Timex Watch Bands

by Ramen_Noodles

Is it time to replace the watch band on your classic Timex? Continue reading for an overview of Timex Watch bands.

Takes A Licking And Keeps On Ticking

There's really no question about it.  Timex watches are among the most respected and well known watches in the world.  In fact, you can go just about anywhere in the world and run into someone wearing one of these stylish and rugged watches.  It's easy to see why.  The watches this company makes are designed to last many years with minimal maintenance.  And not only that but they are very affordable too.  You certainly don't have to be wealthy to own one of these great time pieces.  Timex has produced many classics in its days including such instantly recognizable watches as the Timex Expedition, the Timex Easy Reader, and of course, the infamous Timex Ironman Triathlon.  Even though Timex watches are designed to “take a licking and keep on ticking,” as the commercials imply, it's still a good idea to replace the Timex watch bands on these fine watches every five to ten years.

Leather Watch Bands

Hadley-Roma Men's MSM906RA-220 22-mm Black Genuine Leather Watch Strap

A refined dash of black leather luxury, the Hadley-Roma Men's 22-mm Black Genuine Leather Watch Strap can breathe new life into an older timepiece. This replacement band is ...

$16.95  $15.25
Calf Leather Watch Band

From the deBeer Prestige collection. This fine Eurpean Calf Leather has a Semi-gloss finish and soft, nubuck lining that provides both style and comfort. Light padding. ...

Breitling Style Oil Tanned Leather Watchband Black 19mm Watch band - by deBeer

From the deBeer Europa collection, this fine Italian Oil Tanned Leather watch strap has a beautiful semi-shiny finish. Soft, nubuck lining provides comfort and water ...

$25.95  $16.95

Affordable Watch Maintenance

There are many different reasons why watch bands wear out.  And just because a watch band wears out and needs to be replaced, this shouldn't be seen as a negative reflection on the watch itself.  Watch band replacement is considered a normal maintenance item for any watch, regardless of how expensive the watch was.  You can think of it as buying new tires for your Porsche.  Of course there's nothing wrong with the car... tires just wear out and periodically need to be replaced.  It's the same thing with watches.  Leather watch bands dry out and crack with age.  Even stainless steel watch bands can break or become damaged after accidentally being hit.  Things happen.

The good news about Timex watch bands is the fact that they are very inexpensive to replace.  And not only that but they are very common and easy to find.  They are typically available at most large retailers and jewelry stores.  You can also purchase them online from many different online vendors.  Leather bands, for example, tend to be very inexpensive due to the fact that they are usually nothing more than a strip of leather with a clasp.  A good quality leather band can be purchased for around $10.

Rubber Watch Bands

Voguestrap TX577721 Allstrap 18mm Black Regular-Length Fits Ultra Sport Watchband

$8.95  $8.24
Silicone Rubber Watch Band - 26mm

Oyster Style Rubber Watchband from deBeerWatchBands.com is made from very soft, but durable Silicone Rubber. 8" Long - 6mm thick on watch end and 3.5mm thick on buckle end. ...

$25.95  $13.95
22mm Modena Italian Rubber Diamond Watch Band for Seiko, Luminox, etc

22mm Modena Italian Rubber Diamond Watch Band for Seiko, Luminox, etc. w/ fliplock deployant buckle for any watch that uses 22MM watch bands! - 4mm thick. -- 7.5 inches long ...

Only $29.98

Many Different Options To Choose From

Timex watch bands made from stainless steel tend to be the most expensive option.  It's easy to see why.  These bands are very complex to manufacture and are assembled from many different small parts.  Even though they are the most expensive option, it doesn't mean that they are outrageously expensive.  You can purchase one for as little as $10 and they continue to go up in price from there.  It's important to keep in mind, however, that you may have to have a jeweler adjust the size for you.  Adjusting these bands can be a bit tricky and it's often easier to let a professional do it for you.

Just as there are many different Timex watches to choose from, there are also many different replacement watch bands to choose from as well.  The good news is the fact that replacement parts for these fine watches are both very common and affordable at the same time.

Stainless Steel Watch Bands

Watch Band Stainless Steel Metal Fits 18mm-22mm End Pieces

Tech Swiss metal watch band in stainless steel comes with 5 different end pieces. The band features brushed matte finish. This band will fit 18mm, 20mm and 22mm case openings ...

$39.95  $22.94
Gilden Stainless Steel Watch Band 20mm

This is a new Gilden Stainless Steel Watch Band 20mm. Metal - Stainless Steel Buckle Type - Deployment Buckle Long or Extra Long - Long Approximate Length - 7 1/2" Approximate ...

Only $69.99
Seiko Original Stainless Steel Watch Band 18mm and Genuine Seiko Spring Bars

Original Seiko stainless steel metal band with 18mm curved ends will fit models SKS099, SKS051, SKS041 and most cases that take 18mm bands.

Only $32.95
Updated: 11/26/2011, Ramen_Noodles
 
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