Hello everyone, and welcome to another Singaporean article! In this feature article, I’ll be rounding up 12 places in Singapore where you can purchase the perfect strap to “zhng” your beloved timepiece without breaking the bank.

Instead of buying an off-the-rack strap, why not support a local strap brand?

Without further ado, these are my personal affordable strap recommendations! Brands are listed in ascending order of price.

1) Nomad Watch Works

With a wide variety of straps to be had for as little as $3, there’s bound to be something for everyone at Nomad Watch Works!

My pick: the Pueblo watch strap, priced at $39.

My opinion: If you’re looking for bang-for-buck, look no further than Nomad Watch Straps. Though most of their straps are extremely affordable, the quality of their straps are actually pretty decent, and punch way above their weight for their price range. In my opinion, they offer the best leather straps one can find for under S$40. They have a huge variety available as well, from silicone straps, to Horween leather straps, and even exotic straps made from python leather. I actually reviewed a bunch of their straps – for a more detailed opinion, do read the article here, here, and their latest straps here. I also reviewed some of their watch storage options here.

Price: Starts at just $3 for a NATO strap. As Nomad Watch Works is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

2) Straps House

If you don’t have much to spend, Straps House is perfect for those on a budget!

My pick: Perlon Watch Strap, priced at S$18.

My opinion: Straps House probably offers some of the most affordable straps on the market. Their NATO straps start at $6 (before promo code)! Despite the low price, their straps are of decent quality, and regularly punches above their price points. For those looking for cheap NATO, Zulu, or Perlon straps, Straps House makes for a good option!

Price: Starts at just $6 SGD for a NATO strap. As Straps House is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

3) Wabi Straps

For those looking for affordability and variety, Wabi Straps offers a range of aesthetically intriguing straps that won’t break the bank!

The straps that I reviewed from Wabi Straps. My Pick would be the tapered dress watch strap (seen on the Tissot here), priced at S$32.

My opinion: One thing is for sure – Wabi Straps offer a lot of variety. Whether you’re looking for NATO, metal, leather, or rubber, you can pretty much find everything that you’re looking for at Wabi Straps. And for the most part, their offerings are aesthetically intriguing, yet durable as well. That being said, I do think that their leather straps present the best value proposition – they look great, and are well-built. I would also recommend checking out their vintage JB Champion straps as well – I think those are a steal, for the quality that you’re getting! For more detailed opinions, do read my review here.

Price: Prices start from a mere S$16. As Wabi Straps is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

4) Wrisky

If you’re after affordable and high-quality leather straps, then Wrisky is your best bet.

My Pick: Wrisky’s range of handcrafted exotic leather straps, priced at just $80.

My opinion: If you’re looking for affordable leather straps, Wrisky offers a variety of high-quality leather straps for under $40! In particular, I recommend the Epsom leather straps, and the Goat leather straps. For those on the hunt for exotic leather straps, Wrisky also has a curation of handcrafted exotic leather straps – you can get a handcrafted ostrich/crocodile strap for around $80, which to my knowledge is probably the most affordable locally. Lastly, Wrisky even stocks a selection of SKX parts! If you would like to know my detailed opinion on Wrisky’s straps, do read the written review here, and the video review here.

Price: Wrisky’s leather straps start from $18, while handcrafted exotic leather straps start from $80. As Wrisky is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

5) Coup de Coeur

Looking for something more vibrant? With an array of vividly coloured straps, Coup de Coeur is the solution.

My Pick: Ocean Blue Watch Strap, $49.

My opinion: Coup de Coeur is mainly a watch brand (I recently reviewed a watch of theirs here, and here), but they do sell a wide variety of affordable watch straps. My favourites would be their brightly coloured straps – colours such as Ocean Blue, Watermelon Red, Lavender Pink and more are available. If you’re looking to add some colour to your wrist, give the straps from Coup de Coeur a try!

Price: Coup de Coeur straps start at S$19. As Coup de Coeur is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

6) Strapatelier 

Another strap label that offers quality products at affordable pricing, Strapatelier has a thoughtful curation of strap offerings that will elevate any watch – including some of the most affordable handcrafted straps in the local market.

My pick: Strapatelier’s handcrafted strap collection, starting at $69.

My opinion: Founded by watch enthusiast Kai in 2017, Strapatelier offers a wide range of affordable straps that offers terrific value for money. In particular, I find their wide varieties of leather straps to be great bang-for-buck. Most of their leather straps are vegetable-tanned, and patinas beautifully over time. In particular, the pueblo, epsom and horween leather straps are pretty good. They also offer curved-end rubber straps for Seiko SKX, Sumo, Samurai, and more. Furthermore, Strapatelier includes free spring bars, microsuede cloth and even a spring bar removal tool above a certain spending amount! As the icing on the cake, Strapatelier also sells some of the most affordable handcrafted straps in the local market. For those interested, I did a full review of their straps here, and reviewed their latest handcrafted straps here.

Price: Strapatelier’s straps start at a mere $24. As Strapatelier is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here.

7) STRAPosphere

Offering a wide range of affordable yet stylish straps, STRAPosphere has cultivated a loyal following over the years.

My Pick: the Strapobelt 4.0, priced at S$29.

My opinion: I think STRAPosphere does a great job at providing quality products at a very affordable price – most of their straps hover around the ~$20 USD price point. In particular, I think they do a great job with their rubber straps, such as the curved end fitted straps for Seiko dive watches – the strapoFIT – and the strapoMESH (pictured above). If you’re on the hunt for quality watch straps, yet don’t want to burn a hole in your wallet, I highly recommend checking STRAPosphere out. For more detailed opinions, you can read my review of their straps here. I also reviewed some of their latest straps here.

Price: STRAPosphere’s straps start at $19 USD/S$26. As STRAPosphere is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here.

