FFF Watchband (Adjustable Cordovan)

$62.00


Adjustable FFF Watchband Bundle Deals:

  1. Buy two bands, get one free (great if you already have a watch and are adding FFF bands).
  2. Or, add a watch to get 33% off a band (great if you’re getting a watch from us and want to have an extra band to switch things up)

Mix adjustable cordovan or standard adjustable bands. Not valid on Apple Watchbands or Custom Cordovan. Discounts will automatically apply in your cart whenever 3 bands or a band and a watch are present.



We took the design of The Original Cordovan Button-Stud Watchband, and added the ability to adjust the band to fit your wrist or preferred wear style, while maintaining the comfort, simplicity, and innovative design of the original.

Offered here in Horween’s absolute top-shelf leather, Shell Cordovan. Chromexcel & Veg Tan leather options also available.

“Why do some of the colors look different between the band and the swatch??” There can be a good bit of variation between particular pieces of cordovan (true for ALL full grain leather)–also, depending on the viewing angle, the color can change a good bit–cordovan is a particularly dynamic color tannage of leather.

  • Adjustable length button-stud band fits virtually all wrist sizes with over 2″ of adjustment.
  • If you find your new band needs to be a bit shorter or longer to fit you, or if you find the band stretching out a lot (full grain leather will stretch, some pieces just stretch TOO much, and we just replace them without hassle) contact us for a prompt fix.
  • When installed correctly (wear it as shown in the image below, our watch photos, or all over our Instagram page, NOT with the button stud down on the bottom of your wrist), band design hides button-stud adjustment holes behind watch face (and keeps the button stud from banging against your wrist/desk/laptop while working). For a truly custom band sized to your watch and wrist, see The Original Cordovan Button-Stud Watchband.
  • USA made, low profile screw-back button studs in stainless steel, black DLC perma-coated stainless, and solid brass (all with hypoallergenic solid brass screw backs).

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  • All studs use hypoallergenic brass backs to avoid skin irritation. 

    Our black studs are made for us in the same factory that coats lug nuts for Cadillac. The incredibly durable DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coated stainless steel  isn't coming off, unlike a slightly less durable PVD or vastly less durable black oxide coating.

    We suggest a button stud that matches your watch case.

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  • The "lug width" of your watch is what determines the watch band size. It's the space between the protruding arms (lugs) of your watch where the watchband would slip through. You can google your watch model number and "lug width" to find out your lug/band width, or measure the gap the band would slip through in millimeters.

    If you need a band in a width that is different than the range shown here (unlikely, but possible...there are tons of different watches out there), select any size here to fulfill the 'requirements' of the page, and then make a note in the 'special instructions' section below of the width you need.

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  • Make it yours with a laser engraved:

    Add a laser engraved monogram, custom typed or handwritten (even your kids handwriting) message, corporate logo...if you've got it we can probably laser engrave it. Contact us with questions about anything not shown here, or questions about engravability.

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    Monogram Font*

    Select the font you prefer for your laser engraved monogram

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    Monogram Style*

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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      Traditionally Female Style (First Last Middle, with Last larger)
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      Traditionally Male Style (all letters same height, First Middle Last order)
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      First & Last initials
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      First Initial Only
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      Last Initial Only

    Monogram Style*

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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      Traditionally Female Style (First Last Middle, with Last larger)
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      Traditionally Male Style (all letters same height, First Middle Last order)
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      First & Last initials
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      First Initial Only
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      Last Initial Only

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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      Traditionally Female Style (First Last Middle, with Last larger)
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      Traditionally Male Style (all letters same height, First Middle Last order)
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      First & Last initials
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      First Initial Only
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      Last Initial Only

    Monogram Name*

    Please enter the full name for the monogram (NOT just initials). We will use the style selected above to 'arrange' the initials into your desired layout.

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    Monogram Location/Size Notes

    For monograms, we keep them on the smaller side, but visible. We size them based on the size of the product to maintain a proportional and classy look: near the closure on a watchband, on the bottom right front cover of notebooks, centered on the front of purses or clutches, etc.. If you prefer a different location, give us an idea here and we'll contact you to make sure we engrave where you'd like.

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    Engraved Pattern*

    Laser engraved print on the leather color of your choice

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    Typed or Handwritten*

    Typed: you type in a message here on the site, style it as you wish, and we engrave it.
    Handwritten: you/your kids/your highly advanced dog writes a message on a piece of paper, you take a photo of it, we engrave it.

    We like to 'somewhat hide' personal messages, so that they're not prominently displayed while the product is 'just sitting out,' but is visible to the owner/user when they want to see it.  For example, that usually means inside the wallet when possible, or inside the front cover of a notebook/FFFolio, or even on the back side of a mouse pad/desk pad.  Of course, we can engrave wherever you'd like, just let us know.

