Are you planning to buy a new watch? If so, then we believe you are considering some well-known models by the world-famous manufacturers such as Rolex, Seiko, Casio, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Omega, or whatever brand you think is perfect for you and has a model that suits you best. Still, you have to take into account the fact that these brand watches aren’t cheap, at all. The price for certain models can range from several hundred dollars, up to several thousand or tens of thousands of U.S. banknotes. To check the latest prices, visit Watch Shopping. They have the most famous brands in the offer, and we have mentioned some of them before.
However, we know it is fantastic to buy a new watch and boast expensive jewelry. Still, mentioned models aren’t cheap, therefore, we suggest an affordable solution. We’re thinking of replacing an existing watch strap on your watch with a leather one. This will give your watch a new look, and a leather strap will also make it elegant and even more expensive. Therefore, below we have prepared some of the best leather watch straps you can buy right away. So, if you’re ready, let’s get started.
1. Everest Bands Curved End Link Leather
If you own a Rolex Submariner, this leather strap is the perfect choice for you. The company that makes this and many other bands compatible with Rolex watches is Everest Horology Products. Their founder is Michael DiMartini, the man who started the company with the aim of offering quality straps to the users of these luxury watches.
Interestingly, this strap is made from quality “Italian vegetable tanned leather with hypoallergenic lining”. Most importantly, the curved end leather strap is high quality and very durable. When it comes to price, we can say that this is a premium product because it can be purchased for about $235. If you still don’t want to spend that much money on a new watch strap, then keep reading because we have prepared some mid-range priced and budget-friendly bands.
2. Hodinkee Textured Hunter Green Calfskin
If you’re looking for some cheaper leather bracelets for your watch, then you might consider this one by Hodinkee. This is a high-quality leather strap made of genuine leather, more specifically calfskin. As for the choices, we believe that you will be able to find the right size for you as there is 5 different sizes (16-21mm) available.
As you can see in the name, this strap by Hodinkee is of high quality and has a very fine texture. We chose this green, but we must emphasize that there are other colors and textures. Of course, the final price will depend on your preferences. Specifically, this model costs $170.
3. Hodinkee Camouflage Suede
Another great and high-quality leather strap that comes from Hodinkee. The fact is that this company is one of the highest quality watch straps manufacturers, so this product doesn’t deviate from that standard. Interestingly, this leather strap was made from suede and was once among the first Hodinkee models. All in all, this is an extremely high-quality strap that offers unique texture to its users.
We have to emphasize that the Hodinkee Camouflage Suede strap is very comfortable to wear and is totally worth every dollar you invest. The current price is about $165. Oh, we almost forget to mention that popular rapper Jay-Z used one from this collection.
4. Worn & Wound Mil-Strap Classic Mohogany
In case you are looking for a cheap yet still very quality watch strap, then our advice would be to check out Worn & Wound. One of the several models we have listed (more coming soon) is the Mil-Strap Classic Mohogany. This watch band is characterized by military design and what is very important, there is no change in texture over time. On the contrary, the strap becomes more durable and better.
It is currently available in three color variants, mohogany, black as well as amber. It is very important to note that the material of which this one is made isn’t genuine leather, but artificial. However, it is still a high-quality material. The manufacturer’s recommendation is to use it in combination with watches such as Submariner or Speedmaster, although there are other compatible models. However, always make sure that the strap fit your watch before buying. In terms of price, this product is currently available for only $75.
5. Worn & Wound Model 2 Premium Stone
We promised a few more models by Worn & Wound, so here’s one. This is a high-quality Model 2 Premium Stone watch strap made of the vegetable-tanned lining. If you like some different colors that aren’t standard for watch straps, then the Model 2 Premium Stone is just what you need. The company currently offers as many as 14 different colors, so it’s very hard not to find the one that fits best for you.
In terms of size, this watch bracelet is available in sizes of 18, 20, and 22mm. In essence, this band is best described as very comfortable, quality, and durable. Interestingly, the entire production from start to finish takes place in the United States. In terms of price, this model is slightly more expensive than the one mentioned above and is currently available for $95.
6. Crown & Buckle American Made Walnut Boxcalf
In the end, we added one mid-priced watch strap to the list. This is Walnut Boxcalf by Crown & Buckle, a company located in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. What impressed us the most is that you have a really wide choice to customize the strap to your wishes. There are as many as 4 buckle finishes, three sizes (18, 20 and 22mm), but also one color that is very elegant and a great solution for different dials and styles of watches.
However, it is very important to emphasize that this product is made of calfskin, which is originally from France and hand-dyed, as well. Another feature that is completely mind-blowing is the price. For only $145, you’ll get an amazing high-quality watch strap. Pretty fair deal, right?