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    Best strap maker?

    I have to give the nod to DaLuca straps based out of California. They use Horween leather, vintage stuff and it's incredible. Are they cheap? No. Are they great straps? Yes.











    They use these sleeves that are sewn into the straps that makes the springbars move around freely. It's attention to detail that I like. They come well presented and they take good care of you.


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    April in Paris makes some rather amazing straps -- she was trained at Hermès, and is magical with leather. Obviously, the strap wasn't the subject of this picture, but here is an example.



    For more... adventurous straps, I rather like Steve-O-Straps. Here's one for a Panerai that he made for me.


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    I have ordered a Camille Fournet strap for my vintage JLC, and they seem to be among the very best. I'll know for sure when it arrives, but they apparently make JLC's OEM straps, which I think are excellent.

    They were about the only option for a properly fitting (17mm, but extra long) thin lizard strap, which is what this 70-year-old watch wants.

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    Best strap maker?

    Micah at Vintager is my pick.

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    By the way, nice straps!
    Last edited by Andrema; Nov 24, 2014 at 04:03 AM.

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    Heuerville straps are incredible. Top notch quality, great look. And Stewart's watch connection is absurd (not that that matters really, but it's fun to look at his pieces). Here are a couple that I have from him. The yellow is goat leather.







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    Richard Dent does incredible work too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Heuerville straps are incredible. Top notch quality, great look. And Stewart's watch connection is absurd (not that that matters really, but it's fun to look at his pieces). Here are a couple that I have from him. The yellow is goat leather.






    I agree. Stewart has made several for my Subs and Autavia...here is the latest:

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    Peter Gunny does good work:

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    I love this for general knocking around and for hiking unless it's really hot out (drenched it with sweat on Monadnock one day. Too much information? )

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    Yep, +1 on Heuerville straps.

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    And Drew straps... His canvas straps are great, as well as the leather ones

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    ^^^ I totally agree, Joe! Drew is the most underrated strap maker in the business! The man has serious talent!!

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