Gift Giving Guide (for Beginners)

Gift Giving Guide (for Beginners)

Nov 19th 2018

Need help finding the perfect gift for a special watch enthusiast this holiday season? Well look no further! 

If this is your first time shopping for a watch band or visiting, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of choices and different specifications of each item. You may be wondering, am I buying the correct Size? The correct Length? The good news is, we're here to help!

What You'll Need to Begin

In order to shop for a watch band, you'll need to know what size band the watch accepts, this is also referred to as the watch's lug width or lug size (the area in which the band will fit and attach to the watch). If you know the watches brand and model, you can often find it's lug width through a quick google search. Alternatively, you can measure the lug width with the centimeter side of a standard ruler (See Image Below) and then simply convert centimeters to millimeters by moving the decimal one place to the right (example 2.2cm = 22mm). Once you have this information, you are ready to start the search for the perfect watch band!

What About the Length?

Most men wear a standard size watch band that will comfortably fit wrists up to 7.25" in circumference. An XL strap is recommended for those with wrists between 7.3" and 8.5." Wrists that exceed this size will require XXL straps.

What If I Order the Wrong Size or Length?

We understand mistakes happen. That's why we offer an industry leading return policy. If you ordered the incorrect strap, or are unsatisfied for any reason, simply return your order for a full refund or exchange. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (914) 919-2066 , or fill out the contact form here

Do You Offer Gift Certificates? 

Yes! A Panatime Gift Certificate is a gift that any watch enthusiast will love! Let them browse hundreds of options and choose their own strap, watch case, accessory, or watch winder! Gift Certificates are delivered digitally and may be applied to any order in any amount. Shop for a Gift Certificate Now!

Other Great Gift Ideas

In addition to watch bands, Panatime offers quality  Watch CasesTool KitsPremium Wallets, and Orbita Watch Winders. Here are some of our favorites: 


Orbita Sparta One Watch Winder

Retail Price: $295.00 

Our Price: $250.00

The Ortbita Sparta is a basic necessity, these entry-level winders are compact and lightweight. They are ideal for use in safes without the need for a plug-in adapter. Equipped with Orbita long-lived lithium D cell batteries operating on the 8-minute winding cycle, the batteries will last for many years without the need for replacement. Even longer life may be accomplished by using the 12-minute or extended-winding cycle, which is easily selected using the toggle switch located behind the mounting cup.

Vintage Leather Strap Album + Strap Holder

Retail Price: $79.99

Our Price: $69.99

*Watches, Straps, and Tool are not included.

The Vintage Leather Strap Album is the perfect travel case for anyone looking to transport one to three watches. Crafted from beautiful vintage leather, this case easily zips open and closed, and includes 5 pockets to hold extra straps, as well as one tool bar holder. 

RIOS1931 Cognac Shell Cordovan Wallet

Retail Price: $149.99

Our Price: $99.99

Panatime offers premium wallets by RIOS1931. These wallets are crafted from Shell Cordovan (Shown above), Genuine Alligator, and Vintage Leather. Each Wallet is hand crafted and hand stitched by RIOS1931 in Germany. Get yours before they're gone!

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