We’re moving on up, to the East Side watch fam! Sadly, no pie is involved, but we do have a sweet new place to call home. Long story short, we outgrew our old shoes and needed a larger spot to accommodate all our watch band awesomeness.
If you have stopped by the HQ in the past, you know the drill. For you rookies out there, we have our showroom up and running with our entire collection of bands, stocked and ready for any timepieces you might bring by. Whether you are strolling through the neighborhood, on business, or visiting for a quick trip to the Capitol city, our doors are open...at least between the hours of 10-5, Monday - Friday!
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Have questions? Want to make sure we are around? Feel free to drop us a line at 512-410-8793 or shoot us an email at email@example.com!
No clue what to get Dad this year? We've all been there. Luckily, we've whipped up a little gift guide to help you pick out a great gift for the old man that is both thoughtful and something he will use, even if he says he "don't need anything".
Let's face it, he doesn't need another tie or cuff links, and he already bought himself the watch he had his eye on...but does he have other bands for that watch? Or a travel case to protect his baby? We ain't talking about you though.
Here are a few gift ideas to help you become the favorite (in case you aren't already):
Our Alligator watch bands are the perfect pick for Dad. They will class up any timepiece and drastically improve his lack of style that you have constantly reminded him about. These bands are the perfect tandem with any belt or his favorite pair of shoes, bringing a savvy sought after business look full circle.
Our Elite Silicone watch bands are a fan favorite, hands down. They are smoother than a baby's bottom and are the perfect option for any athletic activity. Whether dad is mowing the lawn at 8 am on a Saturday, setting a PR on the rowing machine or hitting the town with his friends, these straps are an excellent complement to his favorite timepieces. They also come in a range of awesome color combinations, so don't feel like you have to pick just one.
Our Canvas Watch Bands are a classic wardrobe staple. Casual comfort is the game, and these bands are a great option to beat the heat this summer. As we like to describe it, they are "fashionably rugged". An ideal option for Dads next big adventure or weekend camping trip.
Our Waxed Canvas Watch Roll is the home that Dad's timepieces have always dreamed of. It is water-resistant with felt lined pockets on the inside and looks totally awesome. This is the perfect travel case for his most cherished timepieces, something he is sure to bring with him everywhere. Who knows, he might even tell stories about it for years to come. Fabricated with 5 pockets, this watch roll can do it all.
**Receive a FREE Barton Watch Bands Leather Coaster with every Watch Roll purchase while supplies last**
Is Dad a big fan of BARTON? Our Mesh Back Trucker Hat would be the icing on the cake! Talk about completing a gift set.
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!
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 - Silicone, Leather or NATO Style.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the make/model of your watch and we'll do our best to help out.
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!
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
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!
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 Red, Orange & 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.
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...
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Time to bring some fresh style to that watch profile! Available in 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm lug widths.