Panama hat, check; camp collar shirt and shades, check; passport, check; watch, maybe. Getaways call for getaway outfits and that includes your watch, why not pick them with these strap options to match the escapade vibes? Five hours later, you will be ready for paradise, slumped into the deck chair sipping piña colada, to the sound of waves crashing into the beach. After an arduous quarter of work and endless OTs, the chance to unwind is now.
Pictured Above: NATO Strap
Lend a pop of colour to your watch with these fabric straps which were designed originally for wartime use. Solids, stripes or even funky prints, NATO straps come in a myriad of colour combinations and designs that injects fun into your watch and outfit. NATO straps are easily interchangeable so be sure to have an arsenal on stand-by. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra and Tudor Black Bay Bronze are featured with NATO strap colours that match elements on the dial — the orange seconds hand for the Omega and the contrasting gold elements for the Tudor.
Championed by the Italians, channel your sprezzatura with these chic bracelets. Milanese bracelets are thin, light, and less chunky on the wrist compared to their solid-links counterpart. The Tissot Visodate is a good option with its simple styling, while the Gucci G-Timeless features the brand’s signature stripes extending past the dial to the bracelet. Both are good options that can take you from poolside drinks to romantic beach dinners effortlessly.
Yes, rubber straps are boring to look at but, on the wrist, they are oh-so-comfortable. There’s another plus for being water resistant but be wary if your skin has allergies to latex. Track your vitals while on your morning gym and jog sessions with the Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch but stay away from the email notifications! The Bell & Ross BR03-92 is a macho option while flexing in the gym but stays relatively low key with its stealth-black appearance.