Welcome to the Redux & Co. Workshop
We’re designing new straps and you’re invited to join development!
*** VOTING NOW CLOSED — BUT FEEL FREE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT ITEMS BELOW ***
Two-Piece Leather Strap Development
You asked for two-piece leather and ballistic straps with titanium hardware —
So, let us know what you want and let’s make this happen: NOW.
*** QUICK NOTE: Please only vote if you’re serious about sticking with us through development and ordering one because we’re going to get price quotes and determine minimum order quantities based on what we hear from you. Thank you! ***
1. Full Stitch or Minimal Stitch?
We’ll further refine the stitch thread colors once we get the main design elements settled.
2. Pick your color(s)
What color(s) do you want? *
Please ONLY vote for the color(s) that you’d definitely want.
3. Rugged or Refined?
The American strap makers paint each of these straps by hand to seal the leather edge with a highly durable finish. This creates a clean and sleek look and also protects the edge. Roughly +$5-10
4. & 5. Style Your Strap Tail
6. Construction type?
The lined strap construction includes a second layer of leather that stiffens the strap and prevents excessive stretch. This obviously requires more workmanship and time for each strap and doubles the material. This will be the largest cost determinant and adds roughly $15-20 per strap.
7. Two-Piece Ballistic
If we move into development on these, I’ll likely have the strap thickness doubled up so that they’re thicker to suit the tool nature of the COURG. We’ll also vote on whether to deploy the solid buckle machined from a solid piece of titanium to eliminate a spring bar possible point of failure.
8. Strap Changer Tool
We have the opportunity to partner with W&W to produce a special edition strap tool. I’ve never been one for strap change tools, but this design caught my eye for it’s modular pieces that store nicely and offer 4 different tips. I’ve found it extremely helpful for 2-piece strap changes. This is the brain child of our friend Zach, a certified watch geek — this is his dream strap change tool. Zach says:
On each bit you have one standard strap changing tip, a poker or a fork, as well as a small flathead screwdriver. Use the poker for drilled lugs, the fork for standard lugs, and screwdrivers for lug bars, bezels, bracelet links, or where ever else.
The bits fit into the body securely, popping into place with a rubber o-ring. To remove a bit, simply grasp the ridge and pull out. Our multi-tool splits in half transforming into two tools, one for bracing, the other for turning.
Features: .8mm poker, 1.6mm fork, 1.4mm flat head, 1.8mm flat head
If we move ahead, we’ll have some options as to finger hold length, knurling, and cap size. ~$30
I’d like to get this order in motion ASAP within the next two weeks. I think it’s safe to say that we’d all like to beat the holiday rush!
NEED TO KNOW.
Wait, what’s a two-piece strap?
This is the traditional style strap you see most often that’s secured to the watch with spring bars, and does not pass under the watch case. It consists of a tail piece and a buckle side. The main benefit of a two-piece is that the watch sits flush against your wrist. (See the image to the left).
Who’s making these?
We’re partnering up again with our friends at Worn & Wound to make these American-sourced leather straps right here in New York City.
What’s the timeline like?
ETA two months from our order. We’ll ship directly from the U.S., so transit times to international destinations will vary. If we order in the next couple weeks, we can have them by December.
How much will these cost?
We won’t know the cost until we select all our customizations and also see what our quantities are like. So hurry up and vote!
Why is some leather from Horween and others from Wickett & Craig?
I, and many of you loved the distinctive Horween Color 8. So, we’re sticking with it. However, I found that the Horween natural leather while beautiful, didn’t hold up to the demands of a watch strap. There was quite a bit of stretch and we found that the Wickett & Craig leather offered less stretch.