Natural Hermann Oak Leather Basic Watch Strap (18, 20, 22 and 24 mm)
You are looking at a hand stitched watch strap constructed of Natural Hermann Oak vegetable-tanned leather and a brushed stainless steel buckle. The watch strap is about 3 mm thick, has 7 stops (each 7.5 mm apart) and two keepers (one floating, one fixed). Edges are beveled and hand burnished to achieve a smooth finishing.
White colored thread as in the photos would be used unless stated. Tan 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"
The second last picture is a comparison between and brand new and a used watch strap with about 1 month of use, natural vegetable tanned leather changes color and develops as soon as you start using it.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
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About the leather:
Hermann Oak® Leather Co. found its 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.
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Really nice product. The leather is very high quality, and will darken and develop a richer color with time. Definitely a keeper.