New Extra Large Watch Bands Offer Colorful Replacement Watch Band Choices

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Esslinger & Co. offers new extra-wide leather watch bands for the oversize watches consumers love.

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A customer might want a stylish leather band, or one that is padded for winter or summer wear. Some watch wearers may need a band with extra holes to fit a larger wrist. Our extensive selection can serve all of those needs, and transform a jeweler into a hero.

A watch band can be standard issue, high-fashion or sturdy, but on a daily basis, most wearers never give it a second thought –until they’re standing before a jeweler, helpless, with the watch strap in pieces. Today, an added challenge for consumers is finding a wider replacement band to suit the jumbo fashion watches that have overtaken the timepiece world in the past decade.

With Esslinger’s new extra-wide wholesale replacement watch bands, jewelers can quickly perform the watch band repair and demonstrate once again their professional expertise – and the ability to source for their customers’ diverse needs. The company’s leather watch bands will fit most brand name watches as direct replacements.

Esslinger & Co., based in St. Paul, MN, has a selection that features:

  •     Extra Wide (24mm to 30mm) width, for "bling" type and oversized watches
  •     Many different colors, including black watch bands, red, light blue, brown, white, burgundy, and dark blue
  •     Stainless steel white and yellow watch buckles / watch clasps
  •     Gator Grain and calf skin textures
  •     Stitched leather watch bands
  •     Adjustments to fit any wrist
  •     High styles to update watches for the fashion-minded
  •     An affordable retail price of $18.95.

“Picking a style of leather watch band is a personal choice for most consumers,” says owner Bill Esslinger. “A customer might want a stylish leather band, or one that is padded for winter or summer wear. Some watch wearers may need a band with extra holes to fit a larger wrist. Our extensive selection can serve all of those needs, and transform a jeweler into a hero.”

Esslinger encourages jewelers to consider watch strap repair as another profit center, for which the company can supply all the needed equipment, watch tools and replacement watch band styles. “Almost anyone can change, modify, or make repairs on watch bands with very few watchmakers tools and small amount of instruction,” says Esslinger. “You can also promote your service, encouraging consumers to come in, not just when watch straps are broken, but when they want to update their look to match current fashion, or change the band to suit the season.”

“A compelling message to consumers today is that they don’t need to purchase a new watch just because the watch strap is broken – they can come to their local jeweler with a favorite timepiece and leave with a functioning accessory once again.”

To see Esslinger & Co.’s extensive selection of watch bands, visit: Esslinger.com

The company also provides a guide to replacing watch bands on its website, along with advice and supplies for the watch band pins, clasps, and other band parts and watchband tools a jeweler needs.

Esslinger and Company is a wholesale jewelry supply company with over 80 years in business. Our focus has been on helping independent retail jewelers succeed in business by providing helpful marketing materials, new jewelry concepts, jewelry tools, jewelry supplies, jewelry findings, diamonds and gemstones. Our well-trained customer service representatives know the details on our products and when you call, a live person answers the phone. Call us Monday through Friday from 8 am-5pm (Central Time) at 800-328-0205, or go to Esslinger.com for 24/7 ordering, detailed product information and a comprehensive Learning Center.

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