This 16mm vintage watch band is made from rare Shell Cordovan leather a very difficult type to source, discovered as New Old Stock from the 1940s/50s. With the old type vintage steel buckle. Made in the United States marked "Cordovan" on back. Shell Cordovan is the term used for a very special leather made from a horse's rump.
A horse provides two "shells, " or circular sheets of leather. This rare material, also used for shoes and belts, is famous for its pliability and durability, as well as for the wonderful patina it develops over time.Although considerably more costly than other leathers, Shell Cordovan is an excellent investment and is long-lasting. The smooth, high-grade finish and unique stitching of a Shell Cordovan band gives your vintage watch a special look. Standard length strap measures 7 1/4 inches (18.3cm) placed end to end, not including the buckle. Metric measurements of the two pieces are 110/73mm. Flat unpadded strap that won't detract from a fine watch. Band is 3.7mm thick where it meets the watch and 1.8mm through the body of the band.
Comes with a special shape vintage steel buckle or you can request a gold-tone buckle instead that will be a different style. They are watch bands made of genuine crocodile alligator shark ostrich skin snakeskin buffalo goatskin lizard camel snakeskin and other Exotic Skins. A member of the NAWCC watch collector's association since 1997.
The item "Vintage 16mm Shell Cordovan American 1940s watch band genuine horse leather NOS" is in sale since Thursday, January 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatch Bands". The seller is "squinky" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
This item can be shipped worldwide.