just some of the tools I use to make my handmade leather watch straps

Welcome to Toshi Straps, bespoke leather watch straps handmade in the South West of England

My leather watch straps are completely handmade – no machines are used in the manufacture of a Toshi Strap. Each strap is cut, sewn and finished individually by hand and made to my customer’s specification using traditional techniques used in the UK by leather workers for centuries. No part of the process is outsourced either – it’s just me and my hand tools working with premium quality leathers to produce the best watch strap possible for you.  I am passionate about making watch straps and I believe my passion and attention to detail is obvious from my work.

Although I am best known for making straps for watches such as Panerai, Rolex, Anonimo, Breitling and U-Boat, my straps are suitable for most watches.

If you are new to the site please take 5 minutes looking at the frequently asked questions page. This should tell you everything you need to know about me and the leather watch straps I make, but if there is anything I haven’t covered please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for visiting.

Some featured straps

Some recent customer feedback

“For us poor South Africans the exchange rate is a killer to purchase goods from overseas. I had to close my eyes and placed my order with you as I knew it was what I wanted. I received my watch strap last night – what a wonderful feeling to see the expert workmanship and quality finish. Thank you very much for an excellent product, exceptional service and fantastic feedback through-out the process. I can see that you pride yourself on your work and it shows a lot of passion”
Bertie, Western Cape, South Africa
“The strap arrived and is perfect. It’s amazing how much a fine strap can transform a watch. Your craftsmanship is remarkable.”
Dave, New York, USA
“Great straps and best customer service I have ever come across by far. I will be ordering more”
Gary, Buckinghamshire, UK
“Strap came this morning and I just put it on. Beautiful strap and compliments the colors of the watch nicely. I’ll be ordering another one from you shortly (will be going with a light brown of some sort for the next one). I can’t stress how happy I am with the strap. I’m glad I listened to you on the strap length, too. Fits my wrist perfectly!”
Jonathan, New Jersey, USA
“Just received the two straps. They are every bit as beautiful and supple as I expected. Thank you for your amazing workmanship.”
San Yuan, California, USA
Thank you very much for sending the strap through early, I absolutely love it! Your advice on the sizing was also spot on. I have to say that I have been very impressed with your customer service and general professionalism. The website is excellent, the service has been exemplary and the product is brilliant. It has transformed my trusty Supermarine 500. Thanks for everything and I am sure I will be back in touch soon with another order.
Dan, Berkshire, UK

Some of my recent blog entries

Burgundy leather for autumn

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: products|Tags: |

This morning as I drank my morning coffee I started thinking about changing the strap on my Panerai 305. I have been wearing it on a Lemon strap for most of the summer, but now [...]

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10 years of Toshi Straps

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: in the workshop|

Next week it will be 10 years since I first picked up a round knife and cut my first leather watch strap. Since then I've made close to 15,000 watch straps and sent them to [...]

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Aqua leather hand stitched watch strap

By | September 17th, 2016|Categories: products|Tags: |

It's been a while since I've had the time to make a strap for myself, but this morning I decided I'd earned some "me time" and got to work. A couple of hours later and [...]

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Omega Tuning Fork

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: my watches|Tags: |

I've posted before about my love of vintage dive watches, and today I thought I'd write a short post about one of my favourites, and possibly one of the most unusual dive watches in my [...]

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