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).
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more