WatchGecko was founded in 2010 with a mission to provide a contemporary range of better quality watch straps to consumer and wholesale markets. Since then we have also developed several brand names, StrapJunkie and ZULUDIVER to satisfy increasing customer demand.
We specialise in replacement watch straps that fit leading watch brands such as Breitling, Citizen, Panerai, Seiko, Swatch, Rotary, TAG Heuer, TW Steel, U-Boat and many more. We are authorised retailers of Bonetto Cinturini, Di-Modell, Squale and Staib. We also offer a range of watch accessories and tools by the Swiss brand Bergeon.
WatchGecko is a trading name of Geckota Limited and we operate from our headquarters in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.
Our philosophy is simple, we strive to bring you only the best products, all sold at fair and honest prices. Our customers are important to us, in fact you are our number one priority and without you we would not exist.
It is our mission to provide you with quality replacement watch straps at reasonable prices. When we source our straps we carefully consider what you, the customer wants. Our collection of NATO, ZULU, Stainless Steel, Genuine Leather, Military and Divers watch straps reflects that.
If you have any questions regarding our products, please don't hesitate to contact our knowledgeable team who will be happy to assist you further.
Please take some time to view our extensive guides section for help selecting and fitting your watch strap.
Specialising in quality watch straps means that we source our products from only a handful of trusted suppliers. We have built up a rapport with each supplier, and this enables us to provide the best products for our customers. An increasing number of our products are now handmade to our own specifications.
We source our straps from some of the best known companies in the industry, companies like Germany's Staib and Di-Modell and Italy's Bonetto Cinturini. These companies also supply the Swiss watch industry's biggest names so you can be sure of the quality of their products.
We also have our own range of straps made exclusively for us. The suppliers that we use are the same ones making watch straps for the other major players in the world of aftermarket watch parts so again quality is assured.
Jon is the company's director. In 2009 he started buying, repairing and then selling watches on eBay as a hobby. Six months later, the hobby started to get serious when frustrated by the lack of availability, he started to concentrate on the sale of replacement watch straps.
The name WatchGecko was coined and the eBay sales started to grow. The business continued as a hobby for a while, but there came a point in 2010 when a choice had to be made; continue as a full time software engineer, or take the plunge and try to make the business work full time.
Five years on we have a team of people and send thousands of items out every week from our offices here in the UK.
Right from the start, Jon has been passionate about offering customers quality products at reasonable prices, backed up with superb customer service. A policy that continues to this day.
Andy joined the company in 2013. A keen interest in photography was the main reason for him joining the WatchGecko team. A few years on and Andy manages our creative team and oversees product listing as well as video production and product photography.
With a background in engineering, he shares the company's strong belief in quality products and good customer service.
Andy has a keen interest in watches and if you give the office a call it may well be Andy who answers the phone, so you can be sure you will be talking to someone who understands your needs.
Simon joined the company in 2013 while studying at the University of Gloucestershire.
From the beginning he was interested in the international development of the company and this continues more than ever today.
He can be characterised by his attention to detail, an interest in quality products and genuine innovation.
Simon regularly travels to international trade shows and is always looking to develop new products with trusted suppliers.
Outside of the office and when he is not injured, Simon likes nothing more than a game of 5-a-side football.
Tasha joined us in 2014 as a part time packer. She is now the office supervisor and manages a small team. If you place an order with us today, Tasha or one of the other staff will have it carefully packed up and sent off to you as soon as possible, you might even have it tomorrow.
If you have any issues relating to customer service, Tasha will also be happy to help you.
Outside of the office Tash enjoys keeping fit and regularly goes running.
Satoko joined the team in 2014 to help us expand into the Japanese market. She has a keen interest in watches and fashion and manages our store on Amazon Japan.
The Japanese market is very important for us now and Satoko is a great addition to our team.
A recent new member member of the WatchGecko team, Ben joined us in September 2015 and works on the product photography with Andy.
Ben shares our intrest in watches and fashion and outside of work he is a keen guitarist; we are very pleased to welcome him to the team.
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