Today I am sharing one of the coolest collections I have seen in a while, and this is only a smaller part of an even greater collection! This photo was emailed in by @Eren61 from Turkey, accompanied with a truly inspirational email that literally made my day. It is so motivating to know there are such kind, open minded and thoughtful Gentry out there! What I love about his collection is the eclectic mix, his playful style, and also the cracking strap choices too. You can tell so much about a person from what they choose, and you can clearly see, Eren loves life. His collection does NOT define him, but HE defines the collection! He perfectly embodies one of the oldest key Gentry ideologies of collecting; collect what makes you happy and what you enjoy, rather than what is dictated by others or watch dealers when they say “you should buy this or that". Thank you Eren for sending this one in. Please feel free to email in your group/SOTC shots in to theurbangentry(at)gmail(dot)com, along with a little story about yourself and what you are considering buying next. I love seeing collections like this! Can you name them all? #tudor#omaga#rolex#timex#casio#seiko#junghans#glycine#trintec#nomos#colareb#wristwatchcheck#seagull#speedmaster#watches#collection#style#mensstyle#realstyle#swatch#gshock#theurbangentry#ugwc#tgv#watchesofinstagram#dapper#mensfashion#luxury
During the Black Friday sales last year I got myself my first bespoke leather strap from @hoangdiddatstraps. Saw him posting some pretty cool stuff on some watch forums so I decided to give him a shot.
When it arrived I was quite impressed with the overall look of the strap. It was exactly how I imagined it in my head. The quality of the leather itself and the finishing on its edges were great. The only gripe I had was the visible glue on the stitching behind the strap. I’m no strapmaker myself but I’m wish it could have been done a little better.
Overall, I would consider myself a satisfied customer. The only minor issue is not even visible when I’m wearing the watch so I’ll let it slide considering how well-made the rest of the strap is. If anyone is looking for custom straps, you can try giving @hoangdiddatstraps a try - J
Watch: Seiko SARB033
Strap: Bespoke leather strap from @hoangdiddatstraps