The Best Watch Straps for Winter

Bundling up in the colder weather doesn't mean that your watches and watch straps have to become less of an accessory. There are no rules when it comes to watch straps and which season to wear them in, but we'd like to think there are certain straps that may be more comfortable and stylish in the appropriate climate. Just like a good pair of gloves or a snug hat, a cozy and comfortable watch band can be a part of winter's warm yet practical fashion. Whether you're walking around town or skiing down a mountain, here are some of our winter watch strap preferences.

Leather Watch Bands

This time of year is when you can finally wear the straps that usually make you sweat in the summer (AKA leather). Leather can be on the heavier side of the watch straps so this makes it a great choice during these colder temperatures as it will absorb the warmth of your skin. In addition to comfort, these will go great with other leather accessories such as gloves or jackets. We recommend these as some leather options:¬†ūüĎá

  • Crocodile Leather
  • Ostrich Leather¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • Lizard Leather
  • Horween Leather
  • Rally Leather Bands
  • Calfskin Leather

Rubber & Silicone Watch Straps


      Breitling SuperOcean with a Blue Crosshatch Rubber watch strap

Rubber and silicone watch straps are actually great for all seasons because of their moisture wicking properties. Whether its sweat, rain, or snow, rubber will repel all droplets, making it suitable to wear in all forms of precipitation. They are also perfect for the active winter lifestyle. Here are our top rubber and silicone picks:

  • FKM Rubber
  • Tropical Rubber Strap
  • Waffle Rubber Strap¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
  • Silicone Quick Release Straps
  • Silicone Sport Strap

Woven Watch Straps

Woven watch straps are not only fashionable, but a considerable way to keep warm. At 1.6 inches thick, our w-weave Red Plum SharkFin strap is sure to keep your wrists warm. Incorporating a woven watch strap into your wardrobe of knit sweaters and Pea coats is an easy way to seal the look. What might be considered a woven strap, you say? We suggest checking out:

  • Chevron Weave / BluShark's SharkFin Straps
  • Nylon Weave / BluShark's Knit Weave Straps
  • Perlon Watch Straps¬†

Premium Nylon Watch Straps

      Grand Seiko with AlphaPremier watch strap

Finally, a good nylon strap is one of the best choices for your winter wear and pair. There are various types of nylon watch straps, but we recommend a premium smooth nylon to complete your combo. Just like the woven straps, this thicker soft material will provide some warmth and a cozy appearance. 

Be sure to consider any of these watch straps if you are looking for a suitable watch strap based on the season.


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