In Person: Wood & Faulk Passthrough Watch Strap – $59.00
Aside from being the discreet source for my first ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the White Hen Pantry a few blocks from the middle school I attended was also a daily stop for a since long forgotten after-school snack. The Little Debbie Swiss Roll. They were insanely soft, had a pliable stretch that you noticed when separating first bite from the rest, and the sight of em’ made your salivary glands flow. Wood & Faulk’s Passthrough Watch Strap is like wearing a Swiss Roll on your wrist, with none of the unfortunate smudging and stickiness of chocolate ganache and cake.
The resemblance to the Swiss cake rolls is uncanny. Same color, same springyness, same texture on the sued side of the strap. The pics on the Wood & Faulk site make it look like it’s going to be stiffer, and maybe they changed the leather they were using on these, but this leather is so soft you can twist it into a corkscrew with no problem (as seen below).
Double stitching of cream thread where the strap keepers attach is a dead on detail. Tag says “Wear unforgivably to properly break-in” but it’s already there. No break-in time needed whatsoever. It’s so soft, one might be afraid to wear it while doing dishes or washing hands… at first.
A total splurge at $60, it costs twice as much as a standard Timex Weekender that you’d get at Target. Maybe something to keep in mind for Father’s Day coming up. Made in the USA, limited stock, 20mm wide and 10.75″ long. They’re a small outfit and their leather goods are made to order, so allow 10 – 14 days for delivery.
Watch Shown: An old 38mm Victorinox. Shown on the wrist here.