Black Hermann Oak Leather Tapered Basic Watch Strap (18, 20, 22 and 24 mm)
-Made from hand dyed vegetable tanned Hermann Oak leather
-Available in 18, 20, 22 and 24 mm.
-Tapered (starts out wider at the lugs and narrow toward the direction of the tail and the buckle)
-2 keepers, one floating, other fixed
-7 stops, each 7.5 mm apart
-Entirely sewn by hand
-Beveled and burnished edges
-Brushed stainless steel buckle
-Available in different lengths
Tan colored thread as in the photos would be used unless stated. White and other thread colors are also available, please contact me for availability.
The size of a two-piece watch strap like this one is measured separately. Take medium size as an example: 120 / 75mm, 120 mm represents the length of the longer side of the strap, from the watch lug to the tip on the strap. While 75 mm represents the shorter side of the strap, from the watch lugs to where the leather ends (not including buckle).
To determine which strap size suits you, you may measure your old watch strap and choose a length similar to the strap you are currently using. Or, you may measure your wrist and refer to the sizes below:
Small: 105/70mm fits wrists approximately 5 3/4" to 6 3/4"
Medium: 120/75mm fits wrists approximately 6 1/2" to 7 1/2"
Large: 135/80mm fits wrists approximately 7 1/4" to 8 1/4"
A tapered watch strap means the watch strap is tapered from the lugs towards the buckle and the strap tip. Take width 24/22 mm as an example, the width of the strap at the lugs, where it is installed on the watch is 24 mm. On the other end, the width of the watch strap at the buckle and the tip of the strap are tapered down to 22 mm.
Also available in natural:
Check out our watch strap and watch pouches section for more: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EternalLeatherGoods?ref=ss_profile§ion_id=15274851
About the leather:
Hermann Oak® Leather Co. found it’s beginning when Lewis Charles Hermann started tanning leather in St. Louis, Missouri in 1881 to serve the local harness trade. Three more generations of Hermanns have followed Lewis’s footsteps to bring the finest vegetable leathers to market. The Hermann Oak® tanning process has not changed much throughout the years. They still use the finest natural tree barking their tanning liquors for richness and texture. The leather is soaked in ground-vats until its firm, strong and tight fibered. Hermann Oak’s technicians hand-work each sir for a smooth, consistent, even colored piece of leather. You’ll appreciate the quality that comes from over 100 years of experience.
The worlds best saddle artisans specifically use Hermann Oak® leather because of how well the leather tools, finishes, and ages.