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Finding Dori: Cordette Watch Straps from Meyhofer

This week I would like to lead you to a category, which you might have thought didn’t even exist: Cordette watch straps. Besides writing blog posts, I’m involved in our international customer service. As our customers often ask for a special kind of leather watch strap – which seems to be difficult to find in our online shop – I thought I’d dedicate this weeks blog post to this special watch strap. Contrary to most of our watch straps, cordette watch straps are not suitable for watches with standard lug ends. Watches that require this special watch strap normally come with a fixed metal piece which cannot be opened (eg. old Glashütte watches). Here is how to get to our cordette watch straps: First of all you need to choose ‚Special Bands‘ on the top of our shop website. A new page opens up and you simply need to scroll down until you see the category. Click on it and voilà – you can see all of the cordette watch straps that we currently offer. There are several colours available such as black, brown, red, blue and grey. Let’s have a look at some of the watch straps:

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Cordette watch strap „Dori“ black leather smooth golden buckle by Meyhofer

 

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Cordette watch strap „Dori“ red leather smooth golden buckle by Meyhofer

 

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Cordette watch strap „Dori“ grey leather smooth silver buckle by Meyhofer

 

For all of our cordette watch straps please click here.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

Rustic Leather Watch Straps

Today I would like to introduce to you a new shop category: Rustic Leather Watch Straps. In this shop category you will find watch straps that are made of leather in a rustic style, mostly made by hand from a range of manufacturers and brands such as Fluco, Graf, Rios, Hirsch, Meyhofer and many more. The watch straps are suitable for watches with standard lug attachments in aviator and military styles and those who appreciate the resulting look of traditionally made or hand made products. In this new category you can find rustic leather watch straps in the lug widths of 16mm – 32mm and in several colours such as black, dark brown, brown and beige. The watch straps are equipped with different kinds of buckles (standard buckle, large buckle, solid buckle…, etc.) and in most cases stitched in many variations. Besides the standard two-piece watch straps, this category also features one-piece watch straps. Let’s have a look at some of my personal favorites from this new category:

Bilbao on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Bilbao“ in 22mm dark grey leather vintage look light double stitching by MEYHOFER (width of buckle 22 mm)

 

leather vintage look watch strap on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap in 22mm light brown/auburn leather vintage look stitched by EICHMÜLLER (width of buckle 22 mm)

 

'In the Army now' on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „In the Army now“ in 20mm olive textile/leather vintage look light brown stitched Flume (width of buckle 20 mm) (uhm, no that actually is not leather but we like this one so much that we have simply added it to this category)

 

alligator grain antique look watch strap on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap in 18mm dark brown leather alligator grain antique look light stitching by CAMPAGNOLO (width of buckle 16 mm)

 

For our new shop category and more rustic leather watch straps please click here.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

2017 Starts Sporty – the Toluca from MEYHOFER

First of all we would like to wish you a happy new year 2017.

It’s been a while since we have published a blog post, so let’s get straight into it. This week I would like to talk about our new racing watch strap – the ‚Toluca‘. This cut strap has genuine leather uppers and underside. It is suitable for watches with standard lug ends and can be ordered in the lug widths 18-24mm. The MEYHOFER quality watch strap is available in 2 versions: black coloured leather with orange coloured contrast stitching and black coloured leather with red coloured contrast stitching. The sides are painted. Let’s have a look at it:

Toluca on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Toluca“ in 18mm black leather racing look orange stitching by MEYHOFER (width of buckle 16 mm)

 

Toluca on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Toluca“ in 24mm black leather racing look red stitching by MEYHOFER (width of buckle 22 mm)

 

For more new arrivals and the latest products added to our assortment, please click here.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

