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How to search: Product search field and watch strap finder

Today I would like to share with you some tips and tricks that can help you to optimize your searching experience on watchbandcenter.com.

Many customers find it hard to search for a specific product and can easily get lost in the diversity of the watch straps, buckles and accessories that we offer. I’m going to talk about the tools that should help you find the article you are searching for. First of all there is the ‚product search‘ – placed on the top left corner of the shop site. The stronger tool however is our watch strap finder, which gives you the opportunity to search more specifically. You can find it right below the product search. Let’s have a look on how these tools work and how they can improve your shopping experience.

The Product Search

Let’s say that you are looking for a new watch strap and you want it to be black and have a lug width of 20mm. In this case you can simply use our product search field, type in the required characteristics ‚black‘ and ’20mm‘ and click on the ’send‘ button. This initiates a search through the whole shop and lists all products that include the required characteristics. At the moment there are approx. 1200 products listed, that match the criteria. The search function has three options: ‚find all words‘, ‚find at least one word‘, ‚only product names‘. By clicking on ‚find all words‘ the system will search for all the words combined and you will get results for black and 20mm. ‚Find at least one word‘ will search for every single word individually, which gives you a lot more results than the first option and you will get results for all products which contain black or 20mm. Usually the system searches within the product names and the product descriptions – a click on ‚only product names‘ will limit the search function and you will only get results for words within product names.


Product search on watchbandcenter.com

Product search on watchbandcenter.com


The Watch Strap Finder

Our more advanced search tool is the so-called watch strap finder. If you have followed us since we’ve been blogging, you might know that we have already introduced this powerful search tool in a previous blog post. Last year we increased the amount of functions and optimised the search in order to make it even more easier and faster to use.

As soon as you click on the the watch strap finder, you will be shown a list of the most important shop sections and categories such as ‚Leather Watch Straps‘, ‚Metal Watch Bands‘ and ‚Synthetic Watch Straps‘. Secondary we have added the following four categories: ‚Made in Germany & Europe‘, ‚Watch straps suitable for Branded Watches‘, ‚Watch Bands with Special Features‘ and ‚Buckles & Clasps for Watch Straps‘. Each category features several options to choose from – the more options you choose, the less results you should see. Let’s say that I am looking for an extra short, grained, red coloured watch strap with contrast stitching, a lug width of 20mm and a with of buckle of 18mm. If I click on the search button, I get one result that matches the criteria. Of course, depending on the availability of the products, the number of results can vary, but in most cases it should be much lower than the number of results that you get when searching with the product search field.


the watch strap finder on watchbandcenter.com

The watch strap finder on watchbandcenter.com


As long as you know what you need, you can use both search tools to your advantage- either to choose from a range of suitable watch straps that have certain characteristics in common or to indicate a certain watch strap model.

I hope that this blog post helps you to understand the search tools we offer and to search more efficient on watchbandcenter.com. Stay tuned for part 2.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter


NEW: Our Watch Strap Finder!

Watch Strap Finder at Watchbandcenter.com

We’ve been working hard over the last few months to get a brand new tool ready for you, to help finding your perfect watch strap even easier!

We call it the WATCH STRAP FINDER!

The Watch Strap Finder allows you to choose criteria from drop down menus, to allow you to select the material, colour, lug width, manufacturer etc. of a watch strap. Once you’ve clicked on search, you will see search results based on your custom search parameters.

For example:Watch Strap FinderChoosing these options would mean that only blue,  grained leather watch straps in 20mm lug width appear in the search results. By leaving options at „all“, which is the standard setting, you will see, for example, watch straps from all the manufacturers who offer watch straps which fulfil the other criteria which you have chosen from the other drop down menus. The more criteria you select, the fewer search results you will see, and the easier your choice of watch strap will be.

That’s the theory. We have 3 different search functions; one for leather watch straps, one for watch straps in synthetic materials and one for metal bands.

The Watch Strap Finder is a work in progress, or in an advanced beta, if you prefer.  We have tested it thoroughly and it works, but we will continue to develop it so that you can find the right watch strap as easily as possible, with as few anomalies in the search results as possible.

Please let us know what you think of it and how we can improve it by contacting our service team

That’s all for now!


Rob from Watchbandcenter.

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