100% handmade and custom watch straps.
Driven by passion, care, love, attention, service and pleasure.
Dedicated to the craft.
Let's make your watch great again!

About 1971Straps...
Dutch based watch enthusiast and strapmaker that goes by the name of Bernd, also known as Edug on many social platforms.
( even though I'm based in the Netherlands 85% from my straps are going to the US, Canada, UK and other non EU and EU countries.)
The short story:
After a few disapointments, while searching for the right strap in color, quality vs pricing, finishing and details, I started my journey by making my own watch straps in 2017. In this journey I learned a lot about leather craft and the difference between leathers in quality, feel, details, finishing, durability and the feel when a watch strap is wrapped around the wrist.
My goal was, and still is, to make watch straps reachable for any watch enthusiast while using the best materials in comfort and durability.
The leathers I work with are (mostly) full-grain and veg tan leathers such as Italian calf, horween, vachetta etc etc.
Each watch strap is 100% handmade by me with passion, pride and lots of pleasure based on your specifications and wishes/ preferences.
I hope you will enjoy my website and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about possibilities, ideas, stitching patterns, etc.

 Good to know:

* All watch straps are 100% handmade.
* All watch straps are made between 2.6mm- 5.5mm in thickness. Many leathers can be adjusted in terms of thickness, however not all leathers are suitable to split. Leave a note for your preference.

* All watch straps can be customized at your requirements in terms of length, width, stitching style and color thread.

* There are 15 Julius Koch Tiger thread colors you can choose from, but there are other colors as well.
* A brushed stainless steel buckle is in the price included. (at the moment there are no other options)

** Work around time at the moment is ca. 2 weeks before finished, i will keep you updated ofcourse**

Strap sizing guide:

6.0-6.5'' wrist/ pols or 15-16.4cm    115/70mm
6.6-7.0'' wrist/ pols or 16.5-17.8cm 120/75mm
7.1-7.5'' wrist/ pols or 17.9-19cm    130/80mm
7.6-8.0'' wrist/ pols or 19-20cm       135/80mm
8.1-8.5'' wrist/ pols or 20-21.5cm    140/85mm

8.6-9.0'' wrist/ pols or 21.7-23cm    145/90mm

1971straps friends 

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Great quality, affordable rubber straps and bracelets. 
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Check them out!!

A few stitching style idea's

Minimal accent stitch
Toothpaste stitch

Minimal width stitch
1971 special stitch

Tribal stitch
Go-nuts stitch

Traditional open stitching

Triple minimal accent stitch

Italian stitch

traditional open with cross stitch

traditional open with minimal stitches

Vragen / questions - Info - Bestellingen / orders

Feel free to contact me about all the possibilities and your personal wishes.
Prices are firm.
Fill in the form or send an email to [email protected].
I get back to you asap.

Neem gerust contact met mij op zodat we alle mogelijkheden en uw wensen kunnen bespreken.
De prijzen zijn vast en ik zal u altijd vooraf informeren over de eventuele bijkomende kosten.

Dus stuur een e-mail naar [email protected] of vul onderstaand contactformulier in.

Ik neem zo snel mogeljk contact met u op.


Ik heb het Privacybeleid gelezen en begrepen.


B. Gude


Bedrijfsregistratie/ KvK: 82083673


[email protected]


All watches shown on my website are customers watches or from my own peronal collection.
They are only for demonstrating my handmade watch straps. I'm not connected or affiliated by any watch company.

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What people say about 1971straps

Not only is Edug an expert at his craft but a gentleman in the truest sense of the word!
Awesome straps!
De kwaliteit en looks zijn geweldig
The way you compliment the watch with your straps is amazing
De band is mooi en staat vet
Thank you. Perfect match again.
Thank you for this amazing strap! Quality and workmanship are second to none!
Very nice strap...love it
This is a killer combo! You rock my friend
The other 2 straps just got here. They're absolutely perfect. You're a master at your craft!