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NEW: Our Watch Strap Finder!

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How to change/remove a watch strap

How to remove and change a watch strap

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Meyhofer Belts

Belts from Meyhofer and Morellato

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Removing links from metal bands

How to remove links from metal watch bands

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Additions to the Sensitive Collection from Meyhofer

In the last post I mentioned some of the progress we’ve been making with regard to our product range. We’re looking at providing an increasing amount of straps with several unique selling points, straps which fulfil more than one of the customer’s requirements, straps which fulfil certain ethical requirements, or values/ideals. We’ve been working hard on developing watch straps in partnership with our suppliers which can challenge the status quo and fulfil more and more of our customer’s wishes. The straps I’d like to give a special mention to today are from the brand Meyhofer and are all „Made in Europe“, out of vegetable tanned leather (uppers and lining leather) and possess a titanium buckle.

Watch straps from Meyhofer on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap Koper from the brand Meyhofer

Made in Europe speaks for itself; we know there are customers who encourage the support of local companies and prefer, for environmental reasons, to purchase products which haven’t travelled half way round the world and back. The leather uppers of these watch straps are also „Made in Germany“. If this is important to you, please see our Made in Europe/Germany category.

Vegetable tanned leather is tanned using natural techniques, an alternative to chemically tanned leather which is more common in today’s market. The tanning process takes weeks and is therefore not feasible for the world’s culture of fast fashion and micro seasons. We know there are customers who think differently and prefer to wear watch strap tanned made without excessive use of chemicals, even if it does take longer. Vegetable tanned leather is the right thing for you. We have a category in our shop called „Natural & more“ which is where you can find all our vegetable tanned watch straps.

Titanium buckles have been a core part of the watch strap in recent years, allowing those with metal allergies, especially those with nickel allergies to be able to wear watch straps without fear of an allergic reaction. (As a side note, these reactions should have become less common in recent years with the quality of stainless steel in buckles having often been increased to 316L surgery steel, reducing the amount of nickel in the stainless steel to a minimum.)
Titanium buckles have rarely come as standard and customers often had to purchase them separately. In our shop you will find a whole category full of watch straps with titanium buckles as standard.

The straps in the photos are the straps Piran, Koper and Lucia from Meyhofer. The Lucia strap deserves a special mention because the leather uppers are untreated and not dyed. The colour is the natural leather colour which has not been changed in any way.

Watch straps from Meyhofer on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap Lucia from the brand Meyhofer

Watch straps from Meyhofer on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap Piran from the brand Meyhofer

As always look out for new products, which come into our shop nearly every week day.

If you have any questions contact us as service@watchbandcenter.com

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

News and Caoutchouc Watch Straps Made in Europe

There are more and more factors which are becoming important to consumers in today’s market. The material the product is made of, the conditions under which the product was made, how environmentally friendly the products are, and of course price and design all contribute to the consumers purchasing decision.
If you’ve been monitoring the changes in our web shop over the last months and years you will have noticed the new categories and recommendations and the characteristics that many of our new products possess. We’ve added categories showing watch straps which have been made in Germany or Europe, straps which we can, with a clean conscience, recommend for those with sensitive skin as well as watch straps with leather aesthetics but which are not made of leather, opening the door for vegans and people with similar values to purchase a more traditional looking watch strap. There are a growing number of markets, which have become increasingly niche since the turn of the millennium and the birth of internet shopping. We are noticing this trend and although the watch strap industry is relatively niche in itself, have developed a strategy in recent times, offering more and more straps which fulfil not just the expected great design and quality at a competitive price, but also try accommodate ethical and environmental values and customers ideals. We hope you like the new straps! We’ll try and blog about as many of them as possible.

To see our new categories please see the following links:

Meyhofer Calgary and Calgary Sport MyBnS-KC15
The straps Calgary and Calgary Sport from Meyhofer fulfil a wide variety of these values and ideals.
The watch straps are Made in Europe out a Caoutchouc, are hypoallergenic and non-toxic. The design is more traditional than many rubber watch straps, but with a modern twist, offering not just one line of stitching but a contrast double stitching. The straps are available in 20mm and 22mm in a range of colours with different stitching colours. Please see below for some examples. If you like the look of one, simply click on the photo and you’ll find yourself in our shop and just a few clicks away from purchasing the strap.

