A frequent question people ask when they turn to replace their watch strap or watch band is which is the most comfortable, by far the most durable and classy. Additionally, there are other considerations before making a choice, including price, toxicology and scratch resistance. Obviously the best watch band for yourself will largely rely on your personal preference.
Firstly precisely what is a wrist watch band? A wristwatch band is a generic term for either a wrist watch strap or possibly a watch bracelet. A wrist watch bracelet is often made from metal for example stainless, titanium, and in many cases gold in some cases. A wrist watch strap is made from non-metal. This can be synthetic or animal materials for example leather, Rubber, Nylon, denim, cloth or plain old plastic.
Where comfort is involved metal watch bands win easily. Watch straps are often softer, warmer and lighter than metal bracelets. I have found rubber straps to become the most comfortable. These are warm and extremely lightweight. You barely see that the watch is on the wrist and yes it fits nicely because of its stretchable properties. However rubber is just not to everyone’s taste. Though it is dependent upon exactly how the rubber is manufactured it can tear fairly easily.
Wearing a stainless bracelet on a cold winter’s day can seem to be un-comfortable. These are heavier than straps and very likely to cause skin rashes. However many metal watch straps are made from titanium which has hypo-allergenic properties which makes it more unlikely to cause skin rashes. It is also feels warmer, softer and lighter onto the skin than stainless steel.
Where durability is concerned the metals unsurprisingly win hands down. Stainless-steel will last for around two decades and titanium is even more durable, lasting a lot longer. Though the downside of titanium is its cost and scratch resistance. It really is more expensive than steel and much less scratch resistant unless it has been surface treated. The robustness of a titanium bracelet will depend on the grade of titanium getting used with many grades stronger than the others.
Leather watches usually last about 5yrs and therefore are fairly weather resistant. Rubber provides good weather resistance and is popular on sports watches. They are usually a little bit more durable than leather watch straps although sharp objects can easier tear a rubber watch. Nylon and Plastics are cheap and so they often do not last provided that the other materials. Plastic is frequently utilized on cheap children’s watches.
Stainless steel watch bracelets are the most cost effective only costing tens of dollars. Titanium is far more expensive because it is more difficult to produce and will cost you more if it is surface treated to make it scratch resistant. The precious metals like Gold bracelets are unsurprisingly the costliest. Leather bands may vary In price significantly which range from about $15 to $100. Rubber is among the most in-demand synthetics as well as the price is reasonable at about $20. Nylon and plastics will be the cheapest.