Tag Archives: One-Piece watch straps

New Nato Zulu style watch straps in stock: The Maryland

This week I would like to talk about one of our new one-piece watch straps in Nato Zulu style- the watch strap model ‚Maryland‘. This black textile watch strap is equipped with 4 black metal loops and a black metal buckle. It is suitable for watches with standard lug ends and can be ordered in the lug widths 20mm-24mm. We can offer you this watch strap in 3 different coloured versions: black, olive green and grey. Let’s have a look at some pictures:

watch strap Maryland on www.watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Maryland“ in 20mm black textile 4 black metal loops one-piece strap by MEYHOFER

 

watch strap Maryland on www.watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Maryland“ in 22mm olive green textile 4 black metal loops one-piece strap by MEYHOFER

 

watch strap Maryland in www.watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap „Maryland“ in 24mm grey textile 4 black metal loops one-piece strap by MEYHOFER

 

If you like this style, they check out other similar models in the same product series by clicking here, or for all NATO straps here.

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

More Specialities – NATO Style with wide buckle and antique look

Over the last year or so we’ve been adding more and more NATO style watch straps to our range of watch straps. So you might be asking, OK, another post about a NATO watch strap, what’s different about this one? I’m glad you asked! This watch strap is one of the first on offer with a large buckle, or wide buckle, meaning the buckle pin is wider and the buckle is somewhat more robust. Leather NATO style straps are also somewhat rarer than their textile or synthetic counterparts. This NATO style watch strap is available in the colour antique black, a somewhat unusual colour, but one which adds character to a watch, giving your watch a look which is more family heirloom than just bought on the high street (or your favourite online shop).
The watch strap is called Mendavia from the brand Meyhofer and is available now in lug widths 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm.

Mendavia from the brand Meyhofer, NATO Style

Mendavia, NATO watch strap on watchbandcenter.com

Mendavia NATO style watch strap from the brand Meyhofer

Same as always, click on the photo for more details!

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

New Watch Straps from Steinhart

Steinhart is a relatively small German brand, but one which makes a lot of noise in the world of watches. The watches, predominantly designed by Günter Steinhart himself are made in Switzerland in the Jura region. The watches range from Marine, to Aviator to Chronographs and are often available in various styles and designs. There are also a few limited editions available.

We’ve stocked Steinhart watch straps for a while and have recently added some of their newer straps to our range. When new Steinhart watches come out, they often have new straps. The great thing about these straps is that they are nearly always standard watch straps which can be used for all watches, assuming the lug width is correct.

Here are some of the new models:

Sn-LC231 from Steinhart – Grey with black stitching, Juchten Leather

Steinhart Watch Strap Sn-LC231

Steinhart Watch Strap Sn-LC231

This watch strap, made out of Juchten leather is a great choice for those of you who prefer something a little bit different, but don’t want to go crazy with colours. The grey with black stitching is stylish and the Juchten leather great quality. In 24mm with a 24mm width of buckle, a buckle with a 3mm wide pin can be added.

Sn-KC235 from Steinhart – Grey with white stripes, Textile

Steinhart Watch Strap Sn-KC235

Steinhart Watch Strap Sn-KC235 Grey with white stripes

This watch strap continues our recent Nato watch strap theme. At 15.45EUR it’s a great deal and a great design, available in 22mm.

Sn-MC017, Sn-MC014 and Sn-MC016 from Steinhart, Solid stainless steel, black coloured

Steinhart Watch Strap Sn-MC017

Steinhart Watch Strap Sn-MC017


Please click on the picture to see all the black coloured stainless steel watch straps from Steinhart and their product descriptions
These high end solid stainless steel watch straps come in a couple of designs, one with a butterfly clasp and 2 with a security clasp (one with curved ends and the other with straight ends) The robust style means the straps are fairly weighty, but with screwed links which can be removed to shorten the straps, they really are something special. The models are 22mm and 24mm. Please see the product descriptions for more details.

The Steinhart watch straps are often only available in one lug width so please check for availability and suitability for your watch. By clicking on the photos above you can see all the information required in the linked product descriptions.

For all Steinhart watch straps and original buckles, please see here

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

Watch Straps for Fixed Bars

So we had a question this week regarding watch straps for fixed bars and I thought i’d address it here

Firstly, What is a watch strap for fixed bars? Also called a watch strap with open ends, this type of watch strap is used for watches which don’t have the spring bars or screwed pins more common on modern watches, but have bars which are fixed to the watch and cannot be removed. For this reason, the watch strap has to have open ends in order to be attached to the fixed bars. One piece watch straps work too, but we’ll get to that later.

