Watch straps made of leather are one of the most popular choices of watch straps due to their comfort and the variety of styles and designs available. These styles, range of leather types, colour of the leather and the colour of the strap stitching, if stitching is desired, contribute to create a plurality of possibilities regarding the design of a watch strap in today's world. This array of different watch straps means there is something appealing to all tastes and suitable for many watch
designs and uses. A stylish watch strap made of leather gives your watch its own personal character. Leather watch straps are carefully made using various techniques and methods (cut strap, remborded, Full-Bugg etc.). More information can be found through the WATCHBANDCENTER help pages:
- How a watch strap is made
- Information about the swiss Full-Bugg technique
There are various different types of closing mechanisms used on leather watch straps, from normal buckles, Panarai style buckles, to standard clasps and security clasps in various colours (silver, gold, black etc.). These watch strap buckles can normally be exchanged without problems. Please check that the width of buckle is correct, and that the width of pin on large buckles fits in the gap in the watch strap.
Sweat and other factors, along with wearing the watch strap regularly will affect the life expectancy of leather watch straps. Leather watch straps also tend to emit unpleasant odours after a time. Without regular care of the watch strap, we recommend a new watch strap once a year, purely for hygiene reasons. The positive side effect of this, is that you can give your watch a new fresh look.