Crown & Buckle is a renowned online watch strap store offering custom-styled, high-quality nylon and leather straps at a reasonable price point. At Crown & Buckle, we abide by the philosophy that greatness is in the details. This belief seeps into everything we do - from the wide collection of styles we offer and the hand picked leathers we use, to how we stitch each thread and treat each customer. Our obsession to detail — and stance against mediocrity — is what makes Crown & Buckle who we are.
The collection of straps you'll find on our site are chosen, designed and made to make your wrist wonder, "Where have you been all my life?" Our straps are like our friends. Carefully picked. Non-pretentious. Stylish. Never mass produced. Always high-caliber.
We work directly with many manufacturers, factories, and workshops to bring you our exclusive collection of watch straps. In doing so, we do not have to buy our straps from another brand, who in turn is paying someone else to make their straps for them. We are able to maintain our fair prices by stocking a very large inventory right here in Florida. We keep our margins as low as reasonable in order to reach you, our customer, especially in the current global economy.
We have reached the best possible balance of quality materials, fit & finish, and affordability. Simply put, you will receive an excellent quality watch strap at a very fair price.
The concept for Crown & Buckle was developed in late 2010, when Thomas Lathrop set out to combine his passions of watches and entrepreneurship. Determined to create a brand that people are proud to wear, represent, and share, Thomas pioneered a watch strap shopping experience which brought buying a strap beyond a faceless transaction. Since our web site launch in 2011, we have made personal service a priority, and pride in our work is an absolute must.
In the summer of 2013, we moved into a 1,500ft/2 office and warehouse facility in Palm Beach, Florida. Having outgrown that space, we moved again in early 2016 to a 3,500ft/2 facility. Most recently, in 2021, we entirely relocated the business and our families to beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. Our new Charlotte office is home to our staff, inventory, and photography studio. Crown & Buckle does all order fulfillment in-house to ensure the highest control and accuracy.
Crown & Buckle has received a lot of love from mainstream and watch media over the years, ranging from print publications (International Watch, Bloomberg, Gear Patrol), fashion publications (Hypebeast, Complex, Acquire), and countless blog and podcast features (Worn & Wound, aBlogToWatch, The Grey NATO).
As watch enthusiasts through and through, Crown & Buckle proudly supports and sponsors several watch forums, web sites, and fairs/shows, including Watchuseek, Worn & Wound, and the Wind Up Watch Fair. Be sure to check them out!