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Building up a great watch collection takes time, consideration, and (if you are committed to excellence) a great deal of money. If you are not wealthy you probably have only one really fine watch. If you want to change your daily look up a bit, though, you have options available to you. What you need is a collection of stylish or use-specific watch straps.
Fashion has always embraced a relationship with new technology. Consider all the choices of Swatches that were once available. Browse the web for the tremendous selection of smart phone cases to match your cell phone to your personality or a special occasion. Watches are no different. Watch bands vary according to color, the use of the watch, the materials of which they are made, and many other criteria. From pocket watches to wrist watches, technology and fashion always go together.
The newest development in the relationship of fashion with technology is the signing of designer Thom Browne to make a watch strap for the new Apple watch. Browne understands the importance of wearable fashion in combination with useful everyday technology. Although he doesn’t own an Apple watch himself, he considers it to be an amazing piece of technology. Known for his made-to-measure men’s clothing as well as ready-to-wear collections for both men and women, his name has been synonymous with great fashion since 2003. Apple’s customers are spending big money for their Smart watches and he knows they will appreciate designer watch straps with which to dress up their Apple watch.
Can other designers be far behind? Firms that are not known for technology but are known for their fashion-forward wearable designs would be wise to introduce the young technology generation wearing Apple watches and other watch designs to their own lines through creating designer straps. Someone willing to spend a great deal of money on a technologically advanced watch won’t hesitate to spend a little more to dress it up with a stylish watch band. Can designers of the caliber of Burberry and Vera Wang be far behind?
Whether you prefer wearing a watch strap or a bracelet watch, there are many selections of wonderful bands available. Though utilitarian in purpose, watches are nowadays also regarded as a fashion item that also serves a decorative function. Whether you choose a buckle clasp, an elastic band, a butterfly clasp or other type of closure, there are straps and bands in leather, cloth, metal (some precious), rubber and plastic available for you. Your watch case is built to last for a long time but worn watch straps and bands are created with attachments to the watch case that make them easy to replace as they age and show wear and tear. It has never been easier than now to swapped out watch straps for fashion purposes.