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, with over 2″ of adjustment, 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, with solid brass, stainless steel, and perma-coated black DLC stainless.  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).

Original Release: October 2012


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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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K
K.S.
Elegant and simple

Perfect watch strap for my old watch. The leather is much, much less irritating on my skin than the old nylon strap I had before. Thank you!

M
M.M.
Best Watch Bands... Ever!

This is my second watchbandof this style. Design is great, simplistic, easy adjustable and safe. I never lost my watch with this band, it really works. And it looks super cool. Thank You!

J
J.
Quality Watchbands!

My husband loves the quality watchbands I got for his Timex for Christmas. Beautiful, simple design.

J
J.
If you’re on the fence....

Order it. Stop wondering. I own a number of these straps and they are wonderful. They certainly are the most comfortable straps I’ve ever worn. The only thing that comes close in comparison is a strap I had handmade from an old Swiss Army ammunition pouch. But, unlike that strap, the FFF straps disappear on your wrist. They are amazing and I highly recommend them. Great job FFF!!

R
R.s.
Outstanding quality, as expected.

Easy to adjust to size, and is wearing in wonderfully. My second product from this company, there will be more.

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C.
Good design, great service

I ordered the Chromexcel Natural for my Explorer II. The strap looks amazing, but was too thick to fit under the springbars! I contacted FFF, and they had a new ultra-thin strap in the mail the next day, which fits great!

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S.
Delightful comfort

Second piece I ordered from FFF complementing the Charette Wallet (2015)!

Never worn such a comfortable watchband! No buckle that hits or scratches the table surface during work,
no stress marks on the forearm after taking the watch off. Easy to adjust but a bit challenging to put on for the
first few times ( so just leave it on :D ).

I hoped it will fit well with a Seiko dresswatch as most pairings that I have seen are with chronos / less formal watches. And it does!
But see for yourself : Seiko x FFF.

Thank you again, Shawn!

Excellent! And look at that old school charette wallet...the horsefront just gets better with time. So glad to see you're taking full advantage of the design and wearing the stud up close to the watch face so it doesn't bang the desk.Really glad you like the products!
K
K.S.
Quality Band, Quality Customer Service

I ordered the adjustable, 20mm, chromexcel-brown band to put on my Timex Weekender. The band shipped quickly, fit the watch perfectly and the color was just as advertised. It is very comfortable and can easily be dressed up or worn casually. I love it!