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    Looking for custom made leather

    I'm looking for someone to make me a strap like the one I have. I realise it will have to be sewn on as the watch has fixed bars but other than that difference I'm just after a copy of the old one using the old buckle and retainers.

    I was going to try stevostraps but can't find an email for him. I've found a saddlers in London who said they could make me one but the 250 quote made my eyes water a little.

    Any other recommendations please? The watch is a small vintage and most of the straps I've seen so far look like you could tow a car with them so I need something more subtle.











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    I can recommend Kerr Gibson from Strap Works. He'll happily discuss that strap over email with no obligation. Just received a strap from him this week and it's really lovely.

    http://www.strap-works.co.uk

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    steveostraps@gmail.com


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    +1 for Steveo straps. First class in every respect.

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    Pav straps are rather good. http://forum.tz-uk.com/member.php?9281-Pav79

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Seconded, Pavel does great work at a very reasonable cost.

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    That's what I like about this forum 24hr replies be it 1.30 in the morning or 1.30 in the afternoon.

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    Got this done at Strap Works. I asked Kerr to replicate the old one the best he could and quite honestly I don't think it could be bettered. Brilliant job, just what I asked for and updates with pictures all the way through.

    Returned in less than a week and feels great on the wrist. If you ever need a strap don't hesitate in going to strap works.

    Now all I need to do is live for another 70's years to get the grubby patina of the 1st one.




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    There is a woman on one of my other forums does custom leather, makes allsorts.

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    Looks great, and I like that it uses the original straps metalwork.

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    Looks good. Did he re-use the staples from your original strap? It looks like it...if so well done. If not...well done on getting a patina on them rather than shiny brass or steel.

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    Yes all fittings off the original strap so really happy.

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    Glad it worked out for you. My strap from Kerr is just perfect - and for what it is, reasonably priced.

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    That looks to have gone well .

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    Call John Hagger at www.tannerbates.co.uk if you want

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    Very nice, one to note for the future.

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    This has definitely been a helpful thread. Thanks! I also have a fixed lug watch that needs a new strap soon.

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