Watch Bands: Which Type Is Right for You?

A worn out watch band isn’t just an eyesore! Old watch straps can actually compromise the safety of timepieces. After all, if the strap tears or the buckle breaks, your watch could fall off and end up missing or damaged. Taking action early and replacing your watch band can help you avoid disaster, but how can you decide which type to choose?

Here is a look at three popular options for replacement watch bands to help you decide:

Nylon Canvas Straps

Nylon canvas straps are constructed out of chains of polymer fibers that are linked together to create watch bands. With nylon bands, you get the benefit of enhanced wear and tear resistance, making them a popular choice for wear everyday, for sports and while outdoors. The best straps are also generally waterproof and won’t scratch or corrode.

Leather Straps

Leather straps are made from animal hide, and the best ones usually feature Italian leather. With a leather strap, you get the benefits of a comfortable fit and a material that is synonymous with luxury. Many men like the classic look that a leather strap gives a timepiece.

Metal Mesh Straps

Mesh straps are made out of stainless steel mesh and are usually fastened with fold-over clasps. The metal can be an affordable replacement for a bracelet watch. Many men like the modern look of mesh, and some find metal to be the most elegant of materials.

Watch Bandit has a wide selection of watch bands available in mesh, leather and canvas styles. Browse our assortment of bands now and find the best one to make your timepiece more secure and stylish.