EUROPELLI HANDMADE STRAP SALE: Horween North of Cordovan, Cigar, Cognac, many more

15 days ago
Price
$145.00
Brand
Panerai
Seller
DrewWatson
Available on
Watchnet.com
Location
Chicago area
Description

100% Handmade Straps Crafted To Your Specifications
Even the adjustment holes are positioned for your wrist measurement,
offering a superior tailored fit.
This sale has been used to encourage early holiday orders, which in turn will make my life much easier next month.
Due to the high cost of the Horween leathers used and the time required to craft each strap,
this sale will not last long and it can end at any time.
Your vision and complete satisfaction.
The selection of amazing leathers, craftsmanship, and dedication to you.
That's what a Europelli 100% Handmade strap is all about.
Custom crafted, 100% handmade straps are available using some of the world's finest leathers from Horween Leather Co.
This means each strap will be individually handmade to your specifications.
You select the length, width, stitch color, edge color, keeper arrangement, adjustment hole placement and more.
No machinery will be used on your strap, as each step involved in creating it is performed entirely by hand.
There are no shortcuts to quality. Ever.
Let's Create Your Masterpiece:
First, select the premium hide that appeals to you most. Next, go through this checklist and consider the following:
1. Wrist Measurement:
Although it is not mandatory, your wrist measurement (in inches or cm) can be very helpful.
Knowing the size of your wrist will not only help me suggest a strap length, but it will also enable me to strategically place your adjustment holes for a more tailored fit.
For example:
I would like to get you set up with 5 holes in total.
Using your wrist measurement, I will do my very best to place you in position #3 most often.
This will put you in the middle of the row, as well as leaving you with two options in either direction.
As you can see, your wrist measurement can be very helpful in offering you the best fitment.
I don't particularly like the look of "one strap fits most", where there are 7 or 8 unnecessary holes in otherwise beautiful leather.
That said, if I do not have your wrist measurement, I will hand punch 5 holes in these positions:
50, 57, 64, 71, 78mm
each
having a dead center from the lug end where it attaches to the watch
2. Length and Width:
Now that you know your wrist measurement, you can either ask for my assistance in selecting a strap length, or simply refer to the sizing chart on the custom handmade page of my website.
Select the length that you prefer and the width your watch requires. Currently, I am offering 18x18mm, 19x19mm, 20x20mm, 21x21mm, 22x22mm, 23x23mm, 24x24mm, and 26x26mm straps in any length.
If you need a width other than these...just ask!
3. Stitch Color:
Consider the variety of 16 different stitch colors from which to choose, including 3 flavors of white.
The most popular right now are: Vintage Patina, Titanium, Bronze, Natural, Black, and White.
4. Edge Color:
All edges (sides) will be hand burnished.
From there you can choose to leave them raw/natural, stained black, stained brown, or stained burgundy.
5. Keepers (Loops):
How do you like your keepers?
1 sewn in and 1 floating?
1 wide floating? 2 floating?
Constructing a strap with 1 sewn in keeper and one floating is the most difficult and time-consuming, but it's also "standard equipment" on a Europelli Handmade strap.
Why?
Because I think that's the right way to do it.
However, if you prefer an alternative, just let me know and consider it done.
My goal is to make it the way YOU want it!
6. Buckles:
If you are in need of a buckle, there are several from which to choose:
Screw Type buckles secure to your strap with a machined screw and can be transferred from one strap to the next.
Screw Type buckles, in either the Pre-V or Ardillon (thumbnail) shape, are available separately.
Sewn In buckles are also available in the Pre-V shape.
A Sewn In buckle will be a permanent part of the strap and cannot be removed.
There are also some subtle design differences, as these have a more historic feel.
Available separately, the Sewn In buckles come in a variety of different shapes and finishes.
Spring Bar buckles are available in the Ardillon (aka Thumbnail) shape and attach with a traditional spring bar.
7. Special Treatments:
Hand burnished and sealed sides will be part of every strap I build.
However, there are a few optional treatments that can dramatically enhance the appearance of your strap.
Flame toasted top edges and/or keepers, as well as my special "JV" Distressing treatment are a few to consider.
