Our Favourite Watch Straps For Every Budget - Handpicked By The WatchGecko Team
 

Our Favourite Watch Straps For Every Budget - Handpicked By The WatchGecko Team

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Fabian Iber
Fabian Iber

When you're spending your days working with all types of watch straps, you do inevitably find a favourite - at least that's the case for us at WatchGecko. Watches and watch straps are our bread and butter, with each of us having our own preferred style or brands we look up to - last year we thought about what our favourite watches were, this time we wanted to think about our favourite watch straps! 

For this article, our team at WatchGecko thought about what their ultimate watch strap would be, why they love them and which of their watches they would pair them with. You can check out our team's favourite watch strap pairings below!

Jon - Founder and Managing Director

Favourite watch strap - Radstock Vintage Genuine Leather Watch Strap - Vintage Red
Watch you wear it on - Breitling Superocean

Radstock Vintage Genuine Leather Watch Strap - Vintage Red

"What I love about the Radstock leather watch strap is the unique design you get from the treated leather, stitching and painting that has all been done by hand at our partner workshop in Valencia, Spain. The strap uses coloured stains and wax which gives them a worn and burnished look, which makes this my favourite strap to pair with my Breitling Superocean".

Richard - Magazine Editor and Writer

Favourite watch strapGenuine Vintage Bond Military Nylon Watch Strap by Geckota - PVD IP Black
Watch you wear it on - Traser P96 Odp Evolution

Genuine Vintage Bond NATO Watch Strap by Geckota - PVD IP Black

"The P96 is a pure tactical/outdoor watch which weighs nothing as the case is made from an advanced glass-fibre reinforced polymer. It is visible in all light thanks to tritium technology and is my absolute go-to field watch. A good field watch needs a good Military Nylon and our Vintage Bond is my choice as the strap colours really complement the Traser, presenting a strong military look. The black metalwork is prefect to match the matte case. Plus....the whole combination does make you feel really Bond which is hard to resist!

Greg - Geckota  Brand Manager

Favourite watch strap - Dedworth Distresso Cowhide Quick Release Watch Strap - Distressed Brown
Watch you wear it on - Geckota Ocean-Scout

Dedworth Distresso Cowhide Quick Release Watch Strap - Distressed Brown

"It’s a really comfortable and unique-looking strap. The distressed look gives it a nice texture that stands out from most other leather straps but not to the point of being obnoxious. The strap is nice and slim too, complimenting the thin flowing case of the Ocean-Scout. The colours also come in natural earthy looking shades that really makes the dial pop. The keen-eyed among you may not recognise this Geckota watch, be sure to keep updated with Geckota if you want to know more".

Andy - Operations Manager 

Favourite watch strap - ZULUDIVER OctoPod Watch Strap - Fjord
Watch you wear it on - Squale 1545 GMT "Coke"

ZULUDIVER OctoPod Watch Strap - Fjord

 "Even though I may seem a little biased given that our headquarters is where the OctoPod buckle design was created, the OctoPod is a remarkably lovely watch strap system to use. I typically wear the Squale GMT Coke edition with the OctoPod Fjord, which complements the colours on the bezel and dial of the watch. I love a strap that feels comfortable throughout the day, but with some straps I've worn, I tend to fiddle and adjust as the day goes on, but I don't have that problem with the OctoPod; it definitely makes a nice change from the Jubilee metal bracelet that came with the watch and really does balance the watch head nicely".

Alice - Creative Team Leader

Favourite watch strap WatchGecko V-Stitch Italian Leather Perforated Watch Strap - Light Brown 
Watch you wear it on - Omega Speedmaster

WatchGecko V-Stitch Italian Leather Perforated Watch Strap - Light Brown

"I was going to pick the Dedworth Distresso, but it appears that my colleague, Greg, beat me to that choice. Luckily, we have just received stock of a new strap which I think rivals the Dedworth for me - the Perforated V-Stitch. The colour is extremely warm and natural which makes a great fit for any watch, and the fact it has quick release spring bars is an extra bonus. Oh, it also fits my tiny wrists as the perforations add a lot of range for wrist sizes!"

Ben - FORZO Brand Manager

Favourite watch strapZULUDIVER Tropical Regis Rubber Watch Strap - Black 
Watch you wear it on - FORZO Drive King Mechanical Chronograph - Green

ZULUDIVER Tropical Regis Rubber Watch Strap - Black

"Picking one favourite strap is definitely not an easy task, but I'd say it has to go to the ZULUDIVER Tropical Regis. The textured rubber and perforated design gives this strap a classic rally style that really complements the vintage racing appeal of the new mechanical Drive King. Together they form the ultimate package for motorsport fans like myself, which is why I'm offering the Tropical Regis as strap option for our new mechanical Drive King collection, which are now available to pre-order".

Mario - Videographer

Favourite watch strap - Mayday Sailcloth - Black/Grey
Watch you wear it on - Seiko 5 Sports

ZULUDIVER Mayday Sailcloth Padded Divers Watch Strap - Black / Grey

"The Mayday Sailcloth is my favourite watch strap because of its versatility. It easily dresses up my Seiko 5 the way a leather strap would, but has all the durability of a rubber watch strap, making it the perfect everyday strap choice that can handle even the most demanding conditions."

Shop our favourite watch strap selection

 
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$63.00 USD
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$63.00 USD
ZULUDIVER Padded Tropical Rubber Watch Strap (MkII) - Black
 
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$13.00 USD
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$13.00 USD
ZULUDIVER OctoPod Watch Strap - Fjord - Black Red Stripe
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$89.00 USD
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$89.00 USD
Simple Handmade Italian Leather Perforated Watch Strap - Light Brown
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$50.00 USD
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$50.00 USD
ZULUDIVER Tropical Regis Rubber Watch Strap - Black
Quick Release
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$63.00 USD
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$63.00 USD
ZULUDIVER Mayday Sailcloth Padded Divers Watch Strap - Grey Stitching
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Fabian Iber

About the Author: Fabian Iber

I’m a writer for WatchGecko Magazine, gravitating more towards anything that ticks off the beaten track with the occasional diver sprinkled in and enjoy seeing how microbrands are impacting the watch world.

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