Due to the traditional vegetable tanning process and the natural qualities of the materials, each and every one of our leather watch straps is an individual piece with its own structure and colour which may differ slightly from the one on display in our online shop. The holes and stitches in the straps are applied by hand and not by machines, also adding to the individual touch of each leather watch strap.
As vegetable tanned leather tends to shrink a bit when worn, all our leather watch straps are intentionally designed with a tiny bit more width to prevent them from feeling or looking too small after some wearing. When first installed with your watch, the strap might appear a bit snug – but after a while, it will stretch and fit perfectly between the lugs.
Two Piece Leather Watch Straps:
Especially with newer watches, the gap between the case or bezel and the spring bar may be more narrow than on older pieces. To avoid scratches on the leather, we advise you to treat the strap carefully and without force when installing it on your watch. If it does not seem to fit at all, you might need curved spring bars or a different watch strap altogether. If you’re unsure about this, feel free to consult with us before placing your order.
Nato Watch Straps:
Do not apply the strap with the bars fixed to your watch. We advise to take off the spring bars, place the strap in the favoured position and then reinstall the bars to ensure that no scratches on the leather occur.
If you’re unsure about how to change a strap on your watch, please consult with a professional watchmaker for assistance. Straps that are damaged by enforced or incorrect installation can not be returned to us. We also take no responsibility in case of any damage to your watch when changing the strap.
Our straps should not be treated with oil or wax. Avoid direct contact with water, e.g. in the shower or when swimming. Heavy perspiration may also cause changes in the material.