Bespoke Leather Watch Straps

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I have c/o a lot of research over many years concerning the above. I have three watches: Rotary Gold Plate Tank (manual) 1978; Rotary Silver Tank (quatz) and Garrard Gold (manual) 1964. I need Watch Straps for them all: 22mm Hirsch Lizzard (black) usually £39; 19mm Hirsch Lizzard (black) usually £39.00 and 18mm Open End Hirsch Genuine Croc (brown) usually £99. Now here comes the rub; I need them 80mm long buckle side and 230mm long on non buckle side (o/a length 230mm). I was originally quoted £350 per strap by In-Time Watch Services; BAFO £325 per strap. I have not seen anywhere else the quality of the leather or the workmanship that Hirsch offer; most bespoke strap makers use fairly chunky leather with noticable stitch work, which I personally dislike. I am not oppossed to paying £975 for three watch straps per se, but has anyone got any other suggestions, ideas or advice.
Thank you, kind regards
 
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Have I really stumped everyone with my issue? There must be someone that can give some guidance. Perhaps it's not a subject that holds much interest - fair dinkum. But if anyone has got anything to add I would love to hear from them. It is a subject that I have researched several times over the years and I've drawn a blank; apart from Hirsh; but at £325.00 per strap; this seems a tad too much, but perhaps not; beauty is afterall in the eye of the beholder.
 
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Thanks Boycie and Frankie; I have looked at both and have infact purchaced from Germany for an original Stainless Steel Rotary (probably one of the original Automatics) a stainless steel strap, which was excellent; but have not been able to find a genuine ultra thin lizzard or crocodile leather strap, as yet; the search continues.
 
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