All my Leather Watch Straps are Bespoke Custom Handmade!
Just like having a suit custom tailored fit to your exact measurements, all of my watch straps are handmade to order based on your watches 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 watch strap makers in the world. Each piece is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art. Averaging eight hours to handcraft each strap to your exact specifications, I do my very best to make each piece with artistic beauty and quality.
I strictly use only the highest quality leathers in the world, including Genuine North American Alligator, Shell Cordovan Leathers from Horween Leather Co. – Shinki Hikaku from Japan – 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. My goal is 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.
Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan® Leather
Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan® Leather “Chips,” as they’re referred to as, can be very difficult for hobbyist leather crafters to purchase, so it’s nice having a direct account with the Chicago Horween Tannery. I stock every color of Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan® Leather to meet the demands of my customers. It takes at least six months to tan Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan® Leather. These oval shaped Shell Cordovan Leather Chips come from a very particular part of horsehide. Shell Cordovan Chips range from about 1.5 sq. ft. to 2.5 sq. ft. in size and are tanned, stuffed, shaved, polished, then steeped in vegetable liquors, with dyes hand rubbed in for a deep finish. They’re then hand glazes for months to bring out the Shell Cordovan unique shine and luster. Super high quality and sought after, Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan® Watch Straps that are bespoke handmade are some of the most beautiful and robust straps you’ll ever find anywhere in the world.
Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan Leather
Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan Leather is, in my professional opinion, the very best of all Shell Cordovan Leathers in the world. After working with all kinds of leathers for over 30 years, I know the difference in quality when I see it, feel it, and cut into it. Taking up to a year to process and tan Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan is what sets it apart from all other leathers. Simply stated, IT’S AMAZING! Because of the amount of time, and all of the various steps it takes to make Japanese Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan, means it isn’t cheap to buy. My U.S. supplier is Rocky Mountain Leather Supply, and I try to keep stock of every color offered for my customers. I believe Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan Leather Bespoke Watch Straps are some of the most beautiful and luxurious money can buy.
Horween Chromexcel® Leather
Chromexcel® Leather was developed by Horween over 100 years ago, and is considered the original ‘pull-up’ Leather. It goes through five various steps, utilizing all five floors of the Horween Tannery, and takes at least 28 days to make Horween Chromexcel® Leather. The most famous and popular color is Horween’s #8 Burgundy, which is also available in Shell Cordovan. I also stock Black and Dark Brown Horween Chromexcel® Leather for my Custom Bespoke Watch Straps & Bands. Horween Chromexcel® Leather is very high quality and makes for an excellent choice when looking for a beautiful Handmade Watch Strap at a great value.