The Best Premium Leather Watch Straps
 

The Best Premium Leather Watch Straps

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Safie Agar-Hutton

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Watch Strap Buying Guide

Safie Agar-Hutton

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Watch Strap Buying Guide

Here at WatchGecko we pride ourselves on providing affordable watch straps that never sacrifice on quality. Just last month we talked you through our best affordable leather strap options and you can read all about them here.

That doesn’t mean that’s all we’re capable of though. We offer a huge range of straps to suit all budgets, including those with expensive taste. If you’re looking to spoil yourself, and your watch, with a premium alternative, we’ve got you covered. After all, a simple strap swap is perhaps the easiest way to give an old watch a new lease of life, and trust me, your daily beater will thank you for it.

What makes these leather straps premium?

  • Unique, timeless and meticulously handmade using the finest quality animal leathers at an authentic family-run workshop in Oostende, Belgium
  • Crafted by a team of experienced artisans who are as passionate about delivering high-end quality as we are
  • Vegetable tanned with leaves and olive tree bark to achieve an incredibly supple and luxuriously comfortable texture
  • Made to last and develop characteristic patina with age
  • Available in various lug widths and colours to suit a huge variety of luxury watches

The good news is, whilst we are able to provide extremely versatile, premium quality options, we do still take care to ensure that our prices are fair and well considered. We might keenly rival the quality on offer from designer alternatives but matching their eye-watering price tags isn't really our thing.

So, if you're in the mood to show your favourite watch some TLC, stick with me as I guide you through our best premium quality leather watch straps. 

Vintage Cavallo Horse Leather Watch Strap 

Vintage Cavallo Horse Leather Watch Strap Full Range and Featured on Tudor Black Bay - Credit WatchGecko

 
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£128.00
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Vintage Cavallo Horse Leather Watch Strap - Camel
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£128.00
Vintage Cavallo Horse Leather Watch Strap - Taupe
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Vintage Cavallo Horse Leather Watch Strap - Brown

This top-quality watch strap is available in various lug widths to suit popular watches and features robust stainless-steel hardware for luxury that lasts. Striving to use the best possible leathers every time, the Vintage Cavallo range is crafted from the finest Horse leather with an expertly handstitched edge for a touch of subtle style.

The Horse leather on each strap goes through a meticulous tanning process where leaves and olive tree bark are used to create a beautiful and supple grain, this not only ensures that the Vintage Cavallo is comfortable on the wrist but also gives the strap the durability to last, developing a distinctly characteristic pattern as it ages.

Durbuy Ostrich Leg Handmade Leather Watch Strap

Durbuy Ostrich Leg Handmade Leather Watch Strap on Omega SpeedmasterDurbuy Ostrich Leg Handmade Leather Watch Strap on Omega Speedmaster - Credit WatchGecko

 
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£128.00
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Durbuy Ostrich Leg Handmade Leather Watch Strap - Cognac
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£128.00
Durbuy Ostrich Leg Leather Handmade Watch Strap - Blue
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Durbuy Ostrich Leg Handmade Watch Strap - Grey

 

One of my personal favourites, thanks to its exotic pattern not dissimilar to fashionable crocodile leather, is our Durbuy strap. Carefully crafted using the shin and calf of the Ostrich, these straps feature an intricate and incredibly expressive design, reminiscent of the straps proffered by IWC on their 2024 Watches and Wonders novelties. Oozing class and high-end style, the Durbuy strap is not only a stylish choice but a highly durable one too, as this particular leather ages beautifully, developing patina and becoming embellished over time.

The Durbuy straps use only the finest Ostrich leg leather to achieve its incredibly detailed texture. Expertly executed with a handstitched edge, the Durbuy strap looks at home on a variety of luxury watches and is sure to add some extravagance to any dressier occasion.

Ostend Thick Padded Leather Watch Strap

Ostend Thick Padded Leather Watch Strap on Tudor Black Bay 58Ostend Thick Padded Leather Watch Strap on Tudor Black Bay 58 - Credit WatchGecko

 
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£138.00
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Ostend Thick Padded Leather Watch Strap  - Nubuck Azure Blue
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£138.00
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Ostend Baranil Thick Padded Leather Watch Strap - Cavallo Brown
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Ostend Baranil Thick Padded Leather Watch Strap - Blue Jeans
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It can sometimes be hard to make a luxury watch with larger case dimensions look elegant, and that’s if you can even find a strap to fit it in the first place. Luckily the Ostend Thick Padded leather strap comes in several lug widths to cater to chunkier watches, and it’s also thickly padded which makes it a great solution for anyone looking to dress up a larger watch, such as the Breitling Navitimer.

Making even the chunkiest of watches look effortlessly sleek and stylish, the Ostend straps come in a staggering ten different colours to complement your watch no matter its size or the occasion. Crafted using premium horse leathers, as well as a genuine calf leather lining, the Ostend is durable and guaranteed to provide you with long-lasting style.

Boutsen Cavallo Racing Handmade Leather Watch Strap

Boutsen Cavallo Racing Handmade Leather Watch Strap on the Heuer AutaviaBoutsen Cavallo Racing Handmade Leather Watch Strap on the Heuer Autavia - Credit WatchGecko

 
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Boutsen Cavallo Racing Handmade Leather Watch Strap - Cognac
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£128.00
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£128.00
Boutsen Cavallo Racing Handmade Leather Watch Strap - Black
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£128.00
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Boutsen Cavallo Racing Handmade Leather Watch Strap - Beige

If, like me, you find yourself scouting out luxury watches on the wrists of F1 stars at every event, this premium racing strap could be the one for you. Choosing between TAG Heuer’s various luxury racing models might be tricky, but finding the right watch strap to complement your style needn’t be.

Dripping in racer aesthetic with its stylish perforated holes, the Boutsen Cavallo Racing straps are perfect for anyone looking to emulate an effortless rally racing look. Supple and luxuriously comfortable from the first wear, simply pair with your favourite vintage timepiece or racing-style chronograph and the distinct charm of the Boutsen straps patina will do the rest.

Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap

Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap Full Range and Featured on the Christopher Ward Bel Canto - Credit WatchGecko

 
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Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap - Platinum
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Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap - Fauve
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Rochefort Flat Patina Calf Leather Watch Strap - Plum

The Rochefort straps are made from extremely durable yet supple calf leather and are carefully tanned using more oil than the average leather strap requires. This creates an incredibly soft and pliable strap from the first wear, as well as an earthy, well-aged aesthetic thanks to the effect of the tanning process on the patina. Box-edge stitching is carried out by hand using subtle ivory-coloured thread and each strap then undergoes hand painting with a matching colour stain, ensuring each one is unique and timeless. 

Classically thin with minimal padding, our Flat Rochefort straps were crafted with slim dress and vintage watches in mind. Subtly stylish and available in multiple colours and lug widths, the Rochefort Flat strap is the perfect versatile addition to complement a huge range of luxury watches.

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Safie Agar-Hutton

About the Author: Safie Agar-Hutton

As a passionate writer, working on the Magazine Team is a great outlet for my creativity. I joined WatchGecko in 2024 and enjoy the varied nature of my job, but my true motivation comes from delivering horological-focused content. My writing includes press releases containing important news from the biggest brands in the industry, timepiece reviews, and Top Choice pieces showcasing the best products from our online store. If it's watch related, I’ll write about it!

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