Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By gregspitz
  • 1 Post By Blueboost

Thread: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Member gregspitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Aurora,Illinois
    Posts
    5,447

    Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    First attempt and going well so far.



    Greg Spitz MD,FACS
    Surgeon and
    Leather Artisan
    Greg Spitz MD,FACS

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    295

    Re: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    Looks good, keep going mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by gregspitz View Post
    First attempt and going well so far.



    Greg Spitz MD,FACS
    Surgeon and
    Leather Artisan

  3. #3
    Member gregspitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Aurora,Illinois
    Posts
    5,447

    Re: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    Little more progress



    Greg Spitz MD,FACS
    Surgeon and
    Leather Artisan
    Greg Spitz MD,FACS

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member whoischich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    1,096

    Re: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    The real deal has an insert they are formed around which keeps them in the curved shape. This is certainly looking good but for full authenticity you may need to consider that as well.

  6. #5
    Member gregspitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Aurora,Illinois
    Posts
    5,447

    Re: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    I have used a leather hardener at the lugs and plot holders and will add edge coating to reinforce. Thanks


    Greg Spitz MD,FACS
    Surgeon and
    Leather Artisan
    Greg Spitz MD,FACS

  7. #6
    Member gregspitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Aurora,Illinois
    Posts
    5,447

    Re: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    More progress and on to multiple layers of sanding,coating and then waxing and heat burnishing



    Greg Spitz MD,FACS
    Surgeon and
    Leather Artisan
    kit7 likes this.
    Greg Spitz MD,FACS

  8. #7
    Member Nokie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Marin County, CA
    Posts
    28,030

    Re: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    Looking good.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
    Groucho Marx

    "The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once..."
    Albert Einstein

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    121

    Re: Royal Oak straps. Anyone else try to make these??

    You're going to be unsatisfied with the fitment to the lug without using inserts. Or, your customers will. when you bend the strap and can see the teeth of the lug plots, it's an issue. I was one of the first to come to market with aftermarket AP straps... pulled $500 AP straps apart, developed my own custom inserts, etc.. They were a lot of work. There are a few others making them now to varying degrees of quality. I just reacquired some bits like lug plots, etc.. so I can do another run of straps. Good luck, keep the Ibuprofen close by.

    Here's a few random pics I had at hand on this computer...

    my custom inserts



    An alligator hornback by me..



    Some diver straps in the works by customer request...

    Last edited by Blueboost; April 21st, 2016 at 20:54.
    Karkarov likes this.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. FS: Straps and Accessories for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore
      By AP_Bands in forum Watches - Dealers and Manufacturers
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: May 24th, 2008, 13:19
    2. FS: Straps and Accessories for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore
      By AP_Bands in forum Watches - Dealers and Manufacturers
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: May 19th, 2008, 21:29
    3. FS: Straps and Accessories for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore
      By AP_Bands in forum Watches - Dealers and Manufacturers
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: May 14th, 2008, 05:33
    4. Replies: 0
      Last Post: January 25th, 2008, 14:28
    5. FS: End Of Days, Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore Straps in Shark, Alligator, Carbon and m
      By AP_Bands in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: October 12th, 2007, 04:14

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •