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.