From previous experience I have learnt that blue for a watch strap is virtually always a success. It simply seems as if a strap is in blue, it will match any watch. Therefore I offer a number of blue straps, from a dark blue to faded denim.
But, what about green? Green seems to be a more difficult colour to match to watches. I already have one green band on offer, with limited success. However, the other day when I was stocking up on leather, I noticed a lovely faded green piece of leather. The more I look at it, the more I felt certain that this could be excellent for watch straps, and maybe even break my mental block about green in watch straps. I decided to take the plunge, spend the money and hope for the best.
Frankly, I couldn’t have been more pleased with the result. I decided to do the stitching in yellow, to contrast with the green, and, as we all know, green and yellow do look lovely together.
A while ago I bought this 1970’s new-old stock Citizen. I loved the look of this watch, however there is a definite absence of colour to liven up the face. Then I noticed the tiny, hairline, light green lumen that runs through the hour and minute hands. This was my clue. I fitted the green band with yellow stitching, and as you can see from the accompanying photos, the results speak for themselves. The green strap picks up the tiny green lines in the hands, and ties them all together.
The straps are padded, with yellow braided stitching and a wide keeper, lined with pigskin. The buckle is my standard stainless steel buckle with a lifetime warranty. As always the strap is covered by my usual warranty, explained elsewhere on my website. I can make this strap for you in widths ranging from 16mm to 22 mm (or wider) if you require. Since the leather is reasonably thick, the completed strap measures 3mm thick, which you have to consider if your watch have limited clearance between the spring bar and the case. As always, at 28.00AU, an investment that would be hard to match in today’s throw-away society.