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Tanner Bates Italian Cowhide Watch Strap

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Having researched and practiced how to achieve the detailed work produced by automated factory machinery, John Hagger then looked to apply the “hand-made” process to the watch strap. These timeless straps are designed in such as way that the eye is drawn to the stitching and the leather, as well as the watch they carry. It’s a little accessory that says a lot. The Italian cowhide comes from a family tannery in Florence, where they still use the ancient method of tanning with bark from mimosa and chestnut trees, which slowly transforms the hides into leather. The finished leather is dyed with a stain rather than a pigment, allowing the grain, with all its marks and blemishes, to show through. This is leather bursting with character, with no two straps the same, and it will take on a life of its own as the patina develops

Production time: 1 week

Product Description

Provenance and tradition underpin Tanner Bates company founder and leatherwork evangelist John Hagger’s approach to his craft and materials., an approach that is perfectly realised in the form of his leather watch straps. Having researched and practiced how to achieve the detailed work produced by automated factory machinery, John then looked to apply the “hand-made” process to the watch strap. It turned out to be quite a journey, but worth the effort, for the newly acquired expertise has developed into a speciality. These timeless straps are designed in such as way that the eye is drawn to the stitching and the leather, as well as the watch they carry. It’s a little accessory that says a lot.

The Italian cowhide comes from a family tannery in Florence, where they still use the ancient method of tanning with bark from mimosa and chestnut trees, which slowly transforms the hides into leather. The finished leather is dyed with a stain rather than a pigment, allowing the grain, with all its marks and blemishes, to show through. This is leather bursting with character, with no two straps the same, and it will take on a life of its own as the patina develops

Production time: 1 week

Price includes English calf skin holder

Additional Information

colour

Black, Dark Brown

size

18mm, 20mm

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