Something as simple as a strap change can breathe new life into your watch collection or change the look of your favourite timepiece, but not all watch straps are created equal. Some watch straps are crafted with great care and attention using the world’s finest materials, tools and threads, while others prioritize function over form.
Here is our look at five luxury watch straps that are fit to grace your Barrington watch winder.
1. Pueblo Calfskin – Black, Red & White Tin Tin
The Strap Tailor offers some of the finest watch straps you’re ever likely to see, all made from high-quality materials such as French calfskin, goatskin, pigskin and suede. All of the straps, including this classical and understated Badalassi Pueblo Calfskin strap, are handstitched and made to order, so you can select the lug width, buckle style and length to perfectly complement your collection. This particular strap features creased, burnished and sealed edges and exudes a timeless and luxurious charm.
2. Russet Le Mans Racing Watch Strap
Turn back time with this vintage motorsports-inspired ‘rally’ strap from B&R Bands. Crafted from full-grain Italian leather, this rally strap features the perforations that were present in everything from the steering wheels to the leather seats of the racing cars of yesteryear to keep their weight to a minimum. This vintage strap is a good fit for just about any chunky tool watch, but particularly those with darker dials.
3. Black Leather NATO-Style Watch Strap
This watch strap is proof that you don’t need to spend a fortune to find a good quality, top-grain leather product. The NATO style of watch straps was originally developed for British soldiers in the 1970s, although similar styles can be traced back to World War II. The most notable feature of a NATO strap is its single-piece construction, and this black leather example from Barton Watch Bands is no different. It’s cleanly designed with minimum bulk and a precise fit, while the top grain black leather provides more sophistication than nylon NATO-style watch straps.
4. Molequin Taupe Suede Watch Strap
Looking to add something a little different to your watch collection? Then this low-key suede strap, made from French calf leather, could be just what you need. Well suited to both vintage and modern watches, this taupe strap from the Molequin Suede Collection is resistant to moisture and sweat and pairs beautifully with a broad range of dial colours.
5. Vintage Pig Skin – Natural Tan
And last but not least, one more beautiful product from one of our favourite watch strap makers, The Strap Tailor. This pigskin strap is perfect if you’re looking for a new or replacement strap for a vintage timepiece. Its subtle texture and slender fit make it a great way to pay homage to the golden age of mechanical wristwatches and highlight your vintage chronograph or dress watch.
Now you have a watch for every occasion but you still need to keep them ticking, and that’s where our Barrington watch winders come in. Browse our precision watch winders, order online and receive free shipping in the UK.