Guide to Watch Straps – watches straps and clasps http://wahwah.fm Compare Different Watches Straps And Clasps Reviews Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:35:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 How to Maintain the Audemars Piguet Stainless Steel Bracelet Wristwatch http://wahwah.fm/2019/02/13/how-to-maintain-the-audemars-piguet-stainless-steel-bracelet-wristwatch/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:44:18 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=511 Many people mistakenly think that the steel bracelet can be used everlasting without maintenance, but this is a misunderstanding. For steel bracelet watches, in addition to dirt, it is prone to scratches and rust. Therefore, the blogger has sorted out the problems that steel straps are prone to produce. Let’s take a look at how […]]]>

Many people mistakenly think that the steel bracelet can be used everlasting without maintenance, but this is a misunderstanding. For steel bracelet watches, in addition to dirt, it is prone to scratches and rust. Therefore, the blogger has sorted out the problems that steel straps are prone to produce. Let’s take a look at how to maintain the Audemars Piguet stainless steel bracelet wristwatch.

1. Clean Up The Dirt

The stainless steel bracelet is sturdy and reliable, and it seems to be much easier to maintain  than the leather strap, but it is not. The gap of the stainless steel strap is easy to accumulate dirt, which is not easy to clean. Long-term accumulation will not only make the band lose its original metallic luster, but breed a lot of bacteria, which will cause harm to health. When this happens, use a soft toothbrush with a little toothpaste or detergent to gently brush the strap and seams, then rinse with water, wipe with a lint-free cloth and blow the bracelet dry with a hair dryer.

2. Deal With Scratches

In the brilliant light, the stainless steel bracelet shows an attractive look. The smooth steel bracelet is the favorite of many watch fans. However, because of this proud quality, as long as there is a trace of scratch on the strap, the whole watch will be eclipsed many times. What should you do with scratches? You can go to the watch store to buy K-gold wipes (or magic cloth) to wipe them by yourself. If the scratches are not deep, you can remove them, or wait until the regular maintenance, then the maintenance master will clean them once, but if the injury is heavier, it will be handled by the master.

3. Deal With Rust

Due to the use of stainless steel, Audemars Piguet steel bracelet watches do not rust most of the time. However, due to the different types of stainless steel, some of them are stained with sweat, rain, natural water, etc., then rust spots appear. In particular, when the watch is worn on the hand, it will be affected by the sweat of the hand for a long time, and the hydrochloric acid component in the sweat reacts with the stainless steel, so the rust is more likely to occur. Therefore, you should pay attention to watch maintenance in the daily wearing process, often wipe off the dust on the case, sweat and so on. In addition, it should be avoided to wear the watch in the case of strong acid and alkali, so that the rust of the watch strap can be reduced.

If the metal strap is stained with sweat and you put it aside, it will easily cause the strap to rust. When sweating, the strap may seem clean, but it will easily ooze the metal rust on the strap and even stain the sleeves. Stained metal straps should be washed with soap. When the dirt is quite serious, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush. (Be careful not to wet the watch on non-waterproof watches.) After cleaning, to avoid moisture residue on the strap, please wipe dry it carefully with a dry cloth. Do not use light water, thinner or medicine when servicing. Also, after using the intensive waterproof watch for daily life in sea water, do not use chemicals and just wash it with water. For watches with a clockwork, the transfer part is easy to accumulate dirt, making the shaft tighter and tighter, and clean the shaft part at this time.

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The First Step in Controlling the Watch, Let the “Steel Bracelet” Lead You to the New World http://wahwah.fm/2019/01/21/the-first-step-in-controlling-the-watch-let-the-steel-bracelet-lead-you-to-the-new-world/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:19:32 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=497 The wearable men of the current fashion are getting more and more inseparable from the exquisite word. As an exquisite boy, you cannot miss a decent watch, and if you want to put on the “watch” to create a refined style, you must take a look at the steel strap watch. With the pursuit of exquisite fashion […]]]>

The wearable men of the current fashion are getting more and more inseparable from the exquisite word. As an exquisite boy, you cannot miss a decent watch, and if you want to put on the “watch” to create a refined style, you must take a look at the steel strap watch.
With the pursuit of exquisite fashion in recent years, wearing and matching watches has become an indispensable existence. There are many kinds of watches on the market. If you want to choose a watch that suits you, you have to start from the watch strap.

The strap of the watch plays a decisive role in the appearance and wearing of the whole watch. When people look at a watch, the first thing they see is the strap. Today’s popular watch models come in three types, steel, leather and canvas. One of the most textured and best bracelets for men’s temperament is the steel straps.

The origin of the steel strap is based on the origin of the watch. In the 17th century, pocket watches were popularized in ordinary people’s homes. The pocket watch was fixed by a metal chain at that time. At the beginning of the 19th century, a craftsman combined the pocket watch with the bracelet, which became the predecessor of the wristwatch.

With the outbreak of World War I, people pay more and more attention to the convenience of watches, so soldiers have reduced the size of pocket watches, and set pinholes on both sides, and fixed them on the wrist with a more solid metal strap. With the development of the times and technology, the metal strap has gradually become a better and more durable steel strap.

The steel strap looks more shiny and has a unique aesthetic, it is more versatile than the leather strap and the cloth strap, at the same time, it is also very comfortable to wear, so it is favored by most consumers. There are some skills when you want to pick out the watches with steel bracelets.

First, Look at the Hardness

The difference between the steel straps is mainly in the selection of materials, the different materials of the straps, and the watches produced are also very different. There are some common steel straps, such as the stainless steel, tungsten steel and etc, and the tungsten steel is the most hardest.

Generally speaking, the higher the hardness of the strap, the more durable the wearer will be. The performance will be better in all aspects, but the price will be higher. So people can choose the watch according to your own needs.

Second, Look at the Colour and Lustre

When the steel strap is distinguished from others, the biggest bright spot is that the steel strap has a very good gloss. Therefore, when choosing a watch with a steel strap, it is necessary to look at whether the color of the strap is bright and uniform, and the better the color of the strap, the better the manufacturing process and quality.

Third, Look at the Design

Design is also very important for the choice of steel straps. The general steel straps are designed with a hollow design. The interlocking of the bracelets is unique, but the density of the hollow joints will be different. The low density design has good anti-slip performance, and the dense design is more refreshing and breathable.

 

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Watch with Different Straps is the Focus, Three Skills to Make you Cool and Handsome http://wahwah.fm/2018/12/26/watch-with-different-straps-is-the-focus-three-skills-to-make-you-cool-and-handsome/ Wed, 26 Dec 2018 06:44:40 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=481 As we all know, a good watch is a symbol of men’s identity and taste, but many men do not know how to find a good watch. In fact, in this era, the watch has gradually changed from a timing tool to a must-have item, what determines the appearance and comfort of the entire watch […]]]>

As we all know, a good watch is a symbol of men’s identity and taste, but many men do not know how to find a good watch. In fact, in this era, the watch has gradually changed from a timing tool to a must-have item, what determines the appearance and comfort of the entire watch is the watch straps. With the improvement of people’s quality of life, the role of watches has changed from tools to decorations. Different clothes for different occasions need to be matched with the corresponding watches, but how can we choose to wear them comfortably? What is the right pair of watches? Of course, it is necessary to take a look at the strap.

Along with the origin of the watch, the strap is also developing together. As the saying goes, “Good horses are equipped with a good saddle”, then the watch should naturally be equipped with a strap. Like choosing a watch with good quality among many watches, the strap is naturally a part that needs attention when choosing.

Tracing the origin of the strap, it is still inseparable from the invention of the watch. From the sundial to the clock, and then to the more compact pocket watches, the watch has been developing toward “lighter”. It wasn’t until the middle of the 19th century that someone put the timepiece on the belt and then gradually evolved into the watch we saw today.

In the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the demands of the people began to pursue the direction of “hands-free”. In 1926, the world’s first self-winding watch with a strap worn on the wrist was born. Since the development of the watch, it has become a kind of jewelry, its focus is more on the pursuit of appearance, quality, which means that the choice of strap is more and more important.

The strap plays an important role in the appearance, quality, wearing comfort and overall clothing. A good strap is not only good-looking, its material and its exterior design can be described by the pursuit of artistic sense. The choice of the strap is more indicative of your lifestyle.

Nowadays, many brands of watches also attach great importance to the straps. There are also many classifications of straps, from materials to colors, from brand to design, each of them are with its own value.

Seeing this, after learning the knowledge of the strap, you have to learn how to choose a strap that suits you. Although the variety of straps is diverse, it does not hinder the choice. Just follow the blogger to see a few tips that are shared today, and you can easily control the different straps.

1, By Virtue of Looking at the Material

There are many types of straps, and the more common one is to choose according to the material made by the strap. Generally speaking, the material of the strap is divided into two categories, one is a metal strap, represented by stainless steel, light and texture. Second, non-metallic straps, such as leather, canvas, etc., will have more colors and styles.

When choosing a strap, the friends can first see the material according to your preferences. Metallic stainless steel, sheet metal, precious metal, etc., the gloss is strong and more textured; while the leather and canvas is younger, the range is wider and easier to match. At the same time, the price of the watch will vary with the different quality of the material.

2, By Virtue of Looking at the Matching

The accessories of the watch are becoming more and more important, and what decides the appearance of a watch is still the strap. Therefore, the friends can also choose the appropriate strap according to their own dressing. Like a more formal business wear, it will fit on a metal or leather strap; for a more casual fit, the leather and canvas straps will be easy to handle.

3, By Virtue of Looking at the Skin Color

The skin color of the subject is also a point to be very careful when choosing a strap. Under normal circumstances, people with white skin color, strap selection does not have too many taboos, like a glossy metal strap will lining the skin; while people with darker skin color can more control the color that can make you white. Finally, I hope that the friends can use the small knowledge of the straps that Blogger brings to pick the watch that you like, so that it can make you cool and handsome.

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How to Choose a Watch Strap? Teach you to Understand Different Straps at a Glance (B) http://wahwah.fm/2018/12/15/how-to-choose-a-watch-strap-teach-you-to-understand-different-straps-at-a-glance-b/ Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:22:46 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=468 Canvas or Nylon Straps Most simple watches with large dial are pared with variable nylon straps. The advantages of nylon and canvas are simple, practical, and cheap. And these materials are very comfortable to wear and breathable. There are also a lot of designs types, with various patterns and colors, the space for selection is […]]]>

Canvas or Nylon Straps

Most simple watches with large dial are pared with variable nylon straps. The advantages of nylon and canvas are simple, practical, and cheap. And these materials are very comfortable to wear and breathable. There are also a lot of designs types, with various patterns and colors, the space for selection is also very wide.

Canvas Straps

Nylon Straps

The disadvantage of nylon or canvas straps is that they are not suitable for formal wear; the material is easy to draw and fluff. In addition, many people think that the nylon strap is the same as the rubber belt. It is considered that the nylon strap is not as high-end as the metal bracelets and the leather strap. In fact, the nylon strap is produced because it is cheaper and simpler. Compared with its advantages, I personally think that the nylon material is not high-end can not be its shortcomings, because this is an excellent choice for sports watches.

Plastic Straps

The watches with plastic straps are in the cheapest price, mainly matching with electronic fashion watches. The pattern design is diverse and colorful.

Plastic Strap

Plastic straps are more common in children’s watches, and adults are basically not worn.

