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Home and hand made watch strap

Fishball

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My first try of hand and home made japanese cordovan watch strap, the first half":

 

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Nice, how hard was it? I've been thinking about giving this a try myself since I can never find exactly the types of straps I want.
 

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Not really hard if you got all the tools. I made this "half" stap in about 3.5hrs, it didn't count the dry time.
 

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good job, fishball! i like it!
 

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Thank you.
I will finish the 2nd half this weekend, I hope.
I checked the strap again, the size is smaller than I expect, it would be used at my other watch.
Lesson to learn, have to make it little bit larger, so that when you sand off the edge, it will fit.
 

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I've just started making my own as well. Will post pictures as soon as I make one good enough
 

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Finally almost finish the straps:



Not bad as a 1st try and self learning, I think.
 

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It is very diffcult to imagine why they charged it so high for a hand made Pre-V strap.
 

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