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How to Add Holes to a Watch Strap

How to Add Holes to a Watch Strap

To add holes to a watch strap, you should use a pair of watch strap hole punch pliers. Learn how to use them and find out more about adjusting your watch strap in our expert guide. 
What Is a Tachymeter on a Watch?

What Is a Tachymeter on a Watch?

A tachymeter on a watch is often used to measure speed, but there is much more to it than that. Find out how to use your tachymeter, and what you can do with it, with our expert guide. 
Our Top Adventure Watches

Our Top Adventure Watches

If you’re the type of person to spend your spare time exploring the great outdoors, then you’ll need a timepiece that's practical, robust, and comfortable. Read our top picks for the best adventure watches here. 
What Size Watch Strap Should I Get?

What Size Watch Strap Should I Get?

To determine which size watch strap you should get, you need to measure the strap length and lug width on your watch. Find out how here - and get the perfect fitting strap for your favourite timepiece. 
Are Watch Straps Universal?

Are Watch Straps Universal?

Whether a watch strap is universal is dependent on how the strap attaches to the watch. Learn more, and find your perfect watch strap, with our expert guide on universal watch straps. 

How To Soften A Leather Watch Strap

How To Soften A Leather Watch Strap

Some leather straps are supple from the get go and won’t need much breaking in, whereas hardier leather will take longer. Leather is a natural, porous material and will soften on its own over time, but if you're looking for methods to break in your watch a little quicker, take a look at our top recommendations here.

how to choose a watch strap

Luxury Watch Buying Guide: How to Choose a Watch Strap

Whether you are an avid watch strap collector or a first time buyer, it's important to pick a watch strap that gets you the most out of your investment. Use our guide to help you make an informed decision, saving you cash, time and hassle. 
How Long Should a Leather Watch Strap Last?

How Long Should a Leather Watch Strap Last?

A leather watch strap should last between six months and four years depending on the kind of leather it is and how well it is looked after. Extend this lifespan with our guide, and browse our longer lasting leather strap picks. 

Are Quick-Release Watch Straps Safe?

Are Quick-Release Watch Straps Safe?

Quick-release watch straps are safe as long as your watch is the right size; a quick-release watch strap will be safe on most average-sized watches. Learn more, and find your perfect quick-release watch strap here.
How to Clean a Stained Rubber Watch Strap

How to Clean a Stained Rubber Watch Strap

Your watch strap embodies most of your watch's personality, so you need to clean it efficiently. Rubber reacts differently to other materials, so follow our tips to get your watch strap looking new in no time. 

How to Stop Your Watch Strap Irritating Your Skin

How to Stop Your Watch Strap Irritating Your Skin

I’ve tested a plethora of different methods of stopping watch strap irritation, and there are five methods which proved most effective at keeping my skin watch-happy. You can stop watch strap skin irritation by: Cleaning your watch Adjusting strap tension Swapping wrists Avoiding nickel straps U...