Meyhofer Watch Straps - Calgary and Calgary Sport - Made in Europe

Meyhofer Calgary Watch Strap in royal blue with black stitching – Caoutchouc – Made in Europe

Meyhofer Watch Straps - Calgary and Calgary Sport - Made in Europe

Meyhofer Calgary Watch Strap in grey with orange stitching – Caoutchouc – Made in Europe

Meyhofer Watch Straps - Calgary and Calgary Sport - Made in Europe

Meyhofer Calgary Watch Strap in black with white stitching – Caoutchouc – Made in Europe

For all Meyhofer products, please click here.

We add new products to our shop every week, so stay tuned for even more quality watch straps – NEW PRODUCTS

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

Mesh watch bands with slide clasps

This week I’d like to draw your attention to a specific range of products from different manufacturers. As the title of this article suggests, the theme today is mesh watch bands with slide clasps, specifically medium thickness bands. Mesh watch bands have long been popular on elegant watches and high street brands like Skagen and Bering, but predominantly they are a thin mesh which works for the thinner classic style watches. Mesh straps with standard security or butterfly clasps often have the problem that they cannot be shortened very easily and thus have to be available in various lengths, making purchasing more complicated than it has to be and often pushing the prices higher due to higher manufacturing costs. Mesh bands with slide clasps solve the sizing problem as the clasp literally slides along the band and allows it to be adjusted to a fully customisable length. This makes these metal watch bands very interesting, and with the increasing popularity of larger, thicker watches, the mesh bands are also now available in thicker meshes, not just at the high end of the prices range, but affordable for many customers wanting something a little bit different on their watch.
Another great thing about these bands is that they are available in increasingly more colours. Silver and gold have been joined by black, and now even brown and blue mesh watch bands are available.
I’d like to introduce to you a few models from a couple of different manufacturers and brands to show you what we have to offer. (For more information click on the photos to be taken to our product descriptions in our shop.)

Let’s start off with the PBMC336 and PBMC337
These watch bands are the anthracite and silver coloured variations of the same band. Approx 3mm thick, the brushed mesh bands come in 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm and are currently around 45EUR

Mesh watch bands on watchbandcenter.com

PBMC336 Mesh watch bands with slide clasp in black

Next up is the Vienna from Meyhofer
These watch bands are available in silver coloured stainless steel, gold (PVD) and black (PVD) in the lug widths 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. These bands are polished or brushed depending on the colour and currently are available for prices between 22EUR and 31EUR.

Mesh watch bands on watchbandcenter.com

Vienna from Meyhofer, Mesh band with slide clasp in gold

Mesh watch bands on watchbandcenter.com

Vienna from Meyhofer, Mesh band with slide clasp in silver coloured stainless steel

These next watch bands are cutting edge, newly available watch bands in the colours blue and brown (also available in silver coloured stainless steel). Currently available in the size 22mm for around 35EUR

Mesh watch bands on watchbandcenter.com

GKMC46, Mesh watch band with slide clasp in blue coloured stainless steel

Mesh watch bands on watchbandcenter.com

GKMC46, Mesh watch band with slide clasp in brown coloured stainless steel

This article only looks at medium thickness mesh watch bands with slide clasps. If you need a rosé gold coloured watch band, then we currently only have a thinner mesh band available. Please see here

For all our mesh watch bands please see our category here: Mesh Watch Bands on Watchbandcenter.com

Zulu Style Straps with Bronze coloured loops and buckle

Today we’re looking at some great new straps, which if you’ve been going along with one of the trends of the last couple of years, you may well have been waiting for expentantly for a while now. Bronze coloured watches, they look great, with the original watch strap. But maybe it’s been a while and the watch strap you have may be beginning to look a little tatty or discoloured. Then these straps are for you. The straps I’m talking about today are Zulu Style watch straps available in 20mm, 22mm and 24mm, and here’s the USP, bronze coloured loops and buckles! We’ve had requests from customers buying straps and changing the buckle to their original bronze coloured buckle. This obviously had its boundaries and didn’t work in all cases due to buckle widths, thorn sizes and thicknesses etc. etc. It was however possible in many instances. There is however a whole community of watch wearers who swear by NATO and ZULU style watch straps. For these people, this news that we now have straps available with bronze coloured loops and buckles is probably music to your ears.

The straps from ZULUDIVER are available in several sizes and colours including some of the ones chosen below. The quality of these straps is great, the material being a relatively thick nylon. The straps have 4 loops and a buckle, which, as often the case with ZULU and NATO style straps, is fixed and not removable.