The end result is pretty spectacular! This is where you can truly create your one-of-a-kind strap.
These treatments are usually best on leathers such as Natural Tan Baseball Glove or Dark Tan Chromexcel.
Here are some examples, along with a descriptive caption under each photo.
Special Editions are straps that have undergone a special in-house treatment in order to achieve a desired look.
Limited Editions are leathers that are unusually difficult to obtain due to their rarity.
This results in only a small number of straps that can be made.
Horween Genuine North of Cordovan Horsehide
Truly, one of the finest leathers on earth.
Period.
It is available
in Black, Oxblood, Chocolate, Limited Edition Burgundy, Limited Edition Cigar, and Limited Edition Marine Blue.
Rather than being made from cow hide, this is made from the portion that connects and is just above the two shells on the hindquarter of a horse.
Hence the name "North of Cordovan".
This is an amazing Pull-Up leather that will age beautifully.
Essentially, it takes the very best characteristics of genuine shell cordovan and combines it with the very best characteristics of Horween's famed Chromexcel leathers.
One example can be found within the finish.
Rather than having an overly glossy finish like shell cordovan, or one that's more flat/matte, North of Cordovan has a satin finish that's perfectly situated in between.
This results in the wonderful versatility of being able to dress it up or down depending on the stitch color you select.
In the end, the result is a luxurious leather that is tough as nails, supremely supple comfortable to wear from Day 1, and versatile enough to compliment nearly any watch for any occasion.
It is also impregnated with natural oils and waxes during the lengthy tanning process, so special care is not required like is with genuine shell cordovan.
It is, by far, one of the most exquisite leathers I've ever seen.
Custom Genuine North of Cordovan Horsehide straps are on sale starting at $160.
Black North of Cordovan Horsehide:
Horween's highly-prized North of Cordovan leather produces a black color that is particularly special.
Unlike some other black leathers that don't have a great deal of visual depth, Black North of Cordovan has a richness and depth of color that goes beyond the surface.
By this, I mean it is exceptionally black in colornot a very dark grey that lacks life.
The Pull-Up effect on black is usually less than on lighter leathers. The regular price is $189.00, but it has been reduced to $160 during this limited time sale.
An absolute bargain for the deepest black leather I've ever seen.
Oxblood North of Cordovan Horsehide:
The second color of NOC Chromexcel leathers, with this one having the most dramatic Pull-Up characteristics.
The red tones are stunningly revealed within the break (bend), making this a truly magnificent leather.
The remarkable richness and depth of color offered by this leather exceeds just about anything I've ever seen before.
One might first think it is close to Chocolate, but they are significantly different from one another.
Unfortunately, due to the rarity, cost, and difficulty in obtaining this color, the sale price isn't as deep.
The regular price is $199, on sale now for $160 for a very limited time.
This is an incredible leather in a very classic color.
Chocolate North of Cordovan Horsehide:The third color of NOC Chromexcel is Chocolate brown.
This is an amazing Pull-Up leather that will age beautifully, and reveals lighter shades of dark tan within a bend.
The deep rich color of this leather is just fantastic in person.
The regular price is $189.00, but it has been reduced to $160 during this limited time sale.
Limited Edition Horween Genuine North of Cordovan Horsehide
Limited Edition Burgundy North of Cordovan:
This stunning leather shows more pronounced red tones than Oxblood, and the depth and richness of color is unsurpassed.
At the same time, it's darker than Oxbloodand gets very close to Color #8.
In my opinion, it's the benchmark of artistry when it comes to showcasing what Horween can do with leather.
Burgundy North of Cordovan reveals these more vivid red tones in a tight bend, such as the keepers or within the lug area.
In addition, it provides an incredibly handsome contrast against a black, brown, or white dial. Consider one for yourself while it's available in very limited quantities.
The regular price is $219, but it has been reduced to $165 during this special limited time sale.
Along with the LE Cigar North of Cordovan, perhaps the best value anywhere.
Period.
I just can't say enough about this stunning leather!
Limited Edition Cigar North of Cordovan:
Cigar is a medium brown color that will reveal slightly lighter tones in a tight bend, such as the keepers or within the lug area.
It is has somewhat of a vintage look, but with a very high level of finishing details.
