Japan inspired watch strap using Dark brown calf leather watch strap with Crocodile print, Japanese school uniform button, Black stitches, matched with a Black stainless steel butterfly clasp buckle.
About Junior high school uniform button:
The brass buttons are taken from a Japanese junior high school uniform.
Only boy's uniform has such brass buttons. During school graduation, a girl receives the second button of the uniform from the boy she likes. It is a trend started in 1960s but still, 54% of girls today wish to receive it as souvenir from guys they like.
How it started:
In 1960 there was a WW2 movie in Japan about a young pilot on a "Kamikaze" suicide mission. Before he set off which most likely would not return, he wanted to give something to the girl he loves. He took off the second button of his military uniform and passed to the girl. The uniform is given by the country, which mean it is something from the emperor. It would be too obvious if the top button is missing, hence the second button was given to the girl. The button is part of a very significant military uniform, and also very personal. The top button signifies self, while the second button signifies the most important person. From then on, the practise of giving away the second button of a school uniform to the girl you like, has become a common tradition in Japan.
Read more on our blog on: Exotic materials: Japanese School Uniform Second Button
Lug width: 22mm
Longer strap: 120mm
Shorter strap: 70mm
Dark brown calf leather watch strap with Crocodile print, Japanese school uniform button, Black stitches, Black stainless steel butterfly clasp buckle
Made in Singapore
Handcrafted by Tong, 47Ronin