Colour #8 Chromexcel (Padded) Leather Strap

Sale price$110.00 AUD

Size: 17mm/16mm


Length: Small (105mm/70mm)


Our Chromexcel leather is a combination-tanned (chrome, then vegetable-tanned) leather from Horween in Chicago USA. Chromexcel is the classic “pull-up” leather, quickly developing character when folded and flexed. The grease that has been impregnated into the leather causes a lovely tonal effect on the surface. This type of leather is perfect for watch straps because it is pliable, water resistant and develops a beautiful patina quickly.

Tannery: Horween, USA
Temper: Soft
Surface: Smooth, semi-supple with a waxy finish
Patina: No
Water Resistance: Moderate. To ensure longevity, avoid moisture or soaking our straps in water.

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 7 reviews
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Patrick Connors (Central Coast, AU)
Lovely strap

I ordered the Colour #8 Chromexcel (Padded) Leather Strap for my vintage King Seiko it looks great arrived in 48 hrs and I don’t want to take it off , great service and quality from a local company.

Graeme Hallé (Newham, GB)
Colour #8 Chromexcel (Padded) Leather Strap

Lovely strap, beautiful leather and flawless stitching.

Randolph Lee (Melbourne, AU)
Great watch strap

I use the 8 chromexcel strap with my omega 300 seamaster and it's great. I love the colour, quality and feel of the strap. It not only suits the watch but augments it's look. Great strap. Thanks for a great service and product Artisan watch straps... Recommend you a 100%

Sanchito Banerjee (Sydney, AU)
Ecstatic and room to improve

Hey team at artisan.
I ordered two straps. The kangaroo leather with gold stitching. That was MTO. And ordered another ready made dark burgundy strap. The kangaroo leather strap is perfect. 5/5. The burgundy strap quick release spring bars are very hard to get a hold off and very very very difficult if not impossible to get it on or off. So that was a 1/5. Therefore a combined review score of 3/5.

Fraser Goodwin (Melbourne, AU)
Reinvigorating a Seiko Lord Matic 5606-7360

Absolutely love the colour and the workmanship is exceptional