Our Chromexcel leather is a combination-tanned (chrome, then vegetable-tanned) leather from Horween in Chicago USA.
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.
As our straps are handcrafted with natural leather, each strap will be unique and may have slight variations to the product photo.
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.
All of our watch straps are entirely handmade one by one, utilising traditional leather crafting techniques. They are cut, saddle stitched and edge painted by hand to ensure that your strap lasts you a lifetime. All of our straps are lined with Zermatt leather, a hypoallergenic and water-resistant french calf leather.
For an approximate wrist size guide: 1. Extra small 95mm/65mm will fit a 5.0-5.5 inch wrist 2. Small sized 105mm/70mm will fit a 6.0-6.5 inch wrist 3. Standard size 115mm/75mm will fit a 6.5-7.5 inch wrist 4. Large size 125mm/80mm will fit a 7.5-8.0 inch wrist
I bought this strap for my ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date after my original ORIS strap and a genuine replacement strap failed within a few months. The Artisan strap seems infinitely better and looks as though it’s going to last - of course I can’t be sure of this for a few months yet, but so far so good. The other great thing about Artisan Straps is the significant amount of variation you can make on a custom strap. I love smaller watches (instead of the extremely large monstrosities out there) so mine is 36mm. It has a 17mm lug size which many strap makers don’t account for. With Artisan Straps getting the right fit was easy. I love it.
Steven Faiello (Morris Plains, US)
Custom Natural Chromexcel strap - Gorgeous!
I've had this strap for a bit over a month now on my vintage Longines it's fantastic. Chromexcel is not the softest or most flexible material, but this strap was flexible and comfortable right out of the box. Stitching and edge paint are very neat and the natural color of the top leather is even. A really nice strap that's as well made as my Delugs custom straps. I'll definitely be ordering again!
Rauf (Stockton, AU)
What a super crafted watch strap. Thank you for a well fitted and exactly as specified watch strap. It is perfect.
Delivery, lifetime warranty & Returns
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We are proud of our products, materials, and craftsmanship. We believe that you deserve a product that lasts.
All Artisan Straps products are covered by our lifetime warranty, which guarantees them against failure of any quality issues with materials and craftsmanship.
We cover everything except accidental damage and general wear and tear.
It is important to us that you are happy with the product(s) you have purchased from us. We quality check all of our products prior to dispatch and are confident in what we have crafted before we send your order out to you.
If you have any issues with your purchase we are happy to look at the issue and provide you with a reasonable resolution.