Leather Watch Straps

Leather Watch Straps

All our timepieces are created with timeless design and sustainability in mind. Discover your new signature watch.


Based on +14,000 customer reviews

Probably the best Scandinavian watch

I wanted a special memento of my favourite city, Copenhagen. This beautiful watch is exactly what Danish design is all about; beautiful, simplistic and modern. I look forward to many hyggelig moments with it.

Matthew Soucie, May 14 2020

Can definitely recommend buying from Nordgreen

Very pleased with my purchase - exactly what I was hoping it would be. Very quick delivery , well packaged. Would definitely recommend. Particularly like the scheme where part of the purchase price goes to an eco scheme.

Shelagh Williams, April 27 2020

I'm completely amazed

For some years now I have been looking for a quality watch that will last me a lifetime, like my grandparents' time. I finally found a brand with whom I identify.

Raquel Pereira, April 28 2020

Watch is exactly as advertised.

Very quick service and speedy delivery. Beautiful quality watch at good price,very easy to change bands.¨

Steven Chee, 14/02/2021

Excellent service, high quality products

Ordered on a Sunday, received on Tuesday which is phenomenal in the current circumstances. Love the watch, really classy

Chris Brown, May 27 2020


Quick delivery, watch looks great and love the CSR scheme to give back to the environment. 5 stars!

Ben Challenger, April 27 2020

Great service

We were really satisfied with our experence with Nordgreen! The product was great and the customer service was always very helpfull. Will definitely order again from them!

Anonymous, 28/01/2021

Great design, fast

The watch is beautiful and it arrived in just a couple of days to the US from Copenhagen.

Paul D'Alto, May 28 2020

When simplicity is everything

A very nice watch with a beautiful simple design and not that expensive as well

Mohamed El Kerdany

The ordering and processing of my order was very smooth and my order arrived in 3 days! I had made an error on entering the address and had contacted Nordgreen right away. They were able to change the address at the warehouse and sent me a confirmation which took away the anxiety.

Cynthia Lau, 28/01/2021

After seeing my not so positive online review about their lack of response to my issues with my previous watch the Nordgreen team were quick to suggest a replacement and organise delivery

Anonymous, 31/01/2021

Beautiful Timepiece

I like the watch on my shirt. It is a nice watch to wear. Simplistic and beautiful at the same time. I value this purchase. Thank you.

Soham Trivedi

Leather watch straps, available in a variety of colors, are one of the most popular types of straps watchmakers use. There are several reasons watchmakers and watch enthusiasts prefer leather straps as opposed to other strap styles, such as metal and nylon.

First off, leather watch straps are more comfortable to wear compared to their metal counterparts. A leather strap is soft, lightweight, and warm to the touch. Moreover, it is breathable and easier to adjust.

It is unlike a steel strap, which is cold and inflexible. Steel either fits your wrist or doesn’t. Another reason leather is popular is that it comes in a wider selection of textures and colors. A leather strap can come in a variety of shades of brown.

For the earth

Our commitment to earth first echoes the principles of Danish society, seeking to inspire positive change by giving back to the world. Wearing Nordgreen gives you the chance to donate to one of three global sustainability organisations via our Giving Back Program.

For form and function

Created by award-winning designer Jakob Wagner, our minimalist Danish designs honour form and function in equal measure, with each having a different story to tell. These are modern classics: watches designed for everyone, everywhere.

For form and function

Created by award-winning designer Jakob Wagner, our minimalist Danish designs honour form and function in equal measure, with each having a different story to tell. These are modern classics: watches designed for everyone, everywhere.

Some types of leather, such as those made from crocodile or lizard skin, come in a broader spectrum of colors. Watchmakers can also treat the leather to appear with a matte, distressed, or glossy finish. You can also find leather straps with grains that resemble animal skin.

If you prefer a more exotic look, you can even go for straps made from lizard skin. This type of leather strap features intricate patterns. Unlike rubber, satin, denim, or metal straps, leather watch straps can suit any occasion, whether casual or formal.

You can wear these straps for work, sports, or black-tie dinner. What’s more, it is easy to replace leather straps and use different colored straps for different occasions. Purchasing a replacement metal strap is not only more costly, but it is also more difficult.

You may have a hard time finding a metal strap that matches your watch or the case in terms of design and color. Functionality, versatility, style, and affordability are attributes that set leather straps apart from other styles of straps.

These are the reasons they remain popular across the globe. It’s worth noting that there are imitation leather straps. These straps usually fade and change color after constant exposure to sunshine. 

You should be careful when shopping for leather straps. You don’t want to end up with imitation leather after paying the price of genuine Italian leather.

Quality Leather Watch Straps From Nordgreen

Nordgreen is a fast-growing Copenhagen-based watch company founded in 2017. The company believes in authentic Scandinavian design and excellent craftsmanship. As a watch designer and maker, Nordgreen believes all watches and watch accessories should have the best quality and top-notch design.

The company offers some of the best leather women/men watch straps you can find on the market. The straps are adjustable, well-made, and come in a variety of colors. 

Whether you want a pink leather strap, white leather strap, dark brown leather strap, or gray leather strap, Nordgreen has you covered. You can also find navy blue leather straps and dove gray vegan leather straps. 

Nordgreen leather watch straps come as slimmer 16mm and wider 20mm straps. The brand also offers 18mm straps, which is the perfect balance for both women and men’s wrists. Nordgreen’s tough leather 18mm watch straps boast an incredibly soft feel, adequate 7.5-inch length with appropriate overlap, and exceptional strap thickness.

