Metal watch straps traditionally have been labelled with wrappers made of paper laminated with aluminium foil. They could be shaped like metal, i.e. simply adapted to the bandwidth, kept, once bent, their shape and were fitted firmly without any glue. Today this type of material is no longer available for cost and environmental reasons, but could also not be printed with individual data.
Today, banderoles made of adhesive materials, such as self-adhesive plastic films and papers, replace the legacy label type. In contrast to aluminium-paper wrappers, modern metal watchband labels can be printed as required - with logo imprint in specific corporate colours and with individual data including barcode via a thermal transfer label printer.
To a certain extent, the bands can also be adapted to different widths of watch bands. After printing, labels for metal watchbands are folded in the middle and both halves are glued together. Folded in this way, a strip remains adhesive on one side of the label. Now the banderole is placed around the watch band, shortened as required and closed with the still adhesive end.
Security labels for wristwatches protect against manipulations. They are useful wherever expensive original watches are threatened to be replaced by inferior counterfeits, i.e. in goods traffic in general or in an event of trick thefting during sale. In commerce, especially online, security labels can be used preventively against returns fraud: With a clear worded imprint, they prevent consumers from wearing watches, then returning them and reclaiming the price.
Security labels destroy themselves even at the slightest attempt to remove, open or reposition them. Their self-destructive material splits into layers, falls into tiny particles or tears. The label can therefore never be reassembled and reattached again or to other goods. Holograms and black light printing additionally increase the protective effect. They make the label forgery-proof.
Security labels can be produced in any shape, for example as loop labels, but also in any other label shape suitable for wristwatches
Further technical details on security labels can be found in our separate section Security Labels / Guard Labels.
Labels with transponders as part of an RFID system offer a completely different kind of protection. Due to the necessary interventions in the sales organisation, we recommend an RFID solution only after detailed consultation. Interested parties can find a first insight into RFID technology under RFID Labels.