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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

“Thanks so much for the straps. To say Im pleased would be an understatement. They are great quality and have real craftsmanship, they really are first class – they make good watches look great, and great watches look fantastic.! I will certainly be coming back to you…”

Ryan, Worcestershire, UK

“Having just taken ownership of a Panerai 312 I was keen to customise with some quality straps. The advice Rich gave was extremely helpful in making my choices; Lime with olive stitch and Wild Deerskin with natural stich. The straps arrived one week earlier than originally advised and I can only say that they far exceeded my expectations. The quality of the materials is only surpassed by the workmanship. My intention is to build up a collection of straps and will definitely be purchasing from Rich again. Rich your workmanship is amazing, many thanks.”

Ryan, Inverurie, Scotland

“Received the strap and I have to be honest it truly exceeded my expectations.  Absolutely love the strap!  Wonderful leather and the colour looks amazing on my grey dial 605.  I will get to taking some photos and get them to you in future.  Will order the lighter grey as well at some point for variety.”

Val, Ontario, Canada

“Strap arrived and it’s stunning. Very high quality!  You’re definitely getting a repeat customer here.”

Mike, Derbyshire, UK

“My straps arrived yesterday and they look fantastic! Once again, I’m impressed by the quality of work and attention to detail. I have to commend you on your choice of the lapis blue leather. Not only is it unique, but it also really makes my watch stand out.”

Al, California, USA

“The strap arrived this afternoon and it’s already on my watch. I love it and just ordered another. LOVE it.”

Darrell, Washington, USA

“I have been away on business for several weeks and returned on the weekend to receive the straps, I wanted to firstly say that they are fantastic and I greatly appreciate the outstanding service and advice you have provided since we made contact, I will be ordering more straps from you in the future and will be highly recommending you to other collectors.”

Jerome, Tasmania, Australia

Some of my recent blog entries

New Year gallery update

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: customer photos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every couple of months I update the gallery with some new photographs that have been sent in to me by my customers. Thank you all for sending them in - I can't use all [...]

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White dial watch – what colour strap works best?

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: in the workshop, my watches, products|Tags: , |

I'm often asked to make suggestions for straps for specific watches, and it seems the dial colour that many people seem to struggle with most is white. I've recently made a new strap for my [...]

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