Horween CXL Leather Strap (Colour 8)


Horween Leather Co needs no introduction. The world famous tannery in Chicago has been around since 1905 and the formula for this particular leather hide, the Chromexcel (or simply known as CXL) has been largely unchanged since 1913. The CXL is a combination tanned leather that undergoes at least 89 separate processes taking 28 working days and utilizing all 5 floors of the tannery's facilities. 


Our strap in CXL's classic colour 8 is fully stitched with contrasting M30 linen thread then edge painted with matching colour for extra sealing and protection. There is no breaking in required on this strap, it is soft and contours the wrist well from day one. It is a classic pull up leather hide which will develop a lovely patina as it ages and is extremely durable if taken proper care of. 


The inner lining is made from smooth Zermatt leather from Tanneries HAAS in France, the same type of lining commonly found in Hermès bags. The strap is paired with our signed exclusive manufactured buckle in 304L steel.


 *Please note that all our straps are handmade to order and require 7-10 working days to be crafted. If you wish to customise your strap, kindly leave us a note during checkout with your request*

*For Rolex, vintage Tudor watches and some dress watches, we provide curve end straps so that the strap will not be scuffed by the watch case. Kindly leave us a note at checkout if required*


1. Slim strap (non-padded) of thickness approx. 2.5mm

2. Greater tapering from lug to strap end

3. Exclusive signed stainless steel buckle in multi faceted brush and polished finish

4. Quick release spring bar for easy installation and removal


Length of strap 


120 + 70 mm (4.72 + 2.75 in.) - Standard

105 + 65 mm (4.13 + 2.56 in.) - Short 

Buckle material 


316L Stainless Steel


Strap material 


Horween Chromexcel combination tanned leather

*please note as this is a natural leather hide, each piece of strap has its unique characteristic of veining, markings or colour shade. The characteristics vary from hide to hide and but we will do our best to ensure uniformity within the same range of straps and colour*


Strap thickness 

Approximately 2.3mm 



Standard length (120 + 70 mm) -fits approximately wrist size of 6.25 to 7.5 inch as the fit will ultimately depends on the lug to lug width of each individual watch





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