it more difficult for water to penetrate.
5.  Breathability: Silicone is non-porous, which means it may not be as breathable as PU. PU has a more porous structure, which allows air to circulate more freely, making it a better choice for those who sweat a lot or wear their watch for extended periods.
6.  Cost: PU is generally less expensive than silicone, which may make it a more attractive option for those on a budget. However, silicone is still relatively affordable and may be a better investment in the long run due to its durability.
Overall, both silicone and PU watch bands are good options for watch bands, and the choice between the two will depend on personal preference and intended use. If your original watch band is PU resin, you’d better choose the same to make it looks better.

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