Praised by Esquire as a “Foolproof Watch & Band Pairing,” among their Best Accessories for Men 2012, and a “winner” by Style Girlfriend
Out of Florida, form•function•form's founder, Shawn, carefully designs winning watchface and leather combinations, among other leather accesories. He pays careful attention to every detail and everything he makes is hand-crafted in Florida and built to last.
Why We Love It:
Frank Lloyd Wright's mentor, Louis Sullivan, preached that form ever follows function. But Florida-based form•function•
- Brown leather strap in Horween Natural Chromexcel
- Includes Midday watch face
- Adjustable length button-stud band fits virtually all wrist sizes with over 2″ of adjustment.
- Band design hides button-stud adjustment holes behind watch face.
- Delivered assembled
- Includes original Timex nylon NATO band.
- 20mm watch band, 38mm watch case.
- We do not recommend swimming with your watch
Different types of leathers may stretch more (and differently) than others, depending on their own qualities (type of animal, location on hide, etc.), and the method in which they were finished at the tannery. Here are FFF's thoughts and observations on leathers that they work with regularly:
- Chromexcel tanned leather stretch markedly: an average sized bracelet can easily be stretched almost 3/4 of an inch with limited force. Chromexcel often takes on a slightly lighter color when stretched.
Your first inclination, with a shiny new watchband, is to take it out of the box and slide it through your watch face, just as you always do with a NATO band: Tag end first. However, pulling the band all the way through the springbars, or removing your band by pulling on the stud end can result in a scuff from a sharp-edged watch case. Stay (so) fresh and (so) clean (clean):
1. Unscrew and remove the button-stud from the band. This is the 'stud end'; the other end (with the hole that goes over the stud) is the 'tag end'.
2. Insert the stud end between the springbar and the case on the 12 o'clock position.
3. Thread the band through and back out the 6 o'clock springbar, pulling very little of the tag end through, usually under 1 inch is sufficient.
4. Re-attach the button-stud to the band.
5. Note that this method keeps the visible parts of your new watchband from passing between the springbar and the case. Aren't you glad you read this?
6. To wear the band as intended, adjust as needed so that the button-stud itself falls on the inside of your wrist, rather than on the bottom of your wrist (pulse point) as is typical with standard watchbands.
7. To remove the band, unscrew the button stud and pull the stud end back through the case. Make sure to put the stud back on the band, or it will join your lost wallet, socks, and keys in no time.
Estimated Delivery: 03/11/14 — 03/15/14
Return Policy: Returnable within 30 days for 1) store credit and free return shipping, or 2) credit card refund less return shipping.
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Most items returnable within 30 days for: 1) free returns for store credit
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