About 3 years ago, I visitted the Camille Fournet office in Paris, together with Gerard Nijenbrinks. I was immediately impressed by the quality and looks of their straps.

A few months ago, I bought a Panerai and as you probably know, they come with a little screwdriver to exchange straps quite easily. So after a quick browse on the internet I discovered the TCStraps site by Elliot Lazarus. They have an incredible collection of Panerai straps and buckles. I decided to order a tan beaver(tail?) strap for my Panerai PAM00113 (white dial Luminor Marina), an expensive strap, but it looks marvelous on the watch. I get a lot of comments on this one.

Last monday, I got in a pre-Vendome style buckle, an extra beaver(tail) strap in a different color and a tan connolly leather strap (same leather they use in the current range of Rolls Royce cars). I couldn’t be happier!

Besides Camille Fournet, Elliot sells TC, Dirk and Mario Paci straps. Also check the section of watches (if you like Panerai and Rolex).

Elliot seems to be a Panerai-lover, he also started the populair ViaPaneristi site and co-organizes the VP-Day in the US.

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Robert-Jan Broer

Founder & Editor at Fratello Watches
Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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  • RJ,

    Do you know of a source for nice straps that are custom in that they only have one hole for the buckle tang? Or straps with no holes (then you could get $15 punch and do it yourself)?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/

  • Robert-Jan

    Hi Chris,

    Did you try Banda? Also ask at http://www.officina-italia.com, besides their normal collection they are able to make custom straps/modifications I think.

    Best regards,

    RJ