The History of Panerai Watches

For watch collectors and aficionados, Panerai is one of the most esteemed watch manufacturing and marketing companies in the world.

Founded by one, Giovanni Panerai (1825–1897) in Florence, Italy, in 1860, the company has easily expanded its influence to all corners of the globe. With their watches’ unmistakable appearance and reputation as a fascinating piece of history, true sophisticates have adopted the brand as one representing both high class and sleek style.  Despite Panerai’s fame and credentials today, the company started out humbly enough.

Giovanni opened his original watch shop along the streets of Florence. The building acted as a number of things; a workshop for the production and repair of watches, a place for Giovanni to sale his wares, and later as the city’s very first school for watchmakers. Continue reading ‘The History of Panerai Watches’

Kazimon 1500 Watch Review

There is a new brand of watches which you may or may not have heard about, that is called Kazimon. Brand owner Kazim Kenzo is the brainchild behind this high quality, limited production brand. He has come up with some amazing new watch designs and has executed them with perfection. Each watch is made in ultra limited quantities, with the utmost attention to detail. For instance their new “Kazimon 1500″ model watch had only 99 pieces crafted in stainless and 15 pieces in bronze. I was lucky enough to get one of the 99 watches (see our pictures below), which is a gorgeous example of their German made quality. 100% of the parts are made and sourced within Germany and the prices are quite low for the quality. Continue reading ‘Kazimon 1500 Watch Review’

DaLuca Straps Horween Chromexcel and Shell Cordovan Wallets

DaLuca tries to create the finest handmade products and we are very proud to introduce genuine Horween shell cordovan and chromexcel leathers to use in our limited edition line of angle and stash wallets. Each wallet is hand-cut from ink or green cavalier chromexcel leather, made by Horween leather company in Chicago, Il. The stitching is 100% saddle stitched by hand  which creates a very durable product that should last for many Continue reading ‘DaLuca Straps Horween Chromexcel and Shell Cordovan Wallets’

The Art Of Aging Leather and Developing A Leather Patina

As many people know, leather ages beautifully! Yes, it may take time, but good things come to those who wait. The art of aging leather is something that everyone can do, with just a little bit of patience and the right technique. The first thing to do when starting to age leather is to pick the right piece of leather. This may come in the form of a wallet, belt, watch strap or even a key fob. Once you have selected the right item to age then you need to choose the right technique to age it properly. You will need to let the sun hit it, water splash on it, and allow your skin oils to Continue reading ‘The Art Of Aging Leather and Developing A Leather Patina’

DaLuca Handmade Shell Cordovan Horizontal Snap Wallets

Since DaLuca has been creating unique wallets out of shell cordovan for the most part of 2011, we though it was time to really create a useful product that bridges the gap between a shell cordovan bi-fold wallet and a shell cordovan vertical snap wallet. Our new shell cordovan wallet features a horizontal design that allows you to fold a US currency dollar bill in half and easily slide it into the large pocket of our new horizontal snap wallet. You can fit many credit cards or a driver’s license as well. The design is meant to easily replace a Continue reading ‘DaLuca Handmade Shell Cordovan Horizontal Snap Wallets’

DaLuca Handmade Shell Cordovan Bi Fold Wallet

With months of planning, waiting, creating, waiting, failing, testing, testing more and revising over and over….DaLuca is FINALLY insanely proud to present our 100% handmade Shell Cordovan Bi-Fold Wallets! These are some of the nicest, most unique shell cordovan wallets you can find made out of Shell Cordovan leather, in the world. They were completely designed in house at DaLuca and are available in Continue reading ‘DaLuca Handmade Shell Cordovan Bi Fold Wallet’

DaLuca Presents Handmade Horween Shell Cordovan Vertical Snap Wallets

DaLuca is super proud to present our first fully in-house designed and handmade Horween Shell Cordovan Vertical Snap Wallets. Each wallet features a