Barenia French Calf Leather Strap in Black
This Barenia leather is known as rare and high quality as well as one of the softest and the smoothest leathers available on the market. It is very supple and pairs perfectly with a variety of watches. It patinas extremely well over time - a quality that has made it famous and used widely for watch straps and other leather goods.
Barenia leather comes from a famous French Tannery called Haas and has been made popular by Hermes' equestrian heritage. We line all our straps with water-resistant Zermatt leather (as used by Hermes) and we hand make and hand stitch in our Sydney workshop.
The shipping was fast using DHL express. The strap quality is good. It feels soft and nice. However, I cannot justify the price. Also, it takes 3 weeks for the shop to prepare the strap. Communication can be somewhat challenging for some people who have a short temper. It takes a full 1 to 2 days to hear back from the shop.
Overall, it was a decent experience.
This is my second purchase from Artisan Straps and I couldn't be happier. The leather is very soft and pliable. The material is undoubtedly top quality and the workmanship is fantastic. It almost makes me want to switch out all my watch straps. 😄
True artisans! Craftsmanship and service is outstanding, as is the support. No comparison to anything available at my local watchmaker and far safer than buying anything off ebay etc.
I got my strap custom-made and it came out exactly as I specified! Amazing work from these guys! The leather isn't stiff like most other producers but rather, soft and supple meaning there's no break-in period. Look amazing on my Omega Seamaster! Great to support a local business as well.