Musings – Vintager Straps
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Does perfect mean perfection?

Does perfect mean perfection?

Does a strap that's perfect for your watch actually need to be... perfect?  I don't think so, in fact I think that "perfect" is a dirty word.  Let's find out why!
October 31, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Custom leather panerai strap

Which buckles are what, and what straps need which buckles?

With so many choices to be made regarding custom watch straps one that often causes a lot of confusion is buckles.  Lets get this sorted out shall we?
October 17, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
Custom watch strap thickness and why it's important

Custom watch strap thickness and why it's important

How thick should a custom watch strap be? In this musing I'll discuss why thickness matters, how it affects fitment and why different watches need different thicknesses of handmade leather watch straps.
October 10, 2019 by Micah Dirksen
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