When I planned to make new variants of the leather nato straps, I was thinking that when you have a watch with 18mm lugs, it is usually a smaller watch. Putting a smaller watch on a nato will lift the watch case around 2.4mm. So I decided to make leather straps instead of leather nato straps for the watches with 18mm lugs, using the new leathers variants.
The new leather fabrics are really cool. First, I have the “Antique” finish, of which I already had a few colours, A matt finish, giving the strap a tough and worn appearance. New finish is the so called “pull-up” leather. This leather has been oiled and waxed, and appears a bit shiny in the beginning. When the leather is worked on, the colour inside appears, giving it a very nice “weathered” appearance. Is it not like distressed leather, which has been given a weathered look from the start, but it will be looking like it on the right places when you wear it.
The width at the clasp is 16mm, the clasp is polished steel.
The straps have “quick-release” push pins, so changing them is really easyl!