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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Hi strap lovers, Here are some photos of my friend's IWC Big Pilot on a Jurassic Chocolate African Goat from our Safari Collection. I Really like these Big Pilot watches on a leather strap with somt heavy texture and this African Goat leather from our bespoke traditional British tanner Tusting & Burnett (Estb. 1938) Ltd. really fits the bill. With it's deep grain texture and wonderful chocolate color it's a perfect pairing with IWC BP's classic Military look. This strap features flat squared profile IWC style padding at the lugs (as opposed to our typical high domed rounded padding) tapering from 22 to 20mm at the buckle and has super fine hand saddle stitching using fine French Fil Lin Cable Au Chinois linen thread, which is the world's best. This strap has been lined with our Special calf skin lining in Olive Drab, which is both in keeping with the military spirit of the watch and also super soft on the wrist. Altogether, I think this strap is a really great match for the IWC Big Pilot and will be our 'Watch of the Week'!
Monday, April 13, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hi strap lovers, I'm very excited to share these photos sent my our good customer Dennis of his awesome Omega Speedmaster paired with his newly arrived Shark skin strap. This strap features a couple of really unique upgrades which makes his very special Speedmaster look all the more special.
TCLS fit: Our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System' is designed to give his strap an integrated fitment between the lugs. Giving the strap a very OEM look.
Thick Padding at the lugs: An extra mid-layer at the top of the strap near the watch to give the strap a rounded or 'Padded' look that really makes the strap 'Pop'
SuperExotica Eel skin upgrade: Our SuperExotica upgrade features super fine hand saddle stitching and an exotic Eel skin leather lining which offers the strap a wonderful luxury look and feel. Dennis's strap features custom dyed vintage denim blue Eel skin which shows as grey/blue in low light and brighter true blue in full sunlight and I think looks amazing with the super fine orange stitching using our fine French fil-au-chinois-sewing-thread.
Dennis's Speedmaster has been customized with a sapphire case back to show off the wonderful Omega hand wind movement, which makes his watch extra unique.
Thanks to Dennis for sending me these amazing photos, your's if definitely our 'Watch of the Week'!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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This strap also features padding at the lugs and our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade giving the strap and integrated fit with the watch case. Together with the bund underlayment, which is also fully lined and hand saddle stitching, this strap is designed to create a unique unified look and when paired with Dale's vintage Rolex, in intended to give the impression that his Rolex literally grew out of the strap or perhaps vice-versa. These photos give a hint as to the result I'm after.