Hand-stitched watch strap of outstanding quality and craftsmanship.
Please note that due to high demand and the time it takes to create each watch strap, we are unable to complete orders in time for Christmas. You may still purchase your new watch strap and be added to the waiting list to receive it by mid- January.
Please note that or hand stitched watch straps are made to order and cannot be changed
We are grateful to English watchmaker Harold Pinchbeck who was looking for a maker to supply hand stitched straps for their premium range of hand made watches.
They wanted a hand made classical look where the eye is drawn to the stitching. We researched and practiced how to achieve the fine work produced by automated factory machinery. Applying "hand-made" to something as fine as a watch strap without losing the classic look was quite a journey.
As a result of this happy collaboration our range and expertise has developed into a speciality.
The width measurement relates to the width at the lugs. The buckle size is usually 2mm narrower. Although parallel straps are also available.
Our standard strap fits a wrist measurement 165mm - 200mm with 7 holes.
If you require a specific size we are very happy to tailor make a strap for you. The additional cost is £15 and delivery time is 2 weeks.
Each Tanner Bates watch strap is packaged in its own English calf skin sheath.
Our Naturally tanned leather is tough and can take a battering. We stitch it with a durable rot resistant thread which will give years of service. Occasionally a dose of Tanner Bates Liquid wax will make it look good as new.
Naturally tanned leather benefits from and will look its very best if given an occasional dose of natural waxes and oils. Our Leather care information card is included with every purchase.
I chose the hand made Tanner Bates Leather strap and also ordered an additional ostrich strap to go with the watch. It came with the Tanners Bates strap attached and I think this is the best leather strap I have ever seen, I can’t describe how amazingly comfortable and supple it is. Straight out of box the smell of leather was the first thing I noticed, then unlike any other leather strap I have had it was soft and flexible right from the start surprising as it’s about 4mm thick, it matches the watch beautifully and is very comfortable, I don’t think the ostrich strap will see the light of day!