watch band material

There are a variety of factors to consider when shopping for a watchband. Leather, stainless steel, and rubber are just a few of the vast array of materials used to make watchbands. But, which watchbands will work well for you if you need to use your timepiece in a formal setting? Which watch strap is ideal for your purposes?

With our decades of experience, we can help you pick out a watchband that will perfectly fit your needs.

Metal Watchbands

Metal watchbands are very popular and quite common. “Watch bracelets” is another term you may hear people use to refer to metal watchbands. Stainless steel is used in the making of most metal watchbands, whether they are 100 percent stainless steel or they have plating in gold or some other metal. Stainless steel is often used because it is a relatively inexpensive metal that is also quite heavy duty.

You may also find metal watchbands that are made of

  • Gold
  • Titanium
  • Platinum
  • Tungsten

Though tungsten is much heavier in weight than titanium, they are both incredibly strong. Though gold plated watchbands are commonly available and some luxury watches incorporate platinum or gold, these metals are only rarely used for watch straps due to how expensive and soft they are.

You get a sleek aesthetic with metal bands, which tend to be more rugged. Individuals who lead active lifestyles will likely prefer leather or rubber watchbands due to how heavy metal bands can be.

Plastic and Rubber Watchbands

It is also quite common for watches to have plastic or rubber straps. A stainless steel or plastic watch case may be accompanied by a rubber watchband. Since they are lightweight and sturdy, many who lead an active lifestyle prefer rubber and plastic watchbands. Plus, you are able to collect watch straps in an array of hues and styles due to the relatively low price of rubber watch straps.

Fashion watches, children’s watches, and sport watches commonly use plastic and rubber watchbands. Without thinking twice about it, you can wear rubber watchbands while hiking, running, or swimming.

Leather Watchbands

You can give your luxury watch a great vintage look with a leather watchband. To completely update a watch, you can easily change a leather strap at any time. Plus, they come in a vast variety of textures and hues. Since prolonged exposure to water can sometimes damage leather, it is not recommended for use with waterproof watches or sport timepieces. However, it is still a great option for when you want a watchband that is durable.

Leather watch straps can last for decades. Plus, you cannot duplicate the luxurious texture and aesthetic of leather. This makes it ideal for your finest watches.

Milano Watchbands has metal and animal skin leather watchbands for all of your needs. Take a look around. We are certain you will like what you see. And, if you ever need help picking out something for yourself or as a gift, do not hesitate to contact us!