A dynamic watch strap is an absolute ally to any watch, and switching it out is a simple method when trying varied styles. An expansive and diverse strap can incredibly broaden the number of combinations accessible to you. To an observer, a watch band is much more noticeable than the function of the watch, so different types of watch straps will make even a small collection of watches versatile.
Each strap style has a fascinating history, so if any of them excites or tempts you, you can browse through the watch collection at BERING and make a purchase today!
A] Importance of Watch Bands
Since legendary watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet designed the first wristwatch for the Queen of Naples in 1810, people have been exploring different types of watches.
From a merely functional point of view, straps are the magic that binds everything together. Even if you take out the strap, you have a pocket watch. The right strap will fit the watch case and feel extremely comfortable on your wrist. Albeit utilitarian in nature, the strap likewise serves to enhance the beauty of the watch. As a matter of fact, a watch owner’s preference for a strap reflects their individual style — whether they favour slim or wide metal, rubber, silicon, Milanese or leather straps.
Owning a distinct collection of watch strap styles is a significantly more cost-effective way to switch up your entire fashion than purchasing an array of watches. What’s more, by replacing a strap, you can revive your watch, adding a level of custom feel that will help you make a style statement.
B] How to Measure a Watch Band?
Watch bands are sold in sizes measured in millimetres based on the inside width of the watch lugs. If you’re fortunate, the size might be imprinted on the back of the current watch strap. To measure, use a metric ruler or a free printable format to find the distance between the lugs of the watch case or the spring bar-end of the current strap. Try not to include the spring bar in the measurement.
*Hint: There are 10 millimetres in a centimetre.
1. Measuring Strap Width
Check the backside of your old strap if there is any measurement printed. If there is, that’s the width of your watch strap. However, a few watch straps may not come with any indication. In this situation, you need to check the lug width.
To measure the lug width, you will need a digital calliper or a ruler. With these, measure the lug width in millimetres. But make sure to scale from inside the lugs. You can also check the width of your strap to get a more precise estimation.
Ensure that the distance between the lugs and the width of your strap is similar. If you do not have a digital calliper, then you can check the width from the width graph that is available online.
2. Measuring Strap Length
With similar tools as used to measure the width, you can measure the strap length too. Try to measure the buckle and whole part together.
Now use a ruler or calliper and measure the length in millimetres. You can scale the two sections separately too. Once done, figure out the total length by adding the length of the two sections. In any case, don’t measure the buckle in the strap length.
There are length charts available on the internet as well to measure the length. Measuring your wrist with seamstress tape is also needed. The length of the strap should be greater or equivalent to your wrist size. Since straps can be adjusted, getting a bigger size than your normal wrist size is okay.
If you don’t have seamstress tape, then you can use thread to measure the wrist size. You can fold the thread around your wrist and leave an imprint on it. Then set out the thread and scale the distance from the starting point to mark on the thread.
C) Different Types of Watch Straps
1. Milanese Watch Strap
These types of watch bands are braided bands of stainless steel, also called mesh bands. Due to the small links, wearing watches with Milanese straps are highly comfortable as the band fits impeccably around your wrist. The bands are also simple to keep clean. Likewise, they also have an incredible pressure clasp, making them enormously flexible and subsequently fit on almost any wrist.
Check out this ultra-slim analogue watch for men by BERING that features a striking green Milanese band. This watch is well-suited for festive occasions and comes with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a water-resistant depth of up to 30 meters.
2. Leather Watch Strap
Leather watch straps are known for their durability and elegant style. While metal bracelets stay rigid, an excellent leather strap will relax and adjust to the shape of the wearer’s wrist. From a trendy fashion perspective, leather has a timeless feel and is inclined to foster a remarkable patina. Since leather straps are accessible in an assortment of styles, textures and tints, they are an ideal choice for all watch cases, from classic to dressier models.
BERING brings to you this fabulous analogue watch for men that sports a stainless steel case and calfskin leather strap. This classy men’s watch is solar-powered, 5 ATM (50 meters) water-resistant and features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that ensures greater longevity.
3. Stainless Steel Watch Strap
Stainless steel watch straps are the most popular type of strap that is comfy, durable and long-lasting. Both formal and casual watches sports stainless steel watch straps, and depending on individual choice, one can choose the right wristwatch to suit their style.
BERING’s silver analogue wristwatch for women is a perfect example of this watch strap style. The lovely stainless steel case is covered with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and has 30 meters of water resistance. The subtle details on the watch talk about the care that went into planning this work of art. This stunning watch additionally includes two well-placed clock-like metres that can keep you updated on the day of the week and the date of the month.
4. Stainless Steel With Ceramic Links Watch Strap
This contemporary watch strap design is an excellent choice for women’s watches. Using an inventive manufacturing process, super-advanced stainless steel with ceramic links strap is one of the most notable watch materials around. Strong and flawless, the material is strikingly lightweight, scratch and heat resistant and hypoallergenic.
This trendy stainless steel ceramic watch for women is an ideal gift for your partner. Its smooth, cutting-edge and artistic strap design complements the extraordinary features of the watch, which include SWAROVSKI crystals as hour markers, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, 50 meters water-resistant and a push-button clasp for a secure fit.
5. Ceramic Watch Strap
The smooth-flowing surface structure of the ceramic watch strap offers timeless magnificence in its slimmest structure. High-tech ceramic is a material with exceptional properties. Other than its high scratch resistance feature, it is exceptionally lightweight, heat-safe and anti-allergic. The best part, its super-smooth surface gives the material its ‘smooth touch’, providing a remarkably comfortable feel.
A part of BERING’s ceramic collection, this uber-cool black analogue watch by BERING is an exceptional party wear watch that exudes charm and elegance. From SWAROVSKI crystals as hour markers to the polished silver-coloured stainless steel case, this watch is a perfect choice for women who love to wear a watch as jewellery. Other features include BERING’s signature scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Plus, it has a water-resistant capability of up to 50 meters.
6. Silicone Watch Strap
Silicone is a synthetic material that uses a kind of polymer known as an “elastomer” that makes the watch straps stretchy. The most notable elastomer is natural rubber, generally known as latex. If you are looking for a casual watch with a silicone strap, then check out this vibrant red analogue watch for men by BERING. A minimalistic timepiece, this watch is water-resistant, has a durable silicone mesh band, and is protected by scratch-resistance sapphire crystal.
7. Nato & Leather Watch Strap
Intrinsically powerful with a rugged aesthetic feel, the NATO strap belongs to the budding horologist’s style. The analog watch offered by BERING comes with an interchangeable strap in blue and brown. If you’re planning an outdoor adventure, attach the NATO strap to one of your military-style watches. Or pair the leather strap with a beautiful dress watch if you want to take a formal tone.
As a multifunction watch, this timepiece has two inner dials that display date and day clocks for quick viewing. This limited edition watch has a polished rose-gold case, is water-resistant up to 30 meters and has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal along with a tang buckle.
Style em’ with a pair of BERING’s unique watch strap
Each type of watch strap is novel and exclusive in its style, and they accompany great features in a watch. Simple leather and stainless steel strap watches are great for everyday wear. NATO and silicone strap watches are appropriate for individuals who are always busy and require a watch that provides extra features along with displaying time. Finally, Milanese and ceramic watch straps, while excellent for all occasions, are particularly ideal for festive and formal occasions.