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Simple Handmade Italian Leather Strap

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  • By popular demand this strap is now available in 1mm width increments. Beautiful handmade "Vintage Rolex Type" Genuine Leather watch strap.

    Made from an Italian calf leather that has a wonderful vintage look to it. You can smell the fragrant aroma of leather and of course the leather will age over time, becoming more supple.

    The straps are hand stitched with a contrasting coloured waxed thread, which gives a robust feel.

    A perfect choice for an old Rolex or similar vintage watch.

    Please refer to the following table to confirm the difference in sizes from the watch strap end to the buckle end.

     Lug Width1819202122
    16mm Buckle ✔ ✔ ✔  
    18mm Buckle    ✔ ✔

    More Info
  • Length(s) 120 / 80mm
    Thickness 4mm
    Material Type Italian
    Material Finish Soft
    Edge Finish Cut and sealed edges
    Lining Material Genuine Leather
    Stitching Colour Ivory
    Tongue Width 1.8mm
    Clasp Type Buckle
    Clasp Material Stainless Steel
    Fittings Supplied Spring Bars
    Strap Style Hand Stitched
    Strap Material Genuine Leather
    Strap Style Smooth
  • Nice looking and durable, but not 5 star leather


    It is not a bad strap, but it is not a 5 star strap either. It is very thick and very stiff upon first wear, and very easily roughens around the strap holes if trying to tighten it to wrist.

    It is a nice looking strap and I think it will last awhile, but, in my opinion, that is it. I would not buy again. Would spend the money on a more higher quality leather.

    Top Grade


    Got the chocolate brown and black ones. Excellent quality.

    Great strap!!


    Light Brown red and blue stitch.....absolutely love this strap and the quality is great. Highly recommend!!

    Perfect and highly recommended


    Love the strap, the quality of the leather is above expectation and really worth the price. The leather is thick, durable yet soft enough to be comfortable. I bought the reddish brown colour and put it up with my seiko cocktail time, what a perfect match that elevated the watch into the next level of aesthetics!

    Completed my watch.


    Absolutely love this strap, I bought the reddish brown version for My Oris 65 with the Bronze bezel and it looks absolutely fantastic.
    As always with you guys, service is perfect.
    I love your company, the only gripe is I can't buy straps for the wifes small Oris.

    Intriguingly excellent


    This is a very surprising strap - somehow the makers have managed to work the leather to be very stiff laterally and yet it conforms to the wrist in a silky-soft manner, something I've not experienced before and I am something of a strap monster. The degree of comfort from a robust hide like this is astonishing! It's certainly a premium product and delivered as such. Fit and finish are excellent and a cut above; with the strap market exploding right now this £40 strap shames many costing three times that much - well done (again) Gekota, top marks!

    Excellent Quality


    Bought the red/blue stitch to go with my Seiko Turtle with Pepsi bezel. Quality is excellent; it’s extremely well made, shipped the day it was ordered and arrived in Florida 5 days later.



    Makes the 009 a different league watch. Excellent strap (Pepsi Stitch)

    High quality band, quality packaging, quality service. Top.


    High quality band, quality packaging, quality service. Top.

    Very cool and classy


    Bought the chocolate brown to fit on my Rado Captain Cook. It looks absolutely beautiful. Better looks , feel and quality than the original.

    Great product


    Thank you so much to Claire, Hollie and Lisa. I bought three of them for my watch collection and the quality and costumer service was excellent. I hope to continue doing business with Geckota.

    Amongst the best


    20mm light brown for my Omega Speedmaster. This is one of the best leather straps I've owned for the money. I've probably bought over 10-15 ~high end leather straps all over $50-150. From combat straps, degriff, etc. Wanted to give these a try for a price and started off with the light brown. Such an awesome strap, Thickness is perfect, and the leather you can tell will age well overtime. As one of the other reviewers stated, if you have wrist size >7", you will need to remove the second keeper, which isn't a big deal. My only other gripe is that the buckle comes in polished, no brushed. I ended up brushing it myself with sandpaper as I think it suits the "vintage" look better.

    Brilliant service and quality watch strap.


    Super fast delivery on this strap , ordered Wednesday and received on Thursday - brilliant service. The strap itself does not disappoint and the quality is evident throughout. It looks great and will enhance quite a few of my watches. Once again WatchGecko exceed expectations.

