Why Buy from Strapping Fellow?

Strapping Fellow products are...



  • Simple, failure-resistant design
  • Exemplary craftsmanship
  • High-quality Horween leather
  • Chromexcel leather is treated with Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Protectant
  • Essex and Shell Cordovan are treated with Saphir Renovateur
  • Chromexcel and Essex leather edges are painted to seal the leather and prevent fraying


The combination of comfort, style, durability, and quality in Strapping Fellow watch straps cannot be found for less.


You can choose from:

  • 7 Leather colors
  • 11 Thread colors
  • 3 Buckle colors
  • 3 Styles
  • Tapered or Untapered
  • 4 Band widths (to fit your watch perfectly)
  • Any Band length (to fit your wrist perfectly)


    Using simple construction methods and high quality leather in conjunction with all of the customizability results in very handsome products. Furthermore, Strapping Fellow watch straps are tailored to your wrist, so you only need a few holes for the buckle, resulting in a very sleek appearance.

    American made

    Strapping Fellow products are designed and handmade in the US with leather from Chicago and thread from Maine.

    Guaranteed for a Year

    • Your stitching gets worn out? No worries. Send it back to me and I’ll fix it.
    • Your buckle broke? Don’t fret. Send it back to me and I’ll fix it.
    • You just don’t love your Strapping Fellow watch strap? Well, you might want to worry with this one because you’re probably crazy. Doesn’t matter to me though (as long as you’re happy in your life). Send it back for a full refund.

    Of course your product should last much longer than a year, but I don’t know where I’ll be in my life after that, so I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep. If it breaks after a year, I’ll probably still fix it for you though. I’m that great!

    Socially Responsible

    5% of Strapping Fellow's revenue is used to support entrepreneurs in developing countries in creating their own sustainable business though an international micro-loan program called Kiva. Since this is just a loan and it will be repaid eventually, it doesn't increase the cost of my products, but it does cause some good to be done with every purchase. You get a great product at a fair price, I get paid fairly for my work, and people in developing countries can feed their families, resulting in an elusive win-win-win scenario. To see who I've funded so far, visit the Strapping Fellow Kiva page.


    Every product comes with the option to have a monogram added at no extra cost.


    Every Strapping Fellow watch strap is made by hand from start to finish; no power tools are used in the construction process.

    Strapping Fellow uses recyclable shipping materials that are made with 98% recycled content.

    All leather scraps are donated to the Annapolis Woodworkers Guild, a non-profit seeking to preserve the tradition, culture, and history of woodworking.