What does it take to make a waterproof or resistant watch strap band?

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    What does it take to make a waterproof or resistant watch strap band?

    Hi guys, this is my first post and excited to get involved finally in this website.

    Can any legend out there tell me what is the best way to make a watch leather strap / band waterproof? I have read some companies tan it to make it water resistant

    Do you consider faux leather as water resistant or does it also need to be tanned?

    Your help will be much appreciated

    Thank you from New Zealand
    Nelson

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    Re: What does it take to make a waterproof or resistant watch strap band?

    Snow seal. It's a bee's wax with other chemicals it needs to be heated a little so the wax can melt and be absorbed by the leather but I have also read that other oils will also waterproof them. The only thing with waterproofing that it will make the leather slightly darker.

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    Re: What does it take to make a waterproof or resistant watch strap band?

    Strap manufacturers use a number of techniques, materials, and proprietary processes to make straps water resistant.
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