Design Features | Elite Silicone Quick Release
Our Elite Silicone Quick Release watch bands feature the comfort, fit and durability sought after by even the most discerning watch enthusiasts.
Two Lengths Included
Each of our Elite Silicone straps comes standard with different two lengths of the ‘long side’ of the strap (the side with the holes), assuring a perfect fit for nearly any wrist. Guaranteed to fit all men and women or money back; Fits wrists 5" to 8" in circumference, but watch geometry may also impact fit.
BARTON’s proprietary locking feature assures that the free end of the strap stays securely in place.
Integrated Quick Release Spring Bars
Equipped with integrated quick release spring bars that allow you to insert or remove the band in a matter of seconds.
Textured and Tapered
The top of the strap features a rich texture pattern that provides a premium look to accommodate even the finest of timepieces. Each strap is also tapered and the width at the buckle is narrower than the width at the watch head. Widths and taper are as follows:
- 18mm lug width tapers 2mm to 16mm at buckle
- 19mm lug width tapers 1mm to 18mm at buckle
- 20mm lug width tapers 2mm to 18mm at buckle
- 21mm lug width tapers 1mm to 20mm at buckle
- 22mm lug width tapers 2mm to 20mm at buckle
- 23mm lug width tapers 1mm to 22mm at buckle
- 24mm lug width tapers 2mm to 22mm at buckle
High Tensile Silicone
BARTON's Elite Silicone straps utilize rubber that can endure a wide range of temperatures and a great deal of force without deforming. You will find that they are extremely soft to the touch and comfortable on the wrist. We analyzed and tested a range of hardness levels on the 'Shore A' durometer scale and settled on the one that was the most comfortable without sacrificing any durability. All of our silicone watch straps are also specially treated to assure that they do not smell or attract dust.
316L Stainless Steel Components
Our Elite Silicone Quick Release watch bands use 316L surgical grade stainless steel buckles with a solid tang and brushed finish. Others use lower grade stainless steels or even iron. Iron components rust and need to be bulkier and heavier to achieve strength comparable to that of stainless steel. The finish on iron parts can weather or wear off, leaving a dull, scrap-metal appearance. If you take a knife to our stainless steel components, you will find a material that 1) is solid all the way through, 2) is difficult to scratch or bend and 3) maintains its initial shine for many years.