Exploring materials: new watch straps

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Lately I’ve been working with some new leathers from SB Foot Tannery from Red Wing, Minnesota. They have a long history in fine leathers since 1905, but also more recently known for being a part of the Red Wing family. We’re proud to be working with them and here’s our first release using their leather. The surface feel and weight is perfect for watch straps and our camera wrist strap. The colors are more diverse, the strength is amazing and finish is wonderfully durable.

Most of you know how I love watches, and the obsession has grown since making my first watch strap on the blog. Now, for those of you that liked the tones and texture on those early straps, this new leather has a great resemblance. Colors are a natural khaki, saddle tan, olive brown and black. Pictured on the watch is the olive brown, which looks amazing on military styled watches like this Maratac.

Also used on the camera wrist strap, this new leather looks great on your favorite vintage lug-mount shooter. Perfect for a little extra grip on a small camera. The one pictured is saddle tan on an old Olympus Trip.

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W&F Camera Strap Giveaway

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It’s been a loooong time since I have put something up here, and I KNOW I owe you folks some new DIYs. I’ve got some in progress and I’ll update soon, but I hope you’ll forgive me with a little giveaway in the meantime.

We finished the new camera neck strap shortly after the holidays and have been enjoying its release, but figured it deserves a proper introduction. It’s constructed with some amazingly beautiful oiled latigo leather, and created with the vintage style that I love, but with sturdy modern details. Nylon attach points hold heavy cameras with great security. It’s a good compromise when you’re carrying your favorite baby, but still want that timeless styling. Hardware was kept to a minimum with a few hand-hammered copper rivets and a simple buckle for some adjustment.

Well, how do you enter to win one? If you’re like me… You’ve got a favorite camera(s) that might look great with one of these on it. Comment below with the camera you’d use it on, and I’ll randomly pick THREE folks to receive one. You’ll get your choice of tan or brown and free shipping too, anywhere in the world. Please only comment once though… Even if you have about 5+ favorite cameras like I do! I’ll draw winners Feb 28 and will announce shortly after.

Update Mar 01 – Using a random number generator, we’ve selected the winners! Numbers 30, 94 and 182. Congrats, Joe, Heather and Bob – I’ll be sending out emails to you shortly!

 

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