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.

12 comments on “Upgrade: Gabarro Straps

  1. Steven Taffel on said:

    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. Sean B on said:

    Where can I buy one of these shell straps?

  3. ADDI HOU on said:

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

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

    • horween on said:

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

  5. Leather Jackets Supplier on said:

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

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

  7. 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.

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