Monday, August 15, 2016

A couple of straps I made

So as some of you may have read in my earlier post, I have recently developed a keen interest in strap making and my first attempt made me realise quite a few things, including getting better leather. I searched online and managed to source some Italian leather in tan/mustard colour. Here are a couple of straps I made with it.

1) 24mm, double layered with saddle stitching all around the edges. This one has a single floating keeper. I wear my PAM005 on it :)

2) 20mm, single layer with minimalistic double loop stitching at the ends and a tiny bit of saddle stitching at the end of the long strap. For this one, I made two keepers, one fixed and one floating.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Just in from Chile - a Martu Strap

So my first strap for my PAM005 arrives and that too all the way from Chile :)

This strap is made my Andrea from Martu Leather. Someone had mentioned about her on Watchuseek and the prices seemed really reasonable. I had the strap customised on basis of the leather colour, stitch pattern and the length. It even came with a nice card giving the info on the company and the strap. Another thing, the prices included a polished Pre-V buckle!

Regarding my first impressions, the leather feels great and is really soft, exactly what I was hoping for.  The stitching also seems top notch. I had some spare 24mm steel strap tubes lying around so I put them in these.

I'm pretty sure I'll be ordering for more straps from her in the future :)