Silicone/Rubber Straps

Gradually favored by watch manufacturers. Silicone/Rubber Straps are mainly used for waterproofing and diving watches, and its use will become wider and wider in the future. Silicone/rubber has excellent physical properties: non-toxic, high and low temperature resistant, acid resistant, elastic and easy to maintain.

Silicone Strap

Silicone/rubber straps are generally used on sports watches, because these materials have a non-negligible advantage. The flexibility of silicone/rubber is particularly good. In addition, the fashion dynamics of silicone/rubber straps are also why many people choose it. More and more high-end watches prefer the rubber strap, since they are practical and easy to maintain, and the stylish silicone/rubber strap has gradually become a new factor in the strap world.

Compared with the metal bracelets and the leather straps, the rubber material is still not recognized by the middle-aged and elderly groups. In terms of texture, the metal bracelets and the leather straps can bring about outstanding quality, which is also an incomparable aspect of the silicone or rubber straps.

Do you have a new learning about the different types of watches straps at present, just choose the piece you are fond of or interested in.

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How to Choose a Watch Strap? Teach you to Understand Different Straps at a Glance (A) http://wahwah.fm/2018/12/11/how-to-choose-a-watch-strap-teach-you-to-understand-different-straps-at-a-glance-a/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:16:38 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=457 In nowadays, there are so many people wearing watches, not only because it will make people more temperament, but also a symbol of literacy and status. The strap is a general term for the watch industry’s effective part of fixing the watch to the wrist. So, what are the watch straps, the following is a […]]]>

In nowadays, there are so many people wearing watches, not only because it will make people more temperament, but also a symbol of literacy and status. The strap is a general term for the watch industry’s effective part of fixing the watch to the wrist. So, what are the watch straps, the following is a simple distinction of different types for everyone.

Metal Bracelets

The metal bracelets can be divided into precious metal and other metal materials. The common precious metal materials used for the strap are platinum and k gold. Other metal bracelets are made of steel and titanium.

Precious Metal Bracelets

Precious Metal Bracelets: expensive, meticulous workmanship, very luxurious. This type is suitable for high-profile watches and jewelry watches, etc., and is worn on special occasions.

Ordinary Steel Bracelets

Ordinary Steel Bracelets: the price is moderate, the high and low grade goods are complete.

Metal bracelets are durable, rugged and sporty. Although it is afraid of oxidation, and it is easy to produce scratches due to improper use of the process, but compared to leather, rubber and nylon straps, it will last longer, and after a simple treatment, it will be able to restore brilliance.

Disadvantages: It is afraid of sweat, collision, and discoloration. As a part of the parts that directly contacts the skin, and due to the long time of use, using habits and environment, the dirt is more or less generated, and the metal bracelets is prone to fouling, so it is easy to cause wear and corrosion when contact with sweat.

Leather Straps

There are quite a few types and the spreads are extremely different, including crocodile skin, lizard skin, ostrich skin, cowhide, sheep skin and so on. The newer leather watch comes with: devil skin, snake skin. Elegant watches must be paired with top leather straps to show the overall elegance.

The biggest advantage of the leather strap is skin-friendly. That is to say, the leather strap is more comfortable in terms of wearing comfort, especially in the cold autumn and winter seasons. The leather strap is less susceptible to skin and clothing than other straps. In addition to the material itself, the leather strap gives people the feeling of elegance and restraint. In daily life, it is more suitable for business occasions, giving a more formal feeling.

However, the cortical watch has one of the biggest drawbacks, that is wear and aging. It is easy to sweat when wearing in summer with high temperatures. Because of the general impermeability of the cortex and the reason for the leather strap making process, after wearing the day in the hot summer, the circle on which the wrist is worn may suffocate a circle of sweat. There is also a reason that can not be ignored. After sweating, the leather strap will also produce odor. This requires regular cleaning with a slightly damp cloth to avoid odor when wearing a leather strap.

