How to Choose the Best Leather Watch Bands for Women
The 7-step guide below will always get you to the ideal leather watch bands anytime.
You would not dare wear a $50 shoe on a $10,000 suit, so why would you pair a cheap watch strap with your fine steel watch?
The first thing to consider is the unique watch that you are buying a watch band for. Whether classic, contemporary, or sporting any other style, there is a watch strap for every watch that requires it.
Every other thing follows from there.
There are diverse brands selling watch bands made of leather, but they are not all worth giving your money to.
The top brands have not only been in the business for a while, but they have a selection of leather watch straps for you to choose from.
Furthermore, you are sure that you are getting good value for money. After all, these brands have a reputation to protect.
Depending on the design of the watch, your fashion style, and the outfit you want to pair your leather watches with, there is a selection of different colors on strap styles today.
The general color for most straps is brown. Even at that, though, there are different shades of brown out there.
When not looking at brown, you can get black, dove grey, grey, navy blue, and even white leather watch straps here at Nordgreen.
With most watch picks, classic black is the first point of call. Not with this strap, though.
Make sure to pick a color that resonates well with the unique purpose of buying the strap. A good tip is to also match the color of the open/close steel buckle on the watch band with the steel case color of the women's watch.
This leads us to the next point.
Even the finest watch straps won't work for you if you use them for the wrong purposes.
For example, a dive watch should be paired with a water-resistant band, especially if it will be taken for swimming/diving/snorkeling. Otherwise, you are setting that watch up to perform less than it is capable of.
At Nordgreen, we use premium Italian leather, which is although not waterproof, carries enough water resistance to keep itself protected against water. The stitching model on the straps also helps to keep the water out.
Believe it or not, the price is also an important consideration when choosing women's watch bands.
Some watch straps are too highly-priced for what they bring to the table. While we are not fans of going cheap or cutting corners, we also don't see any reason why you would have to break the bank to get the style you want.
Have a fair budget in mind and never look to pay more than $100 for a replacement band – depending on the grade level that you are looking for.
Quality of Leather
Did you know that not all kinds of leather on watch bands are real?
Take a close look at the watch bands themselves or the product description to see if they have the letters 'PU' branded somewhere there. If you see those, run!
The material that such bands are made from is far from the real deal. It was, instead, synthesized to look like the real thing.
Thus, you can never enjoy the premium feel of true material on your watch with that.
Quality of Stitching
It is not all about the material itself.
You would be surprised that some of the best leather watch bands got to the top of the list because of their beautiful stitching. You might not notice it on first sighting, but when you look close enough, you would observe the attention to detail that goes into different stitching patterns.
We have found that stitching comes down to personal styles and fashion directions, so we don't try to tell you what to do here.
If it feels right by you, that is probably because it is the right pick for you. Go for it.
Make Informed Purchases
We believe you can now choose the best leather women's watch straps anytime you go shopping for such.
Armed with all of the information above and using them, we don't see how you can make a mistake.