Dark Brown Horween Chromexcel (Padded) Leather Strap

Sale price$110.00 AUD

Size: 17mm/16mm


Length: Standard (115mm/75mm)


Our Chromexcel leather is a combination-tanned (chrome, then vegetable-tanned) leather from Horween in Chicago USA. Chromexcel is the original “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.

  • Leather: Dark Brown Chromexcel 
  • Stitching Colour: Natural
  • Strap Thickness: 4.5mm at lugs, tapers to 2.2mm                                                 
  • 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 9 reviews
Chris (Canberra, AU)
So happy with this watch strap

Jayson and the team have once again knocked it out of the park. I’m so happy with how comfortable this strap is and the quality of the craftsmanship. Another great addition to my collection.


Amazing quality. Highly recommended.

Emil Löfström (Ingarö, SE)

Fantastic quality and perfect fit

Brandon Houck Brandon Houck (Collinsville, US)
Great strap!

Probably the best strap I’ve purchased. Will purchase another for sure. If you’re thinking of a leather strap, look no further. Just click Buy.

Sungtak Yun (Perth, AU)

Better than Any other straps quality