Tag: Watch straps

Period Correct Watch Straps – 1940s & 1950s

I have seen many people asking, what strap would their watch originally have been sold on. The truth is: unless you can find the original advertisement or catalog entry for your watch, there’s no real way of knowing.

So, can you assume that a watch would’ve been fitted with a particular type of strap? Well, yes.

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3 Simple Tips on Choosing the Best Watch Strap

A good choice of strap can really enhance the looks of a watch. All the same, a badly matched one can make it look odd. How to avoid the latter? That’s the question I’ll attempt to answer by providing a set of three simple guidelines for matching the colour and style of the strap to the watch.

  1. Match the colour with the dial
  2. Match the grain with the watch
  3. Avoid extreme combinations

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