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    Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    Saw this today and thought some people on here might be interested. I am only familiar with Ashland's wallet's which tend to have great reviews. I've been looking for a good leather band to pair with my Tudor Heritage Ranger so thinking the natural may look pretty good and they appear to be a longer than some other bands such as Crown & Buckle's Black Label. Anyway, thought some people over might enjoy.

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ashland...er-watchstraps

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    • Leather types (all Horween): Chromexcel, Dublin, Essex, shell cordovan
    • Polished stainless steel buckle
    • Available widths: 18 mm, 20 mm, or 22 mm
    • Length: 205 mm (120 x 85 mm)
    • Handmade in Chicago


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    *I get no referral bonus or anything from that link, just thought others might be interested

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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    Note that the shell cordovan is $85, not $50. Still not bad. They have a rich, dark blue as an option as well. Might do a couple of these; the price looks fairly good...BUT they are a bit too long for me.

    Also wish they had a pic of the undersides. Ashland Leather does have a web site; they offer a shell cordovan NATO, for $200. Along with a variety of other things. NOT any of these 2-piece straps, so this is likely a special order...and that might well account for the reasonable price.
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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    I saw that also. I have an Ashland wallet in shell cordovan and the quality and workmanship are excellent. I'd love to pick up a cordovan watch strap except it only comes in one size and that's too long for my wrist.
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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    Looks nice but too long at 120 x 85. I'll wait for the next Massdrop for Ashland for smaller strap.

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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    I've been looking for a longer band so for me this is intriguing. Wish they would show they back of the bands as well, did get this is an email from them:

    We've partnered with Massdrop to release our new watch bands in Horween Chromexcel, Essex, Dublin, and the revered Shell Cordovan leathers. These are exceptional two-piece watch bands designed for style, comfort, and longevity. Each strap is made from premium Horween leather that have a finished back side for extra comfort on your wrist. We are offering 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm sizing at this time.

    Seems like a decent gamble for the price. Will report back once they get shipped out.

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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    Very nice looking. Would go good on a pilot watch.
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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    Yes, I wish they had photos of the back, too, and also of the #8 color cordovan strap. "These watch straps are unlined with a finished back" according to a comment from Ashland in the discussion on Massdrop so I wonder if they look and feel like the back of the cordovan in my Ashland wallet. If that is the case then the straps should be very comfortable.

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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    Thought I would update with pictures of the band in case they ever do another offer of these. Overall, I am very happy for the price paid. I think it pairs really well with my Ranger and the leather is buttery soft.

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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    Very nice. Was tempted; just didn't have a need at the time, and they're longer than I want. Small wrists.... <sigh>
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    Re: Ashland Leather Watch Strap (Horween and Shell)

    It was the opposite for me, I jumped on them because they were longer. Very hard to find longer straps that aren't custom from what I've found. If you have smaller wrists you probably made the right decision.

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