New Watch Straps Made In Germany From MEYHOFER

This week I will talk about a watch strap model that has arrived a few days ago: The ‚Bayreuth‘. This cut strap is part of the MEYHOFER Individual-collection and belongs to the product line MyRustico-01. The Bayreuth is made of leather (hand made in Germany), has smooth, matt uppers and a rustic vintage look. It is suitable for watches with standard lug ends and comes in the lug widths 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. There are several colour variations available such as black with blue double stitching, brown with orange double stitching and beige with black double stitching. For all currently available versions please see here. The attached brushed, large buckle is made of stainless steel. Let’s have a look at them. As always, please click on the pictures below to be taken straight to the products:

Watch Strap Bayreuth on Watchbandcenter

Watch strap „Bayreuth“ in 20mm black leather smooth matt blue double stitching by MEYHOFER (width of buckle 20 mm)

 

Watch Strap Bayreuth on Wachtbandcenter

Watch strap „Bayreuth“ in 22mm brown leather smooth matt orange double stitching by MEYHOFER (width of buckle 22 mm)

 

Watch Strap Bayreuth on Watchbandcenter

Watch strap „Bayreuth“ 24mm beige leather smooth matt black double stitching by MEYHOFER (width of buckle 24 mm)

 

For more new arrivals and the latest products added to our assortment, please click here.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

Autumn Is Coming – Along With Colourful Watch Straps

A few weeks have passed since my latest blog post and since then a lot of new watch strap models have arrived. One of them is the ‚Olymp‘: A leather watch strap that is made in Germany. It is definitely one of our more special watch straps so let’s find out, what makes the difference:

The ‚Olymp‘ is a robust cut strap that has painted sides, 2 wide loops that come with coloured edges and a large stainless steel buckle. The watch strap is suitable for watches with standard lug attachments, and is available in the lug widths 20mm, 22mm, 24mm and 26mm. There are different colour combinations in stock, such as black uppers with yellow, red, blue, brown, green and light painted sides; each version is also stitched in the individual colour of the painted sides. Curious what it looks like? Let’s have a look at some of them and don’t forget to click on the pictures to be taken directly to the products:

Olympus on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Olymp“ in 20mm black leather smooth blue contrast stitching from EULIT (width of buckle 18 mm)

 

Olympus on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Olymp“ in 22mm black leather smooth brown contrast stitching from EULIT (width of buckle 20 mm)

 

Olymp on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Olymp“ in 24mm black leather smooth green contrast stitching from EULIT (width of buckle 22 mm)

 

Olymp on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Olymp“ in 20mm black leather smooth yellow contrast stitching from EULIT (width of buckle 18 mm)

 

For more of our new watch strap models please click here!

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

Sporty Elegant Watch Strap From Meyhofer: The Ferrara

This week I would like to focus on one of our new leather watch straps: The Ferrara. This perforated watch strap from Meyhofer is suitable for watches with standard lug ends and can be ordered in the lug widths of 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm and 24mm. It is equipped with a polished stainless steel butterfly clasp and available in a black coloured version and in a brown coloured version. The brown coloured version has a light contrast stitching and the black coloured version can be ordered with a light contrast stitching and a red coloured contrast stitching. The Ferrara is remborded, hand made in the EU and comes in a sporty elegant design. It has smooth up to grained leather uppers and a leather underside. Let’s have a look at the pictures, as always:

Ferrara on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Ferrara“ in 20mm black leather perforated light stitching with clasp by MEYHOFER (width of clasp 18 mm)

 

Ferrara on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Ferrara“ in 23mm black leather perforated red stitching with clasp by MEYHOFER (width of clasp 20 mm)

 

Ferrara on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Ferrara“ in 18mm brown leather perforated light stitching with clasp by MEYHOFER (width of clasp 18 mm)

 

As always, please click on the pictures to be taken to the products directly. For more new products, please see here.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

