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Why choose a reindeer leather watch strap?

Why choose a reindeer leather watch strap? Why did we choose a reindeer leather for the Rohje watch? We give you a few reasons why in the following article.

Rohje leather watch straps are made from the finest Finnish reindeer leather. The watch straps are handmade in Central Finland, in a leather workshop that has a long history of producing various leather products. In fact, the workshop began manufacturing watch straps as early as in the 1950s.

Reindeer leather is one of the world’s finest leathers due to its unique properties. It is silky, drapes well and is light and very soft, while simultaneously being strong and durable. Because of its challenging qualities, working the material requires robust know-how and special skill. Thanks to the material’s silk-like softness, new reindeer leather straps do not require the typical softening and breaking in that other leather products require.

Indeed, reindeer leather is an exotic, luxury material due to the availability of the raw material. While reindeer leather is luxurious as a raw material, it is also functional and gives the watch a unique arctic feel. The limited amount of raw material and its origin make the watch and watch strap even more interesting and desirable.

Reindeer are not raised for the watch straps; they are a source of livelihood for other reasons. Reindeer leather is therefore sustainably produced, as the raw material is a by-product of reindeer herding. The watch strap has a flawless finish, but the handmade feel comes through in the small details. The handwork is reflected in the needlework and the interior markings. We believe handmade products should have a certain amount of roughness, which only adds character to the final product.

The task of a watch strap is primarily to hold the watch firmly on the wrist, but it certainly isn’t the only task. A good strap highlights the watch’s external properties: when it fits well, it is a pleasure to wear and also looks good. For the Rohje watch, we offer different watch straps as well as a tool for changing the watch strap, so that the style of the watch can be easily changed to suit different uses and occasions. You can also order the Rohje leather straps separately without the watch.