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3 Tips To Remember When Buying Watch Straps

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Watches and their usefulness

Watches have been around since the 1800s, created by Patek Philippe, ever since watches have steadily improved. Now society uses watches to keep track of time, days, months, events and to make or receive phone calls and text messages, and even keep track of one’s heart rates and blood pressure! The most tragic of events is when one’s favorite watch band snaps from regular wear and tear. Here are 3 simple tips to look for when replacing that watch band.

Selection and Materials

Watch Bands come in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials. One must ensure when looking for a new watchband to make sure that the material is durable, waterproof, and that the user is not allergic to the materials within the watch band. Most watch bands are made up of a variety of materials such as leather, rubber, nylon, and stainless steel. Stainless steel replacement watch straps are a popular selection due to its durability, but it is also cheaper than titanium, gold, silver, and platinum. For more active people with a busy lifestyle, a rubber replacement watch band is a perfect fit. One won’t have to worry about the band snapping from the pets or children getting ahold of it, and it is waterproof. For the more traditionalist leather is a great material when taken care of properly. Leather replacement watch straps can last a long time. However if one has pets or children, or even have a very active lifestyle, leather would not be suggested, leather watch straps require to be lotioned regularly, and to stay stored in dry areas. Leather cannot get wet or else the leather will shrink, crack, and fray unless the leather is covered with a water-resistant coating. Leather and straps are more for that one nice watch that one wears with a suit on a special occasion. Nylon straps are made from straight weaved nylon with solid polished 316L stainless steel buckle and strap keepers. Quality made with laser welded joints. All edges and holes are lasers sealed as well for a no-frill no rough edges finish.

Sizing

When replacing one’s watchband one must keep in mind the band sizing. Watch replacement bands come in a variety of sizes, although they are adjustable, the size still matters to ensure a proper fit that will stun others as one walks by and will boost the confidence of the one wearing such a piece. Most replacement watch bands are manufactured to a standard length. For women, the replacement bands are measured to 6 and ¾ inches to 8 inches, and for men, most watch bands are measured from 7 and ¾ inches to 9 ½ inches, this also depends on the style of the band and the manufacturer. Check to ensure that the seller includes the buckles for one’s replacement straps.

Tools

When it comes to tools, one must purchase a spring bar tool which can be found on Amazon for roughly $10. This tool will help one remove the old band and replace it with the new watchband. Also if you are missing the spring bars don’t fret, most companies include the replacement spring bars for watches for free, the only thing is that one must know how many millimeters their watch spring bar is. Following these three simple steps will allow one to ensure that they get the proper strap for their special style and the proper tools for easy replacement.

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