This is a modern recreation of an old idea. Back in the days when everyone used pocket watches they would sometimes use a strip of leather on the end of the chain to protect the bow.
The metal on metal sliding of a chain clasp on the bow of a pocket watch causes wear. I have seen silver bows worn extremely thin. I have seen golf filled bows where the plating has worn off. These straps prevent this kind of wear to your watch bow.
Each strap is hand cut and hand punched by me here in Wisconsin. The leather is a good quality 4oz soft leather that will flex easily but is strong enough to support way more than the weight of your watch. The leather is made in and comes from Indiana. These should fit most pocket watches from 12 size to 18 size.
The strap can be fitted with metal eyelets. The choices of color for eyelets are gold, silver, antique brass, and black steel. The eyelets are hammered into place by hand as well.
I stand behind my work and if there is an issue within 1 year I will replace the strap free of charge.
The straps will be sent via USPS 1st class mail. Payment is via PayPal. Please contact me with any questions.
***Please see my other auctions for my premium Horween leather, shark leather, and standard leather models.***
The watches in the pictures are not for sale but give you an idea of how the strap functions.
Some of the feedback I have had on the straps....Nothing made up....all and more in my feedback....
"These are wonderful!! I would recommend them for anyone with a pocket watch!!"
"Great product, fast shipping, highly recommended!!!!!!!!!"
"Top Quality leather and excellent craftsmanship! Thanks!"
"THESE BOW PROTECTORS ARE FANTASIC. SAVE THE BOWS ON YOUR VALUED POCKET WATCHES!!"
"FAST SHIPPING, EXCELLENT PRODUCT, GREAT COMMUNICATION, SUPER EBAY SELLER, 5 STAR"
"Nice product..sturdy, high quality, genuine leather. Prompt. Excellent experience"
"Excellent product. Excellent communication. AAA+++ transaction."