8) Luff Watch Straps

For those looking for “parachute” watch straps, Luff Watch Straps offers elastic watch straps at a very affordable price.

 
My Pick: the Elastico G2 straps, priced at S$34.

My opinion: I think where Luff excels is in their NATO straps, specifically their range of parachute straps. Parachute straps have been in vogue lately, with Erika’s Original straps being very popular. However, a strap from Erika’s Original is very pricey – their straps start from 50 euros, or ~S$76. That’s more than twice the price of the Elastico G2 from Luff, and frankly speaking, the Luff straps provides much better value for money. They also have a fantastic line of seatbelt NATO straps as well! In my honest opinion, Luff currently offers the best value proposition when it comes to parachute and seatbelt NATO straps. For a more detailed opinion, do read my review of their straps here!

Price: Luff’s seatbelt NATO straps start at S$27, whilst the aforementioned parachute NATO straps start at S$34. As Luff Watch Straps is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

9) Vario 

Looking for something unique? Known for their Harris Tweed and graphic NATO straps, Vario offers you a way to stand out from the crowd!

My pick: the Graphic NATO straps, priced at S$36.

My opinion: For those tired of the usual leather/NATO straps, Vario offers some intriguing options. Firstly, they offer Harris Tweed straps in a variety of striking colourways for you to spice up your wrist game. Harris Tweed is a fabric handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebridges of Scotland and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides, a material commonly seen in luxury fashion items. Secondly, Vario also offers strikingly patterned graphic NATO straps designed here in Singapore. As compared to the cheaper, commonplace NATO designs one usually sees, the ones offered by Vario is definitely a step up. Furthermore, Vario’s Harris Tweed and graphic NATO straps are also compatible with the Apple Watch – what’s not to like? For more detailed opinions, do read my review here.

Price: Vario’s graphic NATO straps are priced at S$36, and Harris Tweed straps at S$53. As Vario is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 8% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

10) Cozy Handmade

As their name suggests, Cozy Handmade specialises in handmade leather straps. The most affordable option on the list, a handmade strap from them can be bought for as little as $42 SGD!

My Pick: Cozy’s Vintage Two-Piece straps, priced at S$92.

My opinion: I think that it’s amazing for them to offer handcrafted straps for as low as $42 SGD! Their leather quality is quite good as well, given the fact that they use full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather from Tuscany, Italy. Given their price point, bang for buck their straps hard to beat. Interestingly, they stock an extensive range of straps for the Apple Watch as well! For more detailed opinions, do check out my review of them here, and here.

International shipping: Yes

Price: Starts at $42 SGD for a one-piece strap. As Cozy Handmade is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here.

11) Yi Leather

Yi Leather has garnered a sizeable customer base these past few years by providing high-quality handcrafted straps at affordable pricing.

 
My pick: Blue sharkskin strap, priced at S$180.

My opinion: With Yi Leather, you’re mainly paying for the experience and expertise. There are places where you can get cheaper handcrafted straps with similar leather quality (for example, the aforementioned companies above), but I personally find the finishing of Yi Leather straps better. They also have a wide range of strap types/colours for you to choose from! Variety of materials is definitely one of Yi Leather’s strength – in fact, they offer sharkskin and crocodile leather straps for just $180 SGD, as well as straps with more unique stitching. In addition to straps, Yi Leather also makes handcrafted leather goods such as cardholders and watch pouches, as well as bracelets. For a more detailed opinion, do read my review of Yi Leather straps here!

International shipping: Yes.

Price: Starts at $98 SGD for non-exotic straps.  As Yi Leather is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here.

12) Obbi Good Label

A local team of leather artisans, Obbi Good Label (OGL for short) offers a range of rugged, durable products. While they are more known for their bags and wallets, they do also have a substantial range of watch straps available!

My pick: OGL FAB Mil Webbing Watch strap, priced at $80 USD/ ~S$110.

My opinion: While OGL is known for their leather products – they also sell a wide range of leather straps – my favourite from them have to be their FAB Mil Webbing watch strap. The OGL FAB Military watch straps (seen above) are actually reconstructed from original Army webbing used on SAF military helmets and equipment. Used on military helmets or on equipment like rifle slings, harnesses, etc, they are cut out and modified into Obbi Good Label’s FAB Military Watch Straps. Even the hardware on the straps is sourced from SAF equipment! Personally, I find this concept undeniably cool – you’re literally wearing a piece of military history (or for older readers, perhaps nostalgia) on your wrist. For those interested, you can read my review of the OGL FAB Mil Webbing watch strap here, and the OGL WTC Handstitch Leather Zulu watch strap here.

Price: Starts at $80 USD/S$111 for the FAB Mil Webbing watch strap. As Obbi Good Label is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon checkout to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here.

Other listicles

If you found this tailoring listicle helpful, do check out some of my other listicles below:

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  3. 6 Perfume Brands in Singapore to check out
  4. 6 Affordable Wallets in Singapore
  5. 10 Underrated Singaporean Watch Brands that won’t break the bank
  6. 4 Affordable Dress shoes in Singapore

Conclusion

That rounds up this list of local strap brands! Instead of paying a premium for an off-the-rack brand such as Hirsch, why not consider supporting the aforementioned Singaporean strap efforts instead? Whether you’re looking to up the ante on your luxury watch, or simply trying to change the look of your microbrand watch, toying with strap choices is a great way to do so. Straps shouldn’t be an afterthought – great straps help elevate the watches that they are paired with, giving them a platform to shine.

For those interested in getting a strap from any of the aforementioned brands, simply use the code “WAHSOSHIOK” for 8-15% off! I’m proud to call all of them partners of Wah So Shiok, and can’t wait to see them each growing from strength to strength.

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