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I just got an ostrich leather strap to put on a classic watch (I liked the nice texture).
At the moment it is very light brown / honey, and I find it to be too light; the seller told me that ostrich leather will darken up to "dark chocolate in a few months", which would be really cool.

Is is something any of you has experienced ?
Thanks for your inputs...
 

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Thank you Greg, your tip worked like a charm :
I used leather care oil, let it dry, brushed it and then applied some leather waterproofing spray. It darkened half the way I want it to be.

Now I just have to wear it and make it dirty !
 

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I use mink oil on most of my leather items. I got hooked on the stuff for my baseball gloves because it softens and protects (and definitely darkens) better than anything labeled for the same purposes. The more you rub, the darker it gets.
Very nice tip, and I now where to get some, I'll try it this week-end.
Thank you
 
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