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    Message Font*

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    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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      Upper and lower case letters
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      All upper case letters with larger capitals

    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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      Upper and lower case letters
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      All upper case letters with larger capitals

    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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      Upper and lower case letters

    Message Text*

    Enter the text you would like engraved (see 'engraved message location' above for our standard engraving location on this item).  Let us know in the special instructions box below if you'd like it somewhere else and we will contact you to verify prior to making your product.

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    Handwritten Message Upload*

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    For best results, write clearly with a black pen (or fine-tip sharpie) on an unlined piece of white paper. Take a photograph of it with your phone from overhead with minimal shadows in good light. We'll contact you if we have issues with the photograph, but it's usually a pretty straightforward process.  If you mess something up you can just scribble it out and write the word again; we'll make sure we have the text looking correct before we make your product.

    Message Location/Size Notes

    For engraved messages, we tend to place them more subtly on a product: The inside cover of a notebook, inside of a wallet, inside of a watchband/hidden when worn, etc., because they tend to be more 'personal' messages that usually want to be more discreet. If you prefer a different location, give us an idea here and we'll contact you to make sure we engrave where you'd like.

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    Logo/Graphic/Artwork Upload*

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    Black & white or three-color grayscale logos work best in the best resolution you have available (vector graphics--ai/eps/etc.--are even better). Feel free to contact us with questions on “engraveability” of your logo. Pricing assumes no photoshop/illustrator work necessary for logo to engrave well.

    Please don't ask us to engrave anything you don't have the rights to (team logos, etc.)

    Graphic location/size notes

    For corporate logos or graphics, we tend to engrave them more prominently on a product: Front of a notebook, outer cover of a wallet, etc. We'll contact you to finalize location after your order, but If you'd like to give us an idea where you'd like it that's great.

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  • Anything you'd like to tell the maker as they're making your product?

    Maybe we asked you to include a special note in your order...or maybe you just wanna say you really like turtles. You do you.

    We can't guarantee that we can accommodate special requests, but we do our best.

  • Typically, we include a short 'thank you' note to the purchaser on the inside of the shipping box, because, well...thanks!

    But if you're getting this for someone else, it might be weird for them to see a note to you, so we'll gladly write a message to them from you instead. But maybe it'd be weird if it's not in your handwriting? Nah, probably not, should be cool. Worth the risk, isn't it?

    Anyway, you type it here and we'll write it for you--just don't be racist/homophobic/etc.; that won't make it on the box.

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Original Release: October 2012

Installing (and wearing) your new Button-Stud Watchband correctly:

Our installation ‘best-practices’ to avoid scuffs (and get all the benefits of the design). 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):

  • Do not ‘center’ the watch face on the watch band, as you would with a normal-style/every-other-watchband-out-there. You’ll see all the adjustment holes (rather than having them hidden behind the watch face, thereby presenting a nice, smooth, minimal leather band), and the button will rest on the pulse point of your wrist and get in the way while working (as well as being more likely to get snagged on something). Once you wear the button-stud watchband, you’ll realize how uncomfortable it is to have watch clasps in your way while working…and you’ll be so glad you took the time to read this. Hey–we’re here to make your life better…or something like that.
  • Always keep the watch face close to the button stud–if you can see more than one adjustment hole while wearing the watch, you aren’t getting the benefits of our original design. You can check out all of the photos of the watches on the site, if this verbal description doesn’t make sense.
  • Avoid pulling the strap all the way through the springbars–only the pointed end of the strap and the adjustment holes themselves should ever pass through the springbar gap in your watch face. Pulling the entire band through can leave a big, probably-permanent scuff/scratch right down the middle of your band due to a sharp edge on your watch case.
  • To install and remove the band, first remove the button stud–as above. If you’re able to install/remove the band with the button-stud still installed, re-read the above point–you won’t put your eye out, but you’ll end up with a scuffed up band from a sharp watch case edge (i.e., yer’ doin’ it wrong).
  • When installed and worn correctly, any scuffs on the leather as a result of installation will be hidden, the adjustment holes will be hidden, and the button-stud will stay out of your way while working at a desk. Hey…we don’t call it ‘form•function•form’ because it rolls so easily off the tongue–this is a sleek and very functional design (and we want to make sure you get the most out of it).
  • In short–hide your holes, and avoid band torture by following the above tips.

Be sure to ‘Mind the Gap’:

On some watches, the springbar is very close to the case itself, leaving a tight space to slide a NATO-style band through. If it is relatively easy to swap grosgrain bands on your watch, this is likely not your situation. However, if you find that your case/springbar dimension is particularly tight, and getting your new band through is proving difficult, Form•Function•Form recommends obtaining a springbar tool in order to easily remove the bar and install your new watchband. The Swiss company Bergeon makes a quality option in their ‘6767’ model, though most any one you can find on Amazon will most likely do the trick. It will take at most 15 seconds to figure out how to use the tool to remove the springbars; just make sure the ‘spring’ doesn’t shoot the tiny part across the room–that will take hours to undo.