 

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Guide to Six Types of Rolex Bracelets http://wahwah.fm/2018/06/02/guide-to-six-types-of-rolex-bracelets/ Sat, 02 Jun 2018 01:33:18 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=426 It’s well known that Rolex watch is the classic model. There’re tiny changes on styles of Rolex watches. Types of Rolex watchbands are numberable. It totals six types. Here is a brief explanation and history of the Rolex bracelet range. 1. Rolex Oyster Bracelet Rolex boasts three of the most classic inventions: water-resistant Oyster case, […]]]>

It’s well known that Rolex watch is the classic model. There’re tiny changes on styles of Rolex watches. Types of Rolex watchbands are numberable. It totals six types. Here is a brief explanation and history of the Rolex bracelet range.

1. Rolex Oyster Bracelet
Rolex boasts three of the most classic inventions: water-resistant Oyster case, Oyster perpetual structure and a magnifying lens. Oyster bracelet was born soon along with Oyster case. Made of in the 1930s, Oyster bracelet with three-link design has been an important accessory of Oyster watch collection so far. Oyster bracelet is applied to classic models of Rolex Datejust, the DayDate, the sky-Dweller and the Submariner collection. For example, the hot-selling Submariner watch is equipped with Oyster bracelet. Available in Oyster bracelet with Oyster lock, Oyster safety clasp and crown clasp. Besides, it’s also assembled with the Easylink extension clasp.

2. Rolex President Bracelet
President bracelet, the name sounds powerful and noble. In fact, president bracelet combines the strength of Oyster bracelet and Jubilee bracelet. The heavy, interlocking links, and simple design are an obvious moniker for a Rolex novice to instantly recognize the President bracelet. The Oyster Perpetual DayDate model was introduced in 1956, which included the new president bracelet. Available in 18-Karat gold or platinum, it was applied to the DayDate men’s flagship collection and the Datejust women’s Precious edition instead of Jubilee bracelet. In general, president bracelet is decorated with crown clasp.

3. Rolex Jubilee Bracelet
In honor of the brand’s 40th anniversary, the Oyster Perpetual DateJust model was introduced in 1945, which included Jubilee bracelet, a flexible and cozy five-link metal bracelet. It’s decorated with crown clasp, delicate and full of classical temperament. It existed only in gold for many years, and considered the premier “dress watch” of the Rolex brand.

4. Rolex Alligator-skin Strap
When it comes to Rolex leather strap, the Cellini collection occurs to me. All of the Cellini collection are equipped with alligator-skin strap with 18-Karat gold clasp in order to present the traditional “dress style”. It’s the first time that alligator-skin strap with folding crown clasp in rose gold had been offered on the Cellini Moonphase model. Alligator-skin straps in color-clashed effect fit with some of the DayDate models perfectly according to the dials in different colors.

5. Rolex Oysterflex Rubber Band
Rubber watchband was the synonym of cheap goods once, but now, it’s approved by more and more top watch brands, such as Petak Philippe and Breguet, so it’s not surprising that Rolex opens the door and hugs it. The first rubber band was offered on the Yacht Master model at 2015 SIHH, popular widely. At present, Rolex has used it on the Daytona model too. The exclusive watchband is called Oysterflex rubber band, patented by Rolex. Elastic titanium-nickel alloy sheet metal covered with black rubber won’t be affected in any condition, durable and reliable. To be comfortable, inner side of the Oysteflex rubber band was designed with longitudinal buffer system fixing the wrists.

6. Rolex PearlMaster Bracelet
PearlMaster bracelet, designed for ladies, isn’t often mentioned. The five-link bracelet with crown clasp was offered on the PearlMaster model in 1992.

