Got a great watch yet unable to find a suitable strap?
Is your watch strap not matching your outfit today?
Ever wanted to design your own leather watch strap?
It's time to unleash the inner creativity in you and customize your own watch strap! Choose from 980 combinations of strap, buckle, leather and thread and get the strap that you have always wanted!
The watch straps will be available in 2 different designs. As a single pass watch strap and as a 2 piece watch strap, more will be elaborated below.
With a total of 14 colour choices for the leather strap from earthy colours to neutral colours and even vibrant ones, you can definitely find one to match your watch AND your outfit.
*Black is also available as an option! (Not pictured above)
There will also be 14 colour choices for the thread. Choose to match the thread colour to the leather or pick a contrasting thread colour instead.
Single Pass Watch Strap | Zulu Watch Strap
These watch straps will be available in 2 lengths to accommodate different wrist sizes. They can either be worn as a single pass watch strap or a zulu watch strap where the end of the strap is tucked in. This will be largely dependent on your wrist size and where you place your watch.
There are 2 options for watch buckles, silver and gold. Available in strap widths 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, 24mm.
14 Leather Colours x 14 Thread Colours x 2 Buckle Colours = 392 Colour Combinations!
2 Piece Watch Strap
Available in 14 different colours of leather and thread, there's definitely a combination for you. For the strap length, there will be 3 different measurements offered for the top strap and bottom strap. A comparison of the measurements given against your current strap will allow you to choose your ideal length.
There are 3 options of watch buckles. Available in strap widths 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, 24mm.
14 Leather Colours x 14 Thread Colours x 3 Buckle Options = 588 Colour Combinations!
392 Combinations (Single Pass Watch Strap) + 588 Combinations (2 Piece Watch Strap) = 980 Combinations!
The leather is sourced from Conceria Walpier Tannery in Italy which is a part of the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium. The Consortium regulates, preserves and guarantees the production of vegetable tanned leather and has a quality trademark, 'Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana'.
Every strap will come with this guarantee label.
It is a full grain vegetable tanned cow leather that is firm yet supple to touch. Full grain leather is the best quality leather available, the leather is uncorrected with its natural markings and hence have strength and durability.
Vegetable tanned leather refers to leather that uses plant extracts in the tanning process. It is a traditional way of tanning leather that is time consuming and only practiced by highly skilled craftsman, requiring a skilful combination of technology and experience.
Every single watch strap will be hand made and hand sewn. There are a couple of ways to sew a watch strap but for long-lasting purposes, the Saddle-Stitch technique will be used. This is also used in the making of luxury bags and goods (such as Hermes) and is by far the strongest stitch.
Pledge early to enjoy savings on your watch straps! Get your friends and family together to pledge as the more watch straps your pledge for, the less it cost per strap! A survey will be sent at the end of the project to get the required customisation information for each strap such as the strap type, leather, thread, buckle, etc.
*You will be able to choose different strap types when buying a set. For example, a person buying a Set of 5 Customized Watch Straps can choose to get 2 Single Pass Watch Strap and 3 2 Piece Watch Strap. Each Strap can be customized differently.
*If you are sharing this with your friend and would like to send some straps to a different address, just add on additional shipping fee to your pledge!
At the end of this successful project, you will receive a customized hand made watch strap (or watch straps) that is unique and one of a kind with its individual grains. When worn with love and care, they will last you a long time and tell a story itself.
Risks and challenges
As I have access to the above supplies and all the watch straps are handmade, there will be minimal risks for this funded project (no manufacturer, factory, freight issues).
Colours have been adjusted to best reflect the colour in real life, however do note that it might vary a little with different monitor screens and display screens.
With timely response for the surveys that are sent after the pledges are collected, I aim to send out all straps by end April 2018.
All items will be sent out by DHL Globalmail and delivered by your local postal service. Upon sending out, it should take approximately 3 to 18 working days, subject to customs clearance, to arrive depending on your location. They will all have a tracking number too! Please note that any duties, taxes and custom charges will be borne by the recipient.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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