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My first homemade watch strap

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by amacman, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. amacman
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    amacman Loaded Pockets

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    I've just started playing with leather, and tonight made my first watch strap. The leather is just heavy upholstery scrap from the local Tandy, with some blue heavy waxed thread to coordinate with the face on the Seiko. The black hardware I just stole from a cheapo NATO strap, I've got a nice brushed stainless buckle on the way.

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  2. Gray Wolf

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    I like it - a very neat work and stitching design! Did you use a glue as well?
     
  3. amacman
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    Thanks!

    Yes, there is contact cement used at the folds for the buckle and pins. Even if you depend on the stitching for the long term, the glue makes assembly easier.
     
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    And to think I paid real money for the Least Worst Thing at the store. *sigh* This is nice work!
     
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    Nice leatherwork. How are you going to retrofit the buckle?
     
  6. amacman
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    Just going to cut it with wire cutters and use a screw in buckle.