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post #1006 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

Charlie-

I am sorry if this has already been asked, are you still doing the sterling buckles? I went to your site and could not seem to find them as I had before? Perhaps you could post a link?

Thanks,

R

Its OK! They are out of production at the moment Im afraid - we're looking for a new firm to do the rough casting, its the one stage we can't do ourselves and the original people weren't reliable, we'd never know when we'd have buckles, which wasn't great because people often needed them for special occasions.

I'll let everyone know when we've made any progress - sorry not to have more concrete news.

Charlie
post #1007 of 1596
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Thought I'd share this picture I've just taken, I love the Fillis buckle, even more so in Brass:



Dawn
post #1008 of 1596
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post #1009 of 1596

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upssss... twice late for discount ))))

Ive sent you a PM, but you should follow our Facebook page, we post all the coupons there as well and its a good way of getting notified :-)

Charlie
post #1011 of 1596

Hi there,

 

I've received a beautiful West End Bridle belt in Oxford Tan and despite sizing correctly, the belt feels a little tight at the middle hole, but just a touch loose at the next hole. How much does the Sedgwick leather tend to stretch?

post #1012 of 1596
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Hi there,

I've received a beautiful West End Bridle belt in Oxford Tan and despite sizing correctly, the belt feels a little tight at the middle hole, but just a touch loose at the next hole. How much does the Sedgwick leather tend to stretch?

It will give a little. It won't stretch as such, if you measure a 6 month old belt it'll be the same as when its new, but the breaking in process will soften it and help a hole that feels a little tight feel spot on, so bear with it would be my advice. It'll also depend on the trousers your wearing etc of course.

Going forward, if you're between 1" sizes we can happily make a 1/2" size and/or alter the hole spacings to make the adjustment more granular. Not all the belts on the website have this option at the moment, but they will on the new one, just a matter of letting us know what you want though in the meantime.

I hope thats some help,

Charlie
post #1013 of 1596
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Quick note for our watch strap customers. Ive just managed to get a supply of the rather good double fold RHD deployants in quite a few widths. I think quite a few of the watch enthusiasts will have come across them, they have a very good reputation across the watch forums. For those who haven't they are beautifully made and designed, work with all our straps of any thickness without any strap damage. We've had lots of requests for straps to work with varies other deployants recently and they all seem to destroy their straps so really pleased to have a good alternative that won't ruin your strap. Photos to follow!

Also soon to be added to the watch straps selection is tapered styles, photos also to follow!

Charlie
post #1014 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Quick note for our watch strap customers. Ive just managed to get a supply of the rather good double fold RHD deployants in quite a few widths. I think quite a few of the watch enthusiasts will have come across them, they have a very good reputation across the watch forums. For those who haven't they are beautifully made and designed, work with all our straps of any thickness without any strap damage. We've had lots of requests for straps to work with varies other deployants recently and they all seem to destroy their straps so really pleased to have a good alternative that won't ruin your strap. Photos to follow!

Also soon to be added to the watch straps selection is tapered styles, photos also to follow!

Charlie

Some quick deployant photos as promised. This is on a 22m Oak Brown strap with dark brown edges hand stitched with Beige Lin Cable. The open photos show the reverse of the strap with the mechanism half open, its a double fold so the other side opens fully as well.





Charlie
post #1015 of 1596
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Nice photo received this morning! This is a tapered strap we made for this lovely old Seamaster, 20mm at the lugs to an original 18mm Omega buckle. The strap is black bridle with Mouse Grey Lin Cable hand stitching.




In other news, very excitingly we have managed to source a very small amount of the Russian Reindeer hide salvaged from the Metta Catherina. This is leather that was sunk in the Plymouth Sound in a storm in 1786 its an amazing story. For those who haven't come across it a little video of the story is here. Its a huge privilege to have nearly 230 year old leather to work with - we'll make a very limited run of watch straps with them, as ever each one bespoke to the owners requirements. Sadly not enough to make anything bigger though. More details and photos when it arrives!

Charlie
post #1016 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Nice photo received this morning! This is a tapered strap we made for this lovely old Seamaster, 20mm at the lugs to an original 18mm Omega buckle. The strap is black bridle with Mouse Grey Lin Cable hand stitching.




In other news, very excitingly we have managed to source a very small amount of the Russian Reindeer hide salvaged from the Metta Catherina. This is leather that was sunk in the Plymouth Sound in a storm in 1786 its an amazing story. For those who haven't come across it a little video of the story is here. Its a huge privilege to have nearly 230 year old leather to work with - we'll make a very limited run of watch straps with them, as ever each one bespoke to the owners requirements. Sadly not enough to make anything bigger though. More details and photos when it arrives!

Charlie

Ooooh! 'Citin'! Can you make tapered straps for existing deployment clasps, Charlie?
post #1017 of 1596
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Ooooh! 'Citin'! Can you make tapered straps for existing deployment clasps, Charlie?

Hi Ozzy,

The taper is no problem, likewise for an existing deployant should be fine, but it does depend on the specifics of the deployant, but we can chat about the details by pm/email. We stock the RHD deployants as a fall back plan, very nicely engineered and very kind to the straps.

Charlie
post #1018 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

Hi Ozzy,

The taper is no problem, likewise for an existing deployant should be fine, but it does depend on the specifics of the deployant, but we can chat about the details by pm/email. We stock the RHD deployants as a fall back plan, very nicely engineered and very kind to the straps.

Charlie
Excellent! I'll check the measurements and pm you later
post #1019 of 1596
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/28/nyregion/a-200-year-old-gift-from-under-the-sea.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

Charlie got me wondering about Russia leather. Pretty Interesting story
post #1020 of 1596
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http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/28/nyregion/a-200-year-old-gift-from-under-the-sea.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

Charlie got me wondering about Russia leather. Pretty Interesting story

Very interesting link - a better read than the one I posted. The article is dated 2002 so the diminishing supply has pushed the prices up rather from those at the bottom of the article. Rather like a more aesthetically pleasing and interesting version of Bitcoin the supply is finite and it gets more and more difficult to get hold of any new leather - this has taken me three years of looking on and off, but of course thats all part of the fun, nothing really good is easy to get....

Charlie
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