Canvas for Custom Watch Straps:
Canvas for Custom Watch Straps – I have recently added waxed and wash canvas to our material offings for custom watch straps and have been really pleased with the results that I have achieved thus far. Due to the propensity of this material to fray at unfinished edges, I have therefore been making these straps with Rembordé (wrapped) edges, which gives these straps a very clean look.
While I have been making straps from Canvas and leather salvaged from a vintage Swiss Army Rucksack for years, that canvas was so thick and stiff has wrapped edges were not possible.
Swiss Army Rucksack Canvas and leather straps:
I can have a small stock of waxed canvas, but am happy to order any of the below colors for your custom watch strap project:
This material is really great in that it will patina nicely with wear, showing creases and marks, but can be re-waxed and can be warmed with a blowdryer to re-darken and make the crease marks disappear!
This material is not waxed but has been washed to give it a really great faded look. Imagine an old canvas Army tent that has been exposed to the elements over the years:
Navy Waxed Canvas and Shell Cordovan for JLC Reverso:
The First strap that I want to share is made from navy waxed canvas with leather accents made from Shell Cordovan for a Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso in the style of the Casa Fagliano straps that are made for JLC in Argentina. The tabs at the top of the straps which hold the spring bars and keeper loops (with stitching) are made from our recently arrived Navy Shell Cordovan
Charcoal Grey Waxed Canvas with Skull Rivets for Breitling Bandit:
This strap was made to fit my customer’s Breitling Bandit with Anthracite dial, which I think the Charcoal Grey color of this waxed canvas is a great match the addition of the Skull Rivets offers a unique custom look. This strap has been made to fit my customer’s Breitling Ocean Racer clasp:
If you would like to begin a design collaboration for a canvas strap for your Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, or for any other of your treasured timepieces, please don’t hesitate to contact me right away to begin your custom strap consultation. You are always welcome to e-mail me at Dangerous9straps@gmail.com or simply click on the contact button at the top of this blog and complete the brief contact form and I will get back to you right away. I would be happy to hear from you!