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Luxury Leather Watch Straps

Our handcrafted watch straps are made to order using the finest materials with artisanal leatherwork techniques.

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Welcome to our workshop

Everything we do is handmade right here
in Cape Town.

The Tools of Our Trade

Hand crafted leather goods using traditional artisan techniques.

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Bespoke Leatherwork

Hand made, hand stitched and made to measure. Belt & Band specialises in the age old techniques of hand stitching and tailor-making your bespoke leather product, providing a custom fit and hands on service.

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Custom Strap Orders

For an extra special watch strap, we also offer highly tailored strap options. Send us a mail with your requirements.

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Testimonials

Jacques, I received my strap and I am extremely happy. Very impressed with the quality and professionalism. Already fitted to the watch and it looks fantastic! You will definitely get more orders from me and I will recommend you to everyone I know.

Anthony (KZN)

Hi Jacques. The straps were waiting for me at the hotel when I arrived last night. They are both exquisite pieces of artisan work and I am truly happy with them, even more so my decision to place an order with you. Thank you & kind regards.

Sinisa (JHB)

In a word - INCREDIBLE! I sincerely can't thank you enough for your hard work, attention to detail, outstanding communication and the overall pleasure it was to go through this process with you. You have made me a VERY happy Speedy owner and a raving fan.

Martin (USA)

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Bespoke Quality Guarantee

We hand select the finest available veg tan hides, full grain exotic leathers, premium threads, and solid metal hardware - resulting in the finished product being durable
and luxurious.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What makes a Belt & Band product worth the price?

    1. Leather Quality:

    We only use 'Full Grain’ leather, as this is real leather in it's purest form and not altered in any way, unlike that of sub-standard leathers grades that have been weakened by processes such as sanding, splitting, bonding and correcting.

    2. Environmentally Friendly:

    The tanning process for 'Vegetable Tanned Leather' is natural and not detrimental to the environment. 90% of the world's leather is produced using highly toxic chromium & other chemical, resulting in a negative impact on the environment and peoples health, especially in 3rd world countries.

    3. Skin Allergy Free:

    Due to the fact that we use natural Veg-Tanned Leather in our products and strap linings, it is very unlikely that you should develop skin irritations or obtain an allergic reaction, unlike products made from Chrome Tanned Leather that has chemicals & toxic heavy metals that can leak into your skin.

    4. Supporting local business:

    By purchasing from us, you are keeping a local business alive and directly helping our country's economy. We support local where ever possible.

    5. Durability:

    We make and design leather goods that should last years and even decades. A real leather article should get better with age and not deteriorate with use. This is possible due to the time-tested traditional leatherwork techniques and leather quality that we use.

    6. Personalised service:

    You are dealing directly with the artisan who handcrafts the goods and not an Industrial Corporate Manufacturer. Your questions and concerns matter to us as we want to give you our very best.

    7. Tailored Service for a Custom Fit:

    We are all made differently, and therefore a one-size-fits-all’s philosophy is not going to cut it. We feel that a leather article should fit correctly and suite your personal preferences and needs.

    8. Premium Solid Hardware:

    What would be the point if our leather goods outlasted the hardware? We guarantee no rust or breakages under normal usage conditions. We use either solid Brass or solid 316 Stainless Steel in our buckles, rivets and other metal fittings.

  • Do you ship to my country? Can I track the shipment?

    We now offer World Wide Shipping through DHL as our main fulfillment carrier. It is very likely that DHL do ship to your country - You will be notified at Checkout if this is not the case. With DHL you can be at ease and know that you are getting a fast and reliable service. You can easily track the whereabouts of your parcel at any time. Just follow the link in the email that we will send you.
  • What Taxes, Import Duty & Customs Fees will I need to pay upon arrival of my shipment?

    Currently, it is not possible for us to advise you on your country's taxes, import duties, and/or relevant Customs fees. These costs will differ from country to country and could be applicable or not. Typically a fee is levied from a percentage of the value of the goods. Therefore, please factor this cost into the overall purchase so as to avoid any disappointment. If taxes and duties are to be paid, you as the customer will need to settle the amount with the respective customs authorities in your country. If delivery is to an address in South Africa, then no taxes are due. Kindly note that we are Not VAT registered in RSA.
  • How soon can I get my order?

    Good things take time. As all of our products are hand made from start to finish, please allow for a production lead time of approximately 3-5 weeks. Once your order is completed, then we arrange for DHL Courier to collect from our premises. Shipping time is typically fast, in that it may take 2-3 days to get to you from when we hand over. Please note that lead times may be influenced by order quantities, as well as demand during peak seasons where lead times may increase. We will notify you when your order is shipped out or when it is ready for collection (if such arrangement has been made with us).

  • Can I come over to view your leather and straps in person?

    Yes, we can arrange to meet.

    We have a variety of leather, threads and hardware available for you to view. Please ensure that you arrange an appointment ahead of time so that we can best assist you. Kindly note that we operate from a workshop and not a retail shop premises. Our workshop operating hours vary - please see details on contact page.

  • What type of comission work do you offer?

    Our commission work is exclusively focused on custom handmade watch straps. For this, you will need to contact us directly for a quotation. Unfortunately we do not offer custom work on belts, wallets or any other leather goods at this stage. Please note we also do not offer general leather repair services or alterations of any kind.

Belt & Band By Appointment only
Rust-en-Vrede Gallery,
10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550
Mon - Thurs, 9am - 4pm
Friday, 1pm - 4pm
Saturday, closed
Sunday, closed