Guide to Watch Straps

An Expert Watch Strap Guide

An essential component of any luxury timepiece is a proper watch strap. Having an array of different bracelets is not only ideal for changing the appearance of a watch, but also for expanding one's collection in a more cost-effective way. There are a variety of straps that are made from different materials and provide a distinct appearance and purpose to a timepiece. Discover the types of bracelets available with this expert guide, courtesy of Bhindi Jewelers.


Bracelet straps are available in varying link styles and crafted from a multitude of materials such as platinum, stainless steel, gold, titanium, and mixed metal combinations. Each material presents a unique aesthetic. For example, a steel bracelet offers a rugged appearance while platinum and gold bracelets look more luxurious. There are a plethora of bracelet designs such as oyster chains, which are composed of three links that create a rigid appearance and allow for maximum durability.


Classic and customary, a leather strap is ideal for those who favor a vintage-style band. The leather strap pairs well with thinly designed dress watches and is ideal to wear with formal outfits. As one of the most versatile options, leather straps are available in a myriad of textures and colors. Python and crocodile straps will instantly elevate a look with their eye-catching designs, while neutral black and brown straps work well for daily wear.


Rubber watch straps have continued to rise in popularity. Their affordability and durable material make them perfect for physical activities. Whether you're going for a swim, working out, or just running errands, rubber straps are a great choice for an active lifestyle. Seamlessly match a rubber band with a sports watch or swap out multiple bright-colored straps throughout the summer months for an ever-changing, playful look.


The NATO strap is a single piece threaded through the underside of the watch case. Primarily cut from brightly colored nylon, NATO straps are the most affordable option for changing the style of your watch. The nylon material is tough and long-lasting and, similar to the rubber strap, it is favored by those who engage frequently in physical activities.


A mesh bracelet is made from multiple tiny metal rings that form a “fabric” of metal that is pliable and comfortable against the wrist. The fluid design of the bracelet allows the band to sit on the wearer's wrist and move along with its motion. Consider a mesh bracelet when dressing for formal events as this style is ideal for dressy occasions.

Discover Luxury Watches at Bhindi Jewelers

At Bhindi Jewelers, we offer a wide range of classic and modern timepieces from the best designers including Breitling, Omega, TAG Heuer, Zenith, and much more. We encourage residents of Northern California, San Diego, Atlanta, and their surrounding communities, to visit our California and Georgia jewelry showrooms. To learn more about the products and services we offer, contact us today. Send an email to info@bhindi.com to get in touch with an expert associate.

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