Check at the photos below and click on them to be taken to our shop for the whole range and product information:

Zulu 5R-BRZ Watch strap on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap ‚Zulu 5R-BRZ‘ 22mm black nylon (textile) grey stripes with 4 bronze loops

Zulu 5R-BRZ Watch strap on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap ‚Zulu 5R-BRZ‘ 20mm olive green nylon (textile) with 4 bronze loops

Zulu 5R-BRZ Watch strap on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap ‚Zulu 5R-BRZ‘ 22mm grey nylon (textile) with 4 bronze loops

That’s all for now

To keep up to date with new products, check out our new products page here

Rob from Watchbandcenter

Tegel and Tegel Classic – New Watch Straps

After a bit of a break it’s time to share some new watch straps once more. Now, I have mentioned the colour „antique black“ before. This is a colour which gives a watch a look which is very intentional. In combination with a classic heimloom watch handed down from generation to generation, it offers the perfect, understated strap to ensure the watch stays in focus. However even if you’ve just purchased a shiny new watch, a strap in antique black might just be that something different you’re looking for.

So let’s have a look and see what the straps offer. First off, there are two very similar straps in the limelight, the Tegel and the Tegel Classic, both from the brand Meyhofer. The differences between the two are very subtle; the stitching colour and the buckle colour differentiating from model to model. The straps are both what we call watch straps with leather pads, straps which can be used with or without the leather pad which is positioned underneath the watch. The strap also has a leather buckle pad which separates the buckle from the skin and gives the strap a typical aviator feel. Available in 18mm, 20mm and 22mm, it’s good for most standard sizes.

But enough stats, here are some photos and links to the products in our shop (just click on the photos).

Tegel Classic Watch Strap from Meyhofer, Antique Black

All Meyhofer Tegel Classic Watch Straps can be bought on Watchbandcenter.com - click here!

Meyhofer Tegel Classic Watch Strap, Antique Black, 20mm

Tegel Watch Strap from Meyhofer, Antique Black

All Meyhofer Tegel Watch Straps can be bought on Watchbandcenter.com - click here!

Meyhofer Tegel Watch Strap, Antique Black, 20mm

Take a look at the website for more details, if you have any questions email us at the address on the right hand side of our blog. If you like what you see, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and buy lots of watch straps on watchbandcenter.com!

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

Another new watch strap from Meyhofer, the Ansbach

Today we’re writing about another new watch strap from the brand Meyhofer. Part of the individual collection, the watch strap Ansbach is one of the new watch straps we have in the colour „Antique black“. Available in 22mm, 24mm and 26mm, the cut strap with painted sides, with 2 rivets at each lug end and one at the tip of the piece with holes, is fitted with 2 leather loops (one loose, one fixed) and one fixed stainless steel loop. This is a classic aviator style watch strap, somewhat thicker than normal at approx 5mm thick, available in different coloured stitching to make it suitable for a wide range of watches. Check out the photos below to see several stitching colours, and click on a photo to be taken to the straps in our online shop.

Meyhofer Watch Strap Ansbach, Antique black with black stitching

Watch straps from Meyhofer, Ansbach, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer Watch Strap Ansbach

Meyhofer Watch Strap Ansbach, Antique black with orange stitching

Watch straps from Meyhofer, Ansbach, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer Watch Strap Ansbach

Meyhofer Watch Strap Ansbach, Antique black with red stitching

Watch straps from Meyhofer, Ansbach, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer Watch Strap Ansbach

For more Meyhofer watch straps, please see our Meyhofer Page.

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

Kuki Watch Straps now with Butterfly Clasp

Kuki watch straps have long belonged to the crème de la crème of watch straps, not only due to their elegant remborded form with Kuki-Flex and Kuki Strong-and-Flex patents. Kuki has been making high quality watch straps in Slovenia in Europe for more than 50 years, celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013. Up until now Kuki watch straps have only been available from us with a buckle, but this is set to change with the new Ku-LCdf004-B watch strap available with a stainless steel butterfly clasp. Available in black and dark brown leather, both with light contrast stitching and in the lug widths 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm as well as the irregular lug widths 19mm, 21mm and 23mm this strap is a great choice for those looking for a classic, elegant, exquisitely made watch strap. If stitching in strap colour is more suitable for your watch, then a very similar model is also available (Ku-LCdf002-3B)

Kuki Watch Strap Ku-LCdf004-B, black with light contrast stitching

Kuki Leather Watch Strap Ku-LCdf004-B

Kuki Watch Strap Ku-LCdf004-B, dark brown with light contrast stitching

Kuki Leather Watch Strap Ku-LCdf004-B

These watch straps come highly recommended, made from the finest leathers and with a great attention to detail. Click on the photos to find the products in our shop.

For all our straps from Kuki, please see our Kuki Page.

