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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

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

Special Offers On Watchbandcenter

Last week I talked about our new watch strap model Olymp. This week I’d like to introduce you to a new category on www.watch-band-center.com: Special Offers.

In this category you can find price tips, special offers and products that have been reduced in price. Searching for a suitable watch strap is as easy as usual. Simply use our Watch Strap Sale-Finder. Just select the required lug width and click on the ‚Search‘- button. You then will be forwarded to the next page, which displays all available reduced products for that specific lug width.

sale-finder1

sale-finder2

The watch straps that we offer in this category have been reduced in price and generally have a reduction of around -10% to -30% off the most recent shop price. If you would like to save some money on quality watch straps, then I can highly recommend our Special Offers category. Please click here to be taken to the Special Offers directly.

Until next time,

Chris from watchbandcenter

Undercover: Stainless Steel Band With The Special Something

Last time I was talking about a special designed mesh watch band. So, let’s stick to the special watch bands and have a look at another new product, that comes with an interesting feature. This stainless steel expansion watch band is made up of folded links, has a brushed finish and is available in a silver coloured and an anthracite/ black coloured version. It is suitable for watches with standard lug ends and can be ordered in the lug widths of 22mm and 24mm. So, what is so special about it? I’ll tell you: The clasp cover can be opened from the underside in order to shorten or lenghten the watch band. The great thing about it is, that you simply can insert a small, flat screwdriver or a spring bar tool into the openings and lever the cover up. The watch band can be shortened by 2 links on each side of the clasp by simply pushing the pieces together or pulling them apart, carefully. This procedure is very comfortable, time saving and can easily be done. Furthermore the combination of a clasp-like cover and an expansion band simply looks fantastic. Don’t believe it? See for yourself and don’t forget to click on the pictures to be taken directly to the product:

Pb-MB351 on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap expansion strap in 22mm stainless steel brushed

Pb-MB348 on Watchbandcenter.com

Watch strap expansion strap in 22mm anthracite/black stainless steel brushed

Pb-MB351 on Watchbandcenter.com

How to shorten/ lengthen the watch band with the help of a spring bar tool

If you have any questions regarding this product, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service at service@watchbandcenter.com.

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… Final Part: Help, Links and Recommendations

This week I would like to bring you the final part of our ‚How to..‘ – series. I am going to talk about the Help Section, Links and Recommendations that you can find on watchbandcenter and I will introduce you to a very helpful quick tip.

The Help Section

Another very useful tool that we offer, is our Help Section. You can find it at the very top right of the website, above the watchbandcenter banner, or in our website’s footer. Just like our Product Sections, the Help Section is organised into categories: Webshop-Information, Order Process & Legal Info, Product Info, Product Instructions and Tips. We cover most of the topics and FAQ’S that might be interesting for you or (at least) useful to know, such as ‚Shop Instructions‘, ‚Returns Policy‘, ‚Exchanging Watch Straps‘ and ‚Product Recommendations‘. The Help Section features too many topics to name them all, so feel free to take a look (click on the image below).

Help Section on Watchbandcenter

Help Section on Watchbandcenter

Recommendations from the right hand side of our website

Now I would like to mention some other links and recommendations that you can find on watchbandcenter. These can be found on the right hand side of the website. The first is called ‚Product Tips & News‘. You can also find this within our Help Section but on the right hand side of the shop it is much easier to spot. This shows you to a page which lists our most recent blog posts along with some other recommendations, category and product tips. The next recommendation is our ‚Made in Germany & Europe‘ category. This category is so important we wanted to give it more of a prime position than other categories. Here you can search specifically for watch straps, which have been manufactured in Germany and Europe. If you are looking for watch straps for branded watches, the next part of our website’s rights hand side should be helpful. Here you can find watch straps, that are suitable for the stated brands such as „Casio“, „Seiko“ and many more.  Below the logos, you can find our ‚Payment and Shipping‘ section, which gives you a detailed overview of prices, shipping, payment, discount and customs and import taxes. To change the currency from EUR to USD, GBP or CHF simply click on the button and choose your currency. The last two buttons ‚Buckles and Clasps‘ and watch straps ‚For Sensitive Skin‘ are links to important categories which we would like to draw special attention to.

Other Links and Recommendations on Watchbandcenter

Other Links and Recommendations on Watchbandcenter

Quick Tip: Excluding Search Results

Let’s say that you would like to have a look at grained leather watch straps with a lug width of 20mm. Here is what you normally would type in to the product search field: „leather grained 22mm“ (without the speech marks). If you’re not sure which colour you’d like, but definitely not black or white and you also don’t want to browse through the black coloured and white coloured watch straps, you can exclude these colours (or keywords) by simply typing in the following words: „leather grained 22mm #black #white“. Now you get all the results for „leather grained 22mm“, except the ones that include the words ‚black‘ and ‚white‘. The great thing about it is that you can use this function for all keywords, simply add a hash tag and then the word. Another useful example is when searching for a simple one-piece strap and not a NATO style one, of which we have a lot on watchbandcenter. You can search for „one-piece #NATO“ and the NATO style straps will not be included in the search results. As we’ve sorted all one-piece straps into one category, this will make your search easier, if you’re looking for a specific type of one-piece strap.

I hope that our ‚How to..‘ – series helps you to increase your shopping experience on watchbandcenter and enables you to search more specifically for the products you want or need.

Until next time,

Chris from Watchbandcenter

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

 

Morellato Green Collection

Today I would like to talk about a special type of watch strap – the Morellato Green Collection.

We have noticed that many customers would love to wear leather watch straps but can suffer from allergic reactions to the leather. Or they might not feel comfortable wearing genuine leather but like the look of it anyway. In general it is becoming more and more popular to go for a ‚green‘ alternative and to treat nature and environment more carefully.

With the Morellato Green Collection we can offer you watch straps that focus on the dermatological factor as well as on a manufacturing process that follows strict environmental guidelines, but still have a great leather like design. On the one hand these watch straps are made of high quality synthetic materials and recommended for vegans and all others who want or need to avoid genuine leather watch straps. On the other hand these products are designed to look like genuine leather and it is hard to tell the difference between a watch strap made of genuine leather and a watch strap from the Green Collection, unless you know exactly what you are looking for.

There are several watch strap models within the Green Collection (currently Castagno, Larice, Abete, Gelso, Melograno, Ginepro and Salice) that are available (depending on the model) in the lug widths of 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. You can also see a variety of colours like black, brown, dark brown, light brown, blue, dark blue, red, bordeaux, yellow and white as well as various stitching colours like white stitching, black stitching, grey stitching and ivory stitching.

To illustrate this, let me show you some of the watch straps that belong to the Green Collection:

Morellato Green Collection watch straps on watchbandcenter.com

Morellato watch strap Larice from the Green Collection

Morellato Green Collection watch straps on watchbandcenter.com

Morellato watch strap Gelso from the Green Collection

Morellato Green Collection watch straps on watchbandcenter.com

Morellato watch strap Castagno from the Green Collection

As normal please click on the photos to be taken to our shop, where you can purchase the straps. For all Green Collection watch straps, please click here

Until next time,
Chris from Watchbandcenter

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

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