Tooled Leather Watch Straps handmade in America
Add a hand tooled accent to your handmade watch strap. Each impression you see is placed one at a time, by hand, in our backyard workshop in FL, USA. Our saddle leather watch cuffs are custom made to your wrist size and, if necessary, your watch.
HOW IT'S MADE: For this project, we start with full grain vegetable tanned cowhide of 2 different weights (thickness) The keyword in the above description is "full grain." It is amazing what can be called "genuine leather" these days. The main part of the band is made from 5/7 ounce leather. We believe this is an ideal weight for a sensitive area like the wrist. This thickness will provide many years of service without remaining "stiff" like the heavy 9/10 ounce belt scrap watch bands that others are making. Of course, the leather we use to make the tabs that attach your watch need to be much thinner. We use 2/3 ounce leather for this. Because the leather we use is full grain, the integrity (strength) of the cowhide remains intact. The leather is conditioned along the way with oils and waxes. You would be surprised at the number of times each piece of leather passes through our hands before final assembly. Check out our process for more details. The finished leather watch band you will receive is fully conditioned and ready for your use and abuse. A new watchband will seem a little stiff and awkward at first, but the break-in is brief and will begin as soon as you strap your watch band to your wrist.