Cognac Shell Cordovan (Padded) Leather Strap

Sale price$175.00 AUD

Size: 24mm/20mm


Length: Standard (115mm/75mm)


Our Shinki Cognac Shell Cordovan is a vegetable-tanned leather from a Tannery in Kobe, Japan. Shell Cordovan is famous for its gorgeous shine and unique crease-resisting property due to the density of the leather. It requires very little maintenance and over time, develops a beautiful patina. Shell Cordovan begins as a high-shine leather and overtime becomes more dull with wear. This shine can be replenished through the application of leather conditioner and brushing vigorously.

Tannery: Shinki/Ogawa, Japan
Temper: Moderate to Firm 
Surface: Incredibly smooth with a natural sheen
Patina: High

Water Resistance: Low. 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 6 reviews

Love the work. Customer for life.

Gabriel M. (Decatur, US)
Perfect Custom Shell Cordovan Strap

Jayson always makes the best straps. This lovely cognac shell cordovan strap was made to my exact specifications, including custom padding and length. The material and stitching are magnificent.

Justin Rawlings (Brisbane, AU)
Fantastic Quality

Gorgeous strap of the highest quality, I'm a very happy customer will be buying again

Habibie (Santiago, CL)
bloody ripper!

totally pleased with the purchase and will be back for more.

Jeff Z (Brisbane, AU)
Perfect strap, outstanding customer service!

I ordered Cognac Shell Cordovan and Navy Suede straps for my Grand Seiko, perfect match - couldn't be happier! Love the high quality and craftsmanship. Really appreciate Jayson's patience and his customer services, helping me to pick out these two straps. Thank you!