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  1. buramu Jun 29, 2020

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    Wow.. some exquisite craftsmanship in this thread!

    Nothing complements a great watch better than some well-aged leather that has stories to tell.
     
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  2. buramu Jul 1, 2020

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    @Duracuir1 maybe I missed it somewhere in the thread, but do you sell your straps somewhere (e.g. Etsy, or so)?
     
  3. Steve9pm Strangely obsessed with cheap manual wind watches. Aug 21, 2020

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    Finding myself with more time and seriously considering trying this out. For a complete novice who doesn’t want to buy every tool, how good is this guide? The links to Tandy don’t work, but googling Tandy leather can take you to the correct website.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Watch-Strap/

    Also, have any of you tried making wallets?
     
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  4. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Aug 21, 2020

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    Hey! That is a nice guide! Go for it! Looking forward to seeing your creations! My last two straps, for a colleague’s 50th. His wife wanted something that she described as “rugged and sexy LOL”. I used a 50 plus year old baseball glove, a black one, and it met her needs! C04CBDFA-B047-4278-95DF-BFDAD3E4394B.jpeg
    The one on the right is a 20. I hope she takes the 18... CDACF90F-C386-4D51-88D1-DB5C0AF80B2E.jpeg 1EF25770-AEAC-4DCD-B962-F9DB229542AE.jpeg
     
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  5. amcclell Aug 22, 2020

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    These are all truly "one of a kind!"
     
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  6. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Aug 22, 2020

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    It’s « Rugged and sexy » for sure !
     
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  7. JwRosenthal Aug 22, 2020

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    My long awaited one piece from Steve has arrived! He and I were discussing this strap last December based on a vintage Gemex that I have. This things beats the Gemex- not to mention I don’t fear it falling apart like 70 year old leather.
    The perfect strap for this little guy that I picked up from a fellow member.
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    A donation to the SPCA will be forthcoming.
     
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  8. stuart70 Aug 24, 2020

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    A great way of up-cycling to make something unique. They look amazing. I really enjoyed reading this thread and seeing the straps.
     
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  9. amcclell Aug 24, 2020

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    Congratulations- this looks amazing!
     
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  10. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Aug 24, 2020

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    I had one day off and got restless after a 40 km bike ride, a date with my wife and some work around the house.

    With just enough leather left from the black baseball glove palm piece, I made a strap for an old chrono just back from service. I could not decide on thread colour... we can call it Vomit! DD8BD0D2-3393-4CE0-8EA8-097D33893330.jpeg 1C8C87A3-EF0E-4486-BB6E-B0F7B297FBCC.jpeg B1816AB8-3612-48D1-B98C-C9FB54FD24BD.jpeg 566D7527-5CA8-4CB1-9D0B-CD731CCE9ADF.jpeg BDEF3095-9D60-4C29-BB38-84F513C0741C.jpeg 73984172-7FE0-48BB-85F6-39E4367917D7.jpeg

    it is so soft! Daytime pic to follow.
     
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  11. JwRosenthal Aug 24, 2020

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    I know what those colors are :cool:
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  12. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Aug 24, 2020

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    Sweet! The alternating thread colours could not have been easy. Looks great with that watch :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Aug 24, 2020

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    So funky! You have my vote :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Sep 5, 2020

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    Choco Zenith reporting for duty — with my new lovely super badass strap by @Duracuir1 :thumbsup:

    Thank you so much dear @Duracuir1 !
    The weathered texture and blue thread are so perfect!!

    And the super small size worked perfectly too!
    Now I have to figure out which cause will get this donation.... the needs are so pervasive. It might go to Doctors without Borders.
     
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  15. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Sep 5, 2020

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    If those doctors would just take on some boarders they wouldn’t be so short on cash :whistling:

    the strap looks great @Syrte :thumbsup:
     
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  16. rob#1 Sep 5, 2020

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    Very sleek, love the blue stitching :thumbsup:

    Nice work, @Duracuir1
     
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  17. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Sep 7, 2020

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    The cushion on the old Chesterfield was getting tired. Considering that when we bought it in 2005 it cost more than a vintage Sub/Speedy combo I thought I would try to cover it myself. Looks and feels great (but it is evening now and the lights are dim. Haha!) Now I can get back to making watch straps!

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  18. Steve9pm Strangely obsessed with cheap manual wind watches. Sep 7, 2020

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    This might be my favorite thread in this forum. Keep it up @Duracuir1 !
     
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  19. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Sep 8, 2020

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    Wow you can now make LOTs of nice weathered straps with that couch cover :D
     
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  20. KingCrouchy Sep 8, 2020

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    And they would great on many wrists!:cool:
     
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