Many of the watch straps available in Germany and Europe are, similar to other sectors (clothing, electronics etc.), produced outside of Europe (mostly in the far east). This is not necessarily negative for the quality of the products. Nowadays there are many renowned manufacturers with years of experience, that often use European know-how and high quality materials (e.g. leather from European Tanneries) in their watch strap production.
At WATCHBANDCENTER we generally aim to offer you as the customer great watch straps, selected for their quality, completely independent of their geographical origin. We regret that there are still watch strap retailers declaring products, which are actually made in the far east, as "Made in Germany".
However, and particularly in the area of leather watch straps, manufacturers still exist, often in the form of small, specialist or niche, often family managed companies, which are run using a combination of their experience, traditional skills and innovative technology. These companies still, in this time and age, manufacture high quality watch straps that are in reality "Made in Europe". We also aim to offer you, as part of our huge range of watch straps, watch straps which are made here in Germany or in the countries around Europe (either completely or predominantly). With the use of this page, we'd like to make these products fast and easy to find.
The classification of the products as "Made in Germany/Europe" was conducted based on information provided by our suppliers themselves.
Watch straps made of synthetic materials (e.g.. silicone) and metal watch bands, which are made in Europe, are currently still fairly rare and are only available from selected suppliers.