Rolex Watch Bands

Written by Michael Federico
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Most astute collectors of timepieces can spot a Rolex watch simply by its band. Bands and bracelets on every Rolex are crafted for both durability and appearance. This is crucial, because many of the models are designed to be worn by adventurers such as mountain climbers and divers who regularly do battle with the elements, and then wear their watches out for a night on the town. It is the strength of the bands and the overall accuracy of the watches that have elevated Rolex above most other makers of fine watches in the world.

Regardless of what type of Rolex band a person has, he can have it treated from time to time to keep it in tip-top shape. Once a band is taken apart and its pins are replaced, it will regain the look that it had when it was brand new. Also, spacing between links will be reduced, and the watch will fit perfectly again. This service is not necessary for everyone, but for those who actively wear their Rolexes, it can be beneficial.

Types of Rolex Bands

The jubilee band is one of the most popular styles. It basically features three columns of links. The two strands on the side are often made of steel, while the middle is made of gold. The jubilee can also be found in all gold, and steel and platinum. The oyster band is present on all watches in the Oyster Collection. This band is usually around seven inches long end-to-end when the clap is closed, but there are, of course, different sizes available. This band often features six removable links, as well. The oyster band utilizes screws instead of the pushpins that are used in many watches.

It is possible to find a number of different watchband clasps. Most Rolex clasps are made of stainless steel. There are fold-over clasps, drivers' clasps, and many more. It is also possible to purchase a Rolex band with a hidden clasp.

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