Straps

Sturgeon

Sturgeon?!

Yes, the caviar fish! The skins for our sturgeon leather straps come from the Tropenhaus in Frutigen, Switzerland.

Water resistance

ochs und junior’s sturgeon straps are naturally waterproof without any added chemicals or special treatments. They are perfect for playing sports, swimming, or showering. The sturgeon straps dry quickly, can be washed with soap and water, and don’t develop a smell the way cow leather straps do.

Durability

The sturgeon leather strap is the most robust and long-lasting natural leather strap we have ever used. Under the most intense possible use, we expect the straps to last 3 years (a very long time for normal use).

Feel

The sturgeon straps are slightly stiffer than our nappa or suede leather straps – at first. After a few days, as Ludwig Oechslin says: “the sturgeon leather strap practically clings to the wrist; it fits perfectly to every curve.”

Background

The sturgeon straps are slightly stiffer than our nappa or suede leather straps – at first. After a few days, as Ludwig Oechslin says: “the sturgeon leather strap practically clings to the wrist; it fits perfectly to every curve.”(November 4th, 2013).

Swiss made

The sturgeon skins are vegetable-tanned in Switzerland by Zeller in Steffisburg. Sabina Brägger laser-cuts the straps in her Zurich atelier and sews them in her leather atelier in Berne. The design is ochs und junior’s.

Price

CHF 250 (USD or EUR converted at the current exchange rate).

Buckle

The buckle is a special design by Ludwig Oechslin – it requires no loops! An extra wide opening enables you to tuck the tail of the strap inside against your wrist. The look is elegant, and the fit is very comfortable. Manufactured by Peter Cantieni at his workshop in Hinwil, Switzerland, the buckle has visible machining marks which show the precision of Cantieni’s workmanship. CHF 300 in grade 5 titanium, or CHF 400 in sterling silver 925.

Ordering

Please contact us using the information below. We will send you a link for secure credit card payments where you can make the payment using any major credit card. To fulfill your order, we will need to know your wrist size. You can measure your wrist using the method described here.

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Tel. +41 (0)41 266 02 12