What is everyones favorite site to buy watch straps on (besides Amazon)? I’ve been looking around online and there are so many options, but I’m reluctant to buy anything since they all seem so similar.
I use Martu Leather from Chile. The quality is outstanding for the price. She will make any custom size, length, colour, etc. with no upcharge for the custom work. I just ordered a couple Martu Straps yesterday.
Barton based in Texas, I think. Good service to Canada and I like their premium 2-tone rubber straps.
I try to follow the rule that I will not spend more for the strap than for the watch. Because I am so miserly I buy a good bit from Cheapest NATO Straps. They take awhile to ship from Sweden but I have always been satisfied.
Keep in mind that I really like parachute straps and use them on a lot of my watches, which is why most of these make the list. I don't buy a lot of leather straps. I second the recommendation on Barton for the rubber straps. I have a few of those.
Thanks for noting. I had never heard of Martu Straps before and will likely buy from them in the future. Chile-fam.
+1 for these straps, have a few and quality is great.
For reference, I have small wrists and a mostly affordables collection:
For Natos - Crown and Buckle Chevron
For Rubber - Uncle Seiko
Is T&H leather strap really high quality? It's >$120 IIRC
Crown and Buckle for NATOs.
Holben's for leather.
Tough for me to compare as I don't wear a lot of leather straps, so I haven't shopped around much. I have the Mojave Ostrich for my Oris Big Crown Pointer Date and so far, so good. Matches the watch great and is really supple and comfortable. One of the reasons I recommend them is I like their selection. They seem to have a wide array of colors and styles that fit my watches. But I don't have a single chronograph in my collection, so I am not that interested in rally straps or things like that. I like a dressier look. Given that I go back and forth between the OEM bracelet and the leather, the band hasn't taken a lot of wear or abuse so also hard to say how it will hold up over time.
The Hodinkee leather straps are as expensive or more so and I would be hesitant to get a leather strap under $50 as I would question the quality and longevity. But that could be my ignorance speaking.