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Nomos’s Bauhaus Style And Cordova Horsehide Watchband http://wahwah.fm/2018/05/07/nomoss-bauhaus-style-and-cordova-horsehide-watchband/ Mon, 07 May 2018 01:34:48 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=277   When it comes to German-made wristwatches, A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte Original and Nomos occur to me. Conflicts don’t exist in their brand positioning and market pricing. Those who like German-made watches choose to buy right watches for you according to your economic conditions. But Nomos stars in today’s article, and I will show […]]]>

 

When it comes to German-made wristwatches, A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte Original and Nomos occur to me. Conflicts don’t exist in their brand positioning and market pricing. Those who like German-made watches choose to buy right watches for you according to your economic conditions. But Nomos stars in today’s article, and I will show you something about Nomos’s Banhaus style and Cardova horsehide watchband.

Nomos’s Banhaus Style
As one of watch makers that can design, research, develop and manufacture movements independently, Nomos is well known for Bauhaus style in the watchmaking industry and across the world.What’s Bauhaus style? Bauhaus, which comes from German, is defined by Walter Gropius, a founder of Bauhaus University. He thought the focus-on-form building style for the nobles looks too garish. As a big fan of simple, he praised highly the simple style that can meet basic function. Bauhaus style, originated from 1919, had produced an effect on the watchmaking in the 1920s, especially German. At that time, there isn’t Nomos in German Watchmaking. It’s A. Lange & Söhne that has applied Bauhaus style to its watchmaking since 1924. After World war, A. Lange & Söhne needed create novel watches, so it abandon the simple style for a short time. Maybe A. Lange & Söhne has as a classic model as Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref.96 if it could kept that style. With the development and spread of Bauhaus style, Longines, IWC, Stowa, Rolex once produced wristwatches in Bauhause style. Hence, the Bauhaus style of Nomos is not original, but it can’t be denied that Nomos has been a successful watch brand for wristwatches in Bauhaus style.

Nomos’s Shell Cordovan Watchband
In addition to wristwatches in Bauhaus style, shell Cordovan watchband is another main product of Nomos. High cost performance and high-end hand-made craftsmanship make Nomos be the most durable among leather watchbands.
1. Before sewing watchband, it will take craftsmen an amount of time to treat leather. The process includes airing, dyeing, grinding and polishing and so on. That the finished leather is done by hand completely usually takes 6 months.
2. Nomos only selects shells from horse skin to make watchbands, because the part is protected well and appear fine texture. Pores are almost seen on the surface of the horsehide leather. With unique texture and thickness, Nomos shell Cordovan watchband is nice, comfortable, durable and elegant around the wrists. Especially in the summer, shell Cordovan leather embodies its a big advantage in waterproofness. Only such Nomos shell Cordovan watchbands bring wearers fabulous wearing experience.
3. Shell Cordovan leather is four or five times durable than crocodile skin, shark skin, ostrich skin or cow skin. Nomos shell Cordovan watchband embodies durability of shells fully. As time goes by, shell Cordovan watchband will give off distinctive charm.
Every shell Cordovan watchband is injected into patience and devotion from craftsmen, representing functions and practicality.

As an up-and-coming watch brand, Nomos features Bauhaus style and practicality and durability, so it wins much attention from the young generations with modern artistic style. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Maintenance and Collocation of Leather Watch Band http://wahwah.fm/2018/05/02/maintenance-and-collocation-of-leather-watch-band/ Wed, 02 May 2018 00:58:05 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=270 The materials used to making leather watch bands include alligator skin, crocodile skin, lizard skin, ostrich skin, stingray skin, calf skin, cowhide skin, lamb skin and so on. The finished leather contains preservative agent, drying agent and others to make sure stable material quality. Incorrect use causes the loss of the agent and accelerates the […]]]>

The materials used to making leather watch bands include alligator skin, crocodile skin, lizard skin, ostrich skin, stingray skin, calf skin, cowhide skin, lamb skin and so on. The finished leather contains preservative agent, drying agent and others to make sure stable material quality. Incorrect use causes the loss of the agent and accelerates the hardening, deformation or fracture of the leather. If sweat and dust are attached to your leather watch strap for long time, the leather watch band will give off abnormal odors. Even worse, due to different eating habits and living habits, your skin will be allergic to your leather watch band, if acid-base sweat and dust aren’t cleaned.

