Somehow, although I’m not quite sure how it happened, the slap bracelet and watch trend passed me by. For those of you reading this who are also wondering what a “slap” is, it’s a band that will automatically wrap around your wrist after you slap it against your wrist (or gently wrap it into place). This 1980s phenom has such staying power, there are even fan blogs about them!
Today’s Slap Watch is not that different from it’s “ancestors.” It is basically a rubberized band that “slaps” or wraps around your wrist, and of course, the middle contains a watch. But during Spring 2012 Fashion Week, editors were treated to a view of a new SLAP™ WATCH in a variety of colors and sizes, with mix and match faces and bands in 15 bright colors and fun designs. Created by Big Time Brands, and released in July of 2010 in Germany, SLAP™ WATCH has just hit the United States.
The modern slap has a spring coil bracelet that makes it easy and comfortable to wear, with a 100% silicone outer casing and a steel slapping mechanism. These new watches are also available in two sizes for a good fit: “Small” with a small round watch face, and a “Regular” with a large watch face and larger, longer, wider band. The smaller sized slap also has a smaller face, making it user-friendly for younger people as well as adults with slim wrists. You can buy any size “Original” SLAP™ WATCH in pre-determined color combos for $19.99 and add an additional colored band for $12.00, or you can get “package deals”. Other collections include watch faces with crystals, decorated bands and more combos for around $14.99-$29.99. There are also some new, Spring colors such as lilac, lime green, and orange (all very trendy colors fun for right now).
The thing I love about this is that it’s fun and versatile, and truly affordable. For example, this three-band set with watch face is $39.99 and gives you three distinct looks with one watch face. There are so many colors and styles you’ll just need top visit the Slap Watch web site to see all the options. You could get watches for your bridal party in “your colors” or get them “customized” for your club or team.
For those of you who are looking at this watch and wondering how to set it, have no worries. Once you pop the watch face out of the band, you will see the watch stem. Just gently squeeze the top and bottom of the band around the watch face to release it, and the watch should just “pop” out. This is how you take the watch face in and out of the interchangeable bands, too. Then just set the watch as you would any other, and place it back into the strap by gently pushing it into the center.
One other thing to note: while the watch and bands are silicone, there is a steel mechanism inside, and if you submerge it in water it may rust, over time. If you do get the watch band dirty, mild soap and water along the silicone should take care of that. Of course, no watch face should be soaked in water!
Some things get better with time, and SLAP™ WATCH has made the timepiece fun, inexpensive and keep good time while offering you a fashion accessory. They’re just really fun to wear. Most people wear a watch to tell time, but these watches actually make you feel like you’re having a good time! They’ll make you SLAP HAPPY!!!
Visit www.slapwatch.com to ogle the colorful variety and select the ones you want.