Today we’re excited to announce the latest HODINKEE collection: the Reid Watch Strap. Made by hand right here in the U.S. using the highest quality French goat leather, these are some of the most wearable straps we’ve offered. Plus, it’s available in nine colors, so you can find one for every watch and every occasion.
One of the best parts of these straps is the French goat leather we used to make them, both in terms of appearance and longevity. The lightly pebbled texture that you see on each of these straps is the natural grain of the leather; this also means that each strap will be ever so slightly different, since the grain is naturally occurring. The very small, tight grain adds some lovely dimension to the appearance of the strap, and allows it to pair well with a wide range of watch styles from the very dressy to sporty tool watches.
On top of looking great, this leather is special because of its increased durability and longevity. Despite being thin (with the lining, the straps are just under 2mm thick) and soft to the touch, these straps are very long lasting thanks to this particular goat leather. On the underside is a beautiful calfskin lining that further bolsters the lifetime of the strap, but is incredibly soft and comfortable on the wrist.
Each strap features complementary white stitching around the perimeter, and is stitched by hand using special techniques to provide increased strength and durability. We chose to use white thread to further increase the versatility of the straps, and ensure that they never look out of place no matter the occasion.
The new Reid Watch Strap is available now for $165 exclusively in the HODINKEE Shop.
As always, we’re available via live chat and at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the new Reid collection or any other products.