When you start to learn more about timepieces, you’re sure to come across the term custom watch straps. Read on to discover just what this term means to watch collectors and what it could mean for your timepiece.
Custom Straps Defined
A custom watch strap is a watch band that is selected by the wearer rather than put on a timepiece by the watchmaker. Custom straps may also be called replacement watch straps or replacement watch bands. There are many different kinds with designs made from nylon, leather and metal mesh being the most popular. With the right basic tools, custom straps can be added to a timepiece by the owner.
Benefits of Custom Bands
So why would anyone want a custom watch band? There are a couple of reasons. Some people purchase custom straps in order to give their watches a more distinctive, unique look, so that their timepieces are one of a kind. Others buy them to repair vintage watches with worn out bands or to fix a newer watch with a damaged strap. Men may also purchase custom watch bands in order to be able to modify the look of their watches in order to match the outfit that they’re wearing or to suit a certain occasion.
Watch Bandit carries a wide range of custom watch straps that you can use to change the look of any timepiece. Shop our collection of watch bands to see some great examples of high quality custom straps.