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Leather Straps that we have Discontinued and here is why…

Just a ‘heads up’ on a few models that we previously sold but have since dropped due to quality issues.

The biggest problem with any leather strap is breaking at the lug. Possibly due to over tightening the buckle when fastening to wrist.
We should actually note that the smaller the lug width the more likely to break. Less stitching, less glue when under 16mm. Most of our returns for warranty claims have been for straps 14mm, 12mm and 10mm.

On less expensive straps, leather is folded over on top of the underside then glued and stitched. On improved models (reflected in the price) for example ‘Coolum‘, the outer leather is wrapped around at the lug and glued, then the underside is glued and stitched on top. This process of manufacturing the strap is much stronger at the lug effectively doubling the strength.

Example of better quality leather strap with stronger lug
Coolum – Note Lug

Price does reflect quality, however @ Leather Straps, the more straps from a particular model sold means we can lower the price for our customers and therefore very good (and popular) straps may have a low price. This low price should not be confused with quality.

Discontinued from our shop
The following models have been removed from the shop and better quality replacements are currently being sourced / manufactured.
Noosa – all sizes
Birtinya – all sizes
Warana – all sizes

Thanks to all of our customer that provided feedback.
Rob – Shop Manager

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