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Forstner Bands

The source for classic vintage-inspired stainless steel watch bracelets, including the original astronaut bracelet, the Komfit/JB Champion-style expandable mesh band.

Hingham, MA, United States



What types of straps does Forstner Bands sell?

Forstner Bands manufactures and sells metal bracelets and bands segmented into several collections.

Width: Several of their products have a specific endlink construction in order to fit perfectly onto the either Omega Seamaster, Omega Speedmaster, or Tudor Black Bay 58 models. These bands are usually not suitable for other watches.

Forstner also sells universal bands that have straight-end construction. These bracelets come in 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, or 22mm. If you need one that has a 16mm or 17mm size then take a look at the beads of rice band.

Material: Forstner produces metal bracelets and mesh bands. They use stainless steel in all their models. Some have a fully brushed finish throughout, and others have a polished/brushed combo.

Forstner's most robust bracelets are constructed of solid 316L stainless steel and have a milled clasp with a push button mechanism.


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About Forstner Bands

Forstner, originally founded as the Forstner Chain Corporation in 1920, was a company that made ornamental jewelry and watch bracelets. In 1939, they invented a novel strap design called the "Komfit" which allowed the buckle and clasp to move along the length of the strap and be secured once the proper fit was located.

The band was used throughout NASA's Apollo program and occasionally on Space Shuttle missions. Astronauts who wore the Omega Speedmaster Professional used to put the watch on the Komfit due to its ability to easily resize and remove the band in case of emergency.

In 2019, Forstner as a company re-launched and started offering its famous bracelets once again.

Deals, coupon codes, and promotions

They only have one or two deals per year. When promotions are active, Forstner Bands usually offers a 15% discount on their products. Take a look at their current and historical deals.

Current deal:
They do not have a deal.

Previous deals:
Black Friday 2023: Use code BFCM for 15% off sitewide.

Shipping & delivery

Forstner Bands ships worldwide.

See the complete shipping policy.