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.

Instead of buying overpriced off-the-rack straps, why not support your local strap brands instead?

Without further ado, these are my personal strap recommendations!

1) Nomad Watch Works

With a wide variety of straps to be had for as little as $6.50 SGD, there’s bound to be something for everyone at Nomad Watch Works!

My pick: the vintage Horween strap, priced at S$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 (<$30 SGD), the quality of their straps are actually pretty decent, and punch way above their weight for their price range! 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, as well as here.

International shipping: Yes.

Price: Starts at just $6.50 SGD 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 the 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 starts at S$6 (before promo code) – I don’t think you can find a NATO strap cheaper! 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!

International shipping: Yes.

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) Luff Watch Straps

For those looking for “parachute” watch straps, Luff Watch Straps offers elastic watch straps at an 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!

International shipping: Yes

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. 

4) 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 on your wrist, give the straps from Coup de Coeur a try!

International shipping: Yes

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. 

5) Mulholland Straps

Popular for their affordable leather zulu straps, Mulholland Straps have gained a loyal following in a relatively short span of time!

My Pick: Cow Leather Zulu Strap, S$26.

My opinion: I quite like Mulholland’s leather zulu straps – I personally use one. To me, the price point is right, and the quality is decent. They also come in several colorways, including rarer ones such as beige and burgundy (see picture above).  For those looking for affordable leather zulu straps, I’ll recommend giving Mulholland Straps a shot!

International shipping: Yes

Price: Mulholland’s leather zulu straps starts at $19 USD/S$26. As Mulholland 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. 

6) 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 colorways 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 the 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?

International shipping: Yes

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 10% off all items store-wide!

Where to buy: Click here. 

7) Crafter Blue

For those fed up with the sub-par rubber straps that come with Seiko watches, or are looking for something sporty to pair with Tudor watches, Hong Kong-based Crafter Blue makes some of the best curved end rubber straps on the market. They are the only non-Singaporean brand on this list, but unfortunately no other local brand offers curved end rubber straps for Seiko and Tudor watches as good as them.

My Pick: Curved end rubber strap for SKX, priced at S$90.

My opinion: Let’s face it – the default rubber straps that come with Seiko watches are sub-par. Crafter Blue saw a gap in the market, and developed wonderful curved end rubber straps designed for specific Seiko/Tudor models! They have straps for the following models: Seiko SKX, Marinemaster, Sumo, Turtle, Samurai, Shogun, and the Tudor Black Bay and Pelagos. I’ve had the chance to interact with their rubber strap in my review of the Crafter Blue Mechanic Ocean, and it is simply spectacular – by far the best curved end rubber strap I’ve interacted with till date. Check them out if you’re looking for a rubber strap for Seiko or Tudor watches!

International shipping: Yes

Price: Most of Crafter Blue’s curved end rubber straps cost just $65/~S$90. As Crafter Blue 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) 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 $38 SGD!

My Pick: Cozy’s Vintage Two-Piece straps, priced at S$78.

My opinion: I think that its amazing for them to offer handcrafted straps for as low as $38 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.

International shipping: Yes

Price: Starts at $38 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.

9) The House of Straps

Another affordable option on the list, The House of Straps (THOS) allows you to customise straps for as low as $39 USD / $53 SGD!

My Pick: Horween Chromexcel Strap, priced at $49 USD/ $67 SGD.

My opinion: I think the value proposition of THOS is superb. For less than $50 SGD, you’re getting a handcrafted, vegetable tanned, full-grain Italian leather strap that you can customise! Usual off the rack vegetable tanned full-grain straps already cost near double of that (Linjer sells their vegetable tanned full-grain straps for $65 USD/ $87 SGD). What’s impressive is that even at this low price point, handcrafted methods of strapmaking such as saddle-stitching are still being utilized. THOS straps comes in a variety of colorways as well. I honestly think that THOS’ straps are a bargain, and if you’re looking to refresh the look of your watch on a budget, THOS would make for a great choice. For more detailed opinions, do read my review of THOS’ straps here.

International shipping: Yes

Price: Starts at $39 USD/ ~$53 SGD (before promo code) for an Italian leather strap. As The House of 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.

10) Yi Leather

Located in the east of Singapore, Yi Leather has garnered a sizeable customer base these past few years by providing high quality handcrafted straps at an 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.

11) Delugs

A relative newcomer, Delugs currently prides itself in offering affordable shell cordovan straps.

My Pick: Shell Cordovan Watch Strap, priced at S$137.

My opinion: Despite being a relatively new brand, the team behind Delugs has been leathercrafting for quite some time now, crafting items such as belts, wallets, bags, etc. They have recently decided to focus their leathercrafting efforts on watch straps, with shell cordovan being the first line that they are bringing to the watch community. Their shell cordovan straps are well-made, with the team’s expertise in leathercrafting evident. Yet, their prices are low – in fact, Delugs’ lined shell cordovan straps may be the cheapest on the market currently! In addition, they also have buttero, as well as waxed camouflage straps. I firmly believe that their straps are great value propositions, and look forward to see which straps they will introduce in the near future. For a more detailed opinion, do read my review of Delugs’ straps here.

International shipping: Yes.

Price: Starts at ~S$55 for their Italian vegetable tanned leather straps.  As Delugs 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) 47Ronin

There are no shortage of strapmakers in Singapore – as shown above – but 47Ronin sets themselves apart from the rest of their competition through their unique use of Japanese materials, resulting in an uniquely oriental look. 

My Pick: 47Ronin’s calf leather Japanese print fabric strap, priced at $260 USD/ ~S$360.

My opinion: I’ve reviewed quite a number of handcrafted straps till date, but so far the 47Ronin strap stands out the most due to its creative incorporation of Japanese tatamiberi fabric in its design. Aside from Japanese fabric, 47Ronin is also capable of using Japanese ornaments – such as pieces of a katana – and even offer hand-painted straps too! Furthermore, 47Ronin allows you to fully customise the strap (material, thread colour, Japanese fabric, etc) to your liking as well. Due to the artisanal nature of their straps, most of 47Ronin’s straps are piece uniques, meaning that only one in that particular design was ever made. The price is admittedly a bit steep, but if you’re a fan of Japanese culture, or have a Grand Seiko you’re looking to “zhng”, do check out 47Ronin! For more information, do read my review of their strap here.

International shipping: Yes.

Price: Starts at $260 USD/ ~S$360 for 47Ronin’s tatamiberi straps. As 47Ronin is an official affiliate of Wah So Shiok, simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” upon online checkout or in-store to enjoy 10% off all items store-wide, as well as a free name engraving!

Where to buy: Click here, or visit them at Justco in Marina Square (prior appointment required).

Conclusion

That rounds up this list on 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 helps elevate the watch that they are paired with, giving it a platform to shine.

For those interested in getting a strap from any of the aforementioned brands, simply use the code “WAHSOSHIOK” for 10% 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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