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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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Peer's Incredible Rose Gold IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calander on Carbon Black SuperMatte Ostrich Leg strap

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Hi strap lovers, One of the joys of my work it that it occasionally allows me to interact with really great customers and their incredible watches.  Case in point is my good customer Peer.  Having the chance to meet my custom in my workshop and to design a strap in collaboration my customer in person is a rare treat and affords me the opportunity to handle the watch and compare and contrast different materials to arrive at a design that most ideal for both the watch in question the personal taste of my customer.  If you ever find yourself planning a trip to the Munich area, I would love to make an appointment with you to design a strap in person.  The hundreds of material options available can result in thousands of possible strap combinations, so you can really geek out on your strap design.  Ideally, you will come away with a strap design that should have been the strap that should have been offered with the watch from the manufacturer, while at the same time reflecting your own unique personality.

Peer's stunning IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar and Rose Gold is simply a stunning watch and these photos just do not do it justice.  Paired with a strap made from Carbon Black SuperMatte Ostrich Leg skin (one of our newest materials and one which I'm very excited about).  This strap features padding at the lugs and our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS), which provides and integrated fit between the lugs, Steel Grey French milled linen thread (super fine hand saddle stitching) and our soft and extremely durable Commando Grey SuperMatte Teju Lizard skin lining.  I think the combo is just perfect for this watch.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Roland's Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar on Bespoke Armagnac Alligator strap

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I'm very happy to share these photos of my good customer Roland's limited anniversary edition Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar on Armagnac Alligator strap.  This watch is a very special annual calendar movement, one of only 100 issued with the most complicated movements  Wempe has ever used in their watches.

Fitting then that this very special watch is paired with our Armagnac Alligator.  This bespoke strap features thick padding at the lugs and super fine hand saddle stitching with Ecru French linen thread to match the off-white silver dial.  Lined with Blue SuperMatte Teju lizard to match the blue of the moon phase subdial, this lining as well as looking great, offers extreme durability, due to the SuperMatte finish being essentially water/sweatproof.  I think this strap is just about the perfect combination and I think Roland agrees.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Great Photos form Vincenzo of his James Cameron Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea D-Blue

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Very excited to share these great photos from my long time customer Vincenzo of his Rolex SDDS D-blue on his newly arrived SuperMatte Teju Lizard strap with padding at the lugs and our 'Fully Integrated Fit' (FIF). The Rolex SDDS watches look particularly great with our integrated strap fitment, as the gap between the standard straight end strap and the watch case is quite large on the SDDS. I currently offer two options with integrated fit, our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS), which provides an integrated strap fit between the lugs and our 'Fully Integrated Fit' (FIF), which includes and TCLS and also is notched at the lugs bringing the strap width to 26.5mm at the lugs and then tapering back to your buckle of choice. This strap design was inspired by the Rubber B watch straps for Rolex Deep Sea and is very challenging to accomplish in leather.  Here is a slideshow of some of the many straps I have made for the Rolex SDDS.

I have made a number of iterations of this strap for the Rolex SDDS in SuperMatte Carbon Black - this version is in Teju Lizard, but I think the SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator and our newly arrived SuperMatte Carbon Black Ostrich would look equally great.  This strap has been hand saddle stitched with True Blue French milled linen thread.  This strap also features our exclusive blue SuperMatte Teju Lizard lining, which not only looks very cool but adds extreme durability since the SuperMatte finish is essentially water and sweatproof.  I would expect a moisture-proof lining to add many years of service to any leather watch strap since moisture absorption through the lining is a great weakness of leather watch straps.