Nylon Watch Straps: Everything You Need To Know
If you’re in need of a new watch strap, it’s time to make the switch to nylon. Nylon watch straps are a popular choice for many everyday watch wearers, and for good reason. They’re versatile, comfortable, and come in a variety of interchangeable styles. To help you learn more about the hype that surrounds nylon straps, we’ve put together this helpful guide. Keep reading for a look at everything you need to know about nylon military watch straps.
Are nylon watch straps comfortable?
First and foremost, let’s talk about comfort. Nylon is a lightweight material that’s woven together to create a number of different objects, including watch straps. It offers structure and support, while still being comfortable enough to wear every day.
When you get a new nylon strap, it may take a few days to soften—similar to breaking in a new baseball mitt. Afterwards, you won’t even notice you’re wearing it. If you want to expedite the process, it’s easy to do. Simply wash your strap with a load of clothes topped with fabric softener. Let it dry before putting it back on and you should notice a big difference. The more you wear your nylon military watch strap, the softer it will become on your wrist.
Are nylon watch straps waterproof?
Nylon is water resistant, but not completely waterproof. This means that the strap won’t get ruined when it gets wet and will dry much faster than leather, but it will get wet. Nylon is made from a semi-absorbent material, so water – and sweat – is easily absorbed. In other words, you need to wash your strap! Otherwise, don’t be surprised if you start to smell something funky radiating from your wrist—especially if you wear your watch during regular workouts. Thankfully, simply washing your strap will banish any unpleasant odors.
When you need to wash your nylon strap, we recommend soaking it for the best results. Fill a bowl with warm water and detergent then put your strap into the water. After you’ve let it soak, give it a good scrub, and lay it out to dry. If you use the washing machine, avoid putting your nylon strap in the dryer, as this could cause the band to shrink.
Types of nylon watch straps
Nylon watch straps come in either one-piece or two—the main difference being how they’re worn. One-piece straps have the fabric threaded under the face of the watch while two-piece straps connect on either side of the face.
The versatility of each nylon military watch strap makes them the perfect addition to your favorite watch. With the number of customization options available, everyone can find something that fits their style. We have one-piece and two-piece options available and with the option of different braiding styles. All of our straps can be ordered to your custom width needs and are made from super heavy-duty ballistic nylon. If you have any questions or need help choosing which style is best for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. Our watch straps fit most major watch brands including Rolex, Breitling, Omega, IWC including Apple and most Smart Watches. Check out our available selection and let us know if you have any questions along the way.