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Which leather Watch Band is the Best for You?

June 28, 2021 2 min read

Which leather Watch Band is the Best for You?

With all the watch bands that are available in the market today, are you headache about choosing the suitable one? Narrow down to material, leather must be the top selection out of all. Would you prefer genuine leather? Exotic leather? Bonded leather? What are the differences?

Exotic Leather : Crocodile watch band, staying super durable over time 20P16PBU63A1N009

Calfskin genuine leather watch band, the most common, easy to find and durable watch band 22J20BBU55C1C58

After picking out the type of leather, what about the color? Black? Brown? Pattern color? ...  the color of stitching ? So now, on to style, rally-style, perforated leather, Bund straps, padded watch straps, leather Nato (Zulu) genuine leather strap.

Rally perforated leather 20B16PBU63R1C084

Leather Bund straps 20P20BPV13C1D44

Genuine Leather Zulu Strap is a thickened Nato strap, more raw and sturdy 21P20DBU55N5D12


Types of leather

  • Bi-cast leather

Bi-cast leather (also known as bi-cast leather, by-cast leather, or PU leather, sometimes described as split leather) is a material made with a split leather backing covered with a layer of polyurethane that is applied to the surface and then embossed.

  • Bonded Leather

Bonded Leather, also called reconstituted leather or blended leather, is a term used for a manufactured upholstery material including animal hide. It is made as a layered structure of a fiber or paper backer, a pulp made from shredded leather and a polyurethane coating which is embossed with a leather-like texture.

  • Faux leather

Faux leather is one of several names given to artificial or synthetic leather. These names are often used to describe specific end uses of synthetic leather products such as faux leather (sofa, chair and headboard upholstery), leatherette (auto upholstery, clothing), and koskin (consumer goods).

  • Genuine leather

Genuine leather is made from organic materials, typically bovine hides. The natural collagen fibers are intricately intertwined, providing superior durability over man-made, weaved products. There are numerous variations of leather with various finishes. Some finishes provide better protection against daily wear, however, all leather is inherently stronger due to the innate composition of the hides.

With all of the choices of leather available, genuine leather watch band is what I would prefer. The use of leather adds warmth, comfort and versatility to your watches. Genuine leather doesn’t just mean that the product is made of real leather (which it is), but it also means it is the lowest quality of all products made out of real leather.

20mm Brown Nubuck Watch Band 20J18BBU64C1D27

20mm Dark Brown Tapered Watch Band 20J18BBU64C1C60

20mm Tan Color Nubuck Watch Band 20J18BBU64C1Q13

Brown Tapered Nubuck Watch Band 22J20BBU55C1D28

For people that are new to watch bands, and are having trouble deciding on their first leather watch strap. Perhaps you try what I did and to note down what you want, then narrow down to the specifics: types of leather or animal skin, color, style, type of the watch band and the most your budget range, etc.


Written by Sam , image by Toni


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