Fears Blue Leather

Fears Blue Leather
Fears Blue Leather
Fears Blue Leather
Fears Blue Leather
Fears Blue Leather
Regular price
£145.00 inc VAT | £120.83 excl VAT
Sale price
£145.00
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The Strap

Handcrafted from premium British calf hides and vegetable tanned in their historic home city of Bristol by Thomas Ware & Sons. Britain’s oldest vegetable tanner, Thomas Ware & Sons was founded in 1840, six years before Fears. Their Bristol leather strap restores a working relationship that began in the last century.

The Brand

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.

Specification

Colour : Blue
Material : Bristol 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.)