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Old 05-04-2014, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default STRAP REVIEW: Pulcher Leather "Piranha" Strap

Reviewer: Mark A. (andrema)


Strap Being Reviewed: Pulcher Leather "Piranha"


Strap was donated for review


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Company Website: http://www.pulchersleather.com/
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About (from company website):


We are a leather goods company that has been years been in creating and developing leather goods all over the world.

We serve you with our expertise and leading designers whom had years of experience to bring varieties of premium leather goods with creativity, color, and style.

Pulcher’s leather serve the masterpiece of leather goods to fulfill your pleasure and luxurious lifestyle.

Pulcher’s main products are jackets, bags, watch straps, and camera straps.



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Pulchers Leather "Piranha" Strap


Description of Strap:


Piranha combines the best of fine genuine calf leather, Piranha has default color of dark green and dark brown stitching color. Inspired from amazon monster fish skin color, The color impresses a very unique and rare band. The band is made out of a genuine and high quality durable calf skin leather. The band has burnished finish edge which clearly shows each well-built layer. The band itself is right around 4.0 mm thick all the way through.

Piranha was made by highly experienced craftsmen, it is made of chosen exclusive leather calf. Having a thorough cutting process, dying and finishing to each small part of this calf. More than that, stitching techniques hereditary is used in the process of the band making so that the result is fine-guaranteed leather watch bands.



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Strap Specifications:

Style: "Suitmatcher"
Strap Color: Multicolored calf leather
Length (mm): 135/80
Width (mm): 24/24
Thickness (mm): 4.00
Stitching: Brown
Buckle: Brown PVD


Price: $130



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Packaging:

The strap arrived in a cardboard tube which was packaged within a padded mailing envelope. Inside the tube, the strap was wrapped in red velour and tied closed with a satin ribbon. I am not a real big fan of elaborate packaging for straps, so I was pleased with this presentation and found it to be a nice touch.







Photos of strap:

Pulcher offers many different styles of leather straps, from browns and blacks that are common amongst strap makers to those with more nontraditional and brighter colors. For this strap review, I chose the “Piranha", which is one of the selections from the company's "Suitmatcher" series.


When I first received the strap, I was impressed by its unique appearance and rich tone. The color of the leather has varying shades of green throughout its surface. The surface of the strap has a matte finish that accentuates the rustic appearance of the strap and gives it a nice casual appearance. The color of this strap is outstanding in person. The finishing applied to its surface gives the strap the look and feel of a lizard or amphibian skin.




The strap's stitching is brown and has open ends at the lugs. The stitching throughout the Piranha is precise and evenly applied. The photos below provide a closer look at Pulcher's stitching and how nicely the brown thread integrates into the distressed design and tone of the strap.






The Pulcher name is embossed into the underside of the strap.



Fresh out of the packaging, the strap had a soft texture and was fairly pliable. The edges have a fantastic burnished finish which coordinates nicely with the straps color and casual appearance.






The craftsmanship of this strap seems to be on par with similar straps within or even above its price point. These factors, coupled with the fact that it is completely handmade, definitely make the strap a very good value and a nice alternative for someone looking for something that not just plain vanilla.














Wrist Shots:

Please note: For reference purposes, the pictures below are taken on a 7.25 inch wrist.








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My Thoughts and Impressions:


Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of this strap and I would recommend Pulcher to anyone looking for a nicely crafted strap at a reasonable price.

In addition to the "Piranha" that was reviewed, the company also makes a wide variety of styles, which use traditional leather as well as vibrant colors. When you have the opportunity, take a look at the company's website to see other examples of their other work.



Thanks for Reading ~ Mark
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The strap is very pretty, although is it just me or does it look markedly different from the strap in the site advertorial pic?

Either way, both versions are very nice.
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Nice Review Mark.

Strap color and style is not for me, but it looks like its made well from you pics.
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Now that is character. With the multitude of strap makers offering seemingly the same varieties of horween et al it's refreshing to see something quite different without being too out there, or trying too hard. Effortless design. Nice, I like it.

I've spent some time on their site in the past and really like their vintage distressed straps. One of these days I'll have to pick one up to give it a go.
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Man... What a perfect photoshot, and very detail of them...

Thank you Mark for the review...
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Fantastic looking strap. Great write up and pics!
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I really like this green one in flashlight's sig

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Thanks everyone!

Here is a shot that I took this weekend:

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Thank you for the excellent review. I have no doubt that the quality of this strap is excellent. I just don't see it fitting my style. I'm not much of a leather guy to start with. And this 'monster fish skin color' is just not for me.
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Boy Mark, these straps keep getting nicer, and nicer. Wow ! You know what's amazing about this one Mark is how the green would literally go with a ton of watches because the lume in a lot of watches is usually green. ..It happens right here with the Panerai too ! All of a sudden the green shows itself even more because of the strap. It's awesome !!!

At the same time, it's a dark green so it works with the black dial perfectly, as do the dark keeper, and black buckle. Just is a neat look, and combination, and when you add in the craftsmanship/design it's too cool ! ..Terrific strap, along with review. Thanks alot Mark !
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I really like this green one in flashlight's sig

Its pulcher's amazone strap.. Check it out at their web..
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'monster fish skin'
If that isn't the actual name for it, it should be!

Never been a secret I've always been a bracelet guy, but with some of these handmade customs I'm coming around.

Thought about it a bit and since the Moray is strap-only I'd pick up some better leather for it. The greens in here should really make that dart lume pop. Plus piranha on moray just sounds like they were made for each other order in.

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I am wearing the strap today, very comfortable.
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Good to hear. I like a nice soft calf leather. Looking forward to this one.
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Got mine in and tossed it on the Airman to try it out. Mine does have some of the 'wrinkled' texture that their advertised photo does, just not as much. Very cool look. It comes with a black PVD buckle not brown as listed. I asked them about a brown one and they said this is all they've ever had so it is what it is.

It's a pretty nice strap, and is different without being 'out there'. I appreciate the subtlety. And it is quite comfortable as Mark noted.

Couple little beefs though, the PVD pre-v was scuffed, but I have spares so no biggy. I didn't realize, nor do I recall it being listed as coming with tubes. The Airman has screw bars so no biggy, but the intended watch doesn't so it wouldn't have worked. And then the tube on the long-side is crooked so it sits cockeyed by a fair bit. I'll see if I can maybe slide the tube out and if that corrects it.

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