Black Shrunken Calf Leather Strap

Sale price$110.00 AUD

Size: 16mm/14mm


Length: Standard (115mm/75mm)


Our Shrunken Calf is a chrome-tanned leather from Remy Carriat in France. Shrunken Calf is an extremely soft and comfortable leather that makes for a perfect watch strap. This leather has excellent water resistance, is resilient, and is easy to maintain. The textured grain gives it a timeless look and will show minimal wear over time. It is for this reason that this leather is used by many luxury brands for their handbags.

  • Leather: Black Shrunken Calf
  • Stitching Colour: Black
  • Strap Thickness: 2.2mm 
  • Temper: Soft
  • Surface: Natural shrunken grain, non-uniform
  • Patina: None
  • Water Resistance: High. To ensure longevity, avoid moisture or soaking our straps in water.

As our straps are handcrafted with natural leather, each strap will be unique and may have slight variations to the product photo. Due to the nature of the shrunken calfskin, the grain size may vary.

The Gold Standard for Leather Watch Straps

All of our watch straps are entirely handmade, utilising traditional leather crafting techniques. They are cut, saddle stitched and edge painted by hand to ensure your straps are durable and refined. All of our straps are lined with Zermatt leather, a hypoallergenic and water-resistant french calf leather. As all our leathers are full-grain leathers, the natural characteristics of the leather will show and may vary across straps.

To learn more about how we craft our straps, click here.


Quick-Release Spring Bars

Our ready-to-wear straps come with quick-release spring bars which allows you to easily install and remove the strap without the need of a tool. Say good bye to scratching the lugs of your watch!

316L Stainless Steel Buckle

Our straps comes installed with a 316L stainless steel buckle which is engraved with our Artisan Straps logo. This buckle comes with drilled lug holes allowing for easy removal without damaging the strap.

Water-resistant Calfskin Lining

In order to provide a luxurious feel, the straps are lined with Zermatt calfskin leather from Haas Tannery. This premium material is specially developed for use as a lining material and offers exceptional softness and comfort. It is also water and sweat-resistant, making it ideal for use in hot and humid climates.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Paul (Melbourne, AU)
A classy strap

This strap goes fantastically with my vintage watch, the leather is so soft, supple and comfortable; great watch, great strap

Fraser Goodwin (Melbourne, AU)
Attractive utilitarian choice

Wanted an attractive but utilitarian band choice, and this certainly fits the bill. Leather is wonderfully soft and pliable - very comfortable, and a good match for my vintage Seiko Lord Matic 5206-6110. Another quality item from Jayson at Artisan Straps.

Daryl D (Perth, AU)
Great Strap!

Nice and supple straight away! Feels great!

Rony Caspi (Melbourne, AU)
Looks like real leather, feels like real leather, I like it!

After an un-happy experience with a major Swiss brand strap that was advertised as leather but wasn’t, I’m happy with my soft, elegant and good looking strap. The people behind it are good to deal with too.


Very nice quality