Bespoke handmade leather watch case for one or two wristwatches
These bespoke leather watch cases are designed and entirely handmade by Christopher Clarke in his Shropshire studio. Using vegetable tanned Italian shoulder hide from Santa Croce sull’Arno in Tuscany, the cases have a silky sheen and light but distinctive creases which give character to the leather. The hide’s thickness lends the cases a pleasing rigidity whilst at the same time being soft to the touch thanks to the tallow finish which is developed during the final stage of the tanning process. Internally the cases have a soft, vegetable tanned, pig skin cushion which is padded with organic fleece and forms the lining to the leather case’s back. Designed to hold either one or two wristwatches, there is a removable leather separator which can be used to ensure that two watches are kept apart from one another. Also included are two leather bracelet protectors – these leather tongues are made from the same thick leather as the cases and can be placed between metal bracelets and their watch heads to prevent scratching to case backs.
Where two watches are to be stored simultaneously, we recommend these cases for leather/fabric strap watches with case sizes up to 38mm in diameter. Bracelet watches are generally best stored individually in the cases or in combination, i.e. one strap watch & one bracelet watch. Where two watches are being stored, one is placed head first, whilst the other is positioned strap first.
Christopher Clarke has a passion for vintage watches and has been making leather watch straps for many years. His exceptional watch cases, made exclusively for Black Bough, manage to seamlessly combine luxury with utility and are ideal for stowing in a jacket pocket or bag.
Personalise your case
Made to order, these cases can be personalised with up to 4 initials which will be branded onto the front band which holds the closure flap in place. A full stop will be placed after each initial and a hyphen may also be included for double-barrelled names. Please indicate your preference of initials in the ‘Order notes’ field when checking out.
External: width 90mm, length 160mm, depth 22mm
Internal: width 72mm, depth: 16mm
Separator length: 138mm; bracelet protector: 75mm x 28mm
Leather thickness: case protectors 3.2mm, case front 2.5mm, flap 2.6mm (1.6mm hide + 1mm kangaroo leather)
As these cases are made to order, please allow up to 10 days for delivery within the UK (overseas orders will be dispatched within 10 days).