Expect The Unexpected: The HIRSCH ‚Rebel‘

This week I would like to present to you a new robust Nato style watch strap, made of saddle leather uppers and with a softglove leather underside. If you are familiar with one- piece watch straps, you might know that they come either without lug attachments or with fixed lug attachments. The watch strap model ‚Rebel‘ from the brand HIRSCH comes with something new: 2 freely adjustable lug attachments that can be positioned along the strap to fit the size of your watch. I remember a customer who was enquiring about a one-piece watch strap with fixed lug attachments. Unfortunately the combination of his watch and the requested watch strap did not work- the watch had a diameter of about 50mm and the distance between the lug attachments of the watch strap was adjustable from 35mm to 45mm and therefore simply too short for the customer’s watch. The ‚Rebel‘ is suitable for watches with standard lug ends and can be freely adjusted, so you can attach a very small watch or a very large watch to the watch strap. Our newcomer is available in the lug widths of 20mm, 22mm and 24mm and can be ordered in different colours and materials such as black coloured grained saddle leather, brown coloured grained saddle leather and green coloured textile/synthetic. The leather versions are remborded, stitched in the individual strap colour and have a solid buckle that is made of stainless steel. Let’s have a look at them; don’t forget to click on the pictures to be taken to the products directly.

'Rebel' on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Rebel“ in 20mm black saddle leather grained stitched by HIRSCH (width of buckle 20 mm)

 

'Rebel' on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Rebel“ in 22mm green textile/synthetic stitched by HIRSCH (width of buckle 22 mm)

 

'Rebel' on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Rebel“ in 24mm brown saddle leather grained stitched by HIRSCH (width of buckle 24 mm)

 

We are pleased to welcome this new member in our watch strap family and we are looking forward to more great, surprising and unexpected features. For more new products, please click here.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

The Adventure Awaits+++New Watch Straps in Stock+++

Today I would like to draw your attention to some of our new watch strap models. Let’s start with our new military look watch straps from the brand ZULUDIVER.

This watch strap model is made of leather and textile. It comes with a robust leather underside and textile uppers. The top part is full-bugg and the underside is a cut strap. At the moment this new vintage look watch strap model is available in 2 versions but hopefully there will be more to come in the future. You can choose between a blue/brown coloured version and an olive green/brown version. Both designs are suitable for watches with standard lug ends and available in the lug widths 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. The lug ends and the tips of the watch straps are reinforced with leather and come with a decorative light contrast stitching. If you are looking for an eye catcher, the wide leather loop and the solid stainless steel buckle will definitely do the job. Let’s have a look at it and as normal, click on the photos to be taken to our shop, directly to the products:

 

GkLB58 on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap in 20mm blue/brown textile/leather military look light contrast stitching (width of buckle 20 mm)

 

GkLB58 in green on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap in 20mm olive green/brown textile/leather military look light contrast stitching (width of buckle 20 mm)

 

The second watch strap model, that I would like to introduce to you, is another vintage look watch strap. Let’s get to the details:

This military- style vintage watch strap model is suitable for Panerai- watches (with buckle) and for all other watches with standard lug ends. It has brown and black coloured leather uppers and underside (depending on the model you choose) and comes with a strong alligator grain. Currently it is available in the lug widths 22mm and 24mm. Like the above mentioned watch strap model, this cut strap is equipped with one wide leather loop and a solid brushed buckle that is made of stainless steel. Enough said- let’s take a look and don’t forget to click on the photos as usual:

 

GkLB-59 in black on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap in 22mm black leather vintage-look alligator grain with large buckle (width of buckle 20 mm)

 

GkLB-59 in brown on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap in 22mm brown leather vintage-look alligator grain with large buckle (width of buckle 20 mm)

 

For up to the minute new products, check out our NEW PRODUCTS page.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

How to find: Sections and Categories

In my last blog post I talked about the product search and the watch strap finder. This week I want to continue our little ‚How to…‘ – series and will focus on how to find the products that you need by using the sections, categories and subcategories.

