The Best Watch Straps for the Summer
If you want to find the best watch straps for the Summer, you have come to the right place. In this article we are going to go through some of the best straps that you could be wearing this summer.
Here are Some of the Best Watch Straps for the Summer
Start with a pure Vulcanized Rubber Strap and Band.
You probably already know that leather is not a particularly good material for a summer band. Although leather does have some ability to resist water, most leather bands are made poorly and will start to deteriorate when you introduce it to the beach, pool or ocean. Often they are filled with filler and paddings and made with weak threads. Even one visit to the pool can destroy a common leather band. Add to this, the fact that leather bands can start to smell from body sweat because the fabric is naturally more porous. Therefore the leather bands should generally be left at home, and used for indoor activities only.
The best strap and band made today is the Vulcanized Rubber Strap. It has the comfort of leather, but is strong, flexible and has the ability to be modified with tremendous ease. For example, the bands from Rubber B have many modifications added. Some are made to have an engineered flush tight fit to specific model timepieces like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Tudor and Panerai. Rubber B has introduced velcro clasps on some models.
Other models support the original deployant buckle or a standard tang buckle. Rubber B utilizes titanium inserts in some of its models to add further strength without giving up the ability to have a comfortable fit or colorful band.
Let the timepiece inspire your rubber strap and band
One of the first things to look at when deciding what band would be best for you this Summer, is to look at the watch itself. Sometimes the watch itself tells you what color combination the band should have. I will go through a few standard combinations that are obvious ones.
Match the rubber strap and band with the color of the timepiece
This nautical timepiece has a blue dial. Although it has touches of white throughout the dial and even a splash of red on the inner dial, the overwhelming blue pattered and textured dial is the thing that stands out the most about this timepiece. So, rather than challenge the status quo, I would opt to go with the navy blue band for an absolutely stunning look for the summer.
Blue strap and bands are perfect for summer
Keeping with the nautical theme, Rolex can¡¯t be far behind. This Rolex Yacht-Master II has a deep blue on the bezel and an entirely white dial, with touches of red throughout. So, for this one it was really a toss-up. As for the band itself, I was torn between the Blue band with white stripe or Blue band with red stripe. In the end, I felt the red was more fun for the Summertime and pulls in some of the markings and red colorings from the hands of the timepiece itself.
Orange straps and bands are made for fun in the sun
Just look at this timepiece from Rolex ¨C the Milgauss with orange band from Rubber B. This is a match made in horological heaven. The lightning rod seconds hand lends its orange coloring to the imaginative design team at Rubber B, who thought this eye-catching colorful band would turn some heads. And they were right. This is possibly the best watch for summertime.
White, red and yellow bands are fun bands for Summer.
Before we crown the king of Summertime watches, Panerai may have to throw its hat into the ring. If you look at the black dials and, sometimes, black cases from Panerai, you can see that these timepieces were made to have fun with. So, ditch the original bands (keep them in storage for safe keeping), and add the colors of summer to these masterpieces. You really can¡¯t go wrong with any color. Rubber B offers Red, White, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black, plus several 2-tone combinations. If I had to crown a winner here, I would say go for the Yellow Band with the Black Dial Panerai timepiece. That will almost ensure you will have a fun time this Summer.
Besides the black dial, there are 3 more colors that this GMT Master has in its small palette ¨C Red, Blue and White. Of the most spectacular combinations, I chose a white band[samsung gear sport watch bands] for this summer creation. It is certainly more fun and eye catching, and yet pulls in the white luminescent hour markers from the timepiece itself.
Customize your strap and band for a unique Summer experience with IUnique.
I love selection and options. Who doesn¡¯t. This is where the iUnique experience begins. The iUnique bands are completely customizable. Since all of the VEGAN bands are 100% rubber, they are also helping the industry protect animals.
Pictured above is the first bracelet in 100% VEGAN stingray, because our process reproduces the leather of the skin to perfection, but without the disadvantages of animal exploitation.
Shagreen is a cartilaginous fish leather (of skate or shark) used for a long time in cabinet making, upholstery, and more recently in leather goods. Halfway between leather and mineral, shagreen is covered with silica beads and therefore difficult to tan.
iUnique Red Band
iUnique offers some of the best watch straps[galaxy active watch bands] for the summer with options to make a unique band just for you. I love the idea of red bands during the Summer. Although one might think about orange or yellow as being a primary Summertime color, I think red makes a perfect match for your Summertime timepiece. Especially if it has a black case like the one pictured above.
When you first go to the iUnique site you get to start selecting and customizing your band. You can select from 12 different textures and 18 different colors. You can add custom text to your band such as your home country, favorite band, favorite team, or just add your own name to it. This creates a one of a kind band that expresses who you are and what you stand for.