Timex Weekender 40 / FFF Watchband

$108.00

Buy any watch/band combo and get an extra adjustable cordovan or standard adjustable watchband for 33% off. Just add the extra band to your cart (any size/leather/stud color) to see discount.

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, 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 Date: April 2015


"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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  • Adjustable length button-stud band fits virtually all wrist sizes with over 2″ of adjustment.
  • When installed correctly (wear it as shown in the photos, 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.
  • One available watch face color.
  • Button-stud color selected to complement watch face.
  • Delivered assembled per our installation instructions (see below).
  • Includes original Timex NATO style slip-thru band.
  • 20mm watch band, 40mm watch case.
If yours is a small/medium size wrist, and you find too much extra band on the button-stud end of the strap, simply trim the excess off. We suggest leaving approximately 3/4" of leather past the button stud. Cutting a slightly rounded arc is recommended, but not necessary--the adjustable end you cut is intentionally hidden by the studio-finished tag end.

A note on leather stretch & measuring sizes (or How I learned to stop worrying and love the leather):

Leather stretches--but not on its own, like an old rubber band. We have attempted to size our products to take the stretch into account, and still result in a product that fits appropriately: Additionally, if a particular leather/weight will stretch too much for a particular product, we don't use it--so you don't need to worry about picking or not picking a product/leather based on which leather type it's made out of; get what you like, don't worry about stretch, and if your particular piece stretches abnormally, contact us for a replacement. We do our best to ensure that products perform similarly when they leave the studio, but as leather is a variable/non-engineered product, occasionally a piece just breaks in differently than normal, and we'll fix the issue for you. Different types of our leathers may stretch more (and differently) than others, depending on their own qualities (type of animal, location on hide, etc.), and the method in which they were finished at the tannery. Here are our thoughts and observations on leathers that we work with regularly: 

  • Chromexcel (Natural, Ink, Black, etc.) tanned leathers tend to stretch more than others: an average sized bracelet can easily be stretched almost 1/2 of an inch with limited force, and an adjustable watchband will usually stretch one extra hole's length (1/4") after a week or two of wear. Chromexcel often takes on a slightly lighter color when stretched.
  • Veg Tan leathers 'give' slightly less than Chromexcel, but sill stretch--especially when wet. Stretched Veg Tan typically retains the same color as unstretched.
  • Latigo leathers stretch very, very little, due to their tight grain and tanning processes.
  • Shell Cordovan leathers exhibit minimal stretch compared to the veg tan and chromexcel, due to the unique structure of the leather. They will, however, move slightly with time and pressure--an average bracelet-sized strip of Cordovan can gain just under 1/4" in length with limited, intentional force; this is why our Original Custom Button-Stud Watchband is tight at first, and stretches to fit perfectly after one or two wearings.
  • Russet leathers stretch very little, if at all, though are initially more stiff than the other leathers.  With time and wear, they will soften up, but not as much as the other leathers.
  • Ultra-Thin HF (Horsefront) leathers are very thin, but due to the characteristics of horsehide, exhibit minimal stretch. They are excellent for when the absolute lightest weight leather is needed, but a very light weight regular chromexcel or veg tan (cow hide) leather would lose its shape.

With that said, if you are not happy with the size shipped to you, please refer to our Return Policies page for return shipping, replacement, or refund instructions.


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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D
D.A.
great watch

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

K
K.M.
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.

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J.H.
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.

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S.B.
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!

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A.K.
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.

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W.H.
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

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B.B.
Love it!

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

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W.I.
Very Pleased

Purchased a wallet and watch. Good communication, speedy delivery an extremely pleased with both products. Have recommended the website to friends. Would not hesitate to order from here again! Well done by the fff team!