Bund, short for Bundeswehr, is a style of military strap that was developed and used by the German military, and is defined by a third piece of material that acts as a pad underneath a watch. A very rugged style, Bund straps can add an aggressive edge to just about any watch, but look particularly at home on military, pilot and motorsport themed timepieces.
Founded in 1931 by watchmaker Riemer Oswald, RIOS1931 is a German-based brand that is independent and family owned. With a wide variety of straps in a range of materials, what sets them apart is a focus on handcraft and traditional techniques. Their straps employ processes with over 100 steps for exceptional detailing and durability. Yet, despite the labor intensive method in which they are made, RIOS1931 straps are surprisingly affordable.