When working with this leather, I quickly discovered that its perfect neutral tone encourages the use of virtually any stitch color.
In fact, I included just a few to show the versatility of this wonderful leather.
Logo Blue looks amazing when worn with jeans and/or a blue dress shirt, Olive Green is a creative way to coordinate with LumiNova markers, and Rustic Red can accentuate a splash of red that may already exist on your dial.
Whether you want something traditional in an exquisite leather, or are willing to have some fun with color, Cigar is truly the ultimate in refined vintage elegance!
Consider one for yourself while it's available in very limited quantities.
The regular price is $219, but it has been reduced to $165 during this special limited time sale.
Along with the LE Burgundy North of Cordovan, perhaps the best value anywhere.
Limited Edition Marine Blue North of Cordovan:
These are very rare specimens and I feel fortunate to have them.
Are you the proud owner of a Panerai PAM 659, 690, or 689?
This offers the perfect combination of colors to compliment both your dial and the lume.
Maybe you just want something different and unique.
Something of exceptional quality that's still reasonably conservative.
Something that feels just as comfortable with a blue dress shirt as it does with your favorite pair of jeans.
Look no further.
This is it right here.
The regular price is $219, but it has been reduced to $165 during this limited time sale.
Special Edition Horween Genuine North of Cordovan Horsehide
The difference between this Special Edition and the standard version can be found by looking at the edges.
The full perimeter, on both the front and back sides, have been distressed to offer a more casual look.
It also creates an added element of interest from the profile view.
Special Edition Black North of Cordovan:
50% Vintage + 50% Refined = 100% Perfection.
This is the Ultimate in Casual Elegance!
Horween's amazing North of Cordovan horse hide is the foundation.
All edges are then carefully distressed in order to offer a wonderful vintage look.
However, the combination of this rare premium leather and expertly finished sides offer refinement and tailoring.
While it can be used on any watch, this wonderful strap was originally inspired by much of today's Panerai line.
Just like the brand itself, it's a blending of vintage and new.
Old-school, but with a high level of finishing details.
It's sophisticated casual elegance at its best.
The regular price is $199.00, but it has been reduced to $170 during this special sale.
Special Edition Oxblood North of Cordovan:
50% Vintage + 50% Refined = 100% Perfection.
This is the Ultimate in Casual Elegance!
Horween's amazing North of Cordovan horse hide is the foundation, and Oxblood has an amazing depth and richness of color.
The regular price is $209.00, but it has been reduced to $170 during this limited time sale.
Special Edition Chocolate North of Cordovan:
50% Vintage + 50% Refined = 100% Perfection.
This is the Ultimate in Casual Elegance!
Horween's amazing North of Cordovan horse hide is the foundation, and Chocolate has an amazing depth and richness of color.
The regular price is $199.00, but it has been reduced to $170 during this limited time sale.
BEAUTIFUL NEW HORWEEN LEATHERS:
Horween Vintage Chromexcel Saffiano
Horween Vintage Chromexcel Saffiano:
Is it a refined world-class leather?
Is it vintage?
It's both!
Horween's coveted Chromexcel leather serves as the foundation.
The original Saffiano micro-crosshatch texture was first developed by Mario Prada, but is used today by various haute couture houses and is traditionally reserved for their very finest leathers.
The color variation not only offers a wonderful true vintage look, it also guarantees each strap will be one-of-a-kind.
As if that weren't enough, the extremely subtle crosshatch pattern supplies just the right amount of added interest. The real character to this leather lies within its visual texture rather than its physical texture, while the reverse is true of the Natural Essex Saffiano.
Just like many of the other leathers I offer, its neutral color provides the perfect backdrop for an array of different stitch colors.
If you enjoy a vintage look and feel to your fine leathers, and have grown tired of so-called "ammo" straps that all look like cousins to one another, then this is one you should consider while it's still available.
This is yet another strap that will require zero break-in, and finishes out at approximately 4mm thick.
The supply of this leather is exceptionally limited!
The regular price is $219.00, but it has been reduced to $150 during this value driven limited time sale.
Limit of 2 per customer, please.
Horween Natural Essex Saffiano:
Horween's coveted Natural Essex leather serves as the foundation, but this one is particularly unique.
