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IN DEN MEDIEN

My third custom made strap by Atelier Petrov is coming in…

Orange crocodile strap with blue croc lining and blue stitching

Nov 25, 2023
by Stuffler Mike, Watchuseek

 

"...I am happy the new strap arrived. The new one is now on my Damasko DK 105, and the old one, similar but not with blue keepers, is on my Stowa 1938 Chrono. Just for fun, I added the orange textile strap (with velcro fastener) with the Davosa North Pole. Since a thread is worthless without pics - here we go....

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Atelier Petrov handmade leather strap

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March 10, 2022
by Stuffler Mike, Watchuseek

 

"...Anything I read was convincing, and finally, after some emails and Instagram PMs, I chose an orange croc strap with navy blue stitching for my Wempe Tonneau or Kudoke Klassik and a rather reserved gray leather strap and the Glashütte Original Panomaticlunar. It took about a month for me to receive the two straps, a time well invested..."

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Leather Naturally: Meet the maker

Make it perfect - Handcrafter

March 10, 2022
by Claudia Spahr, Leather Naturally

 

"Nine years ago, Vladimir Petrov decided to make a watch strap because he couldn't find the right strap for his own expensive watch. With the help of his friends that has been working for Hermes and Louis Vuitton, he improved his skill more and more. Nowadays, this hobby is no hobby anymore, but a business. Most of Vladimir’s products are customer-specific."

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Making UNE watchstraps

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January 2, 2022
by UNE rocks

"We visit Vladimir from the Atelier Petrov in Basel. Come with us and get a sneak peek at the new straps for our watches. Some new materials can be seen here."

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Atelier Petrov; Turning watch straps into a tailor-made experience

IWC watch with straps

March 27, 2021
by Martin Green, Troisanneaux

 

"At Troisanneaux, and I am not afraid to admit this, we have somewhat of a watch strap fetish. We believe that every watch deserves the perfect strap, and we go quite far in this. For us, a strap is like a tailor-made suit; it needs to perfectly match the watch, in fit and finish color and texture, but always excel in craftsmanship."

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Norwegian metal legend and his Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso

IWC watch with custom strap

January 3, 2019
by Worn and Wound

"If there’s a defining theme within the horology hobby as we head into the final throes of 2018, it’s that watches truly are for everyone. The community of people that collect and enjoy wristwatches has developed into an undeniably diverse one that is increasingly comprised of people from disparate age groups, professions, and financial backgrounds."

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Maker spotlight

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April 20, 2018
by AM-LEATHERCRAFT

"Please tell us a bit about yourself, your previous professional experience, where did you learn the trade how you got into it and where are you located?"

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Watch Strap Review

Vintage Omega

December 21, 2015
by FRATELLO MAGAZINE

 

"The last month of the year is going on full swing, and we have two more Watch Strap Reviews for you. We are still touring around the world and now arrived in a beautiful Scandinavian country to check out their own strap maker. The country I’m talking about is Norway, and the craftsman is Vladimir."

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