The Story Behind Vintage Ammo Pouch Watch Straps

12th Feb 2019

Each of your possessions is something that carries history, regardless of how long you’ve had it. Whether it’s an old family heirloom passed down through multiple generations or a new piece of furniture that you decide to give to a loved one, the story behind the item is always what makes it special. It can bring about a river of emotions and connects families even when they’re apart. Owning something with history, even if it’s not your own, allows you to carry something with you that goes deeper than its superficial value or aesthetic appeal.

The same can be said for DaLuca’s Vintage Ammo Pouch watch straps. These straps are truly one of a kind and carry an important part of history in each handmade piece. Each Vintage Ammo Pouch watch strap is made from genuine World War 1 and World War 2 ammunition pouches that were once used by the Swiss Army. Wearing one of these straps with your watch will connect you to a soldier that lived and fought during our world’s most extensive wars. Since they’re made from old pouches, each watch strap is unique—some look brand new, while in others, you may very likely find the soldier’s initials ingrained into the leather. It’s a moving artifact to wear daily and carry close to your heart.

DaLuca’s Vintage Ammo Pouch watch straps are a special accessory and they’re best viewed as a piece of art for your watch, not just a strap. You can purchase one for yourself, or a gift. It’s a truly heartwarming gesture to give these watch straps as a gift, especially if you know someone who has served or who is interested in history.

With a wide variety of colors ranging from very light and natural to rich, deep chocolate tones, you’ll be able to find the perfect style to compliment your watch. Contrary to other types of watch straps, the Vintage Ammo Pouch straps actually look better as time continues to pass and will leave you with a strap you’ll love for life. In fact, with the proper care, a DaLuca Vintage Ammo Pouch watch strap can last a lifetime. To achieve a subtle, yet elegantly aged strap, we recommend using a Venetian cream. Remember, the leather will need a good cream since these pouches have already been aging to perfection for years.

Each leather strap starts off at a standard 4mm thickness, but can be split down to any desired thickness for an optimal fit and look. Pair your watch with the standard 4mm if it’s larger or contact DaLuca directly for more intensive customization options.

If you want your next accessory to be a meaningful one, it’s time to choose your DaLuca Vintage Ammo Pouch watch strap. Each strap has a great feel, is comfortable against your skin, and has little to none break-in time due to their extensive history. Browse the available selection and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with DaLuca Straps today.