The Best Leather Watch Straps You Can Buy • Gear Patrol

Each issue of Gear Patrol Magazine is a deep dive into product culture. Inside, you’ll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design. The stunningly designed Gear Patrol Magazine is ready for your coffee table. Quarterly. $39 By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy and to receive email correspondence from us. While we watch-lovers often categorize straps into several well-established types according to style and material (NATO, leather, bracelet, etc.), in truth it’s an oversimplification to lump all leather watch straps together. What type of leather are we talking about – full grain, top grain, nubuck, suede, cordovan? Is the strap a 1-piece or a 2-piece? Is it top-stitched all around the perimeter or does it feature vintage-style threading near the lugs? All of these factors dictate which type of watch the strap will be appropriate for, and certainly, not all straps are created equal. What follows are 11 of our favorite leather watch straps from some of the best brands available from 3 continents: Easily one of the most striking leather straps we’ve ever seen, full stop. This ...

Bystronic explains the different attributes of each laser for laser cutting and gives job shop examples.

Bystronic explains the different attributes of each laser for laser cutting and gives job shop examples. As a manufacturer of CO2 laser cutting machines with output power from 2.2 to 6 kW and true fiber laser machines ranging from 2 to 4 kW, Bystronic UK Limited, Coventry, UK, is often asked about the benefits of each type of machine and which is better for specific applications. As there is often some confusion in the marketplace, David Larcombe, managing director of Bystronic UK, outlines below the pros and cons of the two technologies. This debate is so often on customers’ minds, said Larcombe, that CO2 and fiber laser cutting comparisons, presentations, and live tests have been made key topics in presentations at Bystronic’s last two open houses in the UK, which created lively debate. During one discussion with a customer, Larcombe decided that instead of simply explaining the theory, it would be interesting to analyze the results and experiences of users over the last three years. During this time, more than 35 fiber laser cutting machines have been sold by the company in the UK alone. Fiber lasers Briefly, fiber laser light is created by banks of diodes. The li...