Just last week as I was having a conversation with someone at work, I saw that suddenly he was concentrating more on my watch than on the conversation. I stopped talking and when he noticed that I have picked up on his distraction, he apologetically explained that he found my watch and strap combination very striking. I gave it to him for closer inspection, and after complimenting me again, he remarked that he would have never in his wildest dreams thought about this combination.
That incident once again proved to me the very reason for Reivilo Watch Straps’ existence: To supply watch owners with as wide a choice of colours and combinations of high quality leather straps as practically possible. I was getting frustrated with having a limited choice of black, dark or light brown straps every time I was looking for a new strap for one of my watches. Vintage watches should not be limited to straps in sombre colours only. There is nothing as freshening and complimentary to an old (or new) watch as a leather strap in a colour that immediately grabs the attention and from then on focusses it on the watch. It is a team effort.
People are used to others having dark coloured straps around their arms- they dont even look. But have a bright green, blue, black with bright yellow stitching or any other bright colour around your wrist, and people will notice. And you will find yourself also looking more at your watch than is necessary to tell the time…. Just a quick disclaimer: I dont talk brown or blacks straps down- not at all. I have many of my own watches fitted with black or brown straps, and will continue to do that. Sometimes that is what you want for a specific watch or application. However, open your mind to the power of colour!
I have also noticed that people cant always picture which strap to be the best choice for their watches. Once again, here Reivilo can be of assistance. Send me a photo of your watch, and I will match it with four or five straps, to help you make the choice.
We will also start to feature a watch every month together with a number of straps that we feel goes well with it, to further assist you in making up your mind. This month I chose a dear friend, one of my Seagull collection watches, featuring a lovely reddish brown face. See some of the colours I have chosen for it, and pick your own favourite! Have fun!