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Old 8 April 2019, 08:17 AM   #1
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Leather band makers for my 1600

I have found ABP, Everest and authentic watches, are there others that you would recommend ? I'm thinking 20mm-16mm is that about the norm ?

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Old 8 April 2019, 11:04 AM   #2
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Try Rover Haven Straps, totally custom and dealing with Myron is a great pleasure.
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Old 15 April 2019, 09:16 AM   #3
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Looked a couple days ago, I'm going to make a color choice and go for it thanks.
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Old 15 April 2019, 09:51 AM   #4
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I second Myron for quality shell straps, I have a few. But last I talked to him I thought he said he didn’t have the dies to cut a 4mm taper, but he may now.
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Old 15 April 2019, 04:04 PM   #5
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Can't go wrong with Bulang & Sons.
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Old 16 April 2019, 02:45 AM   #6
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Old 16 April 2019, 03:29 AM   #7
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I came across FinWatchStraps recently.

https://www.finwatchstraps.com

I haven't purchased anything from them, but I think they have some really good-looking and unique-looking straps. I have no affiliation with them.
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Old 16 April 2019, 09:30 AM   #8
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I’ve been happy with ones from Bulang, Crown & Buckle, and B and R Bands.
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Old 16 April 2019, 11:32 AM   #9
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These guys are great...

https://www.jack-foster.com/
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Old 16 April 2019, 11:56 PM   #10
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I've also had good experiences with B and R Bands.
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Old 17 April 2019, 12:01 AM   #11
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What sort of leather are you looking into?

I'm speaking with 74 Atelier (Laurence) at the moment, who is based in Singapore. He has a selection of colorful exotic leathers for watch straps, and he does them custom. He is @74_atelier on Instagram.
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Old 17 April 2019, 05:36 AM   #12
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I'm not OCD over it , but I'm leaning to a light tan leather with some darker stitching polished ss buckle. But I also like a cordovan color [ Deep Burgundy ] as well so maybe I'll grab them both. I had no clue that there so many makers in the business. And lastly I would prefer to do business in the USA .

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Old 17 April 2019, 10:24 AM   #13
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Aren’t there leather Hermès Apple Watch straps that will fit 20 mm?
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Old 17 April 2019, 10:46 AM   #14
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I like these threads as I’m always happy to browse websites of these artisans all over the world (except Canada, it always seems!).

On a related note, is there a general preference for a taper on a leather strap on a sport Rolex? If so, what buckle width suits a 20mm lug width best?


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Old 17 April 2019, 09:25 PM   #15
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Aren’t there leather Hermès Apple Watch straps that will fit 20 mm?
Knew I could find it. Here is one on a 1603.
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