May 09, 2019

Tight Squeeze?

Here at the Barton HQ we have a few watches in particular that have a difficult time accommodating our NATO style straps (nylon & leather). If you have found yourself in the same frustrating position, don’t throw in the towel just yet! “But why is this happening”, you might ask. One possibility is that the position of the lug holes on your timepiece were drilled rather close to the watch head so the strap doesn’t have enough room to slide between the spring bar and watch case. This is merely a result of the watch design. Another possibility is that your watch was produced specifically to accommodate a curved strap. Our Alpina Alpiner (seen below) is a great example of the "tight squeeze" scenario. 

The solution - curved spring bars! The curve of the spring should give our NATO style strap the extra wiggle room it needs to slide between the watch head and spring bar!  We have some extras laying around our office, so be sure to reach out directly if you are having any issues, and we would be happy to help you out!

Alpina on NATO style straps with curved spring bars

 

 

April 04, 2019

Now Available | 24mm Canvas Quick Release

Time to make some room for the big boys, y'all! 24mm Canvas Quick Release just showed up at the HQ, and they're already making themselves right at home. It has been a long time coming, and we can't wait to see our attractive, rugged canvas straps on even more timepieces! Buy multiple and swap daily to compliment your wardrobe, or mix and match with any of our other 24mm straps - SiliconeLeather or NATO Style

Barton Watch Bands Canvas Quick Release 24mm

February 19, 2019

19mm, 21mm, 23mm & 24mm Elite Silicone Quick Release

The people have spoken, and we've heard you! Elite Silicone straps for 24mm and odd lug widths - 19mm, 21mm & 23mm - are now available! It has been a long time coming, and we can't wait to make room for more awesome timepieces.

We wish we could go back in time and convince every watchmaker to use 22mm lugs, but the flux capacitor on our DeLorean broke, so we're doing the next best thing by adding more widths to try to accommodate all of the watches out there.  Some of our favorite watches around the office have odd lugs - Omega Planet Ocean (21mm), IWC Spitfire Mark XV (19mm), Alpina Alpiner (21mm), Cartier Calibre Diver (23mm), Baume Mercier Conrad (23mm) - and we know there are hundreds more out there from Swiss Army, Tag Heuer, Omega and the like.  If you've been struggling to find that perfect silicone strap for your odd width dive watch, look no further.  

There's also more on the horizon!  24mm canvas will be added this spring and odd-sized alligator and leather are on their way before the end of summer.

If you're having trouble determining the proper width for your watch, check out our Fitting Guide, or email us at info@bartonwatchbands.com with the make/model of your watch and we'll do our best to help out.

Odd Lug Width Watch Straps

January 15, 2019

NEW | Alligator Grain Quick Release Watch Bands

A new year calls for new bands, and we are coming in hot with our most recent creation, Alligator Grain Leather Quick Release watch bands! Crafted from hand-selected bovine leather and embossed with alligator styling, these straps are sure to dress up any traditional timepiece or smartwatch. Featuring a 2mm taper from watch head to buckle and padded for style and comfort, these bands round out our leather collection with an added level of sophistication.

Available in 18mm, 20mm & 22mm lug widths to fit thousands of traditional and smartwatch models.  Also available for Apple Watch!

Barton Watch Bands Alligator Grain Leather Quick Release straps

Alpina watch on Barton Watch Bands Alligator Grain Leather 

November 23, 2018

Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018

The holidays are right around the corner and we've got you covered with all of this year's important shipping deadlines!

Last Day to Purchase to Assure Christmas Delivery

Continental US, Alaska & Hawaii:
- Standard Postage - Dec. 19
- Priority Postage - Dec. 19
- Express Overnight - Order by 11:00am Central Standard Dec. 22

International (outside of the US):
- Standard & Priority - Nov. 29
- DHL Express - Dec. 19

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September 25, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 | Band Compatibility

Last week Apple introduced their latest brainchild, the Apple Watch Series 4. Focusing on a larger display and new health tracking features, this is unquestionably the best Apple Watch yet. 

For the first time since the first Apple Watch was released almost four years ago, the hardware has been redesigned with a new case and new screen size. Fortunately these modifications won't stop us from getting you all the watch bands your heart desires! 

Apple has made sure that all bands are compatible across all four Apple Watch Series, and all of our Apple Watch Bands will be a perfect fit for the Series 4. Straps originally designed for Series 1-3 38mm will integrate seamlessly with the Series 4 40mm, while those that fit the Series 1-3 42mm will also fit the Series 4 44mm! So, if you already have some of our Apple Watch bands and are planning to upgrade to the Series 4, you should be all set. If you're looking for a new strap, let the fun begin!

Apple Watch series 4 straps

 

September 06, 2018

NEW | Black Leather Quick Release with Colored Stitching

Fall is the perfect time to add a little leather to your wardrobe and we've got you covered with our NEW Black Leather Quick Release Bands with RedOrange & Blue stitching.  A must have for any watch with red, orange or blue accents around the dial, these straps are a great addition to any collection and a sure way to keep your #wristcandy current. Available in 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm & 24mm lug widths.

Black Leather Quick Release strap with colored stitching

Black Leather / Orange Stitching Barton Watch Bands

Rolex on Black Leather / Blue Stitching quick release strap

Black Leather / Red Stitching

July 26, 2018

New Elite Silicone Colors!

Looking for the perfect excuse to add more watch bands to your collection? Say no more! Meet the three newest members of the Elite Silicone Quick Release crew...

The Flatwater Foundation Strap

Flatwater Elite Silicone To learn more about Barton's involvement with the Flatwater Foundation click here

Chocolate Brown & Khaki

Citizen Eco Drive on Brown & Khaki Elite Silicone

Black & Pink

Timex on Black & Pink Elite Silicone quick-release strap

Time to bring some fresh style to that watch profile! Available in 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm lug widths.

July 23, 2018

THE FLATWATER FOUNDATION QUICK RELEASE STRAP

After much anticipation, our two-toned blue Flatwater Elite Silicone Quick Release Strap is available for purchase in 18mm, 20mm & 22mm widths!

On June 25th, the 9th Annual Tyler's DAM THAT CANCER paddle took place in our home town of Austin! 185 paddlers embarked on a 21 mile trek down the Colorado River and raised over $780,000 dollars for the Flatwater Foundation. BARTON was a proud sponsor of the event and with the help of Nixon we were also able to hook all of this years paddlers with custom BARTON "Flatwater" Quick Release straps! Not only did this years paddlers have amazing #wristgame but they also raised a boat load of money for an incredible cause.

The paddling is over for now, but our support of the Flatwater Foundation is just beginning. Every band includes a custom stainless steel etched buckle and proudly reflects the Dam That Cancer colors and proceeds will be donated to the Flatwater Foundation in support of their mission to provide mental health resources to those directly impacted by cancer.

For more information visit flatwaterfoundation.org

 

flatwater foundation dam that cancer Barton Watch Bands Elite silicone strap

Flatwater Two Tone Blue Elite Silicone Strap

Tyler's Dam that Cancer event

May 29, 2018

Now Available | Waxed Canvas Watch Rolls

We are proud to introduce our new Waxed Canvas Watch Roll! Custom crafted from water-resistant, waxed canvas and a soft flannelette lining, these are the perfect travel case for your most cherished timepieces. Keep your collection protected for years to come, whether at home or on the road. Designed to fit watch heads up to 46mm.

Waxed Canvas Watch Roll

Watch Roll Barton Watch Bands