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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

“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
“Thank you Rich I’m absolutely chuffed to bits with it. Please don’t retire or emigrate I will definitely use you again.”
Michael, Wiltshire, UK
“Great straps and best customer service I have ever come across by far. I will be ordering more”
Gary, Buckinghamshire, UK
“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. Keep doing what you do.”
Sandor, Illinois, USA
“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

Some of my recent blog entries

Crater on my Panerai zero

By | July 16th, 2016|Categories: my watches, products|Tags: , |

I launched a lot of new leathers in May this year (I've just counted them - there were 19 of them!) and so I really didn't expect to be adding any more for a while, [...]

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Types of leather – a brief explanation

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: in the workshop, products|

Whenever I buy a new leather and launch it on the store pages I always compose a brief description of the leather. In doing so I often mention the type of leather it is. I'm [...]

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Let’s have some colour this summer

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: customer photos, products|

People who know me know will tell you that I'm a big fan of a brightly coloured leather watch strap. This is true at any time, but especially during the summer months a colourful watch [...]

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Anonimo Professionale

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: my watches|Tags: |

I thought I'd take some time this morning to write a blog post about one of my personal favourite watches - the Anonimo Professionale. In a previous blog post (Panerai 233) I mentioned that in [...]

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