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Fade of the Day – Custom leather watch strap (~2 years)

It’s time for Fade of the Day! And to keep this week ticking, we’ve got a custom leather watch strap, sent in to us by Ralf Neusser, of Dusseldorf, Germany. Made of vegetable-tanned leather, Ralf’s watch strap has seen just over two years of wear, and it’s developed a strong patina in that time.

A piece of well-worn veg tan leather never fails to impress, and although we have no before images to compare to, Ralf’s watch strap is still no exception. Wearing it on a daily basis has helped age it beautifully, into a supple leather piece. This one flaunts an array of rich amber and tobacco tones, which look even more rugged in contrast to the polished time piece.

The buckle has branded a dark band into the strap, too, and the subtle scratches all over can only be an addition to this solid exhibition of veg-tan patina.