To begin, Essex is 100% vegetable tanned using the same blend of liquors and extracts as Genuine Shell Cordovan.
It is an extremely strong and durable leather, but one that is also supple due to it being enriched with oils during the tanning process.
The final stages include hand glazing and aniline finishing.
The original Saffiano micro-crosshatch texture was first developed by Mario Prada, but is used today by various haute couture houses and is traditionally reserved for their very finest leathers.
The coveted Saffiano pattern supplies just the right amount of added interest, without being overpowering or distracting.
In addition, its neutral Natural color provides the perfect backdrop for an array of different stitch colors.
This is yet another strap that will require zero break-in, and finishes out at 4mm thick, if not a fraction under that after being hand stitched.
The supply of this leather is very limited, yet it is specially sale priced at $150 with a limit of 2 per customer please.
Horween Saddle Genuine Latigo:
Latigo leathers are made by many tanneries, but Horween has perfected their version.
It is combination tanned, fat liquored, infused with natural waxes and oils, mill dyed, and hand glazed.
It is absolutely beautiful in person, and one that will develop a rich golden patina with time and wear.
In other words, its depth of color and wonderful look will only increase with age.
If you like it now, you'll simply love it later.
That desirable warm golden glow will enhance and coordinate with the vintage lume found on the dials of many of today's watches.
In addition, this classic Saddle color provides the perfect backdrop for virtually any stitch color.
This is yet another strap that will require zero break-in, finishes out at approximately 4mm thick, and only $145 during this special sale.
Horween Cognac Genuine Latigo:
Latigo leathers are made by many tanneries, but Horween has perfected their version.
It is combination tanned, fat liquored, infused with natural waxes and oils, mill dyed, and hand glazed.
It is absolutely beautiful in person, exceptionally supple, and smooth to the touch.
In addition, this masculine Cognac color can either provide a terrific contrast to a black or white dial, or coordinate with tobacco/brown dials.
This strap will require very little break-in, is just a true pleasure to wear, and finishes out at approximately 44.5mm thick.
The supply of this leather is exceptionally limited, yet it is priced at only $145 during this limited time sale.
It's just an absolutely beautiful leather in every respect!
NEW!
Horween Genuine Latigo, In-House Edition: Exactly like other Horween Genuine Latigo leathers, it is combination tanned, fat liquored, infused with natural waxes and oils, mill dyed, and hand glazed.
However, that's where the similarities end.
After literally countless hours of experimenting and finally selecting a favorite method, this Special Edition version undergoes an in-house process that makes each strap one-of-a-kind by utilizing various bark tannins and other natural colorings.
It has the strength and durability of a new Horween leather, but with a casual vintage appeal that cannot be denied.
Due to the length of time required to make each of these, I will only offer them in a very limited run.
Right now I'm thinking only 25 or 30, but no more than that.
It is currently on sale for $150 for a limited time.
Special Edition Urban Traveler:
The inspiration behind this strap was simple:
Develop a look similar to the nicer two-tone canvas messenger and laptop bags.
Just don't use canvas.
Many of these bags are visually terrific looking, combining lighter canvas within the body, then using a darker rich leather as an accent color on flaps, pockets, etc.
Pretty handsome looking, aren't they?
The only downside to canvas, in general, is that it always looks like a cost-cutting choice to full leather.
And what's the downside to canvas when used in a watch strap?
It absorbs perspiration and harbors bacteria like a sponge.
Sorry, but that's just the way it is.
Plus, there's just no romance, artistry, or pride in the making of canvas like there is in a high quality leather.
The alternative solution?
Use this Horween calfskin as the foundation, then select a secondary color to be used as the keeper in the leather of your choice, as well as using your favorite among the 16 different stitch colors.
Use North of Cordovan Horsehide, Genuine Chromexcel - or anything else you'd like.
The results will ooze casual sophistication and style, it should be more satisfying, certainly more luxurious, and potentially one-of-a-kind by your own design.
A few brief examples are shown below, but the sky's the limit in terms of the different color combinations available.
If you prefer something a bit darker, as for details about using Horween's Saddle Latigo as the base.
