Recently, I received a call from a lady asking if I could make a "leather clasp" for a watch. The watch was for her son's girlfriend who had very small wrists. The original clasp caused her problems keeping it on her wrist so that she could see the clock face without having to reposition the watch. She sent me pictures of the watch (below) and asked me if I had any thoughts. I told her that I might have an idea of what to do for a leather clasp but I would need the watch and possibly the young lady present to make sure the watch fits comfortably on her wrist.
The lady's son and his girlfriend brought the watch to me and I looked it over and came up with the idea seen below. The concern was that I wanted her to be able to put it on and take off as easily as possible without sacrificing the integrity of the leather clasp. I had some remnant oil-tanned Bison, which is probably one of the most comfortable skins for a bracelet or watch band, and proceeded to fashion the leather clasp as shown below. After several measurements and adjustments on her wrist to determine where to put the snap so as to be comfortable for her, we finally came up with the leather clasp shown below. I left a bit of a tongue at the end to make it easy for her to unsnap the leather clasp and that tongue tucked away nicely in the watch loop so that it would not dangle while she wore the watch.
Both the lady's son and his girlfriend were very pleased with the solution and told me that they enjoyed the show as I hand cut and punched the leather while they watched.
What with Covid having caused all of our craft shows to be cancelled, it is nice that people are finding us in online searches to be able to provide solutions such as this one using our experience with leather.
Until next time, All the best.
Frank, the KC Leather Guy
Karen is an Artist who enjoys painting and inspires many of the Leather jewelry products that we offer. Frank is a Leather crafter who is very detailed and designs the custom Leather products that we create, many of which Karen has painted. As products are inspired and created, we will put them up for display on our website.