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.

Featured straps

Some recent customer feedback

“One word is all that is needed to sum up the two straps = OUTSTANDING! Highly delighted ……thank you!”
Stephen, Devon, UK
“I picked up my strap from the post office today. I love it. The leather looks even better in person than in the photos on your site and even straight out of the package it feels nice and comfortable. I’m trying not to go strap crazy right away but I’m sure I’ll order from you again sometime in the future.”
Richard, Indiana, USA
“Thanks again for the very high quality. These 2 straps just arrived today. Just as informed. I think Toshi Straps has the best customer service which I have faced from any “web shop”. Thanks, Rich!”
Markku, Tuusula, Finland
”I’ve fitted the vintage leather one to my PAM372 and it looks wonderful – the greater thickness compared with the standard strap balances out the size of the watch head nicely and makes it appear less massive. I’d say your buckle is slightly narrower than the stock one and again, this makes it less obvious. The leather colour compliments the colour of the hands and indices too. The quality is top notch and your service is excellent too. Needless to say I’m delighted!”
Julian, Essex, UK
“I thought you’d like to know that I’ve awarded the strap a BBB rating – Beautiful Beyond Belief!! I was quite staggered when the strap arrived and frankly didn’t know whether to put the strap on my watch, buy a better watch, or simply frame the strap and hang it up as a work of art! Wonderful workmanship Rich, and a credit to your skills! Absolutely first rate service and communication, rare in this day and age”
Simon, Gloucestershire, UK
“Just letting you know that I have recieved my strap and I am simply blown away by the quality and craftsmanship of your straps! I never though a watch strap could be such a joy to look and hold.”
Sam, Sterling, Australia
“The Dakota strap for my Panerai is impeccably made and the leather feels very high quality. Thank you Richard and keep up the great work!”
Harris, New York, USA

Some of my recent blog entries

Thread colours – 4 new additions

By |February 5th, 2016|Categories: in the workshop, products|

I've just added four new thread colours to my inventory. Available immediately when you order a strap are Pale Blue, Rust, Teal and Butterscotch to combine with your chosen leather. As always, they are 4-ply [...]

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The Gallery page

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: customer photos|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Over the years, the Gallery has become one of my web sites most popular pages. Ever since I started making watch straps I've always enjoyed seeing the straps I've made fitted to the watches they [...]

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Vintage Stag leather strap

By |January 23rd, 2016|Categories: products|Tags: , |

It's not often I'm able to make a little time in my schedule to make a new strap for one of my watches, but this morning I started work on a new leather strap for [...]

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New website, new logo, new leather stamp

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: in the workshop|

Yesterday my new website went live. The last 4 months have been very busy. The couple of months before Christmas is always a busy time, but on top of that my website had to be [...]

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