If you or your man like it sturdy, vintage and timeless, Gunny Straps has got just what you need: fully handmade watchstraps in genuine, weathered leather. The small, family-owned business is run by leather and watch strap aficionado Peter, together with his wife, who serendipitously happens to share his passion. Peter is entirely self-taught and confesses to having learned what strap-making is all about online and from a host of tutorials. Which is not to say the final products suffer in terms of quality. Quite the contrary. To attest to their uniqueness, each strap is numbered by hand and completed through a strenuous process which involves the use of several small tools. The process surely requires a lot of craftiness, and, while small imperfections are natural, it is worth remembering that they also add character to the strap.
The straps are fully customizable and best suited for Panerai watches, although they can be produced so as to fit most brands. Both thickness and length size can be adjusted as per the client’s needs. Prices vary depending on the series, and additional features entail additional pricing: $17 for the buckle and $10 for tapering. Gunny Straps ship internationally, to some 52 countries worldwide. Some models are waterproof, and both men’s and women’s straps can be produced. Vintage, unique and handmade, these watch straps are sure to add flair and personality to just about any outfit, while also granting a new lease on life to a favorite timepiece.