The options:

1. 2 piece watch strap with a clip end

This type of watch strap looks very similar to a standard watch strap but instead of having the holes for a spring bar, the end of the strap is extended and bent over 180 degrees towards the underside. The strap is reinforced, usually with metal so that the clip stays closed whilst fitted to the watch.

Here’s a picture to explain what I mean:

Clip Watch Strap for watches with fixed bars

Open End Watch Strap – Clip Watch Strap

The strap is fitted by pulling the clip apart carefully and sliding the underside between the fixed bar and the watch.

2. 2 piece watch strap with glued ends

This type of watch strap looks quite different to a standard watch strap before it’s been fitted, but once it’s been fitted, you’ll hardly notice the difference.  You’ll notice a watch strap which is to be glued will have a flap at the end of each of the pieces of watch strap.  This flap and the underside of the strap are coated with a glue which is to be activated when fitting the strap. Here’s what they look like:

Glue watch strap for watches with fixed bars

Open End Watch Strap – Glue Watch Strap

This type of strap is fitted by threading the watch strap half between the fixed bar and the watch from the top, with the glue side facing away from the watch. You will then need to activate the glue by using a form of acetone (e.g. nail polish).  Once the glue has become sticky, fold over the end of the strap onto the underside of the strap and press and hold firmly for a few seconds until the glue has worked and the strap stays together on its own. Repeat the process for the second half of the watch strap.

3. 2 piece watch strap with splint ends

This type of strap is similar to the glue watch straps but instead of fixing the strap with glue, it is fixed with splints.  This is also best explained with a photo:

Splint watch strap for watches with fixed bars

Open End Watch Strap – Splint Watch Strap

This type of strap is also fitted by threading the watch strap half between the fixed bar and the watch from the top, with the splint side facing away from the watch. You will then need to open the splints either with your fingers or a pair of small pliers.  Once they are 90 degrees to the strap, fold over the flap at the end of the watch strap and thread the splints through the holes in the flap.  You will then need to close the splints again to hold the strap in place.

4. One-Piece watch strap

This type of strap can be used for both standard watches with spring bars and watches with fixed bars, assuming the thickness of the strap is not larger than the gap between the fixed bar and the watch.

One-Piece Strap for watches with fixed bars and spring bars

One-Piece Strap

Some one-piece watch straps have 2 layers (as shown in the picture above).  If this is the case remove the  long piece from the metal loop so that the strap is in a V-shape.  Thread the long end between the fixed bar and the watch from the top, with the underside of the strap facing away from the watch.  You will then need to thread the long part back up between watch and the fixed bar on the other side of the watch.  Once the long piece is threaded through the fixed bars, thread it through the loop at the end of the shorter part again and pull the strap taught.  If you would prefer the straps buckle to be fitted the other way around, thread from the other side first.  This is simply a matter of taste.

For all our watch straps for fixed bars and one-piece straps please check out the following categories:

http://www.watch-band-center.com/watchstrap-h175-Open-End-Watch-Bands.html

and

http://www.watch-band-center.com/watchstrap-h512-One-Piece-Straps.html

If you have any questions drop us an email or simply use our contact form on our website

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

New One-Piece Watch Straps from the brand Meyhofer

We’ve been adding a lot of Nato style watch straps recently. Nato and Zulu straps have been becoming more popular for a while now, but maybe it’s not you thing, your style or maybe you just don’t want one. You do like the idea of a one piece strap though, but something classic, stylish and simple. Maybe you can try one of these! The „Prag“ One-Piece strap from the brand Meyhofer is available in several colours and with various different colours of stitching! In standard lug widths from 18mm to 24mm, this leather one-piece strap with stitching is ideal for nearly all watches, and can even be worn as a bracelet, if you prefer.

Here are some colour variations to wht your appetite, click on the pictures to see the straps and more of the model Prag in our online shop!

Prag from the brand Meyhofer, black with blue stitching

Prag Watch Strap from the brand Meyhofer in black with blue stitching

Prag from the brand Meyhofer, dark brown with light contrast stitching

Prag Watch Strap from the brand Meyhofer in dark brown with light contrast stitching

Prag from the brand Meyhofer, black with orange stitching

Prag Watch Strap from the brand Meyhofer in black with orange stitching

Prag from the brand Meyhofer, light brown with light contrast stitching

Prag Watch Strap from the brand Meyhofer in black with blue stitching

For all Meyhofer straps please see here and for all one-piece watch straps, please see the one-piece watch straps category.

That’s it for now

Rob from Watchbandcenter

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