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Tanner Bates Hand Stitched London Tan Italian Leather 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 leather is produced by J & FJ Baker & Co in Devon, Europe’s last remaining Oak Bark Tannery. With four simple ingredients – the hide of a Devon cow, oak bark, Devon river water and time – they produce a leather that is prized world-wide. Because oak bark is slow to release its tannins, the transformation process takes about 12 months, resulting in durable yet supple full-grain hides – of which no two are the same.

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 leather is produced by J & FJ Baker & Co in Devon, Europe’s last remaining Oak Bark Tannery. With four simple ingredients – the hide of a Devon cow, oak bark, Devon river water and time – they produce a leather that is prized world-wide. Because oak bark is slow to release its tannins, the transformation process takes about 12 months, resulting in durable yet supple full-grain hides – of which no two are the same. The only thing that unites them is the wonderful smell of good leather.

Production time: 1 week

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18mm, 20mm

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