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  • The Holiday Season and Cooler Weather is the Most Popular Time for Crocodile and Alligator Watch Bands

    It is the end of the year again. Closing out a year brings a lot of end of the year parties and family get togethers. We have Halloween, Thanks Giving, and all of the fun December Holidays! Fall brings cooler tempetures making it the best time to get a new alligator band or crocodile leather strap because cooler weather means less sweating which is always easier on an expensive alligator or crocodile leather band.

    Crocodile leather bands versus Alligator leather straps. Crocodile bands usually have more of a round grain pebble texture to them. An Alligator watchband will have a round pebble grain texture if the alligator skin comes from the side of the animal and will have a square or tile grain to it if the skin is taken from the belly or tail of the animal. Both are very nice replacement watch bands it is just a matter of opinion on which leather strap you like the best.

    Crocodile watch bands and Alligator watch straps are considered a high end luxurious leather band that will always bring wanted attention to you and your watch. It is a nice dress band that will give you a more formal look for your entire end of the year needs and having so many work and family events at this time of the year give you plenty of opportunity to enjoy your new watch strap.

    A lot of times people are not sure what is the best band for their occasions. Here are some rules of thumb to help guide you in your watch band search. A high gloss alligator watch strap with a smaller buckle size and matching stitching is usually considered more of a dress band. A leather band that is matte finish has contrast stitching and a larger buckle size is usually considered sporty or more casual. It is always a matter of preference though. Sometimes we are just drawn to a specific look for our replacement watch straps and that is OK too.

  • Green Trending Leather Watch Straps This Year

    MS2045GRN1The most popular request for a replacement watchband this year has been a green leather band.

    Hadley Roma is always one step ahead of the fashion curve. This year they came out with a beautiful high end Hermes grain leather strap. It is slightly padded, stitched and in 10 classy colors, green being among one of them. The Hermes leather band has a beautiful texture and it is hand crafted here in the USA. That is also one great thing Hadley Roma has always been known for. Another leather band that looks great in green is the Rolls Royce leather strap which is also hand crafted right in the US. The Rolls Royce leather is the same leather used in a Rolls Royce car. It is so soft and well made you will never want to take your watch off. Hirsch also came out with a couple of green watch straps this year. The Terra which is a leather band and Pure which is a Caoutchouc rubber strap.

    Don't be afraid to trend a watch with green in it this year! You won't have any trouble finding the perfect replacement band for it.

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  • Waterproof Watch Bands versus Water Resistant Watch Straps

    0259-20-Group Waterproof watch bands can be metal bands, leather straps, nylon straps like the NATO band, rubber or silicone bands. Rubber and silicone are a great choice for water use because they are 100% waterproof, they don’t absorb water which means no dry time and rubber and silicone are both UV protected. The same can be said for the metal watch band. Leather is a little bit different. Some leather replacement bands are meter rated waterproof letting you know how deep they have been tested for water use. Some leather bands are just marked waterproof meaning the leather has been treated to repel water and stand up to it but it will absorb water leaving it wet and needing dry time.

    A water resistant leather watch strap can tolerate small splash and some moisture but is not intended for water use and will damage your leather band if submerged. They can crack and peel or fade. Water will greatly reduce the life span of any leather strap.

    So remember if you plan on taking your watch into the water with you a metal band, rubber watch strap, silicone band or a nylon strap like a military NATO replacement band are great choices for water wear. If a leather band is a must for you, make sure it is waterproof not water resistant and a leather waterproof band is better if meter tested. Water resistant bands are a no no for water use. Take your water resistant band in the shower with you and you will need a replacement strap sooner than you many want.

  • Hirsch – An International Super Star in Bracelets for Watches

    For generations, Hirsch has been setting the international quality standard for bracelets for watches. Each band is made in original Hirsch quality from precious materials, ensures aesthetic visual impression and durability and is a pleasure to wear. Hirsch color codes their watchbands and gives a great explanation of each style band so that you can find the perfect replacement strap for you and your needs. They have a Hirsch classic range, Hirsch precious leather ( alligator, crocodile, lizard, ostrich) Hirsch Waterproof bands, Hirsch artisan leather ( Hypo-Allergenic and Aloe Vera) and Hirsch Premium Caoutchouc which is a perfect combination of nature and technology. Hirsch Premium Caoutchouc is considered to be the best material for functional bracelets. They have properties that significantly extend the life of the bracelets.

    Hirsch Quality

    Hirsch watchbands go through a number of checks to make sure every band is perfect and high quality. Remborded bands join upper and lining leather without any seam. Hirsch bracelets are perfectly protected from external influences, highly resistant to wear and very long-lasting.

