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Thread: The FUN of selfmade straps... (behind the wrist shot)

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    The FUN of selfmade straps... (behind the wrist shot)

    First of all... i realize i'm a true amateur and lack of experience with leather work... i just made these project for fun and have some straps that fit my wrist and my watches most comfortable.. the only good thing about them is the comfy and perfecty UGLY look

    i dont have any fancy tools, just some sharp knives, victorinox pocket knife, sandpapers, leather glue and so on..

    so here we go... the wrist shot..
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    this one is from an old leather belt... so its quite thick... no padding, just solid leather.. still soft and conform the wrist very comfy though..
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    I tappered some edges to make it sits more comfy.. the MADE IN ITALY is from the embosed of the previous belt.
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    the great thing about self made is i only need one hole to fit me perfectly =)
    i made the strap keeper by splitting the leather in half with a sharp knife, a very intense moment!
    i use the orginal buckle from seiko rubber driver straps.
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    here's some other of my self made, the 2 spares on the left is for the upcoming divers i would receive.. (it would fit FAT 20mm seiko springbars)
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    not pretty, but i'll wear it with pride since i made it my self
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    thanks for looking everybody... have a greatday!

    ps:any of you that also have some selfmade straps, please feel free to share here..


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    Cool, thx for sharing that!!!

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    Big Member Chase's Avatar
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    Looks great! Especially with minimal tools. Really like those two tapered ones.
    I acutslly bought the leather working tools but haven't had much time to make many yet. Well done.

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    Well done indeed
    Regards Cam

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    Thanks guys... the only thing that slow me down is the lack of scrap leather for material hehehe...

    honestly i have made lots of fail ones... its a pitty, but i consider them as my learning expense =)

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    Thanks guys... the only thing that slow me down is the lack of scrap leather for material hehehe...
    Maybe girlfriend won't realise missing bits.....
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    Looks good! Well done.
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    They look great! I know they wouldn't be nearly so good if I had made them. You should wear them with pride.
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    Very impressive, Iyonk! Nicely done.

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