FFF Watchband (Adjustable)

$42.00

All adjustable FFF watchbands are ‘buy 2 get one free’. Just add 3 to your cart (any size/leather/stud color) to see discount.

Mix adjustable cordovan or standard adjustable bands. Not good on Apple Watchbands or Custom Cordovan.


We created the Custom Cordovan Button-Stud Watchband, (the first button-stud watchband on the market) and brought it to market with our first products in early 2012. A couple months later, we introduced the adjustable button-stud band, allowing the same simplicity and comfort of the custom band, but sized to fit any wrist, (and if it doesn’t fit yours, we’ll get you one that does) while maintaining a sleek look of the original by hiding the adjustment holes behind the watch face. Since then, we’ve had a LOT of imitators; so it looks like we’re doing something right.

Offered here in Horween Chromexcel, Veg Tan, Latigo, and Ultra-Thin Horsefront leathers.  Top-shelf Shell Cordovan leather options also available. For a ready-made watch & band combination, see our currently available pairings with select watch faces.

  • 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 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).


“How do I know which color is which??” Select a leather color from the drop down menus below, and the photos will update to reflect your choice.

Check the Shipping Information page for our time to hand-craft your order and shipping options, and our pretty damn liberal return policy, in case the goods don’t work out for you.


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(All studs use hypoallergenic brass backs to avoid skin irritation)

The “lug width” of your watch is what determines the watch band size. You can google your watch model number and “lug width” to find out your band width, or measure the gap the band would slip through in millimeters. Contact us if you have questions, or need a band in a different width than is shown here.

Engraving/Monogramming options

See our Engraving/Monogramming page for information. Double tap images on mobile to select (single tap shows name/price options).

laser engraved pattern on band

(standard location-below stud hole, reads L-R when wrist held up) “First Middle Last” style:

(input full name, NOT initials; we will style your engraving per your selection above)

(standard location-inside band, hidden when wearing)

Using a clean piece of unlined white paper (computer paper), hand write your message with a black pen–preferably even a sharpie so it will engrave nice and thick, then take a well lit photo of it with your phone and upload it here. Don’t worry if it’s crooked or you need to cross out a word and re-write it, we can adjust it all in photoshop. We’ll tweak as needed to make it engrave well and contact you prior to making to finalize location.

(max file size 2 GB)

Gift Message OR Special Instructions

If you’d prefer a (Twitter-sized) gift message to the recipient, instead of our typical thank-you note to the purchaser, let us know what you’d like on the card. You can also include any special instructions we may have asked you for if you chatted with us via email/messenger so we can make sure your order is perfect. Or, tell us what bourbon we really need to check out, or your favorite meme format…you’ve got 420 characters, go wild.

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More Information

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): [unordered_list style=”bullet”]

  • 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 (a vintage Omega Seamaster, for example), 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 cordovan band. The Swiss company Bergeon makes a quality option in their ‘6767’ model. 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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Perfect, especially for small wrist
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Button-Stud Watchband
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Good, but not durable.
Courtland...hey there. Apologies for taking a couple days to respond to your review. I wanted to look back at your purchases. We see a purchase for a midday weekender (i'm guessing that's the one in the photo, maybe we missed a purchase in the history though) in 2013 (7 years ago), and some bands in 2016. We're going to send you replacement bands (we'll be emailing you separately to make sure we have your current address). Full grain leather can be quite durable, but there are some factors that will limit its longevity: wearing every day without switching it out and giving the leather a chance to fully dry out (particularly if it gets wet/sweaty) is the main cause of failure. Another factor can just be a fluke weak point in the hide. We're happy to send a replacement out. As to the timex...there are absolutely different grades of watch face materials. Premium watches use sapphire crystals that are quite scratch resistant, and rolex for example cuts their own faces that are somehow magically even more scratch resistant than sapphire. Timex has recently released some made-in-america watches that use gorilla glass (like on iPhones and a lot of other cell phones) which is also quite scratch resistant. By default, though, timex uses a less durable crystal, and it will pick up scratches over time if it gets dinged and dropped.Regardless, we'll be sending you a new watch and replacements for the bands you purchased. Just check your inbox for an email to let us know about your address.