• Philip Dashiell

The Artistry Of Custom Watch Straps


Brian Van Way custom Hieroglyphics strap, Dever Strap Company - Cal Ripken, Jr. Baseball Glove strap, and custom Oris Aquis strap crafted by HD Straps.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of finishing the look of your timepiece with the perfect strap. Obviously, there are tons of strap options and materials available, with any number of color combinations that will work for your watch; and you can most certainly find a complementary strap, that suits your favorite piece, from the usual suspects in the retail, and e-commerce world. But nothing will complete the look of your watch, like commissioning a strap artisan, to create something special and unique, making your Wrist-Game a true 1 of 1.


Simply put, some of the artisans that specialize in crafting custom leather goods, are true visionaries. I love having an idea in my head, and having these strap gurus use their creativity and skills to bring my ideas to life. And no doubt, I fully trust these artists, and give them full license and freedom to expand on, and enhance my vision, crafting a watch strap that is not only complementary to the watch, but a visually stunning conversation piece within itself.


The best part, the custom strap game, and enhancing the look on your wrist with a true 1 of 1 creation, isn't cost prohibitive. The custom strap vendors I've listed above, make very affordable products, and in many cases, their custom creations are more economical than purchasing exotic-skin straps, from many establishhed strap vendors.


So have some fun collaborating with the many custom strap Artisans active within the watch collecting hobby, and create daring and unique looks that are all your own, ensuring the highest level mastery of Wrist-Game!




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