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 recently bought the Brown Horween Chromexcel Leather Strap and I couldn't be happier. My watch came with a blue leather strap which I wasn't enamoured with, so I searched for a brown strap and found this one. The quality is much better than the stock strap and I'm super happy with it.
Justin Hartley (Perth, AU)
Amazing product and brilliant customer service.
I had a special request for a particular clasp style which was sourced and priced very reasonably. I've bought a strap from another high quality Australian producer in the past which is beautiful, but this one surpasses that and was actually cheaper.
William Cao (Healesville, AU)
Attentive and response to questions and issues. Great customer service!
Richard Palmistra-Hughes (Melbourne, AU)
Brown horween chromexcel leather strap
Great quality and attention to detail - couldn’t be happier.
Michael Hobba (Sydney, AU)
Best straps in Australia
Artisan Straps are the best in the game. Their locally crafted fine leather straps are extremely well constructed and have the most luxurious feel. The team go all the way to ensure you're happy with your purchase.
Delivery, lifetime warranty & Returns
FREE domestic delivery (Australia) on all orders >$100 AUD.
FREE DHL express international delivery on all orders >$350 AUD. Refer to shipping page for specific delivery costs to your country.
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.