Upgrade: Gabarro Straps

Thursday, November 19th, 2009 // BY

I was in sore need of a new watchband recently, which is one of the reasons that I was glad to see Nick Gabarro.  I should say more glad than usual, we like Nick, and try not to appear too self-serving when possible…  Metal bracelets on watches, while arguably dressier for some, have never been a preference of mine.  They can be clunky, noisy, and potentially destructive to cuffs and keyboards alike.

Gabarro Straps supplies retailers only (for now) with high quality, European made watch bands.  The straps have some outspoken followers, and are available in a full range of sizes.  Presumably, the business began out of necessity for great straps, as Nick is truly a watch fanatic.  He always brings a few watches for show-and-tell.  My particular favorite (pictured) was the vintage Omega Speedmaster with the brown face.  As I learned, it’s a highly sought after piece.  Omega used a pigment in the face that slowly turned brown, a “mistake” they only made for one year.

Comments For Upgrade: Gabarro Straps

  1. Nick makes very handsome shell cordovan straps. I’m very glad you hooked him and us up. We enjoy seeing him too and stocking his straps.

  2. By Sean B ON March 3, 2010

    Where can I buy one of these shell straps?

  3. By ADDI HOU ON March 4, 2010

    Anyone know where to actually purchase these hadsome NATO-style shell cordovan straps? I need one. Sick of my steel band!

  4. By John ON March 28, 2010

    I would also like to know where I could buy nice, long-lasting cordovan straps. Where can a customer (non-retailer) go? Thanks.

    • Check with Steven at Leffot in New York, or you can always contact Nick directly to get info on who currently has stock.

  5. These are all good especially the wallets and boots.
    It’s really very nice….

  6. By vin ON June 19, 2010

    hm who is the maker of the timepiece at the top, center

  7. By tomk ON August 9, 2010

    Nick are those your watches? Great collection if so. Is that a datejust or a day/date on the far right? Glare so can’t tell.

    • Actually, none are mine! The far right piece belongs to Nick Gabarro, and I don’t recall which it was.