June 24, 2010

Summer watchbands – J. Crew NATO straps

Posted in Clothes tagged , , at 11:37 pm by Brown Boots

I never thought leather on my wrists would actually bother me on a hot day, but hey I was wrong. Now I have my Omega and Seiko watches on J. Crew NATO straps, which are much more comfortable.


April 28, 2010

Vintage Navy Omega Seamaster

Posted in Clothes tagged , , , , at 10:58 pm by Brown Boots

I recently retired my Seiko automatic and put the shell cordovan band on this vintage Omega Seamaster. This has been one of my ideal watches for a while, and I was fortunate enough to find it in navy. I love the face on this, it has a deep purple shade to in most light. I’ve tried dating this watch but haven’t been able to find any precise info just yet. Right now from what I’ve found online it seems this was made in the 1970s.

January 17, 2010

Great Shell Cordovan info on Focus On the Donut

Posted in Clothes tagged , , , , , , at 6:54 pm by Brown Boots


This blog has a ton of great information about shell cordovan leather. A great article to start looking into shell cordovan goods.

January 12, 2010

Another Seiko 5, on a shell cordovan strap

Posted in Clothes tagged , , , , at 3:08 am by Brown Boots

I got this Seiko 5 for Christmas. Seiko 5s are great because they are well made automatic watches and they come in so many different styles while still using the same movement.

This one came on a metal bracelet which I swapped out for the below brown shell cordovan band. Shell cordovan leather is a great choice for watch bands, they pretty much last forever and don’t need any sort of polishing or conditioning like regular leather. Shell cordovan bands cost a bit of money but are definitely worth it since they look better and last so much longer (20+ years).

November 15, 2009

Seiko SNK809K2

Posted in Clothes tagged , , , , at 2:45 am by Brown Boots

My main watch recently. I really got into aviator/flieger style watches and this watch was pretty ideal in terms of looks/function/cost. I switched out the black canvas band for a whiskey/tan leather band to match my boots.