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Old 01-01-2017, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello watchfreeks
I have recently returned to strap making after a few years on hiatus. I'd like to share with you some pictures of my straps.





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Do you sell them.
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Welcome to the forum.
What do the straps range in prices? How would someone order if they we're interested?
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Welcome to the forum.
What do the straps range in prices? How would someone order if they we're interested?


Yes I would like to know also.

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Old 01-03-2017, 07:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes I would like to know also.

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Welcome to the forum.
What do the straps range in prices? How would someone order if they we're interested?
Thanks for the welcome . Sarasota is the best
You can PM me or send an email - I added my address to my about page. I will post some more info in a minute or two...
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The traps are for sale but I don't have enough posts (I guess?) to make a for sale thread.

I can post some genereal information about my straps:

All straps are made from hand dyed vegetable tanned leather.
All are hand stitched.
All straps are pre-softened, so they are nice and comfortable on the wrist from day one.
All have fully finished sides, some are burnished to a shine.

You can PM me or send me an email; I have updated my "about" page with my email address.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Close-ups of strap no.9 from the first picture. This is a 24mm strap in orange tan, aged with painted on patina. This strap tapers gradually in thickness from 6.1mm at lugs to 4.8mm at tip and it is sewn with awesome quality Wenzel linen:

DSC_0746bb by straps68, on Flickr

DSC_0759b by straps68, on Flickr

DSC_0755b by straps68, on Flickr

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Old 02-01-2017, 10:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Some of my new buckles

Here are some buckles I have made. Finished with hand tools only. They will eventually end up on my straps.


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DSC_0856b by straps68, on Flickr

and some close-ups:

DSC_0908b by straps68, on Flickr

DSC_0987b by straps68, on Flickr


DSC_0935b by straps68, on Flickr

DSC_0988b by straps68, on Flickr

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Old 03-03-2017, 04:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Light brown 24mm strap sewn with natural linen thread


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Old 03-05-2017, 02:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Vintage yellow 24mm strap

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Yellow 24mm strap with natural color cotton thread

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Old 03-16-2017, 06:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Dark yellow (light orange) 26.3mm strap with one of my own engraved 27mm GPF buckles

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Like the wide keepers.
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Welcome to the forum. Please read through the rules regarding posting and sales. Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Made these three of the same piece of leather in 20, 22 and 24mm

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Dark yellow (light orange) 26.3mm strap with one of my own engraved 27mm GPF buckles

Awesome looking strap!

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Awesome looking strap!

yadda yadda tapatalk
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Coffee dyed strap, nice and soft. Light khaki thread matches really nice.






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