Have you got a spare $13? Do you like leather bracelets? Buddy, I’ve got something nice for you. The nice guys at North Star Leather have kept me abreast of their Kickstarter to sell Mystery Braid leather bracelets for under a sawbuck.

The straps are really nice. They’re made of fine leather and are really rugged. They’re just a touch thin for my taste but it fit nicely on my Seiko Turtle and I could see it looking nice with a gold-cased watch of vintage origin.

SEIKO Turtle on a North Star watch band #watches #watch

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From the site:

?The mystery braid is a traditional technique to make a braid out of one piece of leather without cutting the ends.

We’ve mixed these two concepts into a 5-strand braided Watch Band that’s stylish and unique.

We use high quality USA tanned leathers from both the world famous Horween Tannery in Chicago and SB Foot Tannery (Redwing’s in-house tannery).

New watch bands are a great way to liven up an old timepiece and North Star knows how to make them nice. Take a gander: if you like the size and style you probably can’t go wrong with a $13 band.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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