The band that came with my watch broke some time ago, I had planned to just get a replacement, but that cost twice as much as the watch. While looking for elastic for my shoes (picture below) I found some velcro that Mom had. I used that and a bit of fabric that I had to sew a new band for the watch. I really like the way it looks.
Mom didn't have any black elastic, so we had to pick it up. The new strap holds the shoes nicely now. I had ended up picking up a size to big and they kept falling off as I walked. Sister thinks they look like chinese shoes, oh well.