It's a smarter, more refined and upscale alternative to canvas.
Step it up.
You'll be glad you did.
The regular price is $175, but it has been reduced to $145 during this special sale.
Natural Tan Professional Baseball Glove Leather:
LAST CALL
The exact same leather that is used by two of the world's leading professional baseball glove manufacturers to produce both first baseman's and catcher's gloves.
It is truly difficult to obtain, particularly when compared to all of the so-called military inspired "Ammo" straps that are in seemingly endless supply.
Absolutely incredible in person, the look, feel, and color are simply outstanding.
And if you are looking for a strap that will develop a beautiful patina, just think about what a catcher's glove looks like after it's been well-worn.
Very few straps on the market will achieve a superb golden glow like this one.
This leather is nearly sold out and this will be the Last Call.
SPECIAL EDITION PAM 360 STRAPLAST CALL
This strap was created with one very specific purpose: To enhance and compliment the Panerai PAM360.
Of course, it looks fantastic on numerous other watches as well.
Starting with Natural Tan Professional Baseball Glove leather as the foundation, the hide is then manipulated by hand to achieve a very close, if not perfect match to the unique luminous material used on the hands, markers, and numerals. The original strap that came with the 360 has a natural cut edge, and this strap has been made in that same spirit.
The strap is then completed with black stitching and a sewn in PVD buckle to compliment the dial and case. The end result is a spectacular presentation, taking a very special piece to the next level.
These will be made in limited numbers and will be made exactly as you see it pictured above.
Basically, all you need to do is tell me the length you need or your wrist measurement (in inches) and I'll take care of the rest.
Special Sale Price:
$165
Natural Tan Professional Baseball Glove Leather:
LAST CALL
24x24mm, White cord stitching and Screw Type Pre-V buckle.
Keepers:
1 sewn in, 1 floating.
Custom handmade Natural Tan Baseball Glove straps are on sale now starting at $145 during this sale, with various treatment options available to you.
This leather is nearly sold out and will be replaced with another outstanding Horween leather soon.
Natural Tan Professional Baseball Glove Leather, Flame-Toasted:
LAST CALL
24x24mm, Brown cord stitching.
Keepers:
1 sewn in, 1 floating.
Flame-Toasted edges and keepers, brown stained sides.
Natural Tan Professional Baseball Glove Leather, JV Distressed:
26x26mm with White cord stitching and our special "JV" distressing treatment.
Keepers:
1 sewn in, 1 floating, hand burnished natural sides.
Natural Tan Professional Baseball Glove Leather:
24x24mm, Olive cord stitching, brown stained sides, sewn in flat GPF style Pre-V buckle.
This combination looks amazing with a LumiNova dial!
Natural Tan Professional Baseball Glove Leather, Glove Oil Treated:
LAST CALL
26x26mm, 3-Stage Glove Oil Treatment to enrich the color and add water-resistance, Vintage Patina cord stitching, brown stained edges, sewn in Pre-V buckle, 1 sewn in keeper.
Black Professional Baseball Glove Leather:
Shown in 22x22mm with Vintage Patina stitching.
In addition, it has black stained edges, standard keepers, and a sewn in PVD buckle.
Prices on the custom handmade Black Professional Baseball Glove leather straps start at $145 during this sale.
Antique Maduro Calf from 1966:
22x22mm with Vintage Patina tack stitch.
Keepers:
1-sewn in, 1 floating.
Sale prices on the custom handmade Antique Maduro straps are now $145.
This is a true vintage leather that was originally tanned 51 years ago and is non-replaceable.
Navy Blue Steerhide:
Shown in 20x20mm with Natural cord stitching, black stained edges, and springbar buckle.
Standard keepers:
1 sewn-in, 1 floating.
Prices on the custom handmade Blue Calfskin straps are just $145 during this limited time sale.
More Magnificent Horween Leathers
Superior quality, beautiful colors, amazing texture and feel - all from one of the finest tanneries on the planet.
Badlands Bison:
When seeing the full hide, it instantly reminded me of the parched earth at Badlands National Park.
Massive in both texture and appeal, beautiful in its reddish brown color.
The regular price is $175.00, but it has been marked down to $145 for this special sale.
