We just received a batch of beautifully crafted, high quality leather and Cordura watch straps from a US strap manufacturer. We are very pleased to use US made leather straps on our watches. We are going to evaluate these samples and decide which one(s) will be strapped to our Vintage Field Watch when we release the first edition later this month. We are looking at two types of leather, a Cordura and several colors to choose from.
First we have two types of leather that we are evaluating. The oil tan and the distressed oil tan. In the distressed oil tan leather we have three colors to choose from: grey, tan and brown. All have heavy padding and contrast stitching throughout. We personally really like the tan and grey.
In the oil tan option we ordered a brown strap that is heavily padded and features full contrast stitching.
In Cordura (military style fabric with the blend of nylon and cotton) we are reviewing two colors - a grey strap with matching stitching and a khaki strap with matching stitching. This fabric is a high performance fabric that it is two times stronger than regular nylon or cotton. It has been used by the military for over 45 years. The straps are 20mm at lug ends and come down to 18mm at the buckle end. They are lined with a soft leather material.
The buckle for the strap will be polished stainless steel to match the design of our case.
We'd love to hear which design you like. Let us know.