How long do leather strap watches last?
There is no black-and-white answer here.
On the one part, you should consider the wristwatch itself and the straps on the other hand.
On any given day of the week, a quality wristwatch will stand the test of time. This is why we never recommend pairing a poor wristwatch with good bands. Why would you even have a bad watch in the first place?
That said, top-quality watches for men can also last long, on average.
For context, families have passed down timepiece heirlooms with leather straps for decades – and they have never had to buy new bands.
Should I get a leather or metal watch?
This comes down to personal preferences, your style, and what you need the unit for in the first place.
Some people prefer the pressing of metal against their wrists and the in-built premium attached to most metal watches. For others, the love of simplicity and functionality that these watches bring to the table is the pivotal point.
Likewise, take what you spend time doing into consideration.
If you cannot get a premium leather wristwatch, for example, don't take it with you when diving. It is better to get a dedicated metal water-resistant/ diving wristwatch in this aspect.
Likewise, handymen, firefighters, and people who spend a lot of time outdoors should wear a quality leather strap watch over metal watches.
No matter which one you prefer, we carry a selection of premium metal and leather-strapped watches at affordable price points.
Should a dress watch have a leather strap?
There are a lot of different definitions for what a dress wristwatch should be.
The one most applicable in different scenarios is for a premium wristwatch that is free of all complications.
The dress watch should be able to tell the time while bringing a certain class to your styles without drawing too much attention to itself.
Nothing in that definition makes mention of the bands. Thus, you can have a dress watch with this strap in your collection.
Even if that was not possible before, the year is 2021 – and you can surely get away with a lot of experiments.
Are leather watch straps good?
These straps are some of the best-fitting band materials.
They are easy to conform to most wrist sizes, and they also fit snugly compared to other straps.
The best thing about men's leather watches – the good ones, that is – is that they form special patterns after considerable use. They look like breaking patterns, but like fine wine, the strap is just getting better with age.
Are leather wristwatch straps durable?
You should always go for the best straps if you want them to last at all.
When shopping around for men's leather watches or replacement straps, make sure they are from trusted brands that give you good value for money.
So that you get to pick your watch straps better, we have developed a customer-centric guide on what to look out for. Keep reading to find out more.
How should a leather watch strap fit?
The wristwatch strap should be about half the size of the watch case diameter.
For example, if any of the watches in your collection were 42mm in size, pair it with a 21mm band.
Your strap should also go easy on your wrist. If you are seeing imprints of the leather on your wrist after wearing the watch, you should probably change the band – or readjust how tight you buckle up.
If in doubt, use our watch strap selector to choose the ideal strap for your wristwatches.
How do I choose a leather watch strap?
It is not rocket science.
We have found a simple guide that helps almost anyone – from the new watch user to enthusiast – get the ideal strap at their preferred price points.
Consider these when buying, in no particular order:
Look for those colors that agree with your style. On any given day and time, brown is the classic color when shopping for leather watches for men. Occasionally, black comes to mind.
You might not know that you can get leather in dove white (looks great on gold watches), white, navy blue, etc. Even in the classic brown case, there are different shades/ intensities to consider.
Are you sure you are getting true leather? Look at the branding for 'PU' markings which shows it's not real leather but the synthetic pick.
Pay close attention to the stitching styles on the strap. They offer more to the general appeal and aesthetic of the strap and watch too.
We almost forgot. The best brands have the interests of their customer at heart, not just looking to make a sale. That is why you should go for them. Popular is not always great, though, so make sure to only go with brands worth their salt.
When discussing how long straps can last, we touched on the purpose of the watch itself. Always put that in mind to get the right leather bands to pair with that beautiful timepiece on your wrists.
What are the best leather watch straps for the money in 2021?
Featuring beautiful design elements, top-shelf craftsmanship, and versatile options, we have a series of watch straps you will love right here at Nordgreen.
No matter your preferred color of choice – from black to classic brown and other amazing hues you might never have thought of on leather – we've got you covered any day.
Interestingly, you don't have to use our straps on our watches for men. If you have watches made by any other brand, our versatile watch straps will fit just right on them too.