Michael Knapp ​Leather

Custom Bespoke Leather Watch Straps Handmade To Order For Quality & Style!

Handmade Custom Bespoke Genuine American Alligator Watch Strap
Custom Handmade Black Alligator Watch Strap by Michael Knapp Leather
Custom Handmade Blue Alligator Watch Strap by Michael Knapp Leather

Think about it, 70% of a watch is actually the strap or bracelet! Just like having a suit custom tailored fit to your exact measurements, all of my bespoke leather and alligator watch straps are handmade to order based on your watch’s lug to lug span, lug width, and your precise wrist size. My goal is to be recognized as one of the leading bespoke custom handmade leather and alligator watch strap makers in the world. Each piece is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art. Averaging eight hours to handcraft a strap to your exact specifications, I do my very best to make each one with unique artistic beauty and quality.

I strictly use only the highest quality leathers and skins in the world, including (GRADE 1 or 1~2) Genuine North American Alligator, Shell Cordovan Leathers from Horween Leather Co. ~ Japanese Shinki Hikaku & Italian Rocado, as well as Horween Chromexcel Leather, all in a variety of colors to meet your individual taste. I am truly honored to make each and every strap for my customers. As a watch enthusiast myself, I view watches as pieces of art. I strive to enhance your beautiful and beloved watch with my art, whereby you’ll be proud to display them together on your wrist for years to come. Please visit my GALLERY & STORE, and CONTACT ME if you have any questions or require assistance.

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From my YouTube channel, ‘Strap a Watch!’

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Black Horween Chromexcel Leather Watch Strap by Michael Knapp LeatherAs seen on the YouTube show Strap a Watch by Michael Knapp Leather



Black Horween Chromexcel Leather Watch Strap with Red Stitching

“I love my strap and the buying experience was amazing. I got an email from Micheal letting me know timing as well as when he started and shipped my strap. I put it on my watch and wrist the minute it arrived and haven’t taken it off since. I’m already planing on getting another strap in a different color…

Red Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan Watch Strap with Black Stitching

“Received the strap today and couldn’t love it more or be happier with it… The straps you make are amazing as are you as a person. Looking forward to wearing the strap and showing everyone I know…”

Saul Colt, Canada – September & October 2020


Black Horween Chromexcel Leather Watch Strap with Red Stitching

“What a treat to find a true professional like Michael. I had a small Raymond Weil dress watch that needed an updated look. Michael gave me just that with a new custom fit black strap with red stitching. It looks amazing. I can highly recommend Michael Knapp for top notch watch straps.”

Robert Kaufmann, USA – September 2020


Tan Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan® Aviation Leather Watch Strap

“I have purchased several after market leather straps for my luxury watch collection and I can say without hesitation, that Michael is the best yet in terms of communication, guiding me through the options and the quality of the finished product. The strap Michael made for my IWC Big Pilot is just sublime and compliments the watch beautifully. He is now my ‘go to’ watch strap supplier. Thank you Michael.”

Gregor Cameron, UK – October 2020


#8 Burgundy Horween Chromexcel Leather Rally Sport Style Watch Strap

“I visualized certain details for this strap. Michael took my design and made me a one of a kind masterpiece. I do have a problem though. I look at the strap more often than my Yema Superman 63 watch ! See Michael’s You Tube episode, “sports strap.” From now on, I will only buy custom watch straps from Michael. Thank you very much!”

Mark Wolfson, USA – September 2020


Black Alligator with Red Stitching & Red Alligator with Blue Stitching

“Michael helped me through the process of choosing this (Black) strap for my Tudor BB GMT. He answered numerous emails quickly and his advice was spot on! This strap with red stitching is absolutely beautiful and the craftsmanship top notch! Looks stunning on the watch… The (Red) strap is absolutely stunning and the craftsmanship incredible! It compliments my Omega Seamaster 300m Co-axial with blue dial perfectly… No need to look anywhere else for your leather watch straps! Also, Michael’s customer service and communication is top notch!”

John DeSalvo, USA – February 2021


Black Alligator Watch Strap with White Hand Saddle Stitching

“Never had leather straps on my watches, was hesitant about doing it. But after watching Mike on “Strap A Watch” YouTube videos making them and the care he took, I had to try one. After ordering a Black Alligator strap, I received a call from Mike. We went over what I wanted and Mike suggested white stitching, glad he did, strap looks outstanding. Mike thanks for offering that deployment band you had, fits right on with the Omega Speedmaster. Will be looking forward to ordering a strap for new Omega SeaMaster. If you are thinking of doing a leather strap, don’t hesitate to have Mike put one together for you. You won’t be disappointed.”

David Couchman, USA – March 2021

Cognac Dark Brown Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan Leather Watch Strap

Michael’s workmanship is exceptional, as is the quality of his leather. The Shinki leather I purchased from Michael compared to my Horween straps of the same thickness is buttery soft and has a luster that the Horween doesn’t have. The Horween has a more matte finish compared to the Shinki. Both are great for different reasons, but the Shinki is on another level — the sheen of the Shinki is very elegant and dressy. Michael was a delight to work with. He was responsive and completed my order within the promised time frame. I will continue to buy straps from him, and would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a beautifully made custom strap made of premium leather for a (very) fair price.

Matt, USA – March 2021

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