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    Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    I'm having zero luck looking for an unpadded, full stitched (preferably contrasting) shell cordovan in a natural glazed color.

    Specifically I'm looking at 18mm lug/16mm buckle and a regular or slightly shorter length (occasionally, regular straps are a bit long for me, and the watch is long-lugged). If I'm going custom I'd only need one floating keeper, too, otherwise on a pre-made strap, I'll just cut the fixed keeper out. The clasp would be a Nomos winged buckle that has its own keeper.

    Anyone know where I can find one? I'd prefer a pre-made but a recommendation for a custom would be appreciated. I'd like to keep it under $150 if possible. I'd be open to a different leather if the strap meets the other requirements.

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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    Ask JonesInTokyo. I know he does unlined cordovan; the color options, I'm not sure. He's on Etsy. Possibly Fin Watch Straps too; she does a lot of unlined. Both will cut to length, width, and taper.
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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    Ask JonesInTokyo. I know he does unlined cordovan; the color options, I'm not sure. He's on Etsy. Possibly Fin Watch Straps too; she does a lot of unlined. Both will cut to length, width, and taper.
    Thanks, I'm following up with Jones, I like the looks of his straps.

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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    Ashland Leather. Their straps taper 2mm, so their 18 would taper to 16 and you can order them in regular or short length. I'm not sure if this satisfies your full stitched requirement.

    https://ashlandleather.com/collectio...an-watch-strap
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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    Quote Originally Posted by fatherbowie View Post
    Thanks, I'm following up with Jones, I like the looks of his straps.
    I think I only have 1 from him...a navy blue corner-stitch, on my Oris Thelonius Monk, with its big blue dial. My bookmark list is rather long tho... :) And I've moved away, a bit, from cordovan. That high-gloss look isn't one I want *that* often.
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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    I'm unsure what color "natural" is since descriptions and leathers vary.

    Rios1931 has a German-made unpadded shell strap (the Seattle) available in 18mm with a 16mm buckle. The lightest color available is Honey which is a tan shade. They are superb straps, I have a couple of them. At under $60 shipped they are well within your price range.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RIOS1931-Sh...vS6j9fI2HN-c6Q

    Quick and dirty shot of the color Honey:

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    Here is the back - a different strap but the backside is identical on both.

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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    I got one from Tkachcraftco on etsy. It was made to order, very nice quality for $125.
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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    Got this from Myron at Rover Haven. #8 Cordovan. Custom made to your specs.
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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    Another recommendation for Rios1931 shell cordovan straps. V similar quality to the straps which come on Nomos watches. I've read that Nomos straps are (or at least were) made by Fluco. However Fluco cordovan straps are hard to come by in any colours other than black and v dark brown.

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    Re: Need help— seeking an unpadded shell cordovan in natural color

    Another recommendation for Ashland. Their Horween Natural shell cordovan strap.

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