By now regular readers of my blog will know that I love colour. If there is even the slightest chance that I can pick-up some colour in a watch, and carry that through to the strap, I will do that. Well, that explains where the idea for the next strap was born.
I ordered the 1970’s, new-old-stock Ricoh on line, and when I received it, I was immediately impressed by the beautiful red centers of the baton hour markers. I had this piece of red kangaroo leather sitting around for a while, waiting for the right opportunity to be united with the right watch. I have to confess, I am absolutely thrilled with the result. And it looks excellent on the arm as well. I find that even non-watch fanatics always notices a colourfull watch and strap combination.
As mentioned, the strap is double layers of red kangaroo leather, with a raised center portion, to give it a bit of body. Stitching is red braided polyester, virtually indestructible, and the usual 16 mm stainless steel buckle, (also available in 18 mm) which I think IS indestructible during any use on a watch strap! And, off course, my usual wide keeper, in the same leather. The finish of the edges on this strap is natural, but I can do a rolled edge when using kangaroo. Prices from 40.00 AU, plus postage.