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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

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

Some of my recent blog entries

new gallery photos added

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: customer photos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've just spent the last hour going through the photos I've been sent in over the last month and I've selected a few of my favourites to update the gallery. The images below are [...]

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Running short of some leathers – advance warning

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: products|Tags: , , , |

As I've mentioned when I've written about my travels sourcing leather for Toshi Straps in the past, many of the leathers that I offer on my store page are special run leathers, i.e. the tannery [...]

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