A Complete Guide to Watch Straps: Everything You Should Know



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In this video, I’ll share just about everything you could ever need to know about watch straps. We’ll cover basic strap-related terms, how to change straps, and each of the most common and popular strap materials. In addition, towards the end, we’ll take a few moments to talk about how to style your watch with different straps. This is a long one, but there is a lot of great information in here that can really help build your overall watch knowledge. If you guys would like to see more comprehensive
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Chapters:
0:00 – Intro and Organization
1:43 – 1. Basic Strap Knowledge
5:28 – 2. How to Change a Watch Strap
8:19 – 3. Leather Straps
16:44 – 4. Rubber Straps
18:31 – 5. Nylon Straps
20:46 – 6. Miscellaneous Strap Materials
22:26 – 7. Bracelets
26:14 – 8. Best Practices & Styling
30:54 – Concluding Thoughts

Links to Purchase Straps Featured in this Video on TeddyBaldassarre.com (In Order of Appearance):
0:56 – Genuine Alligator:
0:57 – Tan Hermés Grain Leather:
1:01 – Sand Two Piece Nylon:
1:23 – Crazy Horse Leather:
1:26 – Grey Nylon:
1:28 – Canvas/Leather:
1:34 – Chestnut Genuine Alligator:
2:38 – Brown Genuine Lizard:
3:37 – Black Genuine Crocodile:
4:37 – Bergeon Spring Bar Tools:
5:56 – Sand Cordura:
6:09 – Shrunken Grain Leather:
9:48 – Brown Genuine Oil Tan Leather:
10:39 – Brown Vegetable Tan Ply Leather:
12:22 – Black Genuine Lizard:
15:16 – Genuine Ostrich:
15:37 – Black Shell Cordovan:
17:46 – Black Silicone:
18:07 – Polyurethane:
20:01 – Black Zulu (NATO):
25:30 – Mesh:
27:27 – Black Nato:
30:38 – Black Calfskin Leather:

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