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...especially in good condition, is a leather strap. Wear and tear fairly quickly take their toll. So to find a good one is a nice bonus :)



Typical of these older straps, there is a marked taper:



This seems never to have been worn, which I guess is the secret to finding a good example, as well as being stored carefully. So this one can go on one of my favourite watches, the Homer rail road watch:



I guess this strap won't be worn to try and preserve it. I enjoy wearing this watch though, so I'll have to put it on a different strap when I do...

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Good catch Stephen, congratulations.

It is surprising that it came from a Homer, a relatively low cost watch. I guess that it all comes down to the storage of the watch.

I have found that most of the original bands that I find are very dried out and almost always never supple.
 

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that is excellent...it has a great home with you...love that band
 

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That's incredible! I'd wear leather a lot more if it didn't wear so quickly. It is a tough material, but it's quite incredible what a watch strap actually has to stand up to.
 
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