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

New Oldenburg Straps from Meyhofer

This week we’re talking about a watch strap made out of a unique material, from the brand Meyhofer.
The watch strap Oldenburg, available in 20mm, 22mm, 24mm and 26mm in a range of colours is made of a material with a wide range of distintive features. The surface is UV-Resistant (DIN 54004), mould resistant, antibacterial, water resistant, easy to clean, flame retardant and has high abrasion resistance as well as having a silverguard-protection, which contains silver molecules which fight against discolouration, bacteria and smells in an environmentally friendly way. This material, coupled with a great wide buckle design and double asymmetric stitching in 2 colours makes the strap unique in more ways than 1. For those of you looking for something made of a textile material which is hard wearing and eye catching, this is the strap for you.

Here are some of the colour combinations on offer:

Watch strap Oldenburg from the brand Meyhofer, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer watch strap Oldenburg

Watch strap Oldenburg from the brand Meyhofer, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer watch strap Oldenburg

Watch strap Oldenburg from the brand Meyhofer, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer watch strap Oldenburg

Watch strap Oldenburg from the brand Meyhofer, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer watch strap Oldenburg

Watch strap Oldenburg from the brand Meyhofer, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer watch strap Oldenburg

Watch strap Oldenburg from the brand Meyhofer, available on watchbandcenter.com

Meyhofer watch strap Oldenburg

For more watch straps from Meyhofer check out our Meyhofer page.

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

New Estero Watch Straps from Meyhofer

After a bit of a break, due to a huge amount of work over the last few months, (including a website update coming soon, making things easier and more organised for you, we hope) we’re back with the first post of a few introducing new straps from the brand Meyhofer. If you’ve been checking out the new products page or the Meyhofer page in our shop, you’ll have realised that loads, and I mean loads of new straps have been added over the last few months.

The first one I’d like to showcase is the watch strap Estero from Meyhofer’s Individual Collection. This watch strap is a leather watch strap with alligator grain, contrast stitching and contrast painted sides. A large buckle completes the look which is great for a wide range of watches, either for jazzing up a someone boring watch, or finding exactly the right colour to complement that coloured watch face on your favourite wrist watch. Finding the colour should be fairly simple, with this model being available in black with red, orange or white stitching and sides, dark brown with white or orange stitching and sides, light brown with black or orange stitching and sides, and grey with black or orange stitching and sides. Check out a few of the combinations in the photos below and click on the photos to be taken to our shop.

Watch strap Estero from the brand Meyhofer, black with red stitching and sides

Estero Watch Strap from Meyhofer

Estero from the brand Meyhofer in black with red stitching and sides



Watch strap Estero from the brand Meyhofer, dark brown with orange stitching and sides
Estero Watch Strap from Meyhofer

Estero from the brand Meyhofer in dark brown with orange stitching and sides



Watch strap Estero from the brand Meyhofer, light brown with black stitching and sides
Estero Watch Strap from Meyhofer

Estero from the brand Meyhofer in light brown with black stitching and sides



Watch strap Estero from the brand Meyhofer, grey with orange stitching and sides
Estero Watch Strap from Meyhofer

Estero from the brand Meyhofer in grey with orange stitching and sides

Keep up to date with our new products on our New Products page!

That’s it for now!

Rob from Watchbandcenter

New Vintage Horse Leather Watch Straps from Herzog

We’re looking at a rather unusual watch strap this week. The vast majority of watch straps are made either of calf’s leather, or if you’re in the market for something a bit more expensive, genuine alligator is a popular choice. The strap I want to show you today is made of horse leather, something which you may have only heard of from our posts about shell cordovan watch straps. This strap is not made of shell cordovan leather, but standard horse leather. The cut strap made in Italy has painted sides and a vintage look with light, contrast, detail stitching at the lug ends and at the tip of the piece with holes. The watch strap is great for aviator style watches, but can also make a classic watch look a bit more interesting.
We’re talking today about the watch strap Vintage-Horse from the brand Herzog, based in Remchingen in Germany.
Here are some photos. Please note that there are 2 seemingly similar brown colours, this enables you to find the exact shade of brown you’re looking for.

Vintage-Horse from Herzog, brown

Watch strap Vintage-Horse from Herzog, brown

Vintage-Horse Watch Strap from Herzog, Brown with contrast stitching

Vintage-Horse from Herzog, black

Watch strap Vintage-Horse from Herzog, black

Vintage-Horse Watch Strap from Herzog, Black with contrast stitching

Vintage-Horse from Herzog, light brown

Watch strap Vintage-Horse from Herzog, light brown

Vintage-Horse Watch Strap from Herzog, Light brown with contrast stitching

Please click on the pictures for more details in our shop. For more Herzog watch straps please click here.

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

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