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post #46 of 160
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Two watch straps.
I placed an order for 1 watch strap and a card pouch a long time ago, saw that it was good, and ordered two more watch straps.
photos?
post #47 of 160
The strap on the Reverso is by Hughes. Dark brown croc strap with red goat lining.

Crappy I know, but I'm away from the leather stuff, so this will have to do.

http://anuntitledaddress.tumblr.com/post/30108613524/part-of-my-humble-watch-collection-from-left-to
post #48 of 160
And if you use Facebook, this card holder belongs to me. I use it with a money clip.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=182213675229923&set=pb.100474273403864.-2207520000.1354043178&type=3&theater
post #49 of 160
who did the blue strap on your calatrava?
post #50 of 160
I have commissioned Hughes to make several small leather goods and bags and about 10 watch straps thus far, and can wholeheartedly recommend him. Rather surprised to read the comments about his tardiness as he has been bang on time for all my orders.

His workmanship makes him the best leatherworker in Singapore and one of the best in the world in my experience. Hughes is a humble and great chap to work with and I have commissioned him to make the bespoke watchstraps for all my CELADON watches.
post #51 of 160
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i've been trying to place an order with him for two years. c'est la vie.
he's the ambrosi of small leather goods.

This is interesting considering Hughes has only been in business for 11 months.
post #52 of 160
I kow his work is amzing I had a belt made by him. It was lost for a month or two in the post and now my second wallet is lost in the post and a french purse he made for my friend is lost in shipping. I do notknow if it is a customs issues or what. It is frustrating becuase I feel that whjen he actually checked his e-mails he responded in a timely manner, not that his girlfriend is helping she is not doing him any favors. Multiple times he has stated she did not let er know when I e-mailed. His work is worth waiting, but a year is bording ridiculous.
post #53 of 160
Honestly, I'd check with customs. Mind you, he's shipping Croc stuff. I 'imported' a belt from Italy that was made of croc leather, and had a HECKOFAHARD time with the damn customs that sent my belt off to some 'species' something department. Fortunately, it was shipped with DHL so it definitely made getting my belt easier. USPS sucks. Period.
post #54 of 160
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

who did the blue strap on your calatrava?

Patek did. That is, I bought it from Patek directly.
post #55 of 160
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Honestly, I'd check with customs. Mind you, he's shipping Croc stuff. I 'imported' a belt from Italy that was made of croc leather, and had a HECKOFAHARD time with the damn customs that sent my belt off to some 'species' something department. Fortunately, it was shipped with DHL so it definitely made getting my belt easier. USPS sucks. Period.

This was when I was based in California.
post #56 of 160
I think at this point some ass in customs is enjoying my navy alligator wallet. It would not surprise me.
post #57 of 160
I think if you're 'importing' exotic leathers, definitely use a courier (Fedex, UPS etc). They at least notify you, and try to move the stuff through customs. USPS just doesn't cut it. The only problem is that couriers charge you for their clearance services, and you'll definitely be slapped with heavy duties.

Paid 180 USD worth of duties on my Lobb's from England. Shitty.
post #58 of 160
It's likely the fish and wildlife inspection. If the sender hasn't filled out the forms correctly, you could be screwed.

I've actually had good experiences with express mail/USPS importing things.
Even if you get dinged with duties, there's no BS clearance/advancement fees.
post #59 of 160
That's it. That was the department.
post #60 of 160
Something tells me that my post on fb and my email to him yesterday will continue to be left unaddressed...
Edited by laughter95 - 12/12/12 at 9:31pm
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