Leather Watch Straps made by hand entirely in Great Britain

  • Handmade Bridle leather watch straps from the finest Full Grain English Bridle Leather, Italian leathers and some specialist leathers.
  • Made to a variety of sizes and bespoke for the perfect fit.
  • Made entirely by hand in Great Britain.
  • As each leather watch strap is made to order please allow between 4 - 8 weeks for me to make your leather watch strap.
  • Evolving designs
  • Measuring Guides - Check it twice!

Free Delivery on all UK orders

Leather Colours

Leather Colours - from top; Australian Nut, Black, Burgandy, Chocolate, Conker, Dark Green, Dark Havana, Hazel, Light Havana, London Tan, Navy Blue, Oak Brown, Old Oak, Red

From the top
Australian Nut
Dark Havana
Dark Green
Light Havana
London Tan
Navy Blue
Oak Brown
Old Oak

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Measuring for a Bespoke leather watch strap

You can work out your size and get a generic, best fit. But if you are ordering your leather watch strap handmade why not have the size made bespoke. This isn't that complicated. Firstly you need to measure your wrist where you wear your watch normally. This gives me your wrist size, obviously! The next measurement you need is across the back of your watch, from strap pin to strap pin. This gives me your watch size.

The other option is measuring your watch strap whilst it is on your watch. Lay your watch out flat and measure from the hole that you are using to the point on the buckle where the pin touches the outside edge. You actually want it a few millimetres inside of the outer edge of the buckle to allow for the thickness of the strap. I will also need your watch lug-to-lug measurement as well.

You could do both and double check that you get the same size. Or confuse yourself even more!

These measurements will allow me to make your handmade leather watch strap bespoke. And when worn fit perfectly on the middle hole. Remember that your wrist changes size throughout the day and that due to thickness of leather sometimes this is not going to be perfect. But we can only try!

If you want to go generic then follow the directions below

Measuring for a watch strap is not as bad as you might think. The problems arise when you take account of the multitude of watch sizes there are.

The first thing that you want to do is measure your wrist. Using a fabric tape measure around your wrist at the place where you would normally wear your watch. Now you have to allow for just how big, or small your watch is. Measure from lug fitting to lug fitting over your watch. The chart below is set for a lug-to-lug measurement of 40mm so you may have to add or subtract from this to work out your size. Now, looking at the chart below, find the size that best fits your wrist.

Another way is to measure a watch strap that you already own and fits you well. Simply lay your watch on a flat surface and measure the strap from the buckle end of the watch strap to the hole that you are using. Then look at the chart again and select your size.

If you really want that bespoke service then simply select your size and leave a note in the order comments with your required size. I will also need the lug-to-lug measurement to work out the right size that you need. I can then make your watch strap bespoke to fit your wrist.

Why choose Oakside Saddlery for your Handmade Leather Watch Strap?

So you have been looking for a new leather watch strap. There are many available from really cheap ones – to really expensive ones, and I mean really expensive, even some made from human skin!

So why would you choose one of my handmade leather watch straps?

Maybe it is just because you like to support UK small business? Maybe it is the truly handmade quality that you want? Whatever the reason, I would like to think that you choose to buy a leather watch strap from Oakside because you like the look and quality of my work!

I am trained as a Cordwainer (someone who works with leather). I use traditional saddlery methods to make a handmade leather watch straps, and many other leather items to a standard that far surpasses shop bought ones.

Mostly I use the Best in British Bridle Leather supplied by Sedgwick & Co.

Established in 1900 supplying leather, and 120 years later they still provide the finest equestrian leather around the world.

The quintessential attributes of Sedgwick's leather are;

  • Visual Appearance,
  • Endurance,
  • Resilience, and
  • Fundamental characteristics of true quality

I also use Leather4craft in Sussex for some of my more specialist leathers as well as a few other suppliers.

For buckles I use Abbey England.


Founded in 1982 and based in Knutsford, Cheshire with a foundry in Walsall. Abbey England was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1995 for their quality goods manufactured in the UK foundry. I also buy all of my tools, thread, and dyes used to make my leather watch straps.

These handmade leather watch straps are a new line for me. People have been asking me to make them for ages and I finally managed to get around to making one. If you have a design in mind feel free to contact me and I will see what I can do.

They are hard work for me as they seem so thin! I am used to stitching through leather that is possibly three times as thick!


Why should you choose Oakside Saddlery?

  • Everything is made in the UK so you are helping to support British Industry.
  • Handmade using traditional methods ensuring strength and longevity.
  • Made to measure for the perfect fit.
  • On-line purchases using PayPal for increased security.
  • Custom Designs for individuality.
  • Free UK Delivery with no hidden charges.
  • Worldwide shipping

Leather Colours

Simon Harrison


Oakside Saddlery

67 Windmill Rise



ME12 3QA



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