Leather strap advice

Discussion of straps and bracelets.
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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by vbuskirk » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:19 pm

Most surprising, and best deal I ever got on a strap:

Once upon a time, Christopher Ward was having a big sale on straps. I picked up a black Louisiana gator plus SS butterfly deployant for £13 and another brown gator with gold [plated] butterfly for £21. The straps were excellent quality. Of course those list for £165 ($255) now, but I guess the point is that I once bought some straps from ChristopherWard.com, and the quality was surprisingly good (back in 2009). They also carry a few leathers.
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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by vbuskirk » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:23 pm

In my opinion, Toshi provides the most bang for the buck in the world of leather straps.
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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:37 pm

Steinhardt sells a pretty nice leather strap. I also had one from Super Dan which is a DaLuca strap that I got in a trade deal. It was also a sweet strap but way to over priced for me. :puke:

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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by fastward » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:06 am

What's the safe word? Palomino?


I am happy with my two straps from BJStraps.

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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by rockmastermike » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:21 am

fastward wrote:What's the safe word? Palomino?
:cheers: well played, sir
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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by jimyritz » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:23 am

vbuskirk wrote:In my opinion, Toshi provides the most bang for the buck in the world of leather straps.
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bought a couple for my Anonimo....

Excellent customer service from Rich.. :thumbsup:

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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by Cowbiker » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:54 am

justsellbrgs wrote:Jason....guy like you needs to hear from Cowbiker (Sean).... let me smoke signal that strap/leather fool...
Jason,

Sean here.

What style cases are you looking to pair up? You mentioned a sub and a omega sport watch. Do you want hides (leather) just for dress or do you want them to put in work as well? Also, any price range you're wanting to stay in? I've gone from $ teens to a custom gator from ABP that cost more than you can imagine and is worth every penny.

If you're wanting dress for a budget check out panatime for ideas on styles, etc and some decent values.

If you've seen a particular combination you love in something dressy, like say a croc, check with HKTan (WUS) custom strap maker, I had him do a custom gator for my capeland that was a bargain.

The ABP custom aged gator $$$
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The HKTan custom gator
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Croc Print Leather from Panatime (very reasonable and I swim with these after sno-seal treatment)
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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by suddha » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:22 am

Cowbiker wrote:
justsellbrgs wrote:Jason....guy like you needs to hear from Cowbiker (Sean).... let me smoke signal that strap/leather fool...
Jason,

Sean here.

What style cases are you looking to pair up? You mentioned a sub and a omega sport watch. Do you want hides (leather) just for dress or do you want them to put in work as well? Also, any price range you're wanting to stay in? I've gone from $ teens to a custom gator from ABP that cost more than you can imagine and is worth every penny.

If you're wanting dress for a budget check out panatime for ideas on styles, etc and some decent values.

If you've seen a particular combination you love in something dressy, like say a croc, check with HKTan (WUS) custom strap maker, I had him do a custom gator for my capeland that was a bargain.

The ABP custom aged gator $$$
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The HKTan custom gator
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Croc Print Leather from Panatime (very reasonable and I swim with these after sno-seal treatment)
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Sweet straps! As for your questions... I'm looking for a casual strap that looks aged or worn, supple... I think the same strap could go well with my Sub and my Speedy. I like contrast stitching but not a lot of extraneous designs. A nice buckle is a must...

Thanks again!
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Re: Leather advice sought

Post by Cowbiker » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:23 am

Some of these names have been mentioned already, they tend to be thicker straps that do well with wider lug width designs, all are craftsmen I've been pleased with.

Micah @ vintager (guy's construction is some of the best in the business)
Koon @ K-Straps

These guys do some real cool rolex specific designs.

James @ Wotoncrafts (I have one of his rolex nato's, IT IS REDICULOUS, can't wait for my kingston to put it on)

Peter @ Gunny Straps

If you search on 'Ammo Straps' or go over to the paneristi forum and check there 'strapmaker' list you'll encounter many more fine straps.

Given the size of the cases you mention, take a peak Peter's offerings for the blings, nice blend of materials, stitch work and padding for sport watches.

Good Luck J.
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Re: Leather strap advice

Post by MFS » Thu May 26, 2011 4:34 pm

Rob Montana hava good Quality straps.

Here one of them on my MAS 1000 M i sold in april this year

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Re: Leather strap advice

Post by fastward » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:02 pm

Indy Straps are excellent as well.

David may not have much game :stir: , but he makes a great strap. :thumbsup:

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Re: Leather strap advice

Post by usmcvet » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:41 pm

http://www.bjstrap.com/info.html

BJ's is where I would go. Affordable and high quality.

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Re: Leather strap advice

Post by mfxr » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:14 am

FWIW you can get 10% off at Panatime with either of these promo codes:

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BDWF

I have always found the straps to be good bang for buck, and service/shipping has always been responsive.

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Re: Leather strap advice

Post by Snpr9696 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:26 am

My Work, My Site.
http://www.snprstrap.com

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Re: Leather strap advice

Post by Danny_T » Fri May 23, 2014 12:12 pm

Soooo many options out there it'll make your head spin.

But for ready made non custom straps I would consider H20 watch leather straps. Super quality at a super price. Check out his web store, just type H20 Watch in google.

Panatime is good for low cost off the shelf straps as well. I have a couple of their 'Mustang straps" that I bought for $10 each and are pretty awesome for the price.

Also as mentioned Josip at Diaboliq Straps prob has the best prices for custom straps out there. His canvas straps are the shit and he is an AWESOME dude. Great strap artist. I've got a bunch of his stuff.

I've got a shit ton of straps and literally need therapy because I don't know when to stop. Other noteable strapmakers i've used

Malio Straps
Maddog
SNPR
Gunny - Prob my FAV of them all
D$_Straps (Raphael)
Pirate Straps
Bond Straps
Combat Straps

Yeah, I've got MAJOR issues....And these don't include whats on the watches already... :shock:

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Re: Leather strap advice

Post by JBZ » Fri May 23, 2014 1:08 pm

^^^ :shock:

And you guys made fun of me because I have a few pairs of shoes.
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