    Better than OEM


    Bought this strap after reading the watch gecko review of the rado captain cook to put on my...... Rado captain cook. The nicest strap I have ever owned 10x better than the oem strap.

    Very happy


    I brought the reddish brown strap and fitted it to my 1966 Omega Constellation - looks great paired with a vintage watch and the leather seems supple and well made. Quick delivery so overall im very impressed

    Great strap, but, some problems with fitting


    Very nice quality and great looking.

    Please bear in mind, however, that the leather is quite thick around holes where the spring bars are inserted (quite a lot thicker than more "dressy" watch straps). Consequently, it can be a very tight fit between the spring bar holes on the watch lugs and the main watch case.

    I had bought this strap for my Rolex Precision or Tudor Prince Date, but, the strap did not fit either watch properly because the thick ends of the strap were jammed into the watch case and the strap ends would not rotate on the spring bars.

    It's a great strap, but, I suggest you check that you have a good distance between the watch lug spring bar holes and the main body of watch case before buying.

    Excellent strap, wonderful paired with high quality watches


    Wonderful soft leather, very comfortable, and feels like great quality. The style is fantastic, and I love the way it reduces to 16mm at the buckle for a classic vintage appearance. I chose the reddish brown colour, and it has given my IWC Portugieser Chronograph a whole new look and feel, which is great because I found the black IWC alligator strap a bit too formal. I would absolutely recommend these straps... and am trying to resist the temptation to buy more.

    Again a Great Choice!


    I've purchased another red-brown Simple Italian Handmade strap, this time a 20mm. I already fitted a red-brown 21mm strap on my JlC chronograph, it was and still is a Great Choice, the watch looks stunning, much better than the origional black strap. The 20mm strap has the same stunning effect on my Seiko Persage and Fortis Flieger. Again a Great Choice!

    Premium quality at a great price


    22mm in light brown: Premium quality strap, very well made using high quality leather with robust stitching. Am expecting it to last many years and very much looking forward to the leather aging nicely and acquiring a nice patina to give it even more awesomeness as it gets worn in.

    Definitely worth five stars, but just a couple of things to be aware of. Firstly, the strap is supplied with a polished buckle unlike the previous version which had a brushed buckle. I've had to change it out for one with a brushed finish as it suits the watch better. Had lots of practice over the years so not a problem, but if you're thinking of doing the same be aware that the leather is quite thick and unforgiving. Perhaps choice of polished/brushed should be an option.

    Secondly, although the strap is 120/80 if you have anything over a 7" wrist like me you may need to remove the floating keeper. Very difficult to cut off so not recommended. The one on mine was quite tight (as it should be) so if you want to remove it by sliding it off lots of care will be needed to avoid damage to the stitching at the lug ends.

    I love it


    Lovely strap, you can tell by the smell of the great leather, reminds me of horween leather. o love it on my basic casio watch

    Nice quality and customer treatment


    Really well made product, the craftsmanship is on point especially for its price. I'm pleasantly surprised.
    Also WatchGecko sent it in a very nice "care pack" which included a gift box and some spare accessories.
    Will 100% buy again from you.

    Great choice!


    The strap looks stunning on my JLC chrongraph. The simple Italian design proved to be 'less is more'. Great choice!

    Can't go wrong.


    Bought the reddish brown version in 18mm and love it since day 1. Looks quality/classy, super comfy and will build a patina that gives it even more character. Very much recommended.

    Not cheap but you get what you paid for.


    Great product . I installed a 22mm blue strap on my Tudor and it looks awesome . The leather is thick and high quality. I will be back for more for sure. Be patient because the shipping is slow if in the US.

    Great quality and colour perfect size for my 7" wrist.


    I've just bought a Seiko Alpinist and have been looking for a quality strap to replace the very poor one supplied with the watch. After looking at a load of site settled on watch gecko, good price and in stock! Fantastic quality, reddish brown an really lifts the watch and the packaging is fab. I will definately be getting a sports strap for my Speedmaster

    Fantastic Strap


    Bought this for my Tudor submariner. Not the cheapest strap but great quality I’ve now bought 3 as they are so great. Highly recommend

    Best vintage single-stitch strap for the money - bar none.


