Handcrafted Shell Cordovan Leather Watch Strap
Shell cordovan is a premium leather which is tanned in a select few tanneries worldwide in a process which takes both a lot of time, effort and money to complete. The result is a rich and dense leather hide which is stunningly beautiful, elegant looking and incredibly durable - able to withstand a lot more stress than normal leather. being a densely packed leather, it is also quite water resistant in comparison to other vegetable tanned leathers.
I handcrafted these straps here in my workshop in Adelaide using techniques which I have honed over the past few years, I cut the leather exactly to the customers specification, hand-stitch using a variety of high quality waxed leather threads, I burnish the edges with gum tragacanth and beeswax before embossing a border along the outside of the strap and applying premium leather conditioners to finish the strap. The straps come with a high quality stainless steel buckle and can also be padded if desired. I welcome all requests for further customisation so please feel free to get in touch to discuss further.
The examples in the photos show black and burgundy coloured straps with off-white stitching.