Hello, I’m Tom from Basic Bands. I’m a guy who loves watch bands and straps and this is my blog. If you have a great watch strap you’d like to show off, send it in! If you make or sell bands, send us some pictures of your stuff. All images should be at least 740 pixels wide. You can contact us via Reddit or the WatchuSeek forums with the username band_fancier.

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Affiliates and representation

We don’t represent any watch strap companies directly, accept samples or get paid to mention or promote a brand on our blog or Instagram/social media. We work equally with all strap companies to promote great straps, including single person strap craftsmen. We showcase it all!

We do represent watch band companies indirectly by being an Amazon and Etsy affiliate. Our revenue comes from people purchasing products on Amazon or watches through our affiliate companies. Please consider supporting this blog by shopping for watches and watch bands through our Amazon Associates Shop.

We are affiliates for a number of online watch shops. We are a Jomashop affiliate, a popular safe place to buy watches online. Many of the watches featured on the site are available on the Jomashop Website. We are also an affiliate for Authenticwatches.comFossil (the watch brand), WatchStation (a watch shop owned by Fossil) and The Watch Shop.

We are also an Etsy affiliate, which is basically the same program as Amazon but for Etsy. Many of the custom strapmakers we feature sell directly on Etsy. You can support this blog from buying a strap from your favorite custom strapmaker through our affiliate links. You can find a list of our favorites shops on our Etsy profile.

Basic Bands is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy if you’re interested in seeing what we use on our website to track visitors. You can also see what tracking codes we use by looking at our website code, as they are all labeled with comments.

If you’d like to shop without using our affiliate links, you can either type the URL directly (leaving off the affiliate part) or you can clear your cookies before purchasing or adding anything to your cart.

Lastly, we feature watch straps sold by all sorts of strap makers and companies, including those we can’t link to using an affiliate link. We think our blog visitors are best served by seeing amazing content, not just the stuff that will make us money. That’s also why we always provide a direct link to strapmaker website where possible.

Thanks for checking us out, and we hope you find your prefect strap!


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