Handcrafted from rare, high-quality Barenia calf leather. This superior leather takes its name from the village of Barr in Alsace, from where it originates. Traditionally used for saddles, this smooth calfskin leather requires a complex tanning process, known by only a small number of craftsmen.
First double-tanned in chrome and vegetable dyes, the hides are then soaked in a mix of nine different oils over a six-week process, resulting in its unique texture. Barenia leather is famed for being used by a well-known French luxury leather goods manufacturer in their world-famous handbags.
The year was 1846 and a young watchmaker named Edwin Fear established a workshop and showroom in his own name at 33-35 Redcliff Street in Bristol. The company ‘Edwin Fear’ that he created became more and more successful and eventually, in 1866 needed to expand to their second premises, on Bristol Bridge, which served as Fears headquarters until the 1940s. Through this period, the company had three different Managing Directors. Following the passing of Edwin in 1877 the business was handed down to his son, Amos Daniel Fear, who in 1908 saw the company become a limited company whilst also changing its operating name from ‘Edwin Fear’ to ’Fears Limited’. Amos also safely navigated the company through the First World War, 1914-1918, after which he established an export department, called ‘Fears (Export) Limited’ at No. 14 Brunswick Square in Bristol.
Colour : Azzuro Blue
Material : Barenia calf leather
Buckle : 16mm Fears Buckle
Lug Size : 20mm
The strap is available in two sizes:
Standard fits wrists measuring 178 - 210mm (approx.)
Shorter fits wrists measuring 164 - 197mm (approx.)