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Watch Strap Types


What to Look for in a Watch Strap

A true investment piece, luxury timepieces feature a variety of watch straps. Each watch strap can transform the overall look of a design based on its own unique qualities. Since there are several types of bands available, every wearer has their own preference. Explore the various types of watch straps and how to style them.

Metal Watch Straps

A popular fit for both casual and formal wear, the metal watch strap is the most versatile. Metal straps are available in diverse materials, including stainless steel, gold, and titanium, and feature several link styles. The popular oyster link band is a classic style characterized by three links in width and is more durable with fewer breaking points. While the president link offers the same three-link widths, its shorter height allows for more individual links. The smaller links make it more attractive with formal looks but offer less durability.

Leather Watch Straps

Another common choice is the leather band, available in black, brown or tan. To elevate the style, choose between python or crocodile textures, or add a distinctive touch with contrast stitching. Like any other leather product, they can easily be damaged if exposed to water or extreme temperatures. In the summer, opt for a rally style leather band. The individual perforations allow airflow to prevent sweating and chafing. Made popular during WWII, the aviator band is characterized by large rivets below the lugs. Keep in mind, this style can be a bit large, and pairs well with pilot watches.

Rubber and Silicone Watch Straps

Silicone watch straps are a more soft, pliable option in comparison to plain rubber. Due to its incredibly comfortable fit and resistance to moisture, the silicone band is popular amongst those with an active lifestyle. The first rubber band, known as the tropic band is great for someone who prefers a durable, water-resistant watch for everyday wear and water sports. 

Nylon Watch Straps

Both rugged and tough, the nylon watch strap is a notable choice for those who appreciate durability and comfort. Highly casual, the NATO watch band is made from nylon and can be found in a wide range of designs and colors. With a slip-through design, nylon straps are also valued for their price, durability and water resistance.

Why Shop Watch Straps at LV Luxury?

Located in Las Vegas, LV Luxury offers five boutique locations carrying a remarkable collection of fine jewelry and luxury timepieces. Explore styles from Bell and Ross, Breitling, Omega and more with the assistance of our dedicated sales team. Shop timepieces in Las Vegas, NV at a LV Luxury boutique near you to end the search for the ultimate timepiece.

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