Nordgreen makes their straps from genuine Italian leather, which feels wonderful and unobtrusive to the wrist. The texture gives a distinctive and contemporary feel.

For cruelty-free conscious watch enthusiasts, Nordgreen offers vegan leather straps. These straps look and feel like real leather. So, regardless of your tastes and preferences, the company has something for you.

Best Straps in Leather for Women & Men

All leather straps seem identical. At a closer look, however, you’ll realize several things set the premium straps apart from their low-end counterparts. You should also recognize that a poorly designed leather strap could ruin the beauty of a great timepiece.

Hence, you should understand how to choose the right leather strap for your watch. Here’s a look at some of the things to consider to ensure you select the best leather strap for both women and men. 

Leather Quality

Be sure to read the fine print. Some leather straps will have the initials “PU” hidden in their descriptions. When you see those letters, know you are not dealing with a genuine leather strap. PU leather is a type of imitation leather.

It consists of split leather (the fibrous part of the hide leftover after making genuine leather) coated with polyurethane. Some types of PU leather can be very convincing, but it is often easy to identify the fake.

There is usually no significant difference between the price of PU leather and that of premium leather. Hence, be sure to always go for nothing but the best.

Type of Tanning

Tanning is the process of turning animal skin into leather. There are two types of tanning – chrome (mineral) tanning and vegetable tanning. Chrome tanning is beneficial in several situations, especially in certain industrial or extreme weather situations.

However, chrome tanning is not the best way to make leather that will come into contact with your skin. While it is cheaper and faster, it involves the use of many chemicals.

While chrome tanning takes only a day, vegetable tanning can take about two months. That means vegetable tanning is more expensive and accounts for up to only 20 percent of leather produced. How can you differentiate between chrome-tanned and vegetable-tanned leather?

It’s easy to tell the difference by smelling. While vegetable-tanned leather smells like leather, its chrome-tanned counterpart typically smells of chemicals. If you scratch the surface with your fingernail, vegetable-tanned leather buffs out more easily compared to a chrome-tanned one. 

Stitching Quality

The best leather watch straps feature long, broad stitches to ensure durability. Broad stitching is more likely to stand the test of time. If the stitchwork in a strap is unnoticeable, there’s a high chance the strap won’t bear up to normal wear and tear.

Also, many strap manufacturers employ a range of high-contrast and coordinate stitching. Hence, this natural reinforcement can also serve as an aesthetic feature.

Strap Size

If you clearly understand the make and model of your watch, you should have an easy time finding the right size of the strap. It’s essential to know the exact distance between the lugs. Leather straps typically come in a variety of lug widths. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to check your watch before you make a purchase.

Hardware Quality

The hardware on a watchstrap matters. If you’re not careful, you may end up with something that will fade, corrode, or rust after some time. Consider choosing leather straps that feature 304 stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and won’t tarnish easily.


You want a leather strap that is easy to install. Most modern straps come equipped with quick-release technologies. All you need is a spring release to install these kinds of straps.

Some straps also come with a complimentary installation tool. Nonetheless, you should find it easy to install Nordgreen straps with your bare hands.

Nordgreen watch straps incorporate all these features: genuine leather that is vegetable-tanned, broad stitching, a variety of strap widths, stainless steel hardware, and easy installation. The combination makes Nordgreen leather watch straps the very best.

Consider Your Watch

When it comes to choosing the best leather strap, you should base your decision around your watch. You should consider all the subtleties of your watch in a bid to find the perfect strap. Stylish, vintage-inspired straps often work well with highly refined timepieces.

Thick, durable leather straps, on the other hand, are an ideal choice for military and outdoor watches. If you have a simple and modern timepiece, you should go for a dressier leather strap.

For work or social events, for example, a bold-colored and high-contrast stitched leather strap would be a great choice.

Find The Best Leather Watch Straps at Nordgreen

Leather is one of the most popular materials used for watch strap designs. Simple yet elegant, this material gives watches a classic look and a well-made design that easily stands the test of time.  But how can you tell a well-made leather band from the rest? Read on to learn what to consider when shopping for leather watch bands.

Leather straps come in a variety of colors and are suitable for virtually all occasions. Whether you wear your watch to the office, a sports event, or a black-tie dinner, a leather strap is an excellent choice as it is both durable and timeless. For versatility, consider choosing a brown leather strap.

You can style a brown leather strap up or down to suit both formal and casual outfits. A black leather strap is well-suited for very formal situations. A colored strap in green, burgundy, or navy can work well for very casual outfits.

Always go for a premium product, such as high-grain or calf’s leather. Be careful not to be duped into buying synthetic alternatives such as PU leather. At Nordgreen, we offer the best quality genuine Italian leather watch straps in 16mm to 20mm sizes. We offer leather straps for both men and women. Check out our selection to find the perfect, durable watch strap for your needs, one that complements your style and makes a statement about your exquisite taste.

Our Sustainable Initiatives

Carbon Neutral
By planting 1000's of trees we have offset our carbon emissions generated by our office here in Copenhagen. Equally, each of our global shipments have been offset, including your Nordgreen order.
Sustainable Packaging
All our packaging is FSC certified. The cardboard paper in our packaging comes from responsibly managed forests. The felt insides of the box are formed using up-cycled plastic bottles.
Giving Back Program
Our Giving Back Program upholds our Nordic and Danish values of health, education, and environment, and in doing so, establishes partnerships with relatable charitable organizations around the globe.
Responsible Manufacturing
By partnering with Danish partners abroad we ensure that our overseas production facilities adhere to the highest standards while following Danish labor practices.

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