Looking for watch strap factories in China? In this article, we list some of the leading strap manufacturers in Shenzhen and Dongguan.
In addition, we answer the most important questions about importing watch straps:
- Watch kind of strap materials are available?
- How much should I expect to pay?
- Can I get my custom designed strap made?
- What is the MOQ?
- Can I use imported leather and other materials?
What kind of watch straps can I import from China?
Chinese factories produce all types of watch straps, including the following:
- PU / faux leather watch straps
- Genuine leather watch straps
- Nylon watch straps
- Stainless steel watch straps
- Zinc alloy watch straps
- Wooden watch straps
- Ceramic watch straps
- Waxed cotton straps
We’re also noticing that some suppliers also offer their customers the integration of RFID chips and sensors, in watch straps – to enable compatibility with smart watches and IoT devices.
Do I need to work with a specialized watch strap factory?
That depends. Many of our customers buy straps through the Watch manufacturer. That works fine, as long as you are only looking to buy generic leather or stainless steel straps.
But, if you plan to get your custom designed straps manufactured, then you should work directly with a specialized strap manufacturer.
Notice that all strap factories are specialised. These generally operate as subcontractors for the larger watch suppliers – but the latter never make straps themselves.
Can I design my own strap?
Yes. In fact, most factories are accustomed to a process where they receive a specification from their buyer, and then make the product accordingly.
However, strap suppliers don’t offer free design services. If you want to get your custom designed watch strap made, you need to provide the following:
- Design drawings
- Material specification
- Label files
- Bill of materials
You can also select from their catalog of ODM watch straps, that can be branded with your logo on these positions:
Before you approach suppliers, it’s crucial that you understand the different material options and qualities. There are, for example, many types of leather.
What is the unit price for watch straps?
Chinese strap suppliers can offer all sorts of qualities and prices. There are no ‘high quality’ or ‘low quality’ suppliers in that sense. Instead, the price is based on your material specification.
A few examples follow below:
- Nylon straps: $1.2 – $2.5
- PU leather straps: $1.5 – $2.5
- Genuine leather straps: $2.5 – $3.8
- Italian leather straps: $3.5 – $6.5
- 316L stainless steel straps: $5 – $9
What is the cost for a sample strap?
The sample cost depends on whether or not you intend to buy a custom (OEM) or standard (ODM) strap design. If you buy a standard strap, you should not need to pay for tooling (i.e., injection molds or cutting tools).
If you are looking to get your own custom strap manufactured, the sample cost does increase.
A few examples follow below:
- ODM leather strap: $30
- OEM leather strap: $150
- ODM stainless steel strap: $30
- OEM stainless steel strap: $400
What is the general MOQ requirement?
The MOQ requirement also depend on whether you’re buying a custom or standard watch strap. This is what it might look like:
- ODM: 100 – 200 pcs
- OEM: 500 – 1000 pcs
Notice that the MOQ is often set per color. Hence, an MOQ of 200 pcs means that you must buy 400 pcs, in case you intend to buy straps in 2 colors.
Chemical regulations and labeling when importing watch straps
Watch straps are subject to general consumer safety standards. This includes REACH in the EU, and CPSC substance regulations in the United States.
Many of our customers in the United States also get their straps tested according to CA Prop 65.
We have dealt with cases involving straps with high amounts of plasticizers and heavy metals that are banned or restricted in the EU and US – so the risk is there.
US importers must also ensure that the straps are labelled as ‘Made in China’, if the straps are to be sold separately.
List of Watch Strap Suppliers in China
Notice that we are not affiliated with any of the listed suppliers. The provided information is based on claims made by each supplier.
Shenzhen Goldstart Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Goldstart Technology Co., Ltd, also known as GoldStart, is the manufacturer and exporter of the watch straps or watch bands. The company is known for their high-quality perlon, leather, and nylon watch straps available in different designs and colors.
Founded in 2016, the head office and the factory of the company is based in Guangdong, Mainland China. They offer a wide range of watch straps to choose from that include:
- Nano strap
- Zulu strap
- Leather strap
- Nylon strap
- Perlon strap
- Real alligator watch strap
- Silicon watch strap
- Steel watch strap
- Watch buckle
In addition to their own brand name, they also offer OEM and ODM services to their clients. They export around 90% of their products to different countries, with North America as their biggest market. The rest is marketed within China under the brand name GoldStart.
The factory is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and latest technology, allowing them to produce 100,000 pieces a month. The average lead-time for each order is around 15 days.
They’re also a certified and licensed manufacturer with several compliance standards.
Address: Floor 2, Pingzi Road, Nianfeng Village, Pingdi Street, Longgang Dist., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Dongguan Huasong Arts And Gifts Company Ltd.
Dongguan Huasong Arts and Gifts Company Ltd. is based in Guangdong, Mainland China. It’s a well-recognized manufacturer and exporter of watch straps.
The company is in business for last nine years (established in 2009), has more than 10,000 overseas clients, and can produce over 2,000,000 products a month.
They manufacture and export a lot of different products that fall within the category of straps, which include:
- Different types of lanyards made of different materials
- Dog leashes and collars
- Luggage belts
- Nylon watch straps
- Short straps like wristbands, felt loop, etc.
