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    Leather band question

    Hey questions....
    I just got a new watch hate the band color.
    1) Says its leather but shiny and stiff, could it just be thick glazing over real leather?
    2) I seem to remember from high school craft class you could remove glazing and re-dye leather ?

    Any thoughts ? Thanks!

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    Re: Leather band question

    Just buy a new band.

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    Shiny and stiff is one thing, color another. Try breaking it in first by twisting, rolling and flexing the leather. If the color is not right, post pics and I'm sure you'll get some good ideas from WIS on what might work better.
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    Re: Leather band question

    New band on order!

    Yes, the stiff part was no biggie, it was a clue to that it was painted leather rather than stained and glazed I found out. But the color, bleh, my wife saw it and said it looked like I had a big bandaid around my arm LOL
    So new watch waiting for new band before I leave the house with it on :)

    I got a band off amazon, forgot to see where it's coming from, UK so going to be next week, rats. I gotta find a USA band source, I hate waiting :)
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    Re: Leather band question

    BTW, is this common (this is the first time I've replaced a watch band)..

    My Citizen Primo 'says' it has a 23mm band
    My Seiko 'says' it has a 20mm band
    Both are the exact same size, I measured them and it looks to be 22mm between the lugs.

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    Re: Leather band question

    Straps are an area where watch manufactures can cheesepare on price so they quite often tend to be cheap and somewhat nasty.

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    Re: Leather band question

    I did get the 'paint' off, so now have a raw leather band to stain one day. Just can't 'not' make it right :)
    but in the meantime, I did get a new band, and a couple more on order for changes since it's the same size as my Citizen Primo, nice to have some spares.

    I posted a shot of it with the new band here. Now I feel I officially have a new watch that I can wear.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/new...9-3201978.html

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    It might be grain-corrected leather rather than full-grain. For low quality leather, especially on cheaper shoes, many manufacturers stamp a fake grain on to cover up defects. This finish will wear off eventually, and isn't as good as quality leather that can be buffed and reconditioned.

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    Re: Leather band question

    Yes, not sure what it is, it's a Seiko band, once the paint was off, it 'looks' like normal real leather. Someday I'll stain it, but for now, got the band I like on it :)
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