If I allowed to my ego to get in the way of writing this blog I would open up with "I picked the trend that watch straps were going to have a big day" - there, I let my ego get in the way.
That being said I can move on and tell you that my obsession with purple has not subsided of recent and I keep following every lead I can toward the colour. Recently I asked Antonio from Enrile in Spain if he would work on a leather watch strap for us to show the process of how a watch strap in an exotic skin is made. I am also, hopefully, going to convince him to make a leather strap with patina, but for the moment I am very happy with the purple lizard skin he has sourced below.
Poor Antonio's website doesn't do his skills justice. It's better to follow his Instagram on
@enrileshoes to watch this man take up his tools and knock out some extraordinary work for one man in a workshop.
|Materials for a custom made leather watch strap by Antonio of Enrile in Seville, Spain|