Our Story

Hi, I'm Jayson - the strapmaker here at Artisan Straps.

I've always had a deep interest in watches from a young age. This passion was sparked from being gift a digital watch in primary school and then a Seiko 5 diver in my teens.

In the 1960s, my grandmother was a shoemaker and cobbler and would craft leather straps made from leather remnants for my grandfathers prized Rolex Datejust. This watch was passed down to my father.

While it is unfortunate that this watch is now lost as it was traded for food as my father fled to Australia during the Cambodian war, he has passed down a deep interest in watches and leather goods.

As I began to acquire watches of my own, I always wanted to adapt the look of my watch with my the outfits I wore. Changing watch straps felt like I was wearing a new watch.

In my hunt for high quality watch straps, I've often encountered cheaper straps that compromise on quality, while the ones I truly adore tend to come with a hefty price tag.

It's frustrating to see many companies charging exorbitant prices for mass produced, machine-made straps while claiming a significant brand premium.

Through countless hours of practice in making watch straps, I've honed my skills in traditional leathercraft. It was this dedication that led me to establish Artisan Straps, with the mission of offering premium-quality straps at a fair price point for fellow watch enthusiasts like myself.

Since starting as a one man operation, I've now grown Artisan Straps into a small family business. Each strap now goes through three pairs of hands to ensure our high standards are maintained.

Our Goal

Officially founded in March 2020, we aim to make premium watch straps at an affordable price.

We believe that a watch strap can completely transform the look of your watch. It adds your own personal twist to the watch, reflecting your individual style and uniqueness.

Our collection is handmade in our Sydney workshop by a small team of talented individuals with a passion for watches and style. If you are unsure which strap would complement your watch the best, please feel free to email us at info@artisanstraps.com and we will be more than happy to help you out!