- Camera straps
For now, they offer seven different designs of nylon watch straps to choose from. Around 80% of their products are exported to other countries with North America as their biggest market.
In addition to their OEM and ODM services, they offer fully customized designs to their buyers according to the client’s specifications. On top of that, there is no minimum order limit. The only limitation is that you can order watch straps in only one material, that is nylon.
Dongguan Huasong Arts and Gifts Company Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified company with various other certifications as well that include SGS, CE, BSCI, REACH, and audit from Disney.
Address: No. 185, Manfeng Group, Dani Village, Shatian Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Shenzhen Hongflying Leather Manufacture Company Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Hongflying Leather Manufacture Company Co., Ltd, also known as Hongfei Leather, is a well-known manufacturer and exporter of leather products.
The company was founded in 2001 and based in Guangdong, Mainland China. Even though the primary product is leather cases for smartphones and tablets, but they also manufacture various other leather products including leather watch straps.
You can choose from a wide range of watch straps in different designs, styles, and materials, that include:
- Flower rose prints
- Pure leather strap watch in brown color
- Lady straps
- White thin leather strap
- Silicone strap and sport breathable band for apple watch
- Nylon wrist watch band strap with stainless steel buckle
The monthly capacity of their large factory is over 300,000 pieces. It’s an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with several other compliance certifications as well that include Sedex, BSCI, and EICC.
They offer OEM and ODM services to their clients, along with fully customized designs based on the buyer’s specifications.
All of their manufactured products are exported to North America and Europe.
Address: 3/F, Building 15, Asia Industrial Park, Gangtou, Bantian Street, Longgang Dist., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Shenzhen Fanyou Watch Industry Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Fanyou Watch Industry Co., Ltd is a well-recognized manufacturer and exporter of watch straps and other watch accessories.
- The company has an experience of more than 10 years offering ODM and OEM services to their clients. They offer a wide range of different products under five production lines. Some of their most popular product categories include:
- Silicone & rubber watch straps
- Stainless steel watch straps
- Leather watch straps
- Fabric watch straps
- Ceramic watch band
- Wood watch band
In addition to watch straps, they also manufacture wall clocks, watch boxes, and other watch accessories.
Most of their manufactured products are exported to foreign countries, mostly to Mideast, Europe, South Asia, and North America.
The average lead time they offer on each order is 7 days. The annual revenue of the company is more than USD 50 million.
Address: 3032, Building 3, Clock City, Guangyuan West Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Ruijie Precision Metal & Plastic Products Co., LTD
Ruijie Precision Metal & Plastic Products Co., Ltd is a manufacturer and exporter of metal and plastic products, including watch straps. The company was established in 2007 and currently based in Guangdong, Mainland China.
They have a huge factory based in Shenzhen, that covers 5000 square meters with state-of-the-art machines which include 45 plastic injection machines and 30 rubber vulcanization machines.
They employ around 200 people, which enable them to produce over 200,000 pieces a month. They manufacture products for some of the renown brands in the world like Rolex, Apple, Swatch, Suunto, and Casio.
Almost 65% of their manufactured products are exported to other countries. The rest of their products are marketed within the domestic market under the brand name “Regen”. They offer ODM and OEM services to their buyers, and also accept design specifications for customized designs.
They’re also ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer with various other certifications like CE and RoHS.
The main categories of the products they offer include:
- Watch bands
- PU watch straps
- Silicone watch straps
- Strap buckle
- Strap tongue
- Stamping watch clips
In addition, they also manufacture almost all other common watch accessories. In total, they have six production lines.
Address: 2nd Floor, Building #124, Shifeng Tech Park, Mashan Tou Village, Gongming Town, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (518106)
Dongguan DeYu Silicone Rubber Industrial Co.,Ltd
Dongguan DeYu Silicone Rubber Industrial Co., Ltd was established in 2008 as a manufacturer and exporter of silicone and rubber products. They specialized in manufacturing high-quality silicone products that also include silicone watch straps.
The 3000 square meter factory and the head office of the company is based in Guangdong, Mainland China. In addition to silicone watch straps, they also manufacture silicone wristbands, cell phone covers, silicone kitchenware, gifts, and jewelry.
You can find a wide range of different designs and styles under their silicone watch straps category.
It’s also a ISO 9001:2000 certified company that offers ODM and OEM services to their clients. Around 75% of their products are exported to mainly North America. Some of their well-known clients are Walmart and GIFI.
The total production capacity is more than 160,000 products a month while the total staff is around 85 people.
Address: No. 9 East Banhu Road, Huangjiang Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China (523000)
Where are most watch strap suppliers located?
Most watch strap manufacturers are, as you can see in the list above, located in Shenzhen and Dongguan.
This also happens to be were most watch manufacturers are located.
Can I use imported materials?
You can, but be careful. For example, many suppliers claim to offer ‘Italian leather’, without offering any documents proving the origin. With that being said, you can still expect to pay a premium for so called ‘Italian leather’ – even though it’s almost certainly made in China.
This also apply to Alcantara and other ‘high end’ materials.
If you insist on using such materials, contact the source directly and manage the procurement process on your own.
Suppliers in Europe, and elsewhere, regularly ship materials to China, where its processed into watch straps.