The Timex Weekender is an interesting little watch. Stripped-down, cheap and casual, it’s fun with its nylon strap, and I’ve enjoyed mine for months. But for another $45, you can make this most basic-looking timepiece a thing of beauty. The form•function•form button-stud watchband is a beautiful slice of Horween Chromexcel or Veg Tan leather. It slides right under the watch face like it’s been there all along, become more personalized as it naturally weathers (“Don’t handle with care, we can take it,” the attached tag reads). I have both the Natural Chromexcel and English Derby straps – I personally prefer the lighter English Derby color – but both are gorgeous and distinctive. Plus, you can swap back the original nylon any time you need something more waterproof. Hand-crafted in the designer’s small Florida studio, this simple strap is spectacular.
Choosing the Proper Watch Band