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District Leather Horween Watch Straps

District Leather Horween Watch Straps

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May I ask for some tips of how to apply cream in this kind of straps? seems like the back side of it doesnt look like it need application of leather creams
JuanStep
I would just apply it by finger on the shiny side.
How about a sizing guide? I've never seen straps listed this way before, and don't know which to choose for my 7.5-7.75" wrist.
Glen8
I think this is how sizing is usually done with watch straps. Unfortunately, sizing will differ with each watch because the size of the case of the watch will affect it. I would not go with the shortest watch strap unless you are putting it it on a huge watch.
Glen8
Great suggestion. I took part in the last drop and, after reading as much as I could, took a guess at the size to purchase. It turned out to be a big mistake as I bought a strap that was way too small. This is really unfortunate since I really actually like the strap. Not sure what can be done now. :(
How sweat resistant are the shell cordovan straps? I read further down the thread that they are raw-backed and not lined with material on the skin side. Any unsightly marks after usage in warm weather? And if so do they last?
Cbys
This is the back of mine after 15 months of wear. It is the one with 50 years on the caseback.
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Bought it from the past drop. Solid straps. Highly recommended
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Wilsoninov
That watch looks HUGE on you! nice Strap!
Are the straps in this drop still having the problem of 1mm width too wide? I have a Tag Heuer Aquaracer with 21mm lug width. Should I get 20mm or 21mm width ?
Windmaster
There were definitely some inconsistencies with the folded width of the straps' lug ends in previous drops. That can be attributed to the manual way we were thinning the leather at the fold and not always taking measurements of the resulting width. We've modified our production process to incorporate a machine for the thinning stage, which yields more consistent and accurate results. In addition to the process change, we'll also be more closely monitoring the final width than we had done previously.
All that is to say, if you need a 21mm strap, you should feel confident ordering that size from us :)
Are Shell Cordovan leathers more water resistant (and sweat) than chromexcel?
SomoHapiens
The short answer is, yes. The shell cordovan we use is more water and moisture resistant than the Chromexcel we use. I'm clarifying "we use" because not all shell cordovan and not all Chromexcel are the same. In addition to standard Chromexcel, Horween also makes Chromexcel with various waterproof / water resistant coatings. The specs can vary based on the application and customer requirements.
bill_districtleather
Thanks for the reply!
Is the buckle stainless steel and nickel free?
SuperSandwich
The buckles are stainless steel 304, which does contain up to 10.5% nickel
I bought one of their Tochigi leather straps, same design. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/district-leather-tochigi-leather-watch-straps
I've also bought several, maybe 8, Vulture straps, three leathers. The problem with the District design for me is that the straps have raw backs, while the Vulture straps are the foldover design where the back is just a continuation of the leather surface from the front. That makes them a bit thicker, but much more sweat resistant since the rear surface is smooth and can be treated with leather balm. I wear raw-backed leather NATOs, and I have to be more careful with them. Your sweatage may vary, and maybe this style is fine in the winter for many people.
Finally got my watch back from being serviced and tried to install this strap. Looks like I'm not the only one with the issue of the strap being too wide. The strap measures 18mm right up to the point that actually needs to fit between the lugs where it measures 1mm too wide at 19mm and does not fit. So now I have a useless $90 19mm strap.
Aroxx
Please drop me an email at bill@districtleather.com and I’ll be happy to help get this sorted out for you. Thanks! -Bill
I guess I must have an oddly shaped wrist. With my 105/65mm strap adjusted comfortably, the buckle is off center to the point the fixed keeper is almost on the side of my wrist (slight exaggeration). Maybe it's one of the consequences of having smaller wrist. A 70mm buckle piece would probably fix that. However, none of this has to do with District Leather.
The strap appears to be well made and the shell cordovan is very supple and comfortable. The only criticisms I have are my 20mm strap is about a millimeter too wide, and I would have preferred a slightly less glossy finish because the shininess conflicts with the casual design of the strap, at least to me.
Looks like the lengths I ordered were too short. Sigh. The straps look great otherwise.
crec4e
Please drop me a note at bill@districtleather.com and i’ll be able to help you with this. Thanks!
Took receipt of my strap on Saturday.
Initial impressions are good except possibly the size (width wise). It send a little too wide for 20mm and I needed to force it onto the watch. Otherwise, I think the only other issue is a little point c on the underside of the strap. Haven't tried installing a deployant clasp to the buckle end yet.
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Hi Everyone,
You all have been incredibly patient and I wanted to reach out and personally apologize for the delay as well as the miscommunication from my end. Massdrop's logistics/fulfillment department was constantly requesting updates from me so that they had the information needed to bring everyone up to speed. But, my ship date slipped several times, so they weren't armed with accurate information to communicate. They have a very strict vendor compliance policy that enforces substantial penalties for anything that may inhibit their ability to fill orders on/before the expected ship date. I'll just say this drop was no exception and I have no desire to incur penalties again on any future drops. All of this is to point out that Massdrop performed their duties as best as they could and the blame for the delay and lack of communication falls squarely on my shoulders. As for the delay itself, I won't make excuses - the order was shipped very late. But, I feel it's important to tell you that District Leather is currently a very small operation in the midst of significant growth, thanks in large part to all of you. Since the time of the drop's closing, District Leather has grown from an "I" to a "we" operation, and we are much better prepared to serve our customers from this point forward. My email address is bill@districtleather.com and I encourage you to contact me with any questions, issues, or feedback about this order and/or the watch straps you receive.
