Watch Strap - Hand Stitched and Bespoke

Hand-stitched watch strap of outstanding quality and craftsmanship made to your specifications

  • Choose your leather
  • Choose your buckle
  • Choose from 12 thread colours
  • Choose from 9 different wrist measurements and 10 lug widths
  • Your bespoke strap arrives packaged in its individual leather case
  • Choose at home - Sample pack of leather and thread options available

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Half price Watch Straps

Over the years we have gathered a collection of hand stitched straps in different sizes and colours but every bit as good as our made to measure straps. You can buy them at half price - £60 while stocks last. Email us with your lug width and we will be happy to let you know what we have available in your size.

Lug Width
Strap cut
If you're selecting "No Buckle" please supply us with the width of your existing buckle.
If you're selecting "No Buckle" please supply us with the hole shape for the buckle tongue.
Measure existing strap lengths in millimetres. Only measure the lengths of the leather straps and not the buckle.

Tanner Bates bespoke Watch Strap

Leather - Conker, Black, Navy, Burgundy, Sage , Red, Burnt Ochre, Oak Bark Tanned London Tan, Oak Bark Tanned Brown.

Thread -  Lin Cable French linen. 12 wonderful colours. Choose a specific colour or if you prefer to have a matching colour let us know and we will choose the thread for you.

Buckle options - The width at the lugs determines the size of the buckle. Lug widths over 20mm have wide tangs and the strap has matching oblong holes. Buckles are available in a choice of finishes. The Watch Strap price does not include the buckle.

 Lug width:  15-24MM (1mm increments)

Strap Length:  Measure your existing strap and choose from the drop down menu.

Strap cut – straight or tapered

 Watch strap Case - every bespoke strap is supplied in its own individual hand made leather case 

There are so many options to choose from that we have designed a sample pack of leather strips and threads. Order one to choose at home. Cost deducted from strap purchase.

Every Watch Strap is made to order - please allow 5 working days for us to make it for you.

Italian leather watch strap by Tanner Bates

Never losing the classic look.

We are grateful to English watchmaker Harold Pinchbeck who was looking for a maker to supply hand stitched straps for their premium range of hand made watches.

They wanted a hand made classical look where the eye is drawn to the stitching. We researched and practiced how to achieve the fine work produced by automated factory machinery. Applying "hand-made" to something as fine as a watch strap without losing the classic look was quite a journey.

As a result of this happy collaboration our range and expertise has developed into a speciality.

Love your Leather

Our Naturally tanned leather is tough and can take a battering. We stitch it with a durable rot resistant thread which will give years of service. Occasionally a dose of Tanner Bates Liquid wax will make it look good as new.

Naturally tanned leather benefits from and will look its very best if given an occasional dose of natural waxes and oils. Our Leather care information card is included with every purchase.

Customer Feedback

I chose the hand made Tanner Bates Leather strap and also ordered an additional ostrich strap to go with the watch. It came with the Tanners Bates strap attached and I think this is the best leather strap I have ever seen, I can’t describe how amazingly comfortable and supple it is. Straight out of box the smell of leather was the first thing I noticed, then unlike any other leather strap I have had it was soft and flexible right from the start surprising as it’s about 4mm thick, it matches the watch beautifully and is very comfortable, I don’t think the ostrich strap will see the light of day!