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    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.







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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    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.
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    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?

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    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.











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    Horween Dublin:

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Making some Horween Derby Panerai Straps









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    Horween Dublin:



    Horween Derby:



    Horween Derby:

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    How do i get to acquire such great skill, is there like a quick tutorial book or link i can use?

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    Really dig the panerai straps, very different style than your earlier straps. They look top notch.

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