Musings – Page 2 – Vintager Straps
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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
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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