Our Story


We are "The Thrifty Gentleman", watch enthusiasts who believe that style and quality should not have to come at a high price.

We started our journey in 2021, when we noticed that most watch straps in the market were either too expensive, too low-quality, or, to be honest, too boring! We wanted to change that.

We decided to put together a collection of watch straps that are affordable, durable, and fashionable.

We source our materials from reputable suppliers, and the design and manufacture of our straps are always done with care and attention to detail.

We offer a variety of styles, colours and sizes to suit any taste and occasion. Whether you need a leather strap for a formal event, a nylon strap for a casual outing, or a metal strap for a sporty look, we have you covered.

Our mission is to help you express your personality and style with your watch, without breaking the bank.

We believe that a watch strap is more than just a functional accessory, it is a statement of who you are and what you value.

That is why we are passionate about providing you with the best quality and value for your money.

We are proud to have served thousands of satisfied customers, and we are always looking for ways to improve our products and services.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us here.

Thank you for choosing The Thrifty Gentleman, your trusted partner for affordable watch straps. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them for you.

What are you waiting for? Browse our collection and find your perfect match today!


How much did the UK spend on clothing in 2021? £54 Billion! As a nation, we clearly love fashion.

But, so many of us buy a watch and wear it as it comes until we lose it, break it or buy a new one! Our mission is to change that - we want your watch to be an extension of your fashion personality.

And, importantly... we want to help you do it with beautiful high quality watch straps at great prices!



"Hi there! This is Jonathan, founder of The Thrifty Gentleman. Let me tell you a little bit about our story.

I have always held a fascination with watches and up until the pandemic, that interest had been in the collection of affordable watches.

The pandemic then changed a lot of things for most of us though and especially with the restrictions imposed during lockdown I decided I needed to find a new hobby!

By no means an expert in social media I started an Instagram page and it took off. People seemed to really love my watch pictures!

What I then realised was that there were a lot of people showing interest not only in my watches but in my watch accessories as well.

Combined with my belief that everyone should have the opportunity to personalise their watch, as they already do their other fashion items, this led me to found The Thrifty Gentleman.

From one watch lover to another, thank you very much for checking us out!"