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Inspired by fellow forum member. I ordered some 4mm stictching chisels.Paired to a rough looking but good running vostok 2209 ,It is my first attempt at a stitched leather watch band..A bit rough,but so is the watch.Since it only has to fit me,simple snap fastener.

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I've been toying with doing something similar. I even have the leather punches. I also thought about using a sewing machine to do the actual sewing, but I'm not sure my skills on the machine allow the level of accuracy required.

What thread did you use?

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Thanks guys.I just folded the leather in half.glued together with some black automotive silicone "Gasket snot" which is water proof and flexible. I used black nylon thread with a needle borrowed from my wife's sewing basket.cutting was done with a box cutter and a metal straight edge..if you measure twice and cut once you get a nice smooth edge

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1 hour ago, watchweasol said:

Well done Yankeedog do I suspect another hobby in the offing Leathrcraft ?.  Looking good

I look at this as an adjunct hobby.Truthfully we put a lot of work into these watches.To do what? Put some chee pass Wal-Mart strap on them? Even the old vostok in the photo deserves better than that! Why not make a strap tailored to your wrist and taste? It's not hard and it befits the time piece.

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