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16mm Watch Bands

Watch bands keep your timepiece on the wrist, but because it’s the part that moves and touches your skin it’s also the part most prone to physical wear and tear. On most watches, switching out the watch band isn’t such a big deal, which means you can replace a worn-out watch band or one that simply isn’t to your liking at home.

The Right Size for the Job

The main thing to keep in mind is that you’ll have to make sure the width of the watch band you’re buying matches your watch. Too wide and it won’t fit on, obviously, but if it’s more than a millimeter or so too narrow it’s liable to twist and cause discomfort on your wrist. It won’t look the best either. Be careful, and don’t get 18mm watch bands for a 16mm watch, and 22mm watch bands are right out.

Every Material

The next step is figuring out what kind of watch band goes with your watch. There are metal bands, including bands of precious metal, as well as leather, nylon, rubber, and much more. Picking a 16mm watch band that will actually go with your watch isn’t just a case of buying the first shiny thing you see though; and there’s more to it than buying a metal strap for a metal watch.

Sturdy Style

A watch has its own style, and if you’re going to be switching out the band on it you’ll need to make sure the style of the band matches the timepiece. A lean, mean watch with strong angles done up in silver won’t look fantastic with a braided band in a warm colour, and it takes a specific kind of watch to pull off a rubber or nylon strap. Often watch manufacturers will put out replacement straps specifically intended for their own range of watches, and this can be a great starting point too.

Your Own Time

None of that is to say it isn’t easy to get right though, and when you get it right you’ll have a watch/band combination like nothing that’s already out there, matched perfectly to your style.

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