47Ronin Watch & Strap Combo: SIXOFOUR Series One - Gastown Red with custom designed & handcrafted straps
Curated watches + custom designed & handcrafted straps, by 47Ronin
For the first time since the launch of 47Ronin in 2018, we are curating some interesting & beautiful watches, with which will be matched with our uniquely custom designed and handcrafted straps.
For the start, we have picked SIXOFOUR LIFE (six-o-four), our long time watch brand partner from Vancouver, Canada who offers well designed and high quality automatic watches with Japanese movement.
SIXOFOUR Series One - Gastown Red
Beautifully & simply supernatural. A classic colour that reflects Vancouver's great outdoors and the abundant natural resources that surrounds this beautiful city.
"Gastown Red" fumé dial in a brilliant Stainless Steel (316L) case.
Automatic Miyota Movement | Sapphire Glass | Waterproof to 5ATM | 40mm | Open Back
About the watch strap design
First of all, the SIXOFOUR Series One -Gastown Red’s design is minimalists yet bold at the same time. The 40mm case is not considered huge, and it has a moderate thickness at 12mm. Yet, it is certainly a watch that sits prominently on the wrist and gathers attentions from the people nearby.
Hence, we have selected this Mocha brown "Crazy horse" calf leather which gives some thickness (4mm) and lots of strength to put up the watch on the wrist.
Crazy horse leather which also can be referred as saddle leather is made by applying a special kind of wax to a full grain leather surface that has been smoothed out. The wax enhances the leather fibre and that way when they are scratched or rubbed, the leather's natural colour changes its shade that gives the antique, vintage appearance.
Crazy horse leather are durable, strong, and of course its gives a unique look and feel which combines luxury and antique touch. With the wax applied to the leather, it protects the leather with water resistant and makes it more durable.
Kimono fabric from Kyoto
A piece of Kimono fabric from Kyoto Japan is placed beneath the first layer of the leather as an inlay. This piece of Kimono fabric is chosen for the red and pink patterns which matches the shinny red dial and the silver stainless steel case of the watch.
The original piece of Kimono fabric
Since only a small piece of the fabric is applied to the strap, it could be any part of the fabric at random. Hence, the resulting piece of fabric always come as a surprise, as each part of the Kimono fabric offers a unique pattern.
On the leather, two rectangular cutouts with round corners are made to expose the Kimono fabric inlay beneath it. The rectangular cutouts are meant to maximise the exposure of the kimono fabric beneath, as well as to synchronise with the somewhat squarish watch case design.
In order to complement the red dial of the watch, a 0.55mm red nylon thread is used for stitching the edges. The saddle stitching method is done by hand, such that in case any part of the stitching breaks, the rest of the stitching stays in place. Double loops are added near the lug to add strength where the spring bar will be and sprinkle a sense of handcrafted-ness.
A layer of transparent edge paint is applied to the edge of the strap to prevent water from entering the leather, as well as to retain the original leather colouring of this beautiful Crazy horse leather.
Finally, a silver stainless steel buckle of 22mm is installed to go along with the silvery shine of the case. This rather bulky buckle would well complement the rugged and thick strap of 4mm. It is recommended to exercise care when putting on and removing the watch from your wrist, by avoiding excessive bending of the strap. This would help to prolong the lifespan of the strap.
- Crazy horse mocha brown calf leather
- Japanese textile kimono fabric from Kyoto
- Red stitching (hand stitched)
- Silver stainless steel buckle
- Length: 125/75 (can be customised according to wrist size)
- Lug: 22mm
- Buckle: 22mm
- Thickness: 4.0mm
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