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Do you have any 26mm straps?
Not at the moment. 26mm is not a common size.
24mm is our widest lug width in stock right now.
Have a look at the website and let me know what style you would like to see in 26mm.
Hmm, we all know what that means
it could mean anything. a lot of shady manufacturers use "genuine leather" to describe their low quality leather, but so do some people who are selling high quality goods. top grain, full grain etc are not good descriptors either, because it could be full grain from a less than satisfactory tannery. full grain from a tannery in pakistan is going to be lower quality than top grain from a tannery like horween for example.
So which tannery does the leather come from for these watch straps?
End of the day, it is far more common for crap leather to being marketed as "genuine leather" specifically because it's a meaningless, ambiguous term. Can high quality goods also be marketed as "genuine leather"? Sure - but that's the exception, and when there is no other information available to discern the quality of the leather then it's a pretty safe bet that it's just another generic low quality "leather".
i think you'll find that all but the highest quality items (several hundred to a thousand dollars or more) will not list or mention the tannery (unless it's horween or another well known tannery), assuming you are not buying overpriced garbage from one of those popular brands. it's not really an exception, it's just not as common as crap brands using the term because there are so many more crap brands than there are good ones. the page i linked is written by a guy who makes and sells leather goods, mostly wholesale to other brands that then put their own mark on it but he does a bit of business on the side, direct to the public at lower prices than anywhere else for that kind of quality (i've personally bought some of his stuff). he buys all sorts of leather from all different tanneries, a lot of them probably aren't especially well known tanneries (unless specifically mentioned like his horween or sb foot stuff etc) but the leather quality is still good.
the leather quality of these watch straps is most likely fine, especially for their purpose, though they do seem overpriced for what you are getting, but that's just how it is in Australia. it's a watch strap, it doesn't need to be from the finest hide in the land to do its job. if it were boots we were talking about, that would be a different story as boot leather has to be a lot tougher than something like a watch strap, but honestly, as long as you are getting a piece of leather that isn't split or something, i doubt you will have it fail unless it is cut by a knife or something sharp, which would have the same effect on high quality leather.
Most leather is untraceable unless paying like Alasdair says for the best of the best (because they hold it for high end buyers like Hermes, Ferrari etc. Look at our prices. No claim to be high end leather at these prices. Simply decent leather / straps at affordable prices.
Hi Rob, can you do the Beerwah lizard with a black buckle?
Beerwah lizard black 22mm with black buckle?
(The brown is out of stock)
(1 black in stock)
Yes. For this 'one off' strap.
Purchase the black with silver buckle and then add your request in the 'order notes' box in checkout or contact me via website support.
Nice looking straps. Do these fit smart watches (e.g. Apple and Samsung)?
Yes of course James. When you add a strap to checkout you will see an option to add an apple spring bar adapter to fit any of our 22mm lug width straps. Simply choose the correct adapter size (38-40 or 42-44). We have Apple adapters are available in black or silver. For Samsung check your lug width size (usually 22mm or 20mm).Note: we only offer the Apple adapters to customers already purchasing a strap (save on postage and we pass the savings back to you). Hope this helps. Thank you.