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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. What’s more, no part of the process is outsourced – it’s just me and my hand tools here, 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.

I’ve been making watch straps by hand for over 10 years now, and although I am best known for making straps for watches such as Panerai, Rolex, Anonimo, Breitling, Tudor and U-Boat, my straps are suitable for most watches.

If you are new to my website please take a few minutes to look at the frequently asked questions page. This will answer a lot of questions you may have about the watch straps I make and how I work, but if there is anything I haven’t covered please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you like my work.

Some featured straps

Some recent customer feedback

“Great job! The watch strap is beautiful, it’s taken a mid-level watch and made it look like a million bucks. The patina of the Kudu leather is exquisitely exotic. What really surprised me was just how supple and soft the leather is. The substantial buckle and perfectly clean stitching put the finishing touches on a great little piece of art form. Once again, well done.”

Terrence, Colorado, USA

“I received the strap yesterday and I’m extremely happy with it. Once again a great job. Thank you very much for great customer service as well, which is also very important to me. Toshi represent quality through and through.”

Hugo, Bergen, Norway

“Just wanted to say well done all round and keep up with the quality. I have bought 3 straps from you over the years to fit my Panerai / Fortis watches and am planning to come back for some straps in the future, when I add to my collection. The fact that your straps are hand stitched are what make them great. Mine are coming up to between 3-5 years worth of wear and getting more comfortable each day!”

Shane, Hertfordshire, UK

“The watch strap arived today, its the best made strap I have ever owned. Top class workmanship, when I have some time I will send you some pics of the strap on my Tudor BlackBay. I will order another strap shortly.”

Michael, Kilkenny, Ireland

“I wanted to let you know that the strap is terrific, and your sizing advice was spot on. The Nero leather make a wonderful combination with my black dialed Pelagos. Thanks again.”

Andrew, New York, USA

“Just a quick note to thank you very much for my new strap. I have been away all weekend so this is the first chance to contact you. I am extremely happy with my new strap its fantastic and looks great on the 233, its also very comfortable and exactly the correct size. I would like to thank you for all your help and advise in choosing the correct specification and size. I will be in touch in the near future to order a strap suitable for lounge wear and look forward to speaking again. Thanks again for your help and supplying me with such a great product.”

Geoff, Cheshire, UK

“Just to let you know the watch strap arrived safe and sound. I am massively pleased with the product and appreciate the hard work and craftsmanship which goes into making such a high quality product. I will definitely be in touch if I need another strap and will certainly recommend you to others.”

Tom, Oxford, UK

Rich. You are my ‘go to’ strap man after supplying me now with two awesome straps for my Omega Speedmaster and Tudor Black Bay. Your quality and attention to detail is second to none.

Duncan, Gloucestershire, UK

This is to acknowledge the good receipt of your Sahara strap. The colour is exactly what I was expecting and I am amazed by overall the quality of your straps which in my opinion is the best fit for any Panerai.

Thierry, Strasboug, France

Hi Rich, just to say I received the strap this morning and to say I’m pleased would be an understatement. Its beautiful, truly a work of art. Your skills and craftsmanship are second to none, and as I work in the watch industry in manufacture (all my working life) I know when I see craftsmanship at the highest level. Thank you so much, and I will certainly be purchasing again.

Marc, Surrey, UK
Arrived safely. Really pleased with it. I’ve had numerous other straps for the Panerai since I got it ten years ago and this is by far the nicest. Really looks good on the 164.
Jeff, Lancashire, UK

Rich, the straps arrived today and I am thrilled. The leather on the brown strap is so soft and at first I thought the strap was a bit thin but it really makes the zero POP. As for the black well what can I say that is just plain awesome. Great stuff love the logo stamped as well. Keep doing what you do

Sandor, Illinois, USA

I received the Horween Derby watch strap yesterday and I am absolutely blown away with the quality and craftsmanship. I am very impressed with how you were able to customize a strap for my Oris Aquis which typically can only fit the integrated bracelet design. Not only does the strap fit perfectly, it looks like it was made for the watch. Couldn’t be happier.

Andrew, Pennsylvania, USA

I would like to thank Rich for both a fantastic product but also the service he provided. Let’s begin with the service, I made my decision whilst in the midst of all sorts of things going on which meant that I was not as fastidious on the details and to be honest I was being a bit of an idiot however Rich was always patient and helpful even to the extent of double checking details against the manufacturers website for me. As for the strap well I wanted to replace the existing rubber strap as I found it uncomfortable and it had split as well. Having looked around I decided to order from Toshi Straps and I have no regrets whatsoever. I received and fitted the strap today and I am so happy it really is a beautiful strap, the leather is thick, gloriously tactile and to my eye looks great with the watch.

Thank you Rich for a wonderful product, service and for something that is unique and handmade here in the UK. To anyone reading this and if you’re thinking do I or don’t I well my advice is do!

Jason, Hampshire, UK

I’m writing to remark on the stunning quality both of the craftsmanship and the special, very soft leather (Black shell cordovan). Also very pleased to say that my choice of butterscotch stitching was bang on right for this particular watch. I’ve acquired a number of fine straps over the years for my Panerai but none, I think, can quite match up to yours – you’re sure to be my first port of call in future.

Peter, West Yorkshire, UK

Just received my strap. Every strap I have ever bought has left me extremely underwhelmed until now, strap is gorgeous. Very well done my friend will be ordering one for the sub and speedie too now that I’ve seen your work first hand.

Stephen, Glasgow, UK

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