How to clean and maintain your leather watch strap? Three tips will help you.
1. If your leather watch strap get wet, it should be removed from your wrist and dried with a piece of soft cloth, so that you can continue to wear it. If you won’t plan to wear it for days or more, let it naturally air dry.
2. If you find your leather strap gives off abnormal odors, use a soft-bristle toothbrush with some soap powers to wash it, then rinse it with water and squeeze foam out of the leather watch strap in the “Pinch-Loose” way. The whole process had better be finished in 15 seconds. Finally, let it naturally air dry. Remember, the watchband must be removed from the lugs first, then clean two parts separately.
3. In addition, consumers can apply Leather Watchband in oil, oil has a protective effect on the leather watchband, can make the maintenance more complete.

Notes:

1. The most fascinating aspect of the leather watchband is comfort and elegance, but maintenance is another trouble. I suggest consumers wear their leather watchbands in the winter or in the air-conditioned occasions. Leather watch band avoids being worn in the summer and during exercises. If you need wear it, remember to clean it in time.
2. No matter how top end your watchband, it will produce abnormal odors some day, so to clean and dry it is the best way to maintain. You need notice that leather watchband may deform or deteriorate in the sun for a long time.
3. Don’t always wear the only watch band, it’s better for consumers to have a replaceable watchband or more. It can not only show your different styles but also extend the service life of your watchbands.

How to choose a right replaceable leather watchband or more for your watch?
To choose a right replaceable watchband follows the principle of beauty. To choose the color of a watchband is up to the color of the dial. There are dials in black, white, gray, gold, blue and so on. The dial in black and gray goes with a black leather watch strap, decent and elite. Black or gray dial matches with dark brown watchband, mature and elegant. The white dial has a wide range of choosing leather watchband in different colors. White and black look elite style. White and brown stand out elegant charm. White and dark blue appear energetic. The dial in gold goes with either golden brown or white leather watchband, standing out unique personal characters. It’s good to match the blue dial with the same color scheme. That’s my personal opinions, and you can achieve better effects according to your aesthetics.

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What makes Hermes Leather Watchband So Distinctive http://wahwah.fm/2018/04/18/what-makes-hermes-leather-watchband-so-distinctive/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:10:10 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=246 You hang out for the entire morning in first-floor workshop located in Brugg in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland, and you won’t see a Hermes watch, for the workshop has been only used to produce leather watchbands for Hermes since 2006. Each step of manufacturing process happens here, including cutting, temperature control, sewing, decoration and […]]]>

You hang out for the entire morning in first-floor workshop located in Brugg in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland, and you won’t see a Hermes watch, for the workshop has been only used to produce leather watchbands for Hermes since 2006. Each step of manufacturing process happens here, including cutting, temperature control, sewing, decoration and logo or serial number stamping. Alligator skin, crocodile skin, lamb skin, ostrich skin, Barenia natural calf skin and other animal skins are used to make leather watchbands for Hermes. More than 50-model watchbands in more than 2000 colors are available. The range of dimension includes approx 300. So, Hermes watches has multiform collocations, and the number added up is amazing and surprising.

What makes Hermes leather watchband so distinctive? A simple answer. It’s enthusiasm and devotion every craftsman throws into. The spirit can not only meet harsh standards but also keep the ways to produce and finish go on forever.

