I recently got some Horween Derby in, and I REALLY like it. It has a substantial feeling when on the wrist, while remaining supple because it is tumbled. I made these straps 4mm thick and they are actually more comfortable than the thinner straps I have made. I am looking forward to working some more with these leathers.
I think the Derby is my favorite of the Horween non-shell leathers. Like you said, has nice weight but very supple. I have a small wallet made with Derby and love the feel of it. Has a nice pull-up quality too.
EDIT: Actually, I meant the Dublin leather, which is what my wallet is made from. Hence, the more pronounced waxy finish and pull-up. But the Derby looks just as nice, and perhaps better suited to a strap in some ways.
Last edited by dhtjr; March 19th, 2017 at 20:06.
Clean and Sharp. Very nice stuff.
Can you give a starting leather hobbyist some pointers?
To get the keeper integrated into the short strap do you first finish the edges and then insert the keeper (and then glue/stitch up the keeper) and THEN stitch it all up? Seems really tight (to sew).
Other than straps, what else do you make?
Thank you very much! Yes, I integrate the keeper as you have outlined. It is very difficult and the worst part about making watch straps in my opinion. Its very tedious. Besides straps, I make wallets mostly. I'll post a few recent ones.
Making some Horween Derby Panerai Straps
Last edited by BuzzardBrainLeatherWorks; 3 Weeks Ago at 00:29.
How do i get to acquire such great skill, is there like a quick tutorial book or link i can use?
Really dig the panerai straps, very different style than your earlier straps. They look top notch.