Five Watch Bands to Accent Your Timepiece

Today's Guest Bum is Tess DiNapoli, an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. who enjoys covering the fashion industry, collaborating with industry insiders and designers, getting insight on the latest trends.

Your luxury timepiece is already timeless, but we all need a little variety to keep life (and our personal wardrobes) interesting. Luckily for you, a new band to accent your timepiece can be just the accessory you need to update your look, even if just for the evening. Watch bands and replacement straps come in a variety of materials, colors, and textures, and are generally extremely easy to change out. There’s something out there for everyone. Here, we’ll cover some of our favorite watch bands to help get you started in elevating your aesthetic. 


Genuine Stingray

A high-quality watch strap made from genuine stingray can take your look to new heights. Genuine stingray bands add understated natural texture to any modern timepiece. A bonus byproduct of stingrays that are harvested for food, the beautiful skin from the spine of a stingray has been found to be extremely durable and environmentally-friendly. The calcium nodules or “pearls” a stingray uses to deter predators in the wild make for beautiful and interesting textural elements in its leather. Additionally, due to the nature of genuine stingray leather, you can be assured that each watchband is unique with its own signature texture meaning that no one else has your exact look. Heighten your sense of danger and intrigue every time you wear your timepiece with a genuine stingray leather band. 

Genuine Crocodile

Made from the soft skin of the bellies and sides of baby crocodiles, crocodile skin offers beautiful patterns that can elevate your style in an instant. This luxurious material has been utilized for decades to create high-end, durable pieces that stand the test of time. Crocodile leather is known for its fairly uniform, symmetrical tile patterns, and a less pronounced umbilical scar pattern as seen in alligator skin. Easy-to-clean and care for, crocodile skin comes in many different colors and stitch patterns and is a great addition to any watch band collection. 

Genuine Alligator

Also a member of the crocodilian family, genuine alligator skin is another excellent option for your next watch band. The skin from these crocodilians are also known to age well and to be highly durable. While alligators and crocodiles belong to the same reptilian order, alligator skin is usually considered more luxurious than crocodile skin due to its more interesting patterns and suppleness. A genuine alligator skin watch band instantly adds refinement and sophistication to any ensemble.


Fine Italian Leather

Nothing beats the look and feel of a classic, fine Italian leather watch band. Fine Italian leather transitions seamlessly from day to evening with a simple elegance that complements any look. With options like suede and a variety of stitching styles, fine Italian leather is a “go to” selection for the discerning watch connoisseur. When your wardrobe needs a classic staple, it’s hard to go wrong with a fine Italian leather band.

Military-Style Nylon

The simple, minimalist nature of military-style nylon has captured the attention of style icons for decades. But don’t worry: you don’t need to fret about being stuck with the classic olive green. Military-style nylon bands are available in multiple colors, patterns, and buckles to match all tastes and needs. With the ability to dress up and dress down this band, you’ll find its versatility a great addition to your wardrobe. 

Update Your Watch Band

Whether for a special occasion or simply to update your everyday style, adding a high-quality watch band to your wardrobe can provide instant sophistication and refinement to your look. ⬩

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