    Hirsch warranty

    Hirsch is so sure of their products they guarantee the wear of each Hirsch watchband for at least one year. Leather is beautiful, not least because it is a living material. A natural product of this kind will show normal signs of wear after a time. The only way to avoid this is to do without leather bands altogether. The precise treatment of leather, many years of production know-how, the careful selection of special, suitable material, craftsmanship and the love for detail are the advantages that allow Hirsch to guarantee all customers that they will be able to wear their replacement band for at least one year.

  • Metal Watch Bracelets Make Great Replacement Watch Bands

    MB5886Grp2Metal watch bracelets are a great replacement watch band. They give any watch a classic look and will match anything you are wearing at all times. A metal watch band can be casual, sporty or dressy. They are very durable and waterproof making them great for any activity. A metal band can be worn for business, sports, diving, swimming, a nice evening out or hanging around the house. They will never make you or your watch look out of place.

    Metal bands come in so many different styles and colors you can always find the look you want. Weather you need a rose gold, which has become very popular again, black PVD, brushed stainless steel, or a nice high polish look. Metal bands also come in titanium, yellow gold and two tone colors. Want a sporty metal band? Hadley-Roma came out with a metal band that has PU links added to the center of the band. This has given color; style and an entire new look to metal!

    Metal watch bands are also very nice because unlike leather watch straps they can be adjusted to any length you need. Simply add or remove links to adjust your watch band to whatever size you need. The links are held together by clip links, compression pins or screw pins. They are fairly easy to remove and add. You can use tools around the house to make the adjustments or you can buy a tool specially made to remove metal watch band links.

    Now that you know about the link adding and removal, adjusting the length of a metal band is an easy fix. What about the band connection to your watch by the lugs? Metal bands have 3 different ends links where it connects watch to band. They will come with straight ends, curved ends or squeeze ends. A straight end band can go on a straight end watch or a curved end watch. If placing on a curved end watch you will see the same gap you would see if you were to attach a leather, canvas or Kevlar type strap. A curved end band can only fit on a curved end watch. Squeeze end bands are perfect if you like to swap your watch out but have different size lugs on your watches because a squeeze end band will fit a wide verity of lug sizes. It is also a great choice if you have a watch with lugs that are 19mm, 21mm or 23mm. Most standard metal bands will come in 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. An 18-22mm squeeze end band will fit anything in between 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm and 22mm. Replacement watch bands will not fit all models but Hadley-Roma makes their bands to fit most watches. We have a huge selection of replacement bands making it super easy to find the exact size, color and fit you are looking for.

  • Great Summer Watch Bands

    _Bonetto-Cinturini-Buckle-Blue[1] Rubber and Silicone bands are perfect for summer time wear. Summer is a time for swimming, biking, running and being outside. A replacement rubber or silicone watch band is perfect for all of these activities. They are waterproof, comfortable, and durable making them ideal for this lifestyle. Most of these bands will have a grove design on the side that fits against your wrist to help with air flow, allowing your wrist to breathe.

    What is the difference between a rubber watch band and a silicone strap? Silicone is softer and can be considered more comfortable than rubber. Silicone is usually avaible in more styles, sizes, designs and colors than rubber replacement bands. The good thing about both rubber and silicone is they can be cut or notched by the lugs to fit almost any watch. A rubber watch band is generally more durable and will last longer than a silicone band. A genuine rubber watch band will have a pleasant soft vanilla scent to it.

    One of the most popular replacement rubber watch bands is the Bonetto Cinturini 300D. Very high quality rubber military strap from Italy used in some of the best Swiss watches today. These substantial rubber straps are reversible for either a dressy or sporty look on your watch. The rubber used to make these bands is anti-allergic and non-toxic as declared by the FDA. The colors are resistant to ultraviolet rays as well. A great feature of this band is that you can adjust and cut it for that perfect fit!* The stainless steel deployant buckle with push button release and flip-lock clasp is best I have used.

    *Starts at 7 5/8" Long (That plus most watches at 1 1/2") gives you over 9 inches! Fitting most large wrists, and can then be cut to fit a smaller wrist! This is the classic Genuine Italian band with the vanilla scent.

    It is also great for fitting on most watches because of the rubbers ability to compress. The 24mm band will fit 23mm lugs, 22mm band will fit 21mm lugs, 20mm band will fit 19mm lugs and the 18mm band will fit 17mm lugs. Just compress the ends of the band a little before installing and it fits perfectly!

