Tender’s watch strap is cut and made in England, from supple leather oak bark-tanned in England. The buckle and loop are sand-cast from solid brass, also in England. After tanning the leather is stained by hand, or left natural, then heavily greased. The leather will will darken and patinate with age to become unique and personal. Black and brown stained leathers may show a bloom of white tallow, which will quickly rub off.
This strap is the simplest pull through style, which was often issued with military watches. The single piece of leather fits under fixed wire lugs or behind spring bars, and has a retaining brass loop behind the buckle’s keeper, to make sure that the tail of the strap lies flat.
The reverse of the strap is silver foil-stamped, and the fittings are fastened with strong thread. The strap width is 18mm, making it suitable for most vintage men’s watches, and all GS/TP watches.