10 Amazing Types of Watch Straps You Should Know

If you are a fashionista or simply want to add a little personality to your look, you can experiment with watch bands to subtly elevate your style.

So check out the article below to know more about the different watch straps you can own.

Types of Watch Strap

Classic Leather

Leather watch strap's classic design makes it easy to dress up or down. Moreover, there are a lot of companies that offer custom watch straps using this type of material.

Your watch band will need some care just like any other leather product. They can be ruined if they get wet or are exposed to extreme temperatures, so be mindful when you’re wearing them.

Contrast Stitching

This watch band style uses the added detail of contrast stitching to create an eye-catching look.  The detail comes from the contrast in color between the stitching and the watch band. 

For the most impactful look, go for watch bands with starkly contrasting stitching, like black and white.

To reflect the aesthetic of the watch, wear this band with an outfit that has distinct contrasting colors for an ensemble that’s visually intriguing.

Double Ridge Strap

The texture is added to the leather band through the double ridge strap. With padding under the watch’s leather, the ridge effect is created.

In elevating your overall ensemble, this subtle detail goes a long way. This style of watch band will give your watch a sportier look and will look great with a square-faced watch.


Switch things up with a rally watch band on more casual days.  The watch’s distinctive perforations were initially designed so that the watch was breathable for racetrack drivers. However, it is all about the look in present times. 

Because the cutouts allow for some airflow and enable the band to move with your wrist better, this is a great band to wear in the summer. You’ll be able to avoid any sweating or chaffing.


The NATO watch band is made of nylon and comes in a plethora of colors and designs.  This band style is valued for its price, durability, and water resistance for it is originally used in the military.

This is the style you want on your wrist if you’re doing anything active or near the water. This band is simple but gives off a preppy vibe with its slip-through design. 

You’re bound to find a band that works well with your style since there are so many options design-wise.


This timepiece that’s as durable as it is good-looking. Made of either leather or nylon, it has a stainless steel detailing and is usually thicker. These bands are best for casual occasions and look good with larger watch faces.


This watch band, also known as the bracelet strap, is a more formal style. A major pro of this watch band is the different options in terms of material — stainless steel, gold, titanium, and wood are all popular.

Not only are there a plethora of materials, but there are also a few different takes on the link styles. It is a common thing to get customized straps when it comes to this type of watch strap for some standardized sizes will not fit your wrist.

Aviator (Pilot)

Although their design has been altered over the years, the distinctive features have remained the same.

Aviator bands are made of leather and have large rivets below the lugs.  They were made to be able to fit over a pilot’s jacket so that they wouldn’t fly off of their wrist.  These bands look best when worn with pilot watch faces and usually come a bit larger than other bands.


The Bund strap, just like the aviator bands, is a style that was also invented for pilots.  Moreover, aside from telling time, their purpose is even more functional.

They’re meant to protect the pilot’s wrist from burns in the case of a fire through an extra layer of padding underneath the back of the watch. This band may not be the most practical choice since they’re quite warm and are on the bulkier side.


The Tropic band is the first rubber watch band that was ever released.  It has great breathability, a unique texture, and a slim profile.

This style is popular among the diving community, but also for anyone else looking for a durable, water-resistant watch.

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Blue is the color of the sea and sky. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, intelligence, faith, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, truth, and heaven.

Blue is linked to consciousness and intellect, as opposed to emotionally warm colors like orange, red, and yellow. When promoting high-tech products, blue is used to suggest precision.

According to studies, blue is highly accepted among males as a masculine color. Dark blue, which is associated with expertise, depth, and stability, is a preferred color for corporate America.

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  • Dark blue also represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness. Thus if you want to exude a serious and more businesslike aura, you can pair this watch strap with any type of dial to give you the perfect masculine look. You can also choose a different color that suits your taste.

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The color orange is usually associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents creativity, determination, attraction, enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

Orange is a very hot color to the human eye so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red.

This watch strap is made with french goat leather that equals the refined texture of calfskin. Moreover, its color has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight your watch.

Features and Design

  • Orange Sully French Goat Strap
  • Linen Fil Au Chinois Stitching


  • This watch sample is an attractive and vibrant choice if you want to put a little bit of spark in your Apple Watch or even any other watch for that matter. You can also choose a different color that suits your taste.

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This custom made watch strap sample is made out of high-grade exotic leather. Its texture is that of one that has a natural pattern.

Moreover, the watch strap's white color complements the simplicity of the dial. White is also known to be associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity.

White means safety, purity, and cleanliness. White usually has a positive connotation as opposed to black. White can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity.

In fashion, white is closely associated with coolness and cleanliness because it's the color of snow. It is also used to suggest simplicity in high-tech products.

Features and Design

  • Natural Lizard Strap
  • Linen Fil Au Chinois Stitching


  • This watch strap sample is an image of simplicity and coolness. You can flaunt your cool and composed look in the office using this monochromatic strap. However, you can also choose a different color that suits your taste better.

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Brown is commonly patronized by fashionistas for it is one of the few colors that can compliment any outfit and could never go out of style. Furthermore, Brown also suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.

In this case, this walnut brown Italian calfskin strap is durable and can perfectly complete your outfit for the day. Moreover, its woody brown color paired with the smoothness of the leather would give you a classic masculine look.

Features and Design

  • Walnut Brown Italian Calfskin Strap
  • Linen Fil Au Chinois Stitching
  • Has a Top Side-Stitch


  • From your corporate suit to your casual street clothes, this handy watch strap will give you a manly and put together aura. Moreover, the color of the strap will look attractive on both black and white dials. You can also choose a different color that suits your taste.

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Blue is considered beneficial to the body and mind. It produces a calming effect and slows human metabolism. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. Blue is also used to symbolize piety and sincerity in heraldry.

Baby blue is also associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness. Consequently, this watch strap would give you the image of peace and calmness. It is also very durable because it is made out of high-quality calfskin.

Features and Design

  • Baby Blue Epsom Calfskin
  • Linen Fil Au Chinois Stitching


  • Exude elegance and calmness with this custom made baby blue calfskin strap. You can pair this strap with any simple dial of any watch brand to give your watch a more vibrant yet calming look. However, you can also choose a different color that suits your taste better.


When asked for the time, most of us take a quick glance at our smartphones instead of a watch. However, the timepiece isn’t going anywhere.

Watches aren’t just functional — they’re fashionable too.  Whether it’s a piece you wear every day or something you only bring out for special occasions, it’s something every individual should have in his or her wardrobe.

The band plays a huge role in the overall look of a watch. It is more noticeable than the dial itself, so it is vital that you know what kind of straps would work for your outfit and if you would like to have standardized or customized straps.