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Panerai and looooong straps... what's the deal?

Panerai and looooong straps... what's the deal?

A very brief history of Panerai watch straps and why many collectors seek custom leather watch bands that are very long.
August 22, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Fake watches:  Stop supporting child labor and terrorism.

Fake watches: Stop supporting child labor and terrorism.

Let's get something very clear right up front:  There is no acceptable reason for any watch enthusiast to knowingly buy a fake watch (a watch with a known brand name on it that is not made by that brand or with their permission), none, zilch, zero, nada.
August 15, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......

It's deployant, not deployment.
August 08, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Moving holes around on your custom Panerai strap... it's not the answer

Moving holes around on your custom Panerai strap... it's not the answer

On moving holes around on your strap and why ultimately it's not the right way to get proper fitment.
August 01, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Mauser handmade leather ammo straps

Neon edge coat, X stitches and why simplicity is still the ultimate sophistication

Your high end watch deserves the best showcase it can have.  Is that a wild strap with crazy colors and weird holes?  Or a simple, elegant handmade watch strap that will highlight the beauty of your timepiece?
July 25, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Patina vs. fake patina:  Authenticity matters!

Patina vs. fake patina: Authenticity matters!

In a world of image why would you care how old the leather in your watch strap is? As long as it looks cool, right? 
July 18, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Tags: Opinion
Panerai custom Mauser ammo strap

Vintage straps on modern watches, why would you do that?

Good question, the short answer is:  Because it looks AWESOME. It's a wonderful opportunity to have a watch that looks the vintage part without having all the headaches and frustrations that can come with owning an actual vintage watch.
July 11, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Tags: Opinion
Custom watch strap length:  Too little, too much, just right?

Custom watch strap length:  Too little, too much, just right?

When it comes to strap length with handmade leather watch bands, a few things are written in stone (don't guess, too short is never good, not all straps fit the same) and the rest is a matter of taste.  When you're ordering your own Panerai strap why is one length "right" and another "wrong"? 
July 04, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Tags: How to Opinion
How to change custom leather watch straps on your Panerai Radiomir watch

How to change custom leather watch straps on your Panerai Radiomir watch

Just received a new handmade watch strap for your Panerai?  The first leather strap change can be daunting, especially on a Radiomir.  In the following post I'll instruct you on how to change your new custom watch band without scratching or damaging your beautiful Panerai watch.
June 27, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Tags: How to
Sanded Tan custom Panerai strap

What to look for in a quality handmade watch strap (Hint: It's not the strap!)

The quality of your handmade watch strap is only as good as the skill of the person actually making it.  The more experience the craftsman has, the better their product will be.  Read more to see why it matters WHO makes your handmade watch strap!

June 20, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Tags: Opinion