FFF Watchband (Adjustable)

$42.00


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 created the Custom Cordovan Button-Stud Watchband, (the first button-stud watchband on the market) and launched it 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, and Latigo 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.

We use heavier weight leathers and thin down the ‘watch side’ of the band (where the adjustment holes are) for a more universal fit between watch springbars, while maintaining a heavier weight, more substantial leather for the bulk of the band. If you get a band and find your watch still won’t accept the band due to an extremely tight gap, let us know and we’ll make adjustments or get you a refund.

  • 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, animal print, 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
Revision 1: October 2020, updated colors, new skived-watch-end construction

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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Best customer service around

Ordered a watch through Huckberry and the band was a little small for my boyfriends wrist. I reached out to see what we can do. Without hesitation, they ordered me another larger one at no cost to me. Incredibly pleasant communication and extremely fast. I cannot fail to mention how amazing the watch band looks now. My boyfriend wears it everyday! Thank you!

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Z.M.
Great Product, Great Company

Never thought I would be so excited about a watch strap. I was excited enough to receive my order, 2nd strap because I loved the first so much, but was stoked to see a personalized message on the inside of the box. So refreshing to see a company that subtlety puts out a great product and appreciates their customers. I’ll be a customer for life.

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K.W.
Fantastic and personable company

I ordered a band for my brother-in-laws birthday. When it arrived, I was blown away by the quality and the personal touch of a handwritten note inside the lid of the box. When was the last time you received a handwritten thank you? I will definitely be back in the future for more products.

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J.
Excellent gifts!

I bought three adjustable watch bands for my spouse and he loves them. The design is perfect for someone who types a lot, and the bands are both beautiful and comfortable. The customer service was also excellent; I asked a lot of questions to be sure I chose the best bands for my spouse’s favorite watches, and all of my questions were answered promptly and patiently.
These watch bands are unique enough to delight a watch collector and practical enough to satisfy someone with specific needs/tastes. Great purchase!

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S.W.
Just buy it, you won't regret it

The watch band I'd been looking for! I've been searching high and low for a good looking, quality leather watch band that was reasonably priced. It seems all other options in this price range were cheaply made and even cheaper looking. I actually discovered FFF on a different web site paired with a Timex Weekender. I had to do some sleuthing to figure out where I could just find the brand of the watchband. I'm glad I did, I get compliments on the unique stud closure all the time and I always refer them to FFF. I plan on purchasing more for other watches in my collection. FFF you have a customer for life. Great product, excellent service, and incredibly fast shipping.

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M.W.
Great product, better customer service

I ordered a button stud watchband in light tan with a black stud for a citizen field watch with an 18mm lug. When I received the band, it was slightly shorter than I had anticipated. It turns out this is because 18mm widths are usually purchased for use on smaller wrists. I only know this because Shawn is super helpful and explained why the band was a bit short while also quickly getting me set up with a replacement. My only complaint is my older bands have the cool FFF logo on them, while my knew one does not.

I can't wait to show this combo off at the office. Y'know. Sometime next year. Hopefully.

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K.I.
Unique design watch band

I like the simple clean design of the band. The leather feels great, well made, and many colors to choose from. I requested the band to be adjusted to fit very small wrist and it fits perfectly on my tiny wrist. Nice packaging and easy to follow instruction on the website to install the band to your watch.

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M.E.
Not like the original band I have

I love vintage 1940’s-1960’s Rolexes. I have six. The first FFF band I got I loved SO much. I realized it was actually my favorite band, and though I have several exotic leather bands with original rare Rolex clasps, the FFF band is the one I just can’t live without. So I wanted more. The first one was a gift from a friend. Brown leather, thin, and PERFECT. I ordered three bands to bring a little variety to my collection and all of them were so thick that they made my watches sit awkwardly high on my wrists. I have a 1946 36mm “big bubble back” and the straps all look so weird on it because the leather is so thick. Can they be shaved down to fit better? Or oiled in some way? Do they need to be “broken in”? None of this was explained to me, please advise. 😢

Hey Morgan; we’ll get you bands that work for your watch, or you won’t pay for them. Just wanted to reassure you of that. So, I’m going to go find your original order email, respond to that, and we’ll check out a couple options to figure out what’s the best way to get you bands that work, whether that’s thinning down the leather a bit more, moving to a different type, or what.