Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 2nd Series rose gold on Exotic Bund in black Alligator, courtesy of Alex Ciani
Purple crocodile Bund on purple dial Submariner
As a passionate watch collector of over thirty years, I have consistently found that the straps supplied with most watches, regardless of brand, are usually just an afterthought. Materials wear out quickly and comfort is not a term generally associated with a watch strap.
Submariner Hulk extraordinaire on green alligator
This is where my leather journey began; trying to find a suitable strap for my Rolex Submariner that had style and was comfortable enough to be worn every day, and night. Finding a strap that wouldn't need weeks to break in and one that would last for years.
A lot to ask from a little piece of shaped leather but a challenge which would ultimately lead me to trying my hand at making a strap myself...
Panerai on Raptor XL in whiskey over black Shell Cordovan
Early Minerva wrist chronograph on Original Tribute
Rolex 8171 Padellone on Shell Cordovan Bund, courtesy of Alex Ciani