That all manufacturing steps are done in Hermes own workshop brings an advantage for Hermes making sure high quality of leather watch straps. Every step shows superb aesthetics. First, Pre-cutting! Craftsmen select and match two pieces of a couple of watch strap, and they must guarantee winkles, scratches and veins don’t appear on the animal skins. They will be abandoned as long as the animal skins have any flaw. Hermes can’t sell animal skins with flaws or leftover bits and pieces to some buyers, since it must build its status in the leather market. They will be used as heating materials for heating suppliers. Second, Sewing! The following work is done by hand, very hard. The lining materials are inserted in two pieces of leather first. Then, punching and sewing by hand begins. Craftsmen use linen thread to go two-way sewing, and the handmade sewing style is more durable than machine operation. Next, both sides of a leather band will be colored with house-made liquid after they are softened and polished. To meet the standards of high quality, the two steps usually are repeated time after time. Meanwhile, the edges are hot-pressed and sealed. Then, with waxing and polishing, and use paraffin wax to seal the edge part. Next, the bottom of a watchband is affixed with H-shaped sewing. Third, Testing! Craftsmen will submit them to the quality control center after they are satisfied with their works. The year of manufacturing and serial number will be printed in the bottom of the watchband after passing tests.

Only enthusiasm, devotion and careful, serious attitude make Hermes leather watch straps so distinctive. The principle applies to any job, absolutely.

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Leather Watchbands Selection And Maintenance http://wahwah.fm/2018/04/08/leather-watchbands-selection-and-maintenance/ Sun, 08 Apr 2018 09:54:52 +0000 http://wahwah.fm/?p=233 How to select a right leather watch strap for formal wear can not be ignored. Even though it’s just an accessory, it bears both functions of nice appearance and comfortable level. Leather watchbands are available in different materials and colors. I express my viewpoints on leather watchbands selecting, color collocation and maintenance. Leather Watchbands Selection […]]]>

How to select a right leather watch strap for formal wear can not be ignored. Even though it’s just an accessory, it bears both functions of nice appearance and comfortable level. Leather watchbands are available in different materials and colors. I express my viewpoints on leather watchbands selecting, color collocation and maintenance.

Leather Watchbands Selection
1. Entry-level equipment for formal wear: Calfskin watch strap
A smooth calfskin or cowhide watch band, common and cheap, is enough to express elegant temperament of a dress watch. A sporty watch with a calfskin watchband is also appropriate for business occasions, quiet and gentle. However, top wristwatches are seldom equipped with calfskin or cowhide watch straps.

2. Standard equipment of top wristwatches: Alligator-skin watch strap
Alligator skin has been the preferred choice for top wristwatches due to cherish rarity, unique patterns and powerful temperament. An alligator isn’t so large as others, so a whole piece of alligator skin is cut into five watch straps at most. The alligator is mainly farmed. The top-grade leather shoes and belts are made of its back skin. The chest and stomach skin with standard rectangle patterns is the best choice for top watch straps. The tail skin with longer patterns is the second choice for watchbands. In generally, an alligator watchband is sold at $ 350-850. Some pass calfskin printed with alligator patterns off as real alligator skin, but fake products never go real. If two alligator watchbands have the same patterns, either of them must be fake because patterns on the alligator grow naturally. There are no two pieces of alligator skin which are the same in the world.

3. Personalized selection: lizard skin watch strap; Ostrich skin watch strap; Stingray skin watch strap
Lizard skin, ostrich skin and stingray skin are rarer than alligator skin. Although those animal skins are not necessarily more expensive than alligator skin, those stands out wearers’ personal charm. Lizard skin watch strap with octangle patterns fits wrists more softly than alligator skin watchband. What’s more, its price is lower than that of alligator skin. Ostrich skin features large pores that left after its feathers were removed. The lizard watch strap is enough to make a young boy into a strong man or a superman. Stingray skin is the most distinctive of many animal skins, due to rugged grains. Masters find that stingray skin with diamonds is very beautiful and luxury, so many jewelry watches are equipped with stingray skin watch straps.

Maintenance
1. Let leather watch straps soaked with sweat dry out in the wind, and the straps are easy to crack and give off bad smell. The best way is to dry straps with wet cloth immediately. You had better wear metal watch bracelets in the hot weather.
2. Careful care can’t stop leather watch strap to get old. Generally speaking, to replace a watchband is necessary every two years at least.

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