The RIOS1931 Big Hole Rally is a beautifully crafted version of a watch collection staple. Featuring RIOS's "Art Manuel" construction, each strap is the culmination of 172 steps including saddle-stitching by hand, five layers of paint on heat treated, sanded edges, and multi-layer padded construction. "Russian" leather is used for the top leathers, which is a very tough variety of vegetable tanned leather with deep, rich colors. Given the sport style of these straps, they go great with automotive and tool style watches.
- Leather: Cognac Russian Veg-Tan
- Thread: Cream
- Buckle side: 85mm / 3.3"
- Hole side: 115mm / 4.5"
- Thickness: ≈ 6.5mm > 3.2mm / .25" > .125"
- Taper: 18/16mm, 20/18mm, 22/18mm
- Made in Germany
Founded in 1931 by watchmaker Riemer Oswald, RIOS1931 is a German-based brand that is independent and family owned. With a wide variety of straps in a range of materials, what sets them apart is a focus on handcraft and traditional techniques. Their straps employ processes with over 100 steps for exceptional detailing and durability. Yet, despite the labor intensive method in which they are made, RIOS1931 straps are surprisingly affordable.