All the best, Bill
Just got a shipment notification!
From the email on August 17th, "If we find that the drop is going to be delayed by more than 30 days, we will let you know." It's September 25th, what's the update?
Bill from District Leather (bill_districtleather) had said about 3 weeks ago that he was handing it off to Massdrop by the end of the week. Looks like it ended up in the hands of Santa. We should look under our Christmas tree on Christmas day. Hopefully we've been good enough to deserve it this year. Pathetic customer service overall.
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I apologize for creating any confusion. I was being sarcastic by referring to delivery by Santa Claus on Christmas.
mailsax
Yeah, I assumed you were, but my reference to Santa was related to my not understanding why there would be further delays if the finished product was supposed to have been handed off. Ironically, I received an email from Massdrop yesterday saying my strap had shipped with tracking info.
What's the update on this drop?
Any update on when we might see the straps from this drop? The email stating there was a delay was received on Aug 17.
Jkerb
Yes, I'm waiting for mine as well. I know things happen for these small quantity runs, but it would be better if we had an update when things go past the scheduled ship date.
I got an email saying there was a delay in the shipment. Any idea how long will the delay be?
mailsax
I forgot that I had ordered one of these until I got that email.
mailsax
Howdy folks,
Production was delayed and the watch straps are being shipped out tomorrow to Massdrop's distribution facility. I can't say for sure how quickly Massdrop is able to prepare the orders, but I would imagine that the straps should be headed your way by this time next week.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
-Bill
Is the white thread used for the stitching the only color available?
limsilas
For the straps being sold in this Massdrop event, yes. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in a different color scheme:
What would you recommend for this Raymond Weil Tradition watch. I was thinking the dark cognac shell cordovan but would appreciate your thoughts on that and what other options might be good chocices. Thanks.
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ebw1
I think dark cognac would look great! Although it's a little less traditional because of the contrast with the blue, I also think you could pull off color #8 shell cordovan with this.
Is the edge burmish?
lyheng1981
Yes, the edges are lightly burnished
bill_districtleather
Thanks, that's is one fast response.
Do you have 22mm width available?
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Never mind, I see that the answer to my question is yes.
limsilas
Hey, no problem. Because we wanted to get as close to offering custom sizing for as many lug widths as feasible, it can all definitely be difficult to navigate.
What strap do you recommend for Seiko SNX77?
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mosy
I just watched the unboxing video for that watch and that blue is sexy! Same caveat about personal style as my other posts, but I don't think you could go wrong with either of the black straps, dark cognac shell cordovan, or chocolate CXL. Color #8 and burgundy could create an interesting pairing, especially if you're also wearing matching burgundy shoes/belt. Not part of this drop, but I also have navy blue and natural (almond/light tan) shell cordovan that would really go great with that watch for a sportier look.
Which strap do you think would go best with this watch? I'm trying to make it look a little more casual. http://www.worldwatchreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/raymond-weil-maestro-moonphase-automatic-watch.jpg
ylde
That's a tough call. For casual, I'd probably stay away from the black straps. The natural CXL may be a little too rugged by comparison, so I'd probably pass on that one as well. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest either the color #8 shell cordovan or the chocolate CXL.
Trying to decide between #8 and Dark Cognac. Any chance of side by side pictures like the Chocolate/Natural comparison earlier in the discussion?
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Thank you!!! Based on the tag picture you sent originally I already placed an order for the Dark Cognac but these side by side pictures have only made me more sure of that decision. My initial concern was that the #8 might have a little too much red for me.
Thank you again for the help. Excited about my order.
SnorlaxSecurity
You're very welcome, I'm happy that helped!
The group who signed up for this drop may not be large, but you all are great and I can't wait to see some pictures after you get your new watch straps!
Hi all -- any thoughts on which color would work best for the Glycine SST12 blue dial? thanks!

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N55_E82
Personally, I like the black shell cordovan or black Chromexcel pairing with that watch.
A very well made and gorgeous strap.....well worth the coin. Nicely done DL!!!!
Which one would you guys recommend for my Oris Diver 65 (40mm)? I can't decide on the colors!
Wilsoninov
I think for a great classic looking diver watch like that, you can't go wrong with black shell cordovan as the dressy combo. Black or chocolate CXL would be good business casual / country club pairings, and natural CXL would be great for everyday casual wear.
I wish massdrop made a drop for these without the holes, and provided a punch for us to make our own holes. Every single band I have bought, I have had to put in my holes.
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Looks like we are in the same boat! Thanks for the info. Appreciate it!
it-man
I've never seen watch strap sellers do this. It's an interesting idea, but I don't think there would be enough demand. I already have a hole puncher for straps, so probably wouldn't be interested and prefer the clean look of the holes provided by strap manufacturers.