Leather - Dark Brown Crocodile, Black Crocodile or Shell Cordovan No.8
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.
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.
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.
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!