Leather cuff watches are special. In the case of leather cuff watch, the strap defines the watch, and not the other way round – as with other watches. In the other, usual watches, the leather strap is complimentary to the watch style. The leather band takes a grand center stage, it makes the watch what it is!
Leather cuff watches, also called leather band watches, have been making waves in the fashion world for some time. They are more of a fashion accessory than a plain timepiece.
These watches are a regular with the good looking crowd – Johnny Depp, David Beckham and Robert Pattinson have a special liking for them. Perhaps it has something to do with the timeless appeal of leather – a long-standing symbol of non-conformity and hot style.
So, if you want to break free from the rut of the usual watches – Swiss, digital, sporty, etc – and really want to make a bold statement of style, leather cuff watches are for you!
But a word of caution before you try them!
Leather band watches are not for everyone. In fact, they are not even for every occasion – you will indeed be wary of someone who turns up for a business lunch wearing a pink leather cuff watch! In effect, they are not exactly suitable for wearing on formal occasions or at your workplace. But in the after-hours, you can prowl about painting the town red in your stylish leather cuffs!
If you are someone young at heart and have a streak of rebellion inside you, which has somehow refused to be quelled, then, by all means, show your true colors in leather cuff watches!
A ‘shortcoming’ with these watches is that they need certain physical attributes (how else do I put it?). If you are on the thinner, skinnier side, or have smaller arms, or slender wrists, then perhaps you should be careful – leather cuff watches won’t look particularly good.
Another thing to remember with leather cuff watches is that these watches are more of fashion accessories that high-performance timepieces. If you need a watch with specialized functions or a chronograph, then you might need another watch.
Leather cuff watches are available in a variety of colors, styles and designs. In colors – black and brown are the obvious favorites, though some unusual colors like pink and red are also available. In terms of style also, you can opt for a plainer (at least, as plain as is possible with a leather band) look, or a punk rock look - complete with studs and spikes for embellishment.
Leather cuff watches are available in a number of masculine styles. The leather bands for men’s watches are on the wider side, ranging from 2 inches to 3 inches. The favorite colors, of course, are black and brown.
Leather cuff watches for women have a much broader choice of colors and styles. You can take your pick from a variety of designs. The leather band tends to be slimmer than the men’s style. Or you can take your pick from one of the many unisex styles - they are fit for both men and women.
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