The Best Straps For Blue Dial Watches
 

The Best Straps For Blue Dial Watches

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Safie Agar-Hutton

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Watch Buying Guide

Safie Agar-Hutton

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Watch Buying Guide

Blue dials have long been popular in the watch world and there’s a classic charm to them that I can’t see the industry getting tired of any time soon. In fact, I’d almost guarantee that at least 90% of brands have a blue dial reference somewhere in their catalogue and are likely to be producing more as we speak.

It’s not necessarily a bold colour choice, nor is it particularly ‘out there’ in terms of how creative watchmakers can be with their dials, but that’s the beauty of it. Especially as even the most subtle of blue dials can be revived with the right choice of strap.

That’s where we come in…

We’ve pulled together our favourite straps from the WatchGecko store to perfectly complement the blue dials in your watch collection. Let’s get into it!

Best Leather Strap

Simple Handmade Italian Leather Watch Strap

Simple Handmade Italian Leather Watch Strap on Geckota Pioneer. Credit: WatchGecko.

 
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Simple Handmade Italian Leather Watch Strap - Chocolate Brown
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£68.00
Simple Handmade Italian Leather Watch Strap - Light Brown
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Simple Handmade Italian Leather Watch Strap - Reddish Brown

Blue dials look great when paired with understated colours and materials, so let’s start with something ‘simple’, our Simple Handmade Italian Leather strap. Great for those who want to elevate their blue dial without drawing too much attention, the Simple Handmade is subtle but timelessly simplistic.

Consistently popular thanks to its versatility, the Simple Handmade strap suits a wide variety of watches and comes in seven shades. It’s also incorporated with quick-release spring bars so switching between colours couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re in the mood for neutrals, blue on blue, or even a quirky Pepsi stitch, the Simple Handmade range has something to suit every style and is made from certified genuine Italian leather so premium quality is guaranteed.

Best Strap for Sports

ZULUDIVER Mayday Anchor Sailcloth Divers Watch Strap

ZULUDIVER Mayday Anchor Sailcloth Divers Watch Strap on Omega Seamaster Diver 300m. Credit: WatchGecko.

 
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£48.00
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ZULUDIVER Mayday Anchor Sailcloth Divers Watch Strap - Red
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£48.00
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£48.00
ZULUDIVER Mayday Anchor Sailcloth Divers Watch Strap - Orange
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£48.00
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ZULUDIVER Mayday Anchor Sailcloth Divers Watch Strap - Off White Stitching
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The ZULUDIVER Mayday Anchor is the ultimate adventure-ready strap. Made with three layers of thick PVC sailcloth rubber and lined with vegan and eco-friendly Lorica, the Mayday is durable as well as breathable for ultimate comfort. With its featherlight and waterproof design, the Mayday Anchor is great for those who enjoy sports. Designed with holes to ensure water drains efficiently and skin is well ventilated, the Mayday Anchor not only looks good but feels good too.

Fitted with quick-release spring bars to keep your watch secure no matter where you take it, the Mayday Anchor is embossed with a subtle sailcloth pattern as a mark of rugged, abrasion-resistant style. Available in black with minimalistic stitching in off-white, red, or orange, the Mayday Anchor is a stylish and sporty match for any blue dial.

Best Waterproof Strap

WatchGecko Vintage Tropical Style FKM Rubber Watch Strap

WatchGecko Vintage Tropical Style FKM Rubber Watch Strap on Geckota Chronotimer Aurora Chronograph. Credit: WatchGecko.

 
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£48.00
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£48.00
WatchGecko Vintage Tropical Style FKM Rubber Watch Strap - Brown
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£48.00
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£48.00
WatchGecko Vintage Tropical Style FKM Rubber Watch Strap - Black
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£48.00
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WatchGecko Vintage Tropical Style FKM Rubber Watch Strap - White
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If you, and therefore your watches, spend a lot of time in or around water, it’s important to choose a strap that’s comfortable and capable of withstanding that environment. Whether it’s diving, swimming, or simply lounging on the beach you’re interested in, the WatchGecko Vintage Tropical strap is prepared to go with you.

Extremely hard-wearing and resistant to salt water, chemicals, and extreme temperatures thanks to the use of specialist FKM rubber, the Vintage Tropical strap is inspired by the diving watches of the 1960’s but has been given the perfect modern twist. Available in ten eye-catching colours, it really is up to personal preference how you choose to style your blue dial. We’d recommend brown, white, grey, or blue, for the minimalists amongst you, but if you’re feeling brave, the Tropical strap in red or orange is sure to be a great conversation starter.

Best Affordable Strap

ZULUDIVER 1973 British Military Watch Strap: INFANTRY

ZULUDIVER 1973 British Military Watch Strap: INFANTRY on SEIKO. Credit: WatchGecko.

 
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£18.00
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ZULUDIVER 1973 British Military Watch Strap: INFANTRY - Terrier
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£18.00
ZULUDIVER 1973 British Military Watch Strap: INFANTRY - Deltoid
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ZULUDIVER 1973 British Military Watch Strap: INFANTRY - Bulldog

For just £18, our ZULUDIVER INFANTRY straps pack a real punch. With their timeless, military inspired design, these straps offer a secure and comfortable wear, as well as some true vintage charm. Presented with blue or orange accents, they’re the perfect solution for those looking for an affordable and versatile way to elevate the blue dials in their collection. Easy to change, strong, and often used for sporting activities, the ZULUDIVER INFANTRY collection is a one-stop shop for great everyday straps.

Best Luxury Strap

Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap

Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap on Baltic MR01 Blue. Credit: WatchGecko.

 
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£98.00
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£98.00
Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap - Blue Jeans
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£98.00
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£98.00
Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap - Platinum
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£98.00
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Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap - Grey

With nine neutral colours to choose from, the Rochefort Flat Patina straps provide the perfect opportunity to dress up any blue dial watch. Expertly box-edge stitched using contrasting ivory-coloured thread, each Rochefort strap is hand-painted with colour stains to match the leather and finished with a robust, highly polished, stainless steel buckle.

 An impressive option for those looking for a premium strap that oozes quality right out of the box, our Rochefort Flat Patina collection is meticulously handcrafted from the finest calf leather at a family-owned Belgian workshop. There, each strap goes through a strict tanning process and is treated with significant amounts of oil for a luxuriously soft feel and an earthy, well-aged patina.

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Safie Agar-Hutton

About the Author: Safie Agar-Hutton

As a passionate writer, working on the Magazine Team is a great outlet for my creativity. I joined WatchGecko in 2024 and enjoy the varied nature of my job, but my true motivation comes from delivering horological-focused content. My writing includes press releases containing important news from the biggest brands in the industry, timepiece reviews, and Top Choice pieces showcasing the best products from our online store. If it's watch related, I’ll write about it!

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