Ladies and Gents, we’re proud to introduce you to ‘Landis’, one of several brand new hand made leather watch straps from our latest collection!
‘Landis’is a beautiful, black, hand crafted watch strap. She give’s life to any watch face, and ages well. She’s made from 3.8-4mm vegetable tanned leather and is hand dyed and manipulated to give her those rugged looks!
We hand stitched ’Landis’ using grey waxed lined thread to add to her character, and we’ve got to admit, it worked out pretty well!
There’s something about a new watch strap that words cannot explain. All of ours are hand stitched ,unique, bespoke, and built to last.
‘Landis is available now an can be shipped anywhere in the world for a $10 global shipping charge.
Find ‘Landis’ and all her siblings in our new collection here.
Enjoy your weekend.
We’ve all got old watches lying around, some may be vintage, some may be a few years old, having been replaced by a present or an personal treat. Some may be hidden it attics or deep in closets and drawers, forgotten relics replaced by fancy new gadgets.
Sometimes, a new watch strap can completely enhance and change and old watch face, reinventing recreating and replenishing a classic model.
With such a broad range of watch straps out there today, every timepiece can be rejuvenated potentially hundreds of times, making you feel like you have a new watch,whenever you like!
There are a few essentials you must have/know before you go about buying and changing your watch strap.
Firstly you’ll need to find out your watches ‘Lug Width’, The is the distance between the lugs which determines the size of strap or bracelet that the watch requires. You can measure this with a metric ruler, or check out these diagrams for a more detailed explanation.
Once you’ve measured the lug width, you’ll know exactly what size strap you need.
Next up you’ll need a tool for removing your old strap and replacing it with your new one. Depending on your watch type, you’ll either need some tiny jeweller’s screwdrivers, or a spring bar tool. Check the above links to see which suits your particular model.
Essentially all you are doing is removing the pins that hold the strap to your watch by gently relieving the tension holding the watch pins in place. Be careful not to scratch your watch or lose the pins!
Next it’s just a simple case of choosing the most beautiful strap to replenish and add beauty to your old watch. We’ve taken our own handmade ‘Baron’ green leather watch strap here and given a new lease of life to a vintage Panerai Radiomir. What do you think? Feel free to share your strap replacements with us on Pinterest! We would love to see your reinventions on old classics.
We add new, bespoke, handmade leather watch straps to our website every week, so you’ll never run out of choices.
Have to dash, the clock’s ticking…
It’s been a busy week for us here at Bas and Lokes. We’ve launched our new website, and we’ve also launched a new collection of bespoke handmade leather goods!
We’ve got some exclusive products coming later this week, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some of our latest handmade leather accessories from our brand new collection..
Wilson is our latest handmade leather belt. Strong, durable and hand crafted from fine Italian leather just this month. Wilson is the first leather belt we’ve made in our latest collection, but we’ll be adding many more shortly.
Beirut is a stunning handmade leather watch strap, one of 12 bespoke designs that we have hand crafted this month to showcase on our new website and introduce you to our new collection.
We hope you like our new website and all our latest handmade leather accessories. Follow our blog for our latest news, offers, updates and products.
Cheers from Sydney,
Here at Bas and Lokes we design and create luxurious, beautiful hand crafted leather accessories! We use a wide range of colours and all of our pieces are made by hand and from the finest Italian leather. We wanted to share a couple of recent pictures with you of some of our products that become even more beautiful with age!
This is the beauty of the ‘patina’ process! A process whereby leather, and other materials develop a film produced my oxidation and other factors over time! A process that makes your leather accessories look better and better!
But how can you promote the process of the patina on products that you already own?
You will need expose them to sunlight, water, and allow your skin oils to rub onto the leather with daily use. Handle your wallet, bag and watch strap and maybe leave your wallet out in the sun or walk in the rain with your leather umbrella… (ahem!)
We’re launching our new website tomorrow, it’s going to look better than our old one, and show off our latest collection for all to see! I guess you could call it our ‘Online Patina’!
Cheers for reading and be sure to check out our new website
Bas and Lokes
Professional and smart, ‘Blomquist’ is our latest unisex, handmade leather clutch bag. Perfect for carrying around those day to day essentials. Crafted from luxurious black Italian leather, slim and elegant, ‘Blomquist’ is a perfect gift or treat.
’Blomquist is just one of the unique items from our latest collection. We’ve got watch straps, watch rolls, dopp kits, belts,wallets, and many more items. All of our items are hand made and made from the finest Italian leather available. We love leather, and we love beautiful accessories. View them all on our website..
‘Keryn’ is a slim, functional, handmade leather wallet and passport holder. This wallet looks great and can hold notes, cards, passports, cheques etc.
We designed ‘Keryn’ because we wanted a slim and functional wallet to use daily and to compliment our other essentials. Made from luxury black Italian leather, ‘Keryn’ is strong and durable and will look better with age! Perfect for organising your cards and cash any day of the week!
It’s said that a person can be deemed incomplete without a good wallet! So ‘Keryn’s great for a gift or a treat for yourself.
There’s a great blog here with a list of ’Important things to keep in your wallet!
We’ve got ‘Keryn’ and many more hand crafted leather accessories from our latest collection on our website.
Ladies and Gents, meet ‘James’! James is our latest handmade leather Dopp Kit. A stylish and elegant black leather design, made to last. We made ‘James’ as a smart and protective treasure trove for all your toiletry accessories.
Durable, portable, sexy and bespoke, we love making products like ‘James’ and we hope you love them too!
The ‘Dopp Kit’ has come a long way since it was invented by Charles Dopplet in Chicago over a century ago! But it still remains a travel essential for many business folk across the world.
What do you include in yours? We’ve compiled a list of essentials below. Let us know if there’s anything we’ve missed!
- Travel bottle of shampoo
- Travel Soap
- Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
- Shaving equipment: razor, brush, and cream
- Nail clippers
- Band Aids
- Safety Pins
- Headache Killers
- Lint Roller
- $20 bill
- Comb or hair brush
View ‘James’ alongside many more of our handmade leather accessories on our website.