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The ultimate guide to custom leather watch straps

Here is the ultimate guide to custom leather watch straps & bands, design a personalized watch strap, and find makers and wholesalers for your brand watches. Watch strap is a general term for the effective part of a watch that fixes the wrist. At the same time, here you can also customize leather straps and buckles. It can print or engrave your brand logo on it.

Additionally, custom leather watch straps come in many different materials and types. Cowhide is the most common one. There are several types of cowhide straps (ordinary, suede, horsehide…). We can also emboss patterns according to your needs. For example imitation crocodile patterns, and lychee patterns. The crocodile skin is the most precious one. Alligator leather straps are also known as the ‘platinum’ of leather straps.

At Acctrims, your custom leather watch straps can fit a wide variety of watches. And it also replaces all flat interface straps. In addition, we support personalized customization. You can customize the leather strap material with a logo, or head buckle logo. And you can also add switch lugs and cut special leads. Customize the best leather watch straps, available in a variety of color, size, or style.

Custom Leather Watch Straps Details

Materials:real(genuine)leather, artificial(faux) leather, microfiber Leather, PU/PVC leather, synthetic leather, split calfskin, suede, crocodile leather, etc;
Widths:14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm……Customized.
Tip option:Square tip, pointed tip, etc;
Thickness:2mm-4mm; customized;
Features:breathable, soft, and comfortable, business casual
Color:black, brown, white, grey, blue, pink, light brown, etc. Pantone color, customized color.
Buckles:stainless steel pin buckle, 316 steel double pull butterfly buckle, polished buckle, matte buckle, brushed stainless steel buckle, gold/silver plated buckle, etc.
Customized service:color, material, size, logo, etc. can be customized.

Please Provide the Following Information When Customizing:

A picture of your watch and buckle(design file if have one)
Your watch brand name; Logo file if have.
Leather color, size, crafts
Leather material
Stitching color
Watch end lug size(for example 20mm)
Buckle end lug size(for example 16mm)
Length for shorter and longer side(for example 75/120mm)
Order Quantity
Sample or not; molding or not;

How Many Types of Custom Leather Watch Straps?

Cowhide leather watch straps

Cowhide leather watch straps are basically ordinary cowhide belts and imported calfskin belts. Ordinary cowhide belts are harder in texture, thicker in texture, and slightly less glossy. But the price is cheap. The price difference is mainly reflected in the buttons and lining leather. Ordinary cowhide belts are available on both smooth surfaces and embossed surfaces. Embossing is crocodile and lizard embossed. Imported calfskin is softer and more comfortable with a fine texture.

In particular, the smooth calf leather feels smooth just like a baby’s skin. The debossed patterns pressed from the leather belt are also more delicate and realistic. And it’s comfortable to wear at a moderate price.

The features of cowhide leather watch straps give people a traditional and stable feeling. Although it is not as good as crocodile skin in terms of texture, it is inferior to lizard skin in terms of brightness. But the price is close to the people and the audience is wide. So, it is a good choice for low-end watches.

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Alligator leather watch straps

The crocodile straps are made of the American alligator, caiman, Nile crocodile, and saltwater crocodile. It mainly includes slub patterns, round patterns, claw patterns, and big bones. Among them, the slub pattern of the American alligator is the most valuable. Many top brands of watches use this belt to show their nobility. Of course, this belt is expensive. Other popular crocodile belts are mainly caimans and saltwater crocodiles.

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The alligator strap is soft and comfortable to wear. And its texture is super strong, moist, delicate, and thick. Therefore, they are particularly classy and can show noble taste.

In addition, crocodile leather gets brighter with use. And the toughness is very good, not easy to crack.

Alligator straps are versatile. They are suitable for formal wear, sports, business, and leisure. But the slub pattern is most suitable for formal or business high-end watches. It gives you a sense of stability and restraint.

Lizard leather watch straps

A lizard strap is the skin of an iguana or monitor lizard. The abdomen is small and square.

The back is rounded. The lizard leash has a lot of character. Moreover, its texture is three-dimensional and beautiful. The leather’s brightness is good. Also, the price is moderate.

Individual mid-range watches will use lizard skin circular patterns. The circular pattern is more three-dimensional. The square pattern is more regular. Which one you choose depends on your preference.

