After searching through the Craftiness category, I discovered that I haven’t showcased a single handmade watch band on the LAB. For shame! That ends today. Stop drooling on your keyboard and just click the picture and visit Eat Sleep Play. A shop full of handcrafted leather goods? Yes, I’m so there! .
This is the Watch Strap 017. The 017 strap’s surface is hand dyed European natural Veg Tan Hide. I thought this was interesting: the edges are beveled and burnished by hand, creating shiny two tone effect. I totally agree with the description, the beveled effect does give the strap a 3 dimensional feel. This strap was specifically designed for either a Rolex Deepseas/Submarina or similar type watch (the 20/20) or a Panerai or similar type of watch (the 24/24). The only thing not included is the buckle. If you have an older Rolex, maybe a thrift store find, this would be a great way to dress it up quite nicely. There are a few more expertly made watch straps to choose from. Seriously, just get me the strap and I will find a watch to attach it to.
The Eat Sleep Play shop has a number of other fantastic leather goods. I have my eyes set on that shoehorn! I think that thing may be better designed than most of my footwear.