How to care for Rohje reindeer leather straps

How do you treat and care for Rohje reindeer leather straps to maintain their great and special qualities and elegance?

Leather is a common choice for watch straps because it suits both ordinary and special occasions. Leather straps lend themselves well to a range of circumstances, and they are exposed to various elements such as moisture, heat and stains. Next, we will tell more about treating and caring for the Rohje reindeer leather strap to maximize its longevity and elegance.

The leather straps of Rohje watches are made from vegetable-tanned Finnish reindeer leather, one of the finest watch strap materials in the world. We currently offer three different colours: light, i.e. the natural colour of the leather; dark, a dark brown tone; and black, our newest colour.

Vegetable-tanned reindeer leather is a fine and valuable material for a watch strap. Rohje reindeer leather watch straps are made from two layers of reindeer leather. As a material, reindeer leather is durable and soft, and it ages beautifully. We suggest treating the leather strap with beeswax to prevent staining and excessive drying. The leather strap is already protected with a coat of beeswax during the manufacturing process. Regular care with common beeswax will extend the life of the leather strap and protect it from the effects of adventuring.

One of the best features of vegetable-tanned leather is its natural patina process. The natural coloured leather patinates the best. During its lifetime, the colour of the surface changes and it ages beautifully. The coloured darker reindeer leather strap also patinates, but in a slightly different way.

With the following tips, you can ensure the longevity and elegant aging of your Rohje reindeer leather strap:

  • Avoid getting the leather wet. If it gets wet, dry it slowly at room temperature (no hairdryer, and not on top of a radiator).
  • Treat the leather strap with beeswax depending on the frequency of use (around once or twice a year).

To make sure the Rohje leather strap stays in good condition and retains its beautiful appearance, it must be cared for. It will quickly become more flexible and conform to the wearer’s wrist.

The Rohje reindeer leather strap is a timeless choice for everyday use, special occasions and all adventures. Take care of it to preserve its special qualities, as with any other leather product.

You can get your own Rohje reindeer leather strap here here or get to know our watches here.

Updated at (2/2020): added information about black colour leather strap.