Limited Edition Badlands Bison:
An incredibly unique and limited version of the standard hide, this exceptionally unique Horween leather has massive texture and visual appeal.
It's also very supple and comfortable to wear, and you can rest assured that it won't be duplicated by anything else in your strap collection.
This one is a bit more streamlined, finishing out at approximately 3-3.5mm thick.
The regular price is $180.00, but it reduced to $145 during this special sale.
Terra Cotta:
This gorgeous leather offers a light golden brown base, with slightly darker browns mottled throughout.
It has a flat/matte finish, and produces a streamlined 3.0mm finished strap.
The regular price is $165.00, but it has been marked down to $145 for this sale.
Natural Chromexcel:
This leather has an ultra smooth surface and slightly darker striations throughout, with a wonderful Pull-Up effect.
Again, another hide that requires zero break-in.
The regular price is $175.00, but it has been reduced to $145 during this limited time sale.
A truly wonderful leather and an amazing value at this price!
Dark Tan Chromexcel:
A specialty leather that Horween has become famous for, the quality is simply outstanding.
It offers a great depth of color, richness, and is exceptionally supple.
These hides can produce a 5.0mm or under finished strapbased on your specifications.
The regular price is $175.00, but it has been marked down to $145 during this sale.
Supply is now very limited and close to being sold out.
Bourbon Chromexcel:
Deep, rich, and elegantly vintage looking.
This spectacular leather will age to perfection while developing a warm patina with time and wear.
This leather is exceptionally supple and will require zero break in.
The regular price is $180.00, but it has been reduced to $145 during this special sale.
Supply is now very limited and close to being sold out.
Special Edition Chromexcel ST:
Horween's Natural Chromexcel leather is the foundation, then I go to work on making it truly unique.
Before the building process begins, the leather is lightly distressed to create the effect you see.
It almost looks like wood grain, yet you can't feel it.
Then, the entire surface is hand burnished.
If this step were not done, it would still look very nice - but it would be somewhat dull.
Now it has a rich, warm glow that's typically associated with a natural patina developed over time and wear.
It's a long process, but the result is outstanding!
This is yet another strap that will require zero break-in.
The regular price is $180.00, but it has been marked down to $145 during this special sale.
Rustico Mogano Chromexcel:
The Rustico Mogano leather is a wonderful deep Mahogany color with a rustic/vintage appearance from natural wrinkling.
This leather is exceptionally supple and will require zero break in.
This one is being shown with Palomino stitching, which is also new.
The regular price is $175.00, but it has been marked down to $145 during this limited time sale.
Below you will find the 16 different stitch colors from which to choose:
Ordering:
Telephone or e-mail.
Feel free to either telephone or e-mail me with your order, or to simply discuss the possibilities. Which ever works best for you will be perfect for me.
That said, it is true that we can get more detailed on the phone with custom handmade orders.
If you decide to call, you can reach me anytime between 9:00am8:00pm CST at 219-309-9694.
The two of us can discuss any questions you may have, we'll cover every aspect of your custom strap, and I'll likely have some questions for you as well.
However, if communicating by e-mail is more convenient for you, then by all means send me one. I'll reply quickly and with all of the answers to any questions you may have.
My e-mail address is:
europelli @ comcast.net (remove the spaces)
Delivery Times:
Anything that is 100% crafted by human hands will require more time than something mass-produced and/or machine stitched.
However, my commitment to outstanding service does not end with your initial order.
Since daily orders fluctuate and are impossible to predict, I'll have an accurate completion date for you when your order is placed.
Domestic orders delivered here within the U.S. are typically shipped via USPS Priority fully insured mail.
Please let me know if you would prefer something other than this.
International customers will have the option of First Class, Priority, or Express shipping.
Outstanding quality. Stellar customer service. Fast shipping to anywhere in the world.
9:00am-8:00pm CST telephone consultation MondayFriday, and 10:00am-5:00pm CST on weekends.
These benefits are only the beginning to your complete satisfaction.
Please dont hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
It would be my pleasure to help in any way that I can.
Best to you and yours,
Drew
Email:
europelli @ comcast.net (remove the spaces)
Phone or Text:
219-309-9694
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