Dark Brown Shell Cordovan (Padded) Leather Strap

Sale price$175.00 AUD
Size: 24mm/20mm
Sizing Guide

Sizing Guide

Which size should I pick for my watch?

The Lug width refers to the distance where the strap connects with the watch and the buckle width refers to the width of the strap required to fit in between the buckle.

Our strap sizes are displayed in the following format format: Lug Width/Buckle Width

For example, if the lug width of my watch is 19mm, and the buckle width is 16mm, the correct size I would need to select is 19mm/16mm 

How long should my strap be?

While everyone’s preference for their strap lengths may differ, we don’t like our straps to be too long. A good indicator of whether a strap is too long is if the tail of the strap is visible on your wrist.  

Method 1: Measuring Your Wrist Size


To measure your wrist size, use a thin piece of paper, measuring tape, masking tape or string. Wrap a piece of paper around your wrist and mark where it meets the other end of the paper. Lay this piece of paper down flat and measure the total length of paper. This is your wrist size. 

Method 2: Measuring an existing strap that fits 

One quick way of finding your strap length is to measure the length of a strap you currently have. Sum up the two lengths of the long and short sides of the strap (i.e 120mm and 80mm = 200mm)  If you feel the existing strap is too long or too short, adjust the length accordingly.

Our standard sizes 

Extra Small: 95mm/65mm fits a wrist size of 5.25 - 6.0 inches 
Small: 105mm/70mm fits a wrist size of 6 - 6.75 inches 
Standard: 115mm/75mm fits a wrist size of 6.5 inches to 7.2 inches
Large: 125mm/80mm fits a wrist size of 7.2 inches to 8.25 inches
Custom: We can accomodate custom lengths for made-to-order straps


Length: Standard (115mm/75mm)


Our Shell Cordovan is a vegetable tanned leather from Rocado in Tuscany, Italy. 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 overtime, 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: Rocado, Italy
  • Temper: Firm yet malleable
  • 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 1 review
Vic C (Melbourne, AU)
Love it!

The custom-made Dark Brown Shell Cordovan (Padded) Leather Strap from Artisan Straps is exceptionally well-crafted. The wait was well worth it for the outstanding quality and perfect fit, tailored precisely with just two holes as requested. This is my third purchase with Artisan, which says a lot about their craftsmanship. It’s a beautiful addition to my collection.