  • Watch Bands and Straps With Style

    Having a sense of style these days is very popular. Sometimes it is tricky to figure out what colors and patterns work the best with an outfit. However, adding a little bit of style is as simple as wearing the perfect matching accessories! One of the top choices in completing an ensemble is having a classy watchband or strap that compliments one’s outfit. There are several different colors, arrangements and finishes that are extremely trendy and work well with a variety of outfit selections. There is nothing more fashionable than walking down the street with a slick outfit and watchband to go with it.

    With leather being a key material in stylish clothing, there are several different leather band options that will pair well. There are many hides or animal skin patterns that compliment many leather made clothing items. Some of them include:


    All of these options come in different colors and finishes, helping anyone with a sense of style make bold and noticeable fashion statements. The best part of this selection of material is that they are extremely comfortable and stretchy. For the workplace, a nice option of canvas or neutral leather material gives one a classy look. While not super colorful, canvas style bands add an elegant touch to business casual or formal attire.

    Sometimes, simplicity is key. Having a simple, neutral color to compliment a bright outfit can easily be found in a rubber watchband or strap. If you're wearing an outfit that pops won’t need too much color help from accessories. These bands are great for people who have a basic fashion sense and wear watches consistently. Rubber provides a great, comfortable texture for anyone who is constantly on the go. Even though this alternative is a cheaper one, the quality is still very durable and long lasting. Another great choice for comfort can be a cloth based strap. With a soft texture, wearing these bands can go with most every day outfits.

    With so many great options to choose from, finding the perfect watchband for any outfit isn’t a complicated feat. Instead of jewelry being an outstanding accessory, watch bands can draw the eye in and make for a great statement of style and fashion!

  • Hadley-Roma: High End Watch Band Manufacturer

    When looking for a watchband, most people want very high quality options. One of the most well-known, top companies for manufacturing watchbands is none other than Hadley-Roma. There are several factors that make Hadley-Roma a unique and successful option for customers all across the United States. Dedicated to providing the best watchbands made in this part of the world, Hadley Roma knows how important it is to have watchbands that are made of the best materials and are easily affordable and accessible.


    Every watch owner has a unique sense of style that Hadley-Roma understands better than any other manufacturer. They are committed to making sure that watchbands are comfortable, fitting, and long lasting for all of their customers. By carrying a variety of styles, materials and sizes, they accommodate all different kinds of people that may want something more than just a standard band or strap.

    Since Hadley-Roma views bands as a part of the fashion world, they are designed to go with many personal styles and clothing ensembles. Whether one is looking for exotic leather or a basic metal finish, Hadley Roma gives them a great and affordable selection.


    Since many leathers and other materials tend to be found in other parts of the world, Hadley-Roma makes it easier to locate and acquire watchbands that are made of these quality textures. With a prime location in Largo, Florida, people throughout the United States have efficient and convenient access.

    With watchband styles becoming more fashionable than ever, Hadley-Roma is one of the top manufacturers due to its location and variety of choices. Having the highest quality bands coming in different sizes, shapes and colors, this manufacturer deeply cares about their customers and knows that they deserve the best!

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  • Budget Friendly Watch Bands

    In difficult economic times, style can often be pushed to the side in order to accommodate other financial needs. However, it is still very possible to be stylish and stay within a certain budget when it comes to making fashion choices! While some outfit materials might be more expensive, their counterparts for accessories don’t necessarily need to be. Having a great watchband can give anyone a unique sense of style and is an easy way to make an awesome fashion statement.

    Quality for less

    Many people live lavish lifestyles and what they wear makes that extremely obvious. Most of the time, certain materials can be pricier than others. If one has the money, they clearly seek the highest quality products they can find since they are easily affordable. Some of the more expensive materials that watchbands are made of can be specific leathers and skins.

    Fortunately, there are great prices for unique leather that still give a person style, regardless of their budget. Since a watchband doesn’t require nearly as much material as a coat, pants, or boots, purchasing one of these is way more manageable. That way, anyone can sport and showcase their fashion sense when it comes to leather made items!

    Affordable options

    To look stylish, one doesn’t always have to take the leather route. There are other fashionable and high quality materials that are cheaper in price. For example, rubber watchbands are a nice option that exemplifies a glossy and clean finish. In addition to being attractive, these bands are extremely comfortable and are fit for any kind of conditions or occasions. Super exotic materials aren’t always a requirement to be stylish!

    If looking for something bright and shiny, there are great metal watchbands that are less expensive choices. Resembling jewelry, these metal bands can compliment neutral colored outfits and won’t cost nearly as much as other materials!

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