Installing the band ‘point-first’, as above, rather than ’rounded-end first’ will make the whole process go much more smoothly, especially in a tight springbar gap; we intentionally pointed the end of the band to make installation easier–slipping the small point through the springbar enables a good grip to pull the rest through.

Customer Reviews

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Classy and comfortable!

I purchased a Chromexcel band a couple years ago and loved it so much that I decided I needed a cordovan band to go with my dressier attire. The Color 8 band is just as comfortable! It's surface is a little shiny, which matches the pizzazz of fancy clothes. The band was engraved with a custom monogram and it turned out crisp and beautiful - a highly recommended customization. I also use it with a 19mm RoadID as well and it fits perfectly! If you're looking for an understated way to step up your dress watch game, this FFF cordovan watch band is it!

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D.H.
Elegance and Versatility

I love these straps. I discovered them in 2018, and now I have eight for literally every shoe color and occasion. The heart of style is simplicity and elegance, in my opinion, and these straps do it with a flair for originality and functionality (ha, thus the name) that make them seem at once brilliant and utterly obvious.

I started out using them on a Skagen Holst, which is a pretty cheap $100 watch someone gave me, and I was getting compliments left and right, even from the four-figure "watch person" set. Now I have them on a Tissot Everytime with a white face, which is also a really simple, minimalist design that plays perfectly with these and really lets them quietly shine. It's a very understated look that can be dressed up or down incredibly well and projects just the right amount of visual activity to complement anything. Total team player.

The BEST thing about these straps, though, is simply the convenience. Whether at home or when I'm traveling, I simply have one watch face and straps on hand for whatever I'm wearing. It's like having six watches that take up less space than a single chunky metal one, which is always gonna make you look like a *****, anyway. :)

Oh! Last note: As I'm posting this, I see that someone below me is complaining about "plastic leather" or "fake leather." I 100% guarantee it's because he doesn't know what cordovan is. When I ordered a black cordovan strap, I had the same initial impression because I also didn't know better at the time. It DOES look like rubber -- because it's not (calfskin) leather; it's SHELL cordovan. It's going to look extremely sleek and you're not going to see the grain that you would in a calfskin leather because there is no grain -- the skin is removed to make the shell. These guys use top-notch, authentic materials. I've come to love the cordovan for its durability, but if you want a strap that looks like the leather you're used to, order one IN LEATHER (not shell cordovan!). It's an easy mistake to make if you don't know what the materials are.

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Not what was expected

Thin plastic appearing leather. Pleather.
The brass piece was ok.
Far from satisfied. My expectation was that for $70 I would receive a high quality watch band. Save your money.

Hey Stefan. Sorry you didn’t like the cordovan. It’s definitely a glossier leather than most. We try to use lighter weight pieces for watchbands, because if it’s too thick it won’t fit through many watches. But I don’t want you to have a band that you’re clearly this unhappy with. Maybe you’d prefer a more standard cowhide leather in a chromexcel finish. I’d like to send you a couple other standard leather bands that aren’t cordovan. It’s a great leather but I usually tell people if they’re not familiar with it already it might not be for them. So unless you’re really wanting the glossy, hard wearing finish that’s sort of the signature of cordovan a different leather might be a better fit. So, I’ll send you some other options, or we can absolutely send a heavier weight piece of cordovan. Let me know which direction you’d like to go...or if you’d just prefer a refund that’s absolutely an option too. Just want to make sure you’re happy.

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A.F.
Happy with the first, so I did it again.

My first band came with a special priced combo deal. Second was to retrofit a watch I already had. Fulfillment and shipping was quick. Nice products.

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A.T.
Repeat customer

3rd watchband. Keep coming back. Comfortable, understated style. Nice customer service too.

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P.D.T.
Elevating my watch game

My Hamilton stainless steel band broke maybe 4 months after my fiance gave it to me as an engagement gift. We were both super bummed. I immediately ordered a strap from form function form and we both love it more than the original. This is my second strap I've pick up from fff and the longevity of these are amazing. The craftsperson who made is actually saw my Instagram post and gave me tips on how to better wear the band, it looks great!

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W.L.
Great customer service!

The leather is top quality.
The original band that I was sent was too thick (the leather itself) to work with the dress watch that I wanted to use it with.
I contacted FFF and they said it was an easy fix, and it was.I just mailed it back and was sent a new band of much thinner leather (cordovan, not the ultra thin regular leather). No extra charge, no hassle!

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Perfect strap, great customer service!

The original strap I ordered, although 20mm, was still just a little too wide for the watch (Sinn 104 st sa). So they sent me a 19mm instead which fits perfectly! Thank you