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Old 03-18-2014, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default STRAP REVIEW: MRHANZ "Black Stingray"

Reviewer: Mark A. (andrema)

Strap Being Reviewed: MRHANZ Custom Watch Straps

Strap was donated for review

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Company Website: http://www.mrhanz.com

E-Mail: [email protected]
Instagram: http://instagram.com/mrhanz909


About (from company website):

What started as a personal hobby in 1997, turned into a business venture for me. As a watch enthusiast, I like to collect straps that could be worn to different events and activities. At the request of many customers who ask for additional accessories that match their watchstrap, I decided to expand my product line to carry & wear goods. At mrhanz, you'll find many products that will match both your watches and your unique taste.


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MRHANZ "Black Stingray with Pearl"

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Strap Specifications:

· Style: "Black Stingray With Pearl"
· Strap Color: Black
· Length (mm): 125/80
· Width (mm): 24/24
· Thickness (mm): 4.0
· Stitching: Black
· Buckle: Brushed Stainless Steel Thumbnail

Price: $79


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Packaging:

Usually, as long as a strap arrives safe and unblemished, I tend to be fairly flexible when it comes to packaging. In this case, however, I was happily surprised with what I found when I opened the MrHanz “Black Stingray” strap package.

Every strap made is delivered in a custom designed strap box with a magnetic closure. The box has a black/red motif and it is designed to resemble a book. The best way that I can describe it is like a “book safe” that you see in the movies. Inside the box, the strap is secured in place by rubber strapping. This ensures that it remains safely in place while in transit.

I have to say, the quality of the box is very nice. In fact, it can certainly be repurposed as a watch travel case or strap storage after the strap is removed.






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The MrHanz stingray straps are offered in several different colors. For the review strap, I chose the “Black Stingray with Pearl” version.

When I first received the strap, I was impressed by its unique appearance and rich tone. The color of the stingray is mottled in appearance, with varying shades of black throughout its surface. The surface of the strap has a polished finish that provides a nice sheen. The "pearls" are located on the buckle-side of the strap and provide a nice, contrasting touch as well as interest to the strap.

As you can see from the photos, the strap has minimal black stitching at the lug ends, which almost disappears into its surface. The hand stitching is nicely executed and precise.

When received, the strap had a soft texture and was fairly pliable. The edges are coated to coordinate with the straps color and they have a very nice, refined 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 and value received of this strap and I would recommend MrHanz to anyone looking for a nicely crafted strap at a great price.

In addition to the stingray strap that was reviewed, the company also makes a wide variety of styles, which use traditional leather as well as exotic animal skins. All of the straps are priced moderately, so take a look at thier website when you have the chance for examples of their other work.





Thanks for Reading ~ Mark
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here are a few more examples of mrhanz work:














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I don't think I could personally pull off a stingray strap, but man is that nice looking.
Great review Mark!


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Awesome review Mark. I've always been curious about sting ray, and while I think it's a little blingy for me, it's highly likely he sells other products I'm gonna purchase. Thanks for sharing great info


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Awesome review. How cool is the strap box it came in. I've seen him on PMWF for a few years and he always seems to have interesting deals to offer. Really appreciate the time you took to put this information into such a complete and concise review. BTW, awesome pictures as usual
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Great review. I've seen some sales posts recently and was wondering about his stuff. Good timing.
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Thank you Mark for your kind review. Really appreciate positive reply from the members here
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Very cool. Definitely a strap I'd like to try out with a couple pieces. Can it be made with no holes for a nice clean deployment buckle look?
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Very cool. Definitely a strap I'd like to try out with a couple pieces. Can it be made with no holes for a nice clean deployment buckle look?
Send them a PM or email. I am sure that they can work with you on a design.
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Now this is different Mark ! Very nice ! Neat how this style seems like it could work with any style of watch. At first you're like, wow, this is classy, and would work with any dress watch. Then you realize it is also very sporty too, and could team up with a nice diver. Genuinely seems like a strap made for any type of watch, or occasion. Sounds like it's well made as well, as are all of those other styles you are showing. Pretty awesome Mark ! Thanks for all of the info, along with terrific review once again.
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very hanzome
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I adore that first black strap with the pearl. So classy. It reminds me of a set of pearls I found on this site. It has the same pearlescent shimmer that I find really alluring. I'll definitely have to look out for one of these. Thanks for the pictures.

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