Unsung heroes

The strap of a Mühle wristwatch

When we from Glashütte talk about our wristwatches, their functions and the technology of the movements usually come first. This is closely followed by the dial and case: after all, up to a year of work goes into designing a dial. A decisive factor of a wristwatch easily fades into the background. Of course, we’re talking about the wristband here, and we’d like to pay tribute to its key role.

From fashionable to practical

Our strap materials

Choosing the right strap is an important point when deciding on a watch. Here, not only personal preferences and aesthetic sensibilities play a role, but also practical reasons: For example, do you also wear your watch while swimming? Then we would rather recommend a stainless steel strap that is just as noble as it is insensitive, instead of a sophisticated leather strap. That’s why there are usually several variants made of different materials for our watches.

Individual character

Leather straps

Be it the elegant crocodile leather strap of the Teutonia II or the soft buffalo leather strap of the Terrasport, Mühle’s leather watch straps underline the sporty or elegant character of their time measuring companions and are designed to perfectly complement each individual watch. The soft straps made of black or dark brown buffalo leather, for example, work in perfect harmony with the black or cream-coloured faces of the Terrasport to create a stunning overall appearance.

Napped for extra softness

Suede straps

The velvety surface gives our suede leather straps a particularly noble appearance. By the way, this is exactly where the name of this type of leather comes from: because “velours” comes from the French and means “velvet”. Velour leather is the general term for all types of leather with a roughened surface.

The stuff of which dreams are made

Textile straps

The fabric that dreams are made of: The textile straps of a Mühle watch are as varied as the wishes of their wearers. The deep black textile strap of the Sea-Timer BlackMotion, for example, is made of water-repellent fibers and a wearer-friendly rubber inside – while the textile upper material on the strap of the 29er Tag/Datum is made of canvas and changes when worn like the fabric of your favorite jeans.

Nautically robust

Rubber straps

Up to 5 millimeters thick. Fresh and salt water resistant. Folding clasp with dive extension and side safety pushers: the rubber strap of Seebataillon GMT or S.A.R. Rescue-Timer was created to withstand the toughest operating conditions. But even with such a functional bracelet, it’s not just the hard facts that count: Because the rubber straps are made exclusively for us, which can be seen very well in a loving detail: the Mühle lettering integrated into the rubber.

Sporty

Leather/rubber straps

The sporty leather/rubber straps of the ProMare family and the Teutonia Sport have a rubber core on the inside – while specially treated, silicone-coated leather is used on the outside. This makes the straps ideally suited for sports on water and on land.

The all-rounders

Metal straps

They feel just as comfortable while swimming as they do while playing sports or going to the opera: a metal strap is a versatile way to wear our watch. What’s more, metal straps are not only particularly easy to care for, they also give a Mühle watch a very elegant character. The best example of this is the stainless steel strap of our Teutonia. Its secret is the many small individual links: their small size makes the band very comfortable, while their fine polish makes it a decorative eye-catcher.

History and benefits

NATO straps

After World War II, NATO introduced the so-called NSN (NATO Stock Number) for its equipment. In 1973, the NATO bracelet was initially called the G10 strap. This was because the British Ministry of Defense stipulated that soldiers who needed a strap for their watch should fill out a form called G1098. Since the bracelet was used by the military, it had to be functional and reliable. It was made in a standard length of 28 cm with 11 holes to fit all wrists as well as to be worn over diving suits and uniforms.

 

A particular advantage of the straps running behind the watch is that if one spring bar breaks or pops out, the case is still secured by the other spring bar. Because NATO straps are easy to change, sturdy and durable, they have also become increasingly popular as a stylish accessory in recent years.

 

For our Panova family, we have chosen the classic, original NATO strap, as it supports the sporty & lifestylish look of the watches and gives customers the opportunity to customize their watch.

Versatile

The interchangeable straps of the Panova

The Panova is an all-round successful everyday watch and can also be used ideally as a vacation watch – to name just one example. From building sandcastles with the kids to swimming in the sea: after everything that’s fun on vacation, you can simply rinse the case of the Panova with tap water, swap the water-resistant textile strap for the fine leather strap in just a few simple steps – and the Panova is immediately ready for use again at a fancy dinner.

Practical

The multi-coloured textile strap

Especially the multicolored textile strap of the Panova, which is water-resistant to 10 bar, is a real all-rounder. It is made from a classic woven fabric. Its hard-wearing synthetic fibers are particularly tightly woven, so that the strap is very tear-resistant and durable. The synthetic fibers (polyamide) also hardly absorb moisture and dry very quickly. Likewise, the pull-through band can be easily separated from the watch and also washed in the washing machine (in a laundry bag up to max. 40°C).

How to use your strap

How to fit a NATO strap

The strap is closed normally and then pulled through both metal rings. To avoid a long overhang, the strap is “folded” and pulled back through the rings. This can be done either outward, to create contrast, or still inward, for equal appearance.

Comfortable and diversified

Mühle straps with quick-release spring bars

With the 29er Casual, you are spoiled for choice: between three extremely attractive watch straps. After this decision, everything is all the easier. Because the straps have a quick-change system, with which a change of strap is made in a short time. So no matter which combination of leather, suede and textile strap you choose: We hope you have fun combining them.

29er Casual

How to change your watch strap

The 29er Casual has the flattest case in the current collection. So the watch cuts a fine figure not only with a casual leisure outfit, but also with a sporty slim-fit jacket.

A total of three attractive interchangeable straps are available: a gray-blue suede strap, a brown leather strap and a beige-grey textile strap, each with a stainless steel pin buckle. Depending on your mood, occasion or outfit, you can easily change the selected straps thanks to the quick-change system.

Removing a strap

To remove a bracelet, simply slide the metal pin on the underside of the bracelet inward. Then pull the bracelet slightly away from the case on the side of the pin and remove the other end of the spring bar from the strap lug.

Fitting a strap

To attach a strap, first insert the end of the spring bar into the strap lug located on the side opposite the metal pin. Slide the metal pin inward and guide the remaining end of the spring bar to the hole in the band lug. Finally, release the metal pin so that the spring bar can snap into the hole.

IMPORTANT!
Please make sure that the spring bar locks securely into the holes. Check that the strap is securely attached to the case to prevent damage to the watch from a fall.

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