Natural Horween Chromexcel Leather Strap

Sale price$130.00 AUD
Size (Lug/Clasp): 24mm/20mm

Size (Lug/Clasp)

Length (Long/Short): Standard (115mm/75mm)

Length (Long/Short)

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 leathercrafting techniques. They are cut, saddle stitched and edge painted by hand to ensure your straps are durable and develop character with wear. 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.

Hypoallergenic 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.

Fine Hand Stitching

Our made-to-order straps showcase a fine hand-stitching density. With a spacing of 2.4mm per stitch, this creates a very refined look. Should you wish to go for a more rugged look, we also offer thicker thread and wider density stitching at 2.7mm and 3.0mm.

Strap Thickness

Our standard unpadded strap thickness is 2.2mm and padded strap thickness tapers from 4.5mm to 2.2mm. We are able to customise the thickness of the strap accordingly.

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.

Spring Bars

Choose between regular spring bars, quick-release spring bars or no spring bars. While quick-release spring bars are our preference as we love to change straps, we also understand it's not everyones cup of tea!

Smooth & Polished Edges

The edges of our straps are finished with Italian edge paint - sealing the raw edges from wear and tear. With over 5 layers of edge paint applied and rigorous sanding in between, our straps exhibit a beautiful smooth edge.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Andrew Lee (Birmingham, US)
Natural Horween Chromexcel

100% blown away. I haven’t taken it off my watch since I got it. It’s exactly what I was looking for. At this price point the quality is punching well above its weight; the stitching is pristine, and the 20/16 taper I requested is spot on. As it was my first purchase from the brand, I only got one to try; I’ll be getting many more! Thanks!

Amazing strap. Great quality. Great fit.

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)
Superb strap

What a super crafted watch strap. Thank you for a well fitted and exactly as specified watch strap. It is perfect.