BRACELETS AND BUCKLES
The bracelet is a piece that is attached to the case middle part. It allows the timepiece to be held on the wrist and participates in the general design of the watch by its decoration and its material.
The bracelet has another part called a clasp that allows you to secure your outfit and sometimes to adjust the length of the bracelet on your wrist. There are two main types of clasps; the simplest is the pin buckle, the second is the folding buckle.
The leather strap is made of two main pieces that attach to the case middle. Calf leather is the most used, but more exotic leathers are also used, such as alligator and galucha.
Although more expensive to produce, they have the advantage of having an almost infinite lifespan unlike a leather strap that wears out and needs to be replaced.
For a few years now, we have been finding bracelets made from vegetable matter, such as grape marc. They have the advantage of creating no animal suffering.
The first mass-produced plastic bracelets arrived in the early 80's with a famous plastic watch. In recent years, some initiatives have arrived, notably with watches with recycled plastic straps.
The pin buckle is the most basic clasp that can be found. It is composed of three components, the buckle, the pin and the barrette.
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