03 March, 2009
I have made 5 or 6 watchbands so far, and I have to say that the "alternating half-hitch" is my favorite style. Tight but flexible stitches, wide enough for my watches, lays flat without being too bulky. Below are some example bands on my watches.
I made my first watchband (actually first paracord anything) after seeing SD make a watchband that was "woven about three warps". I liked the look of that one. however, I couldn't get the ends tucked in well enough to satisfy my perfectionism.
Through my different iterations, I decided I didn't like how the "arms" of the bands would want to pull up due to my decidedly tight knotting (especially on my very thick Citizen Navisail). It is because of this, I changed how the cords would run under the watch face to counter this effect.
Below is a couple of shots to show the comparison.
All cords go over the pins.
Outermost cords go around
pins in an underhand fashion.