Posts tagged watch strap

Another day, another watchband made out of an animal hide. This time from FormFunctionForm. A very blog-friendly brand, FFF offers handmade wares of (to my knowledge) unique design.

This is the shell cordovan button stud watch band. The devilishly simple band is made of a strip of Horween shell cordovan and a stainless steel stud affixed via Chicago screw. Shawn of FFF told me that it would fit snug at first but relax with wear to a better fit. He wasn’t lying. I could barely put it on at first but after a few weeks of wear, it’s stretched to fit my wrist nicely.

Bands are made in the USA and customizable in terms of color, width, and length (I got mine in color #8). Get em while they’re still available. They’re $105 which, to my knowledge, is the least expensive shell watchband you can procure.

*Edit* Also, because I get this question so much, I’ll answer it right here. The actual watch is a modified Seiko automatic (with sapphire lens). It was done by Harold Ng of yobokies. Harold doesn’t have a real online store so you have to e-mail him and tell him what you want. He may not have the parts you want in stock so you have to ask him what’s available and he’ll tell you how much everything costs.

Just in time for the NATO summit this weekend, Jay from The Knottery was kind enough to let me get an early hands-on with their new leather NATO watch bands, which launched today. I’ve been wearing my Seiko on the natural version of the band for the past few days and I’m enjoying it’s new look and feel. If you’re a fan of the NATO style band but you’re looking for something a bit more rugged than colorful grosgrain, BOOM. They’re $25, 18mm wide, made in the USA, and available in natural, brown, and black.

Just in time for the NATO summit this weekend, Jay from The Knottery was kind enough to let me get an early hands-on with their new leather NATO watch bands, which launched today. I’ve been wearing my Seiko on the natural version of the band for the past few days and I’m enjoying it’s new look and feel. If you’re a fan of the NATO style band but you’re looking for something a bit more rugged than colorful grosgrain, BOOM. They’re $25, 18mm wide, made in the USA, and available in natural, brown, and black.

anchordivision:

form.function.form - Button-Stud Shell Watchband
“Mating a low-profile button stud to Horween’s absolute top-grade leather, Shell Cordovan, and custom-made to your specific wrist size, this watchband is as unique as it is beautiful. Wear the stud on the outside of your wrist to display the unique simplicity, or on the inside for maximum comfort while writing or typing–unlike traditional bands, there are no buckles or bulky strap folds between your wrist and your desk.”

Nice and simple, I like.

anchordivision:

form.function.form - Button-Stud Shell Watchband

“Mating a low-profile button stud to Horween’s absolute top-grade leather, Shell Cordovan, and custom-made to your specific wrist size, this watchband is as unique as it is beautiful. Wear the stud on the outside of your wrist to display the unique simplicity, or on the inside for maximum comfort while writing or typing–unlike traditional bands, there are no buckles or bulky strap folds between your wrist and your desk.”

Nice and simple, I like.