Sections

You can find our sections via two different links; right below the Watchbandcenter.com banner and on the left hand side of the page at the end of each bank of categories, the bold links, starting with „All…“. Clicking on a section (Leather Straps, Metal Bands, Synthetic Bands,…) below the banner will take you to the same page as clicking on a section (All Leather Straps, All Metal Bands, All Synthetic,…) on the left. You might wonder why we have linked each section twice. We did that for you. One of our goals is to give you the best possible shopping experience and shop usability. Some of our customers are used to a section bar on top of a website, other customers are used to find the sections on the left. To make this as easy and as fast as possible, we offer both types of navigation.

Sections on Watchbandcenter

A Section on Watchbandcenter.com

Categories

Each section is split into several categories. As soon as you click on a section, you will be shown an overview of the categories. Alternatively, a large proportion of the most popular categories can be found on the left hand side of the website. The categories are there to help you find the relevant type watch strap. You can decide what the most important characteristic is and then go from there. E.g. you know you want a leather strap, so go to the leather section, you can then decide if you would like a grained strap, a smooth one, or one made out of exotic leather. These categories are named correspondingly. eg. Leather – Grained, Leather -Smooth or Other Exotics.

Categories on Watchbandcenter.com

Categories on Watchbandcenter.com

Subcategories

Choosing one of the available options takes you to our subcategories, which is more often than not the available lug widths of the watch straps. Here you will normally see a list of all available lug widths within the selected category (exceptions occur for categories which are not filled with watch straps, but other products). Simply choose your lug width and you should be forwarded to a list of the available products. In exceptional circumstances, when all products of a particular size are sold out, a subcategory may become empty. If that’s the case, we’re sorry and would ask you to contact our service team to see if we can help further, or let you know when we’re getting more stock. Please note that some watch straps have many distinctive characteristics and are therefore sorted into several subcategories. You will also notice that in our example image below, that we also split certain subcategories into thin and padded straps and for metal bands folded and solid bands.

When I think about it, our structure is like that of a tree: The sections are like the trunk that splits in to branches (Categories) that break into smaller branches (Subcategories, normally Lug widths) with leafs on them (Products).

Subcategories-WBC

This should help you in finding what you’re looking for. Once again, as mentioned above, we appreciate that all our customers are different; some like searching and some like using categories to narrow their search for the correct product. We do our best to facilitate both types of customer, and hope that you appreciate our efforts and can find the watch strap you’re looking for on our website.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact our service team. The email address can be found on the right. or on every page of our website www.watch-band-center.com right at the bottom of the footer section, and of course on our „About us“ page.

Until next time

Chris from Watchbandcenter

 

 

 

 

New watch straps from the Rock!t Collection

Today I want to draw your attention to one of my favourite watch strap collections, the so-called Rock!t Collection. This collection focusses on a rustic, vintage design and a used-look and features textile and leather watch straps, suitable for all watches with standard lug ends. Not only is the design very unique- the watch straps within the Rock!t Collection are named after some great Rock classics such as „Easy Rider“, „Born to be wild“ and „Back in Black“ (to name but a few). I have mentioned the unique appearance of each watch strap model, so let me get into it and give you some more detailed information. Two characteristics that all of the watch straps have in common are the large ‚Pan‘- style buckle and, depending on the model, one or two wide leather loops. The watch strap models currently available come in the colours black, dark brown, light brown/beige, olive and blue/light blue and are available in the lug widths of 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. Except for one watch strap model, all of the watch straps have contrast stitching that makes them even more interesting. There are several designs available e.g. military look, vintage look and jeans look. If you are a fan of vintage watches and/or watch straps or would just like to underline your love for a lifestyle of freedom and independence, these specially designed watch strap models are literally made for you. Let’s get to the watch straps.

Watch straps from the Rock!t Collection on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap ‚Easy Rider‘ from the Rock!t Collection

Watch straps from the Rock!t Collection on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap ‚In the Army now‘ from the Rock!t Collection

Watch straps from the Rock!t Collection on watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap ‚Teen Spirit‘ from the Rock!t Collection

As normal please click on the photos to be taken to our shop, where you can purchase the straps.

Until next time,
Chris from Watchbandcenter

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