mill handmade

hand made leather goods | Brisbane, Australia

handmade leather goods

custom watch straps order

Each of our straps are made to order and can be tailored to specific requirements. Whether it’s quick release spring bars, extra thickness, minimal stitching, curved base, etc; we are happy to accommodate customization to your preference. Below is a quick guide on how to order a custom strap:

  1. Measure lug/buckle widths and strap lengths.
  2. Choose leather and thread colour. 
  3. Fill out order form and send to hello@millhandmade.com.
 

1. strap measurements

Wrist measuring guide.

Sizing guide.

 

2. leather selection

Leather properties.

Leather properties.

We stock a wide range of leathers and while many of the differences can be seen visually, some are better defined by its technical properties. There are three main categories to determine a leather’s characteristic (see table).

  • Firmness of the leather (soft or firm leather).

  • Grain size (smooth or grainy surface).

  • Patina (the ability of leather to patina or remain resilient over time).


For example, if you were looking for a leather that is soft, with a grainy surface and will remain resilient over time we would suggest: shrunken calf, chevre or Epsom.

Alternatively, if you were looking for a leather that is firm, with a smooth surface and will patina over time we would suggest: buttero, shell cordovan or English bridle.

Should you have any inquiries or require a suggestion please send an email to hello@millhandmade.com.


3. order form (copy and paste)

  • leather type and colour:

  • thread colour: swatch

  • wrist size or strap lengths: 75mm/115mm is standard

  • lug/buckle width: stainless steel buckle included

  • padding profile: flat, light or heavy

  • edge paint colour: matching/other

  • lining: Zermatt or chevre

  • other notes: eg. minimal stitching, +quick release spring bars, curved base, etc


other info

  • add pics for special request, quick release, panerai holes, special tips, curved ends, custom thickness, padding styles? etc

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Arnia

Badalassi Carlo - Italy

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Baranil

Tanneries Haas - France
Tanneries Roux - France
Weinheimmer - Germany

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Pueblo

Hortween - USA
Rocado - Italy
Shinki Hikaku - Japan
Redel Ogawa - Japan

All of our products are hand made with traditional leather crafting techinques. They are cut, saddle stitched and burnished by hand. Each product will have slight variations from one another due to this hand made process. Our stock of leathers are sourced from the finest tanneries around the world. They are full grain which tend to have different characteristics within each hide. The combination of this process results in a unique feeling between every product.