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Ostrich leather watch straps

Some ostrich leather belts have pores. Some are glossy without touching the pores. The advantage is that it is soft and comfortable. The disadvantage is that it has no shape and the grade is not high.

Regardless of high, medium, and low-brand watches, there is no one that uses ostrich leather for the original packaging. Ostrich leather belts are available in many colors. Therefore, it is good to match some women’s watches with various colors on the dial. And the price is moderate.

Pearl fish, and python leather watch straps

The pearl fish strap is also called the devil fish band. It is the skin of a fish. And it’s very durable. This belt is very different. They’re a bit like lizard circles, but with more raised dots. So, it fits those stylish watches. At the same time, it is also suitable for some glamorous fashion watches. In addition, pearlfish leather watch straps are not expensive. Therefore, it is perfect for some start-up brands.

Python leather watch straps are suitable for alternative, rugged-style watches. Like the big crocodile bones, they all highlight the wildness of the watch. Therefore, it suits some rough men’s watches or military watches.

Cowhide Leather Strap VS Alligator/Rare Leather Strap

Cowhide Leather Strap Features:

① We generally use calfskin, and the tanning and dyeing process is mature;
② Natural cowhide has irregular small pores;
③ The strap is made of folded and hand-stitched single-layer leather.

Alligator/Rare Leather Strap Features:

① The crocodile skin is highly rare, softer. Besides, it has a strong sense of dignity and luxury;
② The bamboo texture is clear and natural. Meawhile, the leather feels soft;
③ But, the original package is expensive. And the general service life is about one year;
④ Daily wear should not be exposed to the sun or into the water.

What Should I Pay Attention to When Wearing Custom Leather Watch Straps?

1, The newly purchased leather strap will be hard, which is normal. So don’t break it, wear it for a while to see if it softens. If not, it is also necessary to replace the leather strap in time.

2, The leather strap is suitable for wearing in autumn and winter. Because the weather is hot in summer or some cousins like to exercise. Sweating tends to shorten the service life of leather straps.

3, There are many materials for custom leather watch straps. For example, there are crocodile skin, lizard skin, ostrich skin, shark skin and calfskin. No matter what material is worn for a long time, it will produce odor. So pay attention to cleaning on time and keep it dry.

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4, If you accidentally soak it in water, you should wipe it dry with a cloth soon. If there is dust, it is best to wipe it with a cloth. In addition, long-term exposure to the sun will also cause the strap to deteriorate.

5, Leather straps are best not worn all the time. It is best if there are two watches to replace. Because the straps need to breathe. A ventilated environment can prolong the life of the strap. Wearing different watch straps can reduce the risk of artificial injury. Moreover, this also allows the strap to be fully rested.


1, Is the leather strap too hard to be fake?

–Actually not. Because it is a new leather strap, it will be a little hard to wear at first. The leather strap has a molded layer in the middle. This is used to prevent the deformation of the strap. It will become softer and softer as you wear it for a long time. And crocodile leather is much softer than cowhide.

2, Are there any benefits to having a custom leather strap?

① There are strict requests on the size of the custom strap selection;
② You can choose the color and material to your preference;
③ In order to improve durability, the customized leather strap will be waterproof/anti-allergic.

3, What is the price to customize 100pcs real leather straps for women’s watches?

–The price depends on your custom size, color, technics, and quantity. Prices are not fixed. It needs our business expert to calculate according to your specific needs. You can request a free quote via online service, email, or the quote button.

4, What are the mass production time and shipping time?

–Mass production time is 15-20 days. Shipping time is 3-6 business days by express.

5, What profile is needed when production?

–Please send us your vector design files/logo files, like PDF, AI, ESP, CDR, or original files from PSD. If you have no art file, we offer free design for you.

6, What is the order process?

–First, we need to discuss basic information with each other. Such as size, color, material, quantity, technics, etc. Then our product expert will give you the price and invoice. Then, you can pay. After you pay, we will make the design for you. After you confirm the design, we can arrange the bulk production. We offer free design and worldwide shipping. 

7, Can we get free samples?

–Yes, you can. Our samples are free, you just need to pay the shipping cost.

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