Our leather straps are crafted in Germany and should last many years if cared for properly. You can help elongate the life of your strap by:
- Avoiding contact with water where possible. This includes not showering with your watch on, as excessive exposure to liquids can cause damage to your watch strap. Please also be aware that excessive perspiration can have a detrimental effect on your leather strap.
- Avoiding exposure to heat and direct sunlight - prolonged exposure may dry out and bleach the leather.
- Applying small amounts of leather conditioner to nourish the leather. We find bees wax products to be the most favourable.
Our rubber straps are waterproof and designed for everyday use. However, we have a couple of suggestions to keep it looking it’s best:
- After contact with salt or chlorinated water rinse your strap with fresh water, make sure you dry your strap gently.
- After excessive sweating wipe your strap with a damp cloth.
- Substances such as aftershave or cologne can cause damage to your rubber strap, so we recommend avoiding direct contact.
- To clean your strap we recommend using a small amount of detergent (such as washing-up liquid) and a damp cloth.
- Always bear in mind that there are small moving parts in the spring bars that attach the strap to your watch: these can become rusty if in prolonged contact with water. For this reason, make sure you thoroughly dry your strap.
Please note: We do not fully punch the holes in our rubber straps. If you have purchased a watch with a rubber strap, please punch the correct hole for your wrist size with the tongue of the watch buckle, using the indents on the reverse of your strap as a guide. As a general rule, you should choose a hole that makes the watch feel slightly tight on your wrist, as the buckle will settle into a looser position.
Fabric NATO straps are very easy to maintain and care for. It is recommended that you clean your strap regularly.
- Hand wash: Remove watch. Clean using lukewarm water and a mild detergent or hand soap. Massage the strap using your thumbs - be sure to rinse thoroughly. Air dry.
- Machine wash: Remove watch and buckle. Place the strap in a garment bag and place in the washing machine on a low heat. Air dry.
Always bear in mind that there are small moving parts in the spring bar that attach the strap to your watch: these can become rusty if in prolonged contact with water. For this reason, make sure you thoroughly dry your strap and avoid using excess water.
Metal bracelets require the least amount of maintenance out of all our strap options. However, we do recommend cleaning them periodically:
- Use a damp cloth to wipe away any dirt or grime.
- For more stubborn build-ups or harder to reach areas you may wish to use a toothbrush and some washing up liquid.
- Rinse thoroughly. Dry with a soft cloth.