Am having a
moment with one of the forum affiliates now re: an order for a watch strap. This well known affiliate recently started selling watches and watch straps as well. He's a good guy, but I suspect he's in over his head with watches.
I ask if a custom watch strap order is OK. No problem he says, tell us what you want done.
So I do - I would like an unlined strap in XYZ length, and you can leave out the buckle, as I have a signed buckle already so no need for your buckle.
The strap arrived yesterday, and guess what - not only is there no buckle, there is no stitching at the buckle end, no cutout for the tang, nothing done at all. The buckle end of the strap has been left completely unfinished
. The maker has helpfully creased it to show where I should start sewing though.
So I contact the seller - and his reply?
Originally Posted by forum affiliate
What additional finishing do you require? The leather needs to be stitched around the buckle, so without your buckle obviously we can't stitch it down.
I'm having a...
...moment right now. I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry. Edited by apropos - 3/29/13 at 6:02am