Timex 40mm Weekender & 20mm FFF Watchband

All adjustable watchbands are 33% off with any watch purchase.

Add an extra band to change up the look of your new watch. Just pick the extra band (any size/leather/stud color) to see discount in your cart at checkout.

In addition to being slightly larger than the original weekender (40mm vs 38mm), the Weekender 40 brings an updated hand design including luminous strips for easier low light reading (of course, the Indiglo feature lights up the whole face); the 40mm case is arguably the new men’s standard size–not too big, not too small. Bundled here with our original invention, the Button-Stud Watchband, in your choice of several leather colors, for a great looking watch that finally won’t scratch the hell out of your laptop; seriously, have you ever noticed how annoying a watch clasp is when you’re actually FFFreaking working??
  • 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.
  • Includes original Timex (nylon or ‘genuine’ leather, depending on the watch) watchband. Button stud (stainless steel, black DLC stainless, or solid brass) selected to complement watch face.
  • When installed correctly (wear it as shown in the photos or the image below, 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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Original Release Date: April 2015

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

Based on 16 reviews
Great quality leather with a cool watch

FFF really nailed it by having the ingenious idea to pair their high quality bands with the coolest inexpensive watch on the market. The Timex Weekender 40 is the perfect casual watch, and it's complimented well by FFF's great leather watchbands. Pull the trigger, you'll be happy.

great watch

Simple but super stylish . Great everyday watch. Very happy with my purchase

Great basic watch

There is nothing over the top about this watch which is what I love. I was looking for a larger faced watch and came across this one with the awesome custom band. Looking forward to getting other bands to swap with this one. It could go with a lot of different styles and still look great.

Beautiful leather. Clean watch.

I learned of this company via Huckberry. The veg-tan leather is beautiful, in a very manly way. It's already showing signs of wear and will continue to show patina over time. The watch face is simple and clean. Overall, it's a great, inexpensive watch that has loads of character.

My GF loved it!

...which means I love it, too! Good design, good workmanship, good leather, what's not to like? A: Nothing. Thanks FFF!

It's so simple

I love wearing my new watch. The strap is so simple and sleek. I display it like woman's engagement ring. Hoping for people to ask me about it.

will buy again and again

I love the watches and bands. nice pieces that you don't see around too much; all for not too much coin. have bought twice and would again

Love it!

Gift for my husband. He loves it! Great fit and looks really nice!