2023 was a great year for watches. From unpredictable releases to major industry moves, this year did not disappoint. It was also a great year for watch straps – here at Everest, we introduced straps for the new Rolex Explorer I (36mm and 40mm), Datejust 41, updated deployant leather straps, Tudor deployant straps, and many more. Approaching the year’s end, I decided to look at our best-selling straps of 2023. I’d like to share those with you before highlighting some of my picks for 2024.
Top 3 Watch Straps of 2023
Our bread and butter here at Everest is the curved end rubber strap for deployant. If you’re unfamiliar, “curved end” refers to seamless integration between strap and watch. “Deployant” refers to the use of your watch’s bracelet clasp. We do these things better than anyone else and our best-selling straps reflect that.
- Black Curved-End Rubber Deployant for Rolex Submariner
- Black Curved-End Rubber Deployant for Rolex GMT-Master II
- Black Curved-End Rubber Deployant for Rolex Daytona
These are three great picks – collection staples, at that. If I could only have one strap, it would be a black curved end rubber deployant. However, and luckily, I can have multiple straps. If you’re not experimenting with different materials, colors, and styles, you’re not getting the most out of your watch. Heading into 2024, let’s look at some choices to diversify your strap collection.
Top 3 Watch Straps For 2024
My first pick – a new release in 2023 – is the curved end racing leather deployant strap for the Rolex Daytona. With perforated leather and red accent stitching, this is the perfect pairing for the race-inspired Rolex Daytona. Due to popular demand, we made a deployant version of this strap. I truly think it’s the best watch/strap pairing in the Everest catalog, and a great choice for 2024.
Next, I’d like to highlight our recently-restocked universal rubber strap. Compatible with all 20mm lug-width watches, this is a personal go-to of mine. During my year or so of ownership, mine has seen upwards of 20 watches. With built-in quick-release spring bars, you can install or remove this strap in seconds. To anyone looking for an endgame rubber strap — one that will last for years with FKM vulcanized rubber and solid stainless steel hardware – the Everest Universal Rubber is a no-brainer.
My last pick for 2024 is our selection of colored rubber straps. Depending on the model, we offer curved end rubber straps in blue, green, orange, red, white, grey, and black. If you’re looking for a pop of color without sacrificing quality, durability, and comfort, these are your best bet.