Bangle.js 2 Strap

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  • Hi! I'm just getting a new batch of Bangle.js 2 made, and I've been told that somehow the manufacturer's watch strap supplier has damaged/lost their strap mold and is unable to make more straps of the same type.

    It's a bit frustrating, but I guess it does give us an opportunity. I know many of you have replaced your existing straps with a different style... Does anyone have any suggestions?

    We can't afford to go completely crazy (and those who want something very specific can change really easily anyway), but I guess we may still be able to do better than what we have currently

  • Well, FWIW here's the type of replacement band I got that I'm very pleased with:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/293495192890

    I guess some people wouldn't be pleased if you didn't include a band but I would be fine with that.

  • Interesting, thanks! That's one of the ones they are suggesting as a replacement actually.

    I know one or two people (one very recently) had the band fail on their strap and I guess this removes that as a possibility.

    However it might be a bit too different for some people I guess!

  • I know one or two people (one very recently) had the band fail on their strap and I guess this removes that as a possibility.

    I bought a couple of similar silicone straps off of Amazon and one of them has failed at the pin. The silicone has just torn.

  • Hey @Gordon,
    I think if you get an inexpensive strap, the price savings might help? If the strap is just good enough, someone who cares would replace it. That or have strapless be an option and have one or two options?

  • Thanks - yes, ideally I just want something pretty basic (but strong and reliable) - and then for anyone who cares it's easy to replace.

    I bought a couple of similar silicone straps off of Amazon and one of them has failed at the pin. The silicone has just torn.

    That was this type? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293495192890

    I must admit I was a little concerned that the area to the side of the cut-out might be a bit weak - but that's not what broke in this case?

  • That was this type? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293495192890

    I must admit I was a little concerned that the area to the side of the cut-out might be a bit weak - but that's not what broke in this case?

    Similar... I can't find the link right now, but it was a couple of generic silicone straps from Amazon. I'm uploading a photo of the break.


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  • I bought these two years ago and have been using them with my Bip and now my Bangle. I like them. 👍

    For me, I don't like how silicone feels against the skin. Especially when it's hot and sweaty. I much prefer the nylon fabric.

    As a side note: when I just got the Bangle and still used the silicone strap it came with, whenever I had it near my mouth for whatever reason I would get a foul taste and somewhat weird sensation.

  • Personally I'm a big fan of milanese loops as they require no adjustment, and any 20mm watchband with pins should fit.

    https://i.imgur.com/lERePSE.jpg

  • I like my own strap: comfortable, practical, cheap (a few dollars). The watch can be quickly removed and put on the hand, as well as quickly adjust the length of the strap. Also, the strap can be used as a screen protector if you need to hide the watch in your bag.

    I do not think that everyone needs such a strap by default, but perhaps as a second one?

    Link to a similar 20mm strap

  • Would you mind sharing a link to an online listing?

  • Sure! Added a link to the store after the picture. Very similar to my strap in appearance and price.

  • I recently bought a cheap nylon strap https://www.amazon.it/dp/B09Q62CLXV

    It's more comfortable than the silicone one.

  • I just bought this one here (https://amzn.eu/d/8yOLW6a) for my blue bangle and I really like it. IMO also the color looks very similar:


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