Looking to customise a Epsom leather watch strap from scratch? You've come to the right place! Choose the style, stitch colour that you like, let us know the leather colour and sizing (both lug width and strap length) in your purchase notes and we will do the rest! If you have any additional requests (for example, lining leather colour or even stitch spacing) let us know and we will be glad to transform your vision into a reality.
As always, all our watch straps will come with a silver tang buckle and quick release bars, so that you can easily swap out between your favourite watch straps and not have to fuss about scratching your watch lugs. No one will judge you for changing straps every day!
Note: These straps will be made to order and thus require a lead time of a month before it is shipped out to you. We hope you understand - good work takes good time!
The following styles are available for Epsom watch straps:
Signature: Stitched, padded and lined. Our signature straps are the full package. See the Signature Shell Cordovan straps as an example.
Signature (Non-padded): Stitched, non-padded and lined. Only difference is the lack of padding, which keeps the strap thickness the same throughout.
Side-Stitch: Stitched on the outer edge at the lugs and watch buckle, non-padded, lined. Keeps the watch looking casual.
Single Pass: One continuous piece of leather that runs behind the watch. Only stitched on the outer edge buckle, non-padded and lined. Easy-on, easy-off type of strap.
Epsom: If you want a strap that has a beautiful texture, good scratch and water resistance, and remains looking pristine even after many wear, Epsom is the right choice. Epsom from Tanneries Du Puy in France is well-known for its quality, wide range of colours and perfect rigidity. It is the same leather that is used in many Hermes products.
Depending on the style of the watch strap, there are up to total of 4 layers of various material that goes into each strap, with each layer serving a specific purpose. From top to bottom, they are: (1) exterior leather, (2) padding, (3) synthetic strengthener, (4) lining leather.
All layers are firstly glued and pressed together, before they are stitched. Finally, the edges are finished with edge paint, which adds an additional layer along the exposed edges of leather and protects it from wear and tear, and water damage, over time. This also prevents the different layers from separating - an additional layer of prevention on top of the stitching.