Metta Catharina Russian Reindeer Leather 1786

24mm Strap, no taper to buckle.

Metta Catharina Russian Reindeer Leather

Lined with Kangaroo Leather

Crafted by John Glance of Dangerous 9 Straps in Germany.

THIS LEATHER IS FROM THE YEAR 1786.   IT IS 228yrs OLD!!!!

The leather was part of a cargo on an English merchant vessel that sunk in Plymouth Harbour in the year 1786.   The Russian Reindeer leather was prized for its water resistance from the application of birch oil.   The leather in this cargo sat under the sea until the 1970s when it was discovered by recreational divers.  So yes the leather on this watch strap is from a shipwreck that came only a few years after the US Constitution was ratified.  That is old.  There is less and less of this leather available as the supply will soon be exhausted for good.

Article Link Below:

http://www.centurion-magazine.com/home/style/womens-fashion/sunken-leather.html

$479

ITEM # P-1786