- March 1, 2017
- Posted by: Lwsengme
- Category: Articles
There are typically four types of watchbands: leather bands, metal bands, cloth bands and rubber/silicone bands. Let us consider every one of them.
Metal bands are typically made of stainless steel, titanium or precious metals. They are modern, practical and very durable. If you are considering a gold band watch, then there are a few things you should take into account: gold is quite pliable and therefore scratches easily; in addition, it could potentially attract some unwanted attention. If you are considering silver, then keep in mind that it is also fairly soft and prone to scratches; it might interact with your body chemistry, making the band go dark by oxidizing it.
If you are not particularly into precious metals, then it is advisable that you choose either stainless steel or titanium. A band made of either of these materials is easy to clean, easy to wear and will last almost forever.
Watches with cloth bands are not only sturdy they are inexpensive. They are also available in many unique designs and colors. This is due to the fact that manufacturers can easily manipulate with cloth compared to any other available material.
On the other hand, it quickly loses its color, it is easy to get dirty, it starts to smell after a while and it wears out on the sides.
Giving off a very classic and neat feel, leather bands would especially appeal to you if your overall aesthetic taste leans more towards conservatively designed things. If your everyday clothing consists of mostly shirts, suits and classic trousers, a leather band watch is the choice for you. It is very simple and elegant which will undoubtedly add an exquisite delicacy to your look. On top of that, it is obviously the most compatible with your skin in comparison to all the other band types.
Here are some disadvantages. First off, a small indentation might form in the band causing slight deformation due to the negative effect a buckle has on its counterpart. Secondly, leather can be easily stained from the reaction with your sweat. In some cases, it may even get worse and start to smell. This is due to that person’s unique type of sweat. One other common issue with leather bands is that sometimes the buckle digs into the leather near the most frequently used holes; so after a while you will need to have it replaced.
The main quality of a band of this material is its ability to better withstand water influence. This is pretty much the only reasonable choice for a person who is going to use their watch while swimming, diving or be engaged in any other activity that involves water. Rubber band watches might not be that elegant, but they are typically cheap, sturdy and easy to wash. On the downside, they tend to discolor when exposed to salty water and chlorine; in addition, they frequently accumulate dust and little particles of stuff between ridges.