Welcome back to another section of this post on the guide to properly choose the leather for your accessories. In this new series, we will discover the proper method to choose the right leather, for your watch. When people think of accessories for men, they would not consider the strap as part of the accessories. However, the right type of watch strap can definitely increase your fashion sense, coupled with the right type of watch. In fact, leather is still one of the more popular choices of materials for the strap. Besides being cheaper than a metal bracelet, it is also more elegant and luxurious. Therefore, we will mainly focus on leather straps only. Today, we will explore another type of leather to watch leather strap, which is antique grain leather. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it.
How to choose the suitable watch leather part 3 (Source: Drmenstyle.com)
ANTIQUE GRAIN LEATHER AS WATCH STRAP
Antique grain leather is a term that is very generic. In fact, it is a name given for a special kind of leather that has the antique and vintage appearance. In the case of most grain leather, you can achieve the vintage look by forming a patina. However, this type of leather is expensive and takes time to achieve. Therefore, there is one method to achieve that antique look without spending time and money. One of the methods is to apply a layer of topcoat in uneven layers. Usually, the topcoat will be of a darker tone as compared to the original tone. You can check out the antique grain leather below.
RITCHIE 20mm Antique Vintage Leather (Source: Amazon.com)
MAIKES Vintage leather strap (Source: Amazon.com)