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 an elegant yellow gold-tone buckle. Made in the United States marked "Shell 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 yellow gold-tone buckle or you can request a steel 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. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watch Accessories\Wristwatch Bands".The seller is "squinky" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.