Custom Fit Strap for Tudor Panda Chronograph
Custom Fit Strap for Tudor Panda Chronograph – my local customer was kind enough to bring his brand new Tudor Black Bay Chronograph with the stunning Panda dial directly from his Authorized Dealer into the workshop to design a custom strap and this is the result: Pebble-grained Nubuck leather strap with White stitching. This strap is a real stunner and in my opinion, absolutely transforms the watch. It really never ceases to amaze me what a difference a high-quality strap can make to the value impression and joy of ownership.
I have to call Tudor out here – This original OEM strap was beyond substandard (shocking really), the only redeeming thing about ordering it on a strap is that you get the rather nice Tudor strap deployant clasp. Otherwise Honestly, it’s a throw-away item. Please understand that this strap is no reflection on the dealer, they can only sell the watch as provided by the manufacturer.
On the Bright side, you do get this rather nice Tudor Branded deployant clasp with this strap – I’m certain that most customers will start shopping for a custom or at the very least a quality aftermarket strap upon leaving their authorized dealer.
However, I’m not at all being modest in saying that the strap that I made is worthy of this great timepiece and should be the strap that this watch comes with from the factory! Made from black pebble grain nubuck from our recently re-launched ‘Weekender Collection’, this strap features thick padding at the lugs and our ‘Thick Curved Lug System’ (TCLS), which provides the strap with an integrated fit between the lugs. I think these upgrades are essential for this watch, given the tall watch case of the Tudor Black Bay series.
This strap has been lined with our ‘Clone’ patterned Black Kangaroo Gloving leather, which offers both incredible durability and supreme comfort on the wrist:
Of course, this strap has been topped off with Superfine hand saddle stitching (all our straps are hand saddle stitched) using our White French-milled linen thread.