The Geckota Padded Leather Watch Strap Collection
If you are looking to add character to your watch a padded leather strap would be the perfect choice, with so much choice it can be difficult to find the perfect one for you... In this article we will be showcasing some of our padded leather straps, with comparisons to help you decide which strap would be the best choice for you and your watch. All of the watch straps listed below are made from genuine leather, meaning that each piece slightly differs in colour and texture, making them truly unique.
The Highley Leather CollectionDue to the popularity of the Geckota Vintage Highley range, we have continued to expand the collection to offer more colours and styles. Here’s a closer look at each option…
Vintage HighleyThe original Highley collection is available in six variations, in either 20mm or 22mm. If you’re after a common style made from oiled Italian pull-up leather, then the black, dark brown or light brown options are a solid choice! This selection of straps work perfectly with vintage watches where the beige stitching compliments vintage lume nicely.
Short Vintage HighleyWe developed further the Vintage Highley collection after gaining valuable feedback from the community. This range features quick release spring bars, and is 115/75mm - shorter than our standard range. These also have a 4mm taper, and are 6mm-2.5mm thick.
Vintage Highley Short Quick Release Leather Strap fitted to the Omega Speedmaster - Image Credit: GeckotaThe stitching on these slightly differs from the Vintage Highley, where it is a darker khaki colour. This creates a more simplistic look if you’re after a strap with a coherent look. The Short Highley is a great alternative option for those with smaller wrist sizes.
Highley Genuine Ostrich Leg LeatherNext on our list is the Ostrich Leg version, an ultimate choice for your dress watch strap collection. Boasting the stunning texture of Ostrich Leg, every strap is truly unique with their own fine pattern.
Douglas HighleyThe last Highley collection features something a little different, and is a great choice if you’re looking for a pop of colour. Presented in a Douglas leather and with a slight change to the mould, this model is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen with thick padding and contrasting beige stitching.
OtleyThe Otley padding is slightly thinner than the Highley collections sitting at 5.5mm-2.5mm. One of the main differences that makes this range stand out from the rest is its wide selection of colours and sizes. Made from oiled Genuine Italian Leather with a velvety smooth nubuck lining, the Otley represents comfort at its finest. Zenith El Primero to the Rolex Datejust - it never fails to create a strong look!
SpexhallNext up we have the Spexhall leather strap, made with room for 2.5mm diameter spring bars or tubes making them especially suitable for Seiko divers or Panerai watches. Choose between smooth or distressed genuine leather, and sizes of 22mm or 24mm.
KingtonLast on our list, but definitely not least, is the Kington leather strap! We have three versions of this strap currently available on Geckota; the Vintage Dress, Racing and Shorter style. The Kington mold is 4.6mm-2.6mm thick, making it slimmer than other straps previously suggested. We have fitted these straps to a lot of different watches, such as the Omega Speedmaster, Seiko SKX, Tudor Black Bay and many Geckota watches. This strap has proven to be extremely versatile!
Vintage Kington and Shorter KingtonDue to the Dress versions popularity, we have developed the range to include a shorter version (115/75mm), making it a solid choice for those with slimmer wrists. This shorter version also features convenient quick release spring bars, and additionally can be found in pastel colours too.
Kington RacingThe Racing style offers a perforated padded strap to our collection, perfectly suited for racing watches. The 20mm version is 120/78mm and the 22mm model is 120/75mm, both featuring a 4mm taper.
Explore our full range of leather straps here!