Whiskey Shell Cordovan (Padded) Leather Strap

Sale price$150.00 AUD

Size: 17mm/16mm


Length: Standard (115mm/75mm)


Our Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan is a vegetable-tanned leather from Shinki Hikaku in 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 duller with wear. This shine can be replenished through the application of leather conditioner and brushing vigorously.

Compared to the cognac shell cordovan from Shinki Hikaku, the Whiskey has a more yellow undertone.

  • Leather: Whiskey Shell Cordovan
  • Stitching Colour: Camel 
  • Strap Thickness: 4.2mm at lugs, tapering to 2.2mm
  • Temper: Medium                                                                                
  • Surface: Smooth. As Japanese Shell Cordovan is not dyed through, bending the strap will reveal a lighter colour underneath and will darken with wear.
  • Patina: Low                                                                                                                      
  • 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 leather crafting techniques. They are cut, saddle stitched and edge painted by hand to ensure your straps are durable and refined. 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.

To learn more about how we craft our straps, click here.


Quick-Release Spring Bars

Our ready-to-wear straps come with quick-release spring bars which allows you to easily install and remove the strap without the need of a tool. Say good bye to scratching the lugs of your watch!

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.

Water-resistant 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Leon Lopata (Melbourne, AU)
Perfect for Vintage

Absolutely beautiful strap. My favourite strap for my vintage timepieces.