WatchGecko’s Christmas Gift Strap Guide

WatchGecko’s Christmas Gift Strap Guide

4 min read
Charlotte Harris


Strap Showcase

Charlotte Harris


Strap Showcase

The Christmas trees are up, Mariah Carey is on repeat, and we have a sudden craving for mine pies and pigs in blankets. It’s Christmas, and Christmas means we have lots of shopping and gift giving to do. If you have a watch enthusiast in your life that deserves something special this festive season, consider treating them some of our watch accessories and straps.

Most watch collectors will already have a vast selection of timepieces in their collection, but do they have a metal bracelet that can turn that diver’s watch into a formal occasion piece? Or a rubber watch band that can transform their vintage dress watch into a sporty accessory? If not, then filling their stocking with some of WatchGecko’s watch straps may just be the Christmas miracle they’re hoping for. Join us as we explore some of our best-selling watch straps for every occasion…

Outdoor Explorer

WatchGecko Vintage Tropical Style FKM Rubber Watch StrapWatchGecko Vintage Topic

If the watch connoisseur in your life likes to take their timepieces on outdoor adventures, then they need a watch strap that can keep up. Our WatchGecko Vintage Tropic FKM Rubber strap is exactly that; a durable, comfortable and water-resistant watch band with a design inspired by the tropic straps used during the golden age of diver’s watches in the 1960’s. Its period accurate perforated texture is available in nine colours and handcrafted from specialist FKM rubber, so it promises to be highly resistant to salt water, aggressive chemicals, and extreme temperatures.

WatchGecko 400 (MKII) Italian Rubber Divers Watch StrapWatchGecko 400 MKII

Another of our performance driven and water-resistant rubber watch straps, our WatchGecko 400 MKII Italian rubber band is ideal if you know someone that likes to take their watches in, on or around water. It has been manufactured and designed in collaboration with the renowned strap experts at Bonetto Cinturini. While our equally durable 300 MKII strap has a smooth finish, our 400 MKII offers a sophisticated carbon fibre patten to compliment any dive or outdoor timepiece. It comes with a flip-lock clasp which allows you to make minute adjustments to the band so you’re comfortable in every climate.

Special Occasion

Vintage Cavallo Horse Leather Watch StrapVintage Cavallo

For when the occasion asks for something a little more stylish and sophisticated, you might consider trying on our Vintage Cavallo leather watch strap on for size. This stylish vintage-inspired band is handmade from horse leather that has been vegetable tanned with leaves and olive tree bark to obtain a stunning appearance and supple grain that feels comfortable on the wrist. Our Vintage Cavallo strap is available in a range of browns, blacks and greys to suit every timepiece and includes handsome stitch detailing and a brightly polished stainless steel pin buckle.

Simple Handmade Italian Leather Watch StrapSimple Handmade

Another must-have partner for Christmas parties, fancy dinners and any number of special occasions is our Simple Handmade Italian leather watch strap. This is one of our most classic leather watch bands and its timeless sophistication works perfectly with watches in any genre. It is handcrafted from genuine Italian leather with a tapering thickness of 4mm to 3.5mm so it conforms naturally and comfortably to the wrist. The double stitching adds a touch of vintage charm, residing beside the polished hardware of the stainless steel pin buckle.

Statement Maker

Radstock Vintage Genuine Leather Watch StrapRadstock Vintage

Maybe the special someone you’re shopping for this Christmas prefers to stand out rather than blend in. If that’s the case, then our bold and brilliant Radstock Leather watch strap will undoubtedly leave them smiling into the New Year. Available in six exciting colours, this handmade strap is hand-painted so each individual piece is as unique as the person wearing it. The top-grain Spanish leather is still incredibly comfortable and arrives complete with a polished stainless steel pin buckle.

Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch StrapRochefort

Another leather watch strap already likely on your watch collector’s Christmas list, our Rochefort Patina Calfskin Leather strap is handcrafted by talented artisans in Belgium from supple calfskin leather. The material is carefully tanned with more oil than average to give the leather an incredibly soft and supple finish. The tanning process also gives the strap a special “already worn” patina that will naturally age along with its wearer. Along the edges, box-edge stitching is expertly executed in ivory coloured thread to contrast nicely against all nine strap colours available.

Everyday Wearer

ZULUDIVER Endurance Extreme Rubber Watch StrapEndurance Extreme

If you think they deserve a watch strap that does it all, one that can survive even the harshest of outdoor environments but still look the part during day-to-day life, then meet our ZULUDIVER Endurance Extreme strap. Combining two of our toughest strap designs into one, this watch band brings together the look and feel of our popular sailcloth straps with FKM rubber for total resistance to the elements. It arrives in five colours and secures by a brushed stainless steel pin buckle.

WatchGecko Ridge Military Nylon Watch StrapWatchGecko Ridge

Finally, we can’t create a Christmas gift guide for watch enthusiasts without including one of our best-selling military watch straps. Inspired by the durable nylon bands created in 1973 for the British Military of Defence, our WatchGecko Ridge design brings to life the aesthetic of military webbing with a subtle ribbed nylon. It comes in a huge range of colours, some of which are striped for a truly retro look, and fastens securely to the wrist by a stainless steel buckle and keepers.

So, there you have it, some of our best-selling watch straps to fill any watch enthusiasts stocking this Christmas. If you’re still stuck for ideas, we also offer a WatchGecko gift card available in a choice of denominations from £10 to £500. This way, your special someone can choose their Christmas gift for themselves and hand-pick their own festive treat from our collections of watch straps, accessories and watches.

Featured in this Article

Latest News

Charlotte Harris

About the Author: Charlotte Harris

Writing and watches are two of my biggest passions in life so being able to unite them on a daily basis is a wonderful thing. I hope through my writing that I can bring a fresh, feminine perspective on the watch space and encourage more men and women to get excited about all that’s happening.

More Articles from Charlotte Harris