What Are Some Companies That Make Replacement Watch Straps?

What Are Some Companies That Make Replacement Watch Straps?

Wenger N.A., Stern Rubber Company, Hadley-Roma, Hirsch and Timex are some companies making replacement watch straps. Bands come in leather, stainless steel, extruded rubber, nylon and various woven fabrics.

Wenger N.A., the original Swiss Army Knife company, makes men's and woman's replacement brands in leather, rubber and silicone. In addition to material, color and gender, lug size differentiates models. Wenger provides tutorials on determining lug size and changing watch bands. The WengerNA.com website includes a retailer search.

Stern Rubber Company manufactures extruded rubber bands sold by watchmaker Shinola. Offered in a variety of colors and lug sizes, the straps come with instructions and watch strap replacement tools.

Hadley-Roma makes replacement watch bands in exotic, genuine and embossed grain leathers. Hirsch, a partner with Hadley-Roma, focuses on technological improvements in watch bands. The company's achievements include protecting sensitive skin against leather, a water-resistant formula and a bond between strap layers. Hadley-Roma and Hirsch sell through retailers.

Timex offers watch straps compatible with the company's watches. Fabric straps include woven and nylon blends in solid colors and stripes. Leather straps are calfskin. Metal bracelet straps are stainless steel, including some with gold and silver plating. Timex sells directly to consumers on its Timex.com website.