Watch Straps For The Longines Spirit

Watch Straps For The Longines Spirit

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Tim Vaux




Tim Vaux




Four more watch straps for the Longines Spirit that you need to see!

Back in February, we took an in-depth look at the newest range from Longines called the Spirit. This breathed some much needed fresh air into the brand’s modern offerings, reminding the others who thought they owned the sub £2,000 price point to not forget about one of the longest standing watch brands.


The model we looked at was the 40mm example, a well-sized watch that is extremely comfortable to wear. However, with a lug width of 21mm it isn’t the easiest watch to find replacement watch straps for. Fear not as in our review we showed it on three great examples that totally transform the piece. Since posting the review we came across another four combinations that looked too good not to show you all.

Although this isn’t a full strap showcase, we simply couldn’t let the world not see these combinations as we understand how difficult it can be to find watch straps that work on a watch with an odd lug width. Let’s get into it.

The Classic Bond NATO


The Longines Spirit on the Classic Bond NATO Strap - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

In our full review, we showed the Longines on the Black NATO. This is a cracking combo for those wanting to keep things simple yet effective, but we thought the Spirit could handle a little more, which is where the Classic Bond comes in. Although undoubtedly simplistic, the Classic Bond introduces another colour that plays off the monochrome look of the piece extremely well.

Check it out for yourself here!

The Simple Handmade Leather in Chocolate Brown

The Longines Spirit on the Simple Handmade Leather in Chocolate Brown - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Another winning combo is the Simple Handmade Leather in Chocolate Brown. In our review, we showed the Longines on the Otley Leather in Brown which introduced a lighter, brighter look to the watch. Well with this combination we aim to bring a darker more subdued look. This strap also drops any stitching down the side of the strap and sticks with simple double stitches around the lugs, creating a striking aesthetic.

A classic must-have combination. Make it yours here!

The Beads of Rice Bracelet

The Longines Spirit on the Beads of Rice Metal Bracelet - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Now although the Spirit feels far from vintage, we couldn't help but put the watch on a bracelet that totally rolls back the years. Say hello to the Beads of Rice bracelet. This solid stainless steel bracelet takes its inspiration from examples commonly found on tool watches from the 1960s. Metal bracelets with straight ends can sometimes look a little odd as a curved end link is understandably preferred, but when it comes to a Beads Of Rice, it just works.

Rewind the clock and lean into the Longines heritage with the Beads of Rice bracelet today.

The Vintage Otley Leather in Black


The Longines Spirit on the Vintage Otley Padded Leather Watch Strap - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine 

And finally, we return to the Otley! This strap was a fantastic combo for the Spirit in our review so we felt it was worth revisiting it to show how more often than not many colour options work for watches.

The Otley was a favourite combo of yours according to Instagram and it's easy to see why in black as well. Of course, all of the great properties of the strap remain here including its super soft padding and great thickness match to the case.

Weren’t sold on the brown combo we showed in our review? Check out the black here instead!

So there you have it, just a quick rundown of four other straps for the Longines Spirit. If you’d like to hear more about this watch and why we think this could be Longines’ Black Bay moment be sure to click here to check out the full review.

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Tim Vaux

About the Author: Tim Vaux

I don't think I can remember a time in my life when watches weren't in my life. I've been writing about watches online for a handful of years now, enjoying every moment of it. I'm passionate about experiencing the world of watches and translating those experiences via articles and images for the wider audience to consume.

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