The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

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If you would like to purchase any of the straps you see here or if you would like me to build a custom strap to your exact specification, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. I would be glad to hear from you and would be very happy to work with you to provide you just what you want, built to the highest quality.


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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Custom SuperMatte Teju strap for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Platinum

Hi strap lovers, I have been have been building some custom straps for Herbert Mayer, a high-end watch boutique here in Munich (a wonderful store with friendly staff - be sure to stop in if you find yourself in Munich or Augsburg)  and wanted to share photos of a just completed strap of one of their customer's stunning Audemars Piguet watches.  It's a very rare limited edition platinum Royal Oak Chronograph and while it's 39mm, it weighs like a brick due to the solid platinum case!!  Thankfully they were able to provide me the watch in order that I can make a perfect fitment, which I think turned out really great.  Made with our exclusive SuperMatte Teju Lizard and featuring our super fine hand saddle stitching with Steel Grey French linen threat and lined with Grey Kidskin.

All our AP straps are reinforced with vegetable tanned kangaroo at the lugs for strength and stability, which I feel, while making these straps much more labor intensive to build are a better long term solution to using brass inserts (as on the OEM straps) because the sharp metal edges cause premature strap failure when combined with the fact that the metal inserts require the leather used to be exceedingly thin (.3mm), which weakens the leather at the lugs.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Kangaroo Leathers for our 'Outback Collection'

Top to Bottom: Mahogany, Ebony and Saddle


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Hi strap lovers. I am happy to announce that we have just received 3 new colors and finishes of Kangaroo to add to our ever growing offering of Australian Kangaroo. Here is a slide show of the complete 'Outback Collection'. These leathers, which being quite elegant are also know to be among the strongest of all leather available today. being used of MotoGP racing suits, gloves and boots. These leathers are very moisture tolerant and have a very high tensile strength and are highly abrasion resistant. Here is a slide show of recently completed custom 'Outback Collection' straps for your review.

These new Kangaroo leather offerings arr tanned by Incas.it, one of Italy's finest tanneries. Located in Tuscany in the town of Castelfranco di Sotto which is about half way between Florence and Pisa, these leathers have an absolutely beautiful waxy finish with a slight milled grain pattern and would be equally suitable for both the outside and the lining of your watch strap. Happily, these leathers are vegetable tanned, while still being very soft and would therefore be perfect as linings for those with sensitivity to chrome tanned leathers.

Here is what it says in the Incas.it website :

Incas represents the essence of the Vegetable tanning philosophy.

Naturalness, “industrial craftsmanship” and technical expertise make it possible for this division to produce leather that is unique in its category.

Our field has always been Vegetable tanning, and it is in this sector that we have achieved our greatest success. We have never stopped studying and experimenting, and our constant efforts have resulted in the creation of “HI-Co”: a production line for high-end apparel, footwear and leather goods that is “Metal-Free”, whose technical characteristics satisfy the most stringent markets in terms of eco-compatibility.

Incas vegetable tanned Mahogany: Is a beautiful deep red/brown with light mill grained finish and waxy hand with great vintage color tones:

Incas vegetable tanned Ebony: Is a beautiful deep black color with light mill grained finish and waxy hand:

Incas vegetable tanned Saddle: Is a beautiful light tan color with light mill grained finish and waxy hand:

Undyed American Alligator a New Addition to our Veneto Collection Alligators

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Hi strap Lovers.  It seems we're adding new material to our offerings lately on almost a weekly basis. So much so that I've been struggling to keep up with them on the blog.  I'm very excited to let all my followers know that I've just pickup 2 new undyed American Alligator hides from our Italian leather suppliers on our last 2 day loop through bella Italia.  What does this mean to you?  It means that now I can offer custom dyed Alligator straps is just about every imaginable color.  Turquoise Blue, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Green, Olive Drab, , Light Tan, Dark Tan, Charcoal Grey, you name it and I can probably do it.  And of course this means one of our most popular color treatments is back with a vengeance - Hand Antiqued Alligator.  And Since I'm starting out from an entirely undyed skin, I can have complete control over the final color.  If you have a special color of Alligator you would like for your strap, please contact me and I will try my best to match it.

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