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Amateur Strap Making Progress

Discussion area for watch straps, boxes, winders and other accessories.
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Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:13 pm

After mentioning that I used the latest eBay coupon to grab strap hardware, I was instructed to post here. Here are some of the straps I’ve made. I’m really still learning and I seem to manage to botch some detail or other on every strap I make. But I keep making more!

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Edge finishing on the curry suede might not work well. I also tried a slightly different stitching technique, and it shows. Shark skin will be the next I finish.


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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by yinzburgher » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:18 pm

Between the straps and the mods, you've got some pretty damn good DIY credentials here. Well done! Thanks for posting and keep updating this thread if you make more.
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Post by tennesseean_87 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:23 pm

yinzburgher wrote:Between the straps and the mods, you've got some pretty damn good DIY credentials here. Well done! Thanks for posting and keep updating this thread if you make more.
Thanks. I certainly will!


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Post by watchpalooza » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:46 pm

Yeah, what he said! Wow.
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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by BostonCharlie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:52 pm

tennesseean_87 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:13 pm
After mentioning that I used the latest eBay coupon to grab strap hardware, I was instructed to post here. ...
Sorry if my request sounded dictatorial -- I just wanted to hear more about what you're doing with straps. I've been getting more into straps myself.
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Post by watchpalooza » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:55 pm

These look like a great start...I can’t wait to see what you do next! Thank you for sharing.
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Post by tommy_boy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:22 pm

I'm impressed. When my work slows down I want to try my hand at the same thing, when I find a leather source.
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Post by ManOnTime » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:24 pm

Those look great!

If you ever need beta testers for longer lengths... :mrgreen:
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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:14 pm

BostonCharlie wrote:
tennesseean_87 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:13 pm
After mentioning that I used the latest eBay coupon to grab strap hardware, I was instructed to post here. ...
Sorry if my request sounded dictatorial -- I just wanted to hear more about what you're doing with straps. I've been getting more into straps myself.
Ha. I was happy to oblige.

I hope to some day get good enough to recoup some of the material/tool costs.

I appreciate any constructive feedback, no matter how harsh. For instance, the white lizard strap is just ugly.


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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:25 pm

Shark skin done. Making progress in some areas, but nowhere near perfect.

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Re: Amateur Strap Making Progress

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Is the white stitching a preference or just what you have in supply?
I know I tend to prefer matching stitch colors where possible, unless I'm looking for a contrast color that compliments something on the watch itself.
I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.
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Post by tennesseean_87 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:06 pm

TheJohnP wrote:Is the white stitching a preference or just what you have in supply?
I know I tend to prefer matching stitch colors where possible, unless I'm looking for a contrast color that compliments something on the watch itself.
Preference. I like the contrast. I also have black, brown, and blue. I plan on matching for more formal straps, like black thread on black lizard.


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Post by tennesseean_87 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:51 pm

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Edge finishing is getting better.


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Post by tennesseean_87 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:06 am

More improvement, but still a lot more needed.

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Post by tennesseean_87 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:20 am

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