Find watch strap inspiration
We get a lot of questions here at the Basic Bands watch strap blog, and often that question is about which watch strap color goes with which color watch dial or type of watch. If you’re wondering about that too, we’re here to help. It’s not possible to list every watch type and style and the colors and types of straps that go well with them, so we’ve started Pinterest boards to give you more inspiration. Other sources of watch strap ideas include Reddit’s r/Watchbands and Instagram.If you don’t use Pinterest, you can find images by clicking on tags in the sidebar or using the Inspiration category at the top of the page.
It’s always fun to see new stuff come out of strap companies we like. This time it is B&R bands with some woven fabric NATO straps. Check them out at Bandrbands.com. Note: This is not a paid promotion. We are an Amazon, Etsy & Jomashop affiliate, but we do not accept paid promotions from watch strap companies. Interested in other straps? Check out some of our guides below or visit our Amazon store for watch strap recommendations.
We interview Joe Scarpati from Blueshark Straps about his origins, the best selling straps and more. Read on to see more of their straps.
We’ve got the white dial Timex Waterbury on a pink camo strap, the Seiko Presage white dial on a grey silicone strap, the blue dial Presage on a medium brown leather strap, leather NATOs from Crown & Buckle on blue and white dial watches, the cream dial SNK on a red white and blue NATO, Seiko Pepsi divers on light and dark brown leather straps, and a high quality nylon NATO from Haveston on a Hamilton field watch. We’ve also got NATOs on a SARB035, a red NATO on the red dial Seiko SNK and then some custom leather straps (a rally strap from Neptune Straps and leather and canvas straps from Two-One-Four straps. Most straps and watches are linked to in the captions.
Today we’ve got a bourbon medium brown strap on a Speedy, a brown with white stitching pilot strap on an IWC Pilot watch, some red and black seat belt nylon straps, an olive and white strap on a white dial Timex Expedition, some vintage leather straps on Geckota watches, a beautiful white alligator strap on a white dial Omega Seamaster, and a B&R Bands pilot strap on a Sinn. Next up is a green silicone strap on the black dial Seiko SNK, a grey NATO strap on a modded Seiko Diver, a brown smooth leather strap on a Hamilton Khaki Field watch, perlon straps from Clover straps, a dark brown leather NATO on a Seiko SARB035 and a navy, white and orange NATO on a black dial Tissot. Lastly, we have some fabric straps, a vintage cognac leather strap on the Patek and some examples of canvas watch strap colors…
Today’s strap is from a small custom strapmaker in North Carolina, OleksynPrannyk. It is a custom Apple watch strap with a double band. Like most 3rd-party watch straps, it comes with the hardware to easily put it on your Apple watch. Check out their Etsy shop or their website for more great custom work including other leather goods like dopp kits, groomsmen bags and of course, watch rolls and watch straps in a variety of leathers for most watches. You can also find more strapmakers on our Custom Strap Maker page. Also check out our other guides: Tools for Replacing A Watch Strap Or BandHow to Pick Out The Right Watch Band For Your Watch5 Tips For Picking Out A New Watch Band Or StrapThe Complete Guide to the Orient Bambino Dress WatchSeiko SNK Watch GuideHow to Fix A Broken Loop On Your Watch StrapBasic Bands 2018 Watch Strap And…
Today’s strap is from Haveston Tool Watch Straps, maker of fine canvas and premium nylon weave straps. If you’re looking for a high quality “seatbelt” NATO-style strap, then Haveston is a place to check out. They have a large selection of military inspired color schemes. The strap shown is a M-22 A2, based on the 1942 US Navy camouflage scheme “Measure-22” utilized on battleships in the Pacific and European theater. The watch is a Hamilton Khaki Mechanical, a well-reviewed military/field style watch that will run you about $400.
Today’s awesome watch strap is from a small custom watch strap maker in Spain. Jose Manuel Martín and the shop MANSAREA have some pretty fabulous straps, which of course can be customized for any watch. This particular strap is a heavy duty brown calf leather. Check out their shop on Etsy if you’re interested in ordering a custom strap. Prices for most straps range from $50 – $100.
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