    The 5-star reviews here don't lie. These are top quality hand-made leather straps of best-looking top grain I have come across so far. They're not cheap but worth every dollar/pound. They're made of a single fold-over 2mm thick leather, with perfectly burnished (not cheaply sealed) sides completing that overall vintage look and feel. The thread used here is also thicker, vintage type, much thicker than the one used in the more affordable vintage Geckota Winchester simple-stitch strap.
    I just received chocolate simple-stitch strap and will buy in other colors. The tan one should look perfect with watches with blue/navy dials.

    Lovely vintage finish


    Bought this as soon as it was available in 21 mm and am happy to say I was not disappointed.

    The finish is great and very vintage looking.

    This is my second Handmade Geckota strap and I'm very happy with both.

    I would love to see these premium straps with integrated spring bars, to allow for faster changes.

    Excellent quality and good looking strap.


    I purchased the chocolate brown strap for a Victorinox Alliance. The thickness, taper and overall finish brings out the vintage look.

    great quality, transformed my vintage Omega


    Bought this for my '64 Seamaster which looked a bit bland on a black strap. More expensive than standard straps but worth it, as superb quality and perfect vintage look. Transformed my watch into more or a daily wearer while enhancing it's quality. I bought the reddish brown one, v happy with it

    A classy and great quality strap


    This is a very classy and good-looking strap (I bought the light-brown one that I paired up with a black-dial dress watch and it looks great!). The strap is really thick and feels very solid. I think I'll get myself another one in a different colour in the future.
    Highly recommended!

    Top product


    I love these straps - I bought a 20mm one a year ago for a vintage Omega sm300 that I wore to my wedding and was blown away by it, so I bought another in 22mm for my other watches. The leather takes on a really nice patina as it's worn, and the strap just suits vintage looking watches really well. Having said that, it even gives my SKX a vintage vibe. And it manages to do all that while retaining an air of quality - something that many other similar straps in this price range just don't. Top product.

    Too Short


    Great strap, I'd by all the colours but its just too short at 120mm. 130mm at least would be great.

    Prefer longer length of 130mm


    Just needs to be a little longer. If the 120mm piece was 130-135mm would be much better, the 120mm is just a little too short.

    A beautifully textured and finished strap


    I bought this to give my Nomos Club a more casual look and it works perfectly. I wanted quite a thick strap and the 4mm hits the mark and, while the taper from 20mm to 16mm at the buckle initially concerned me, having fitted it I found that it complements the thickness really well. All in all a beautifully textured and finished strap and I would thoroughly recommend it. Also, as a bonus the delivery time was very quick as well.

    Good looking, nicely done. But, the buckle tongue should be shorter(releasing it is very difficult).


    Good looking, nicely done. But, the buckle tongue should be shorter(releasing it is very difficult).

    Slightly rustic and very classy.


    Beatiful strap made from lovely, slightly waxy leather. It's simple, slightly rustic and very classy. Looks amazing on my Sinn 104.

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Unique Leather Variation

The Geckota brand takes pride in the quality of these products, bringing you genuine leather straps that are made with attention to detail and care.

Our Handmade straps are made entirely out of natural leather, meaning that your Geckota strap will be one-of-a-kind where each piece may vary from colour to texture.

Our genuine leather features essences of its origin, such as scars, stretch marks and pores which adds to the character and beauty of each strap.

Improved Design

We have taken your feedback and improved the design of our Handmade range. This includes the new, reinforced, durable stitching. New and improved, solid stainless steel buckles, and sealed strap edge for durability.

High quality Geckota approval

We are proud to present the new handmade leather strap range. We are confident that these straps are high quality and up to our standards, that's why we've stamped them with "Geckota" for our seal of approval.

Premium Solid Buckle

This premium buckle is made from solid polished stainless steel and has been designed so the leather strap fits neatly into it the recessed shape, making it a comfortable wear. The tongue of the buckle is also solid, so the reassurance that it is strong and secure.

Geckota Handmade Range

Geckota has developed a high-quality range of handmade leather watch straps.

These are made with Italian leather which is renowned for its quality, and with a variety of styles to choose from, you'll surely find something perfect for yourself.

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