The initial sensory experience at first touch can only be summed up in word. Plain. Now, hear me out though, that is in fact unusually refreshing because at further inspection and after a weeks wear or so all the little nuances begins showing themselves and you start realising that whilst yes, it is very plain - it is the most comforting and reassuring type of plain there is… this is like grandpa’s old wood cutting axe, with a handle made from the kind of oaks that don’t grow no more and a head summoned from the kind of steel that only a lifetime of aging and use will bring. Something that will actually only get better with use and clearly won’t degrade because the raw materials used and the old world craftsmanship applied brings forth something that carries the term “plain” with a certain heft and weight that starts to become very evident even after just initial use. The term “they don’t make ’em like this anymore” has never felt as apt. But the deeper fact is watch straps were never made like this to begin with so hence the reference to grandpa’s old axe. So kudos to B&S for bringing this kind of robust but loving perfection into the world… If you wonder how it wears rather than how it feels, I will say that it is robust but never brutish, supple but not without presence and it’s got heft not thru mass but thru pure quality of construction. It should be matched to a tool watch, never a dress watch.
Exactly as shown on the site. I fitted it to a 42mm navitimer and it looks great. Well made and will wear in nicely. (Shame they didn’t supply any lug pins with the strap).
Unusual vintage strap with vintage stitching. Real leather - unlike coated versions I've had over the years - that fall apart in months.
Quality leather with a touch of vintage treatment
Excellent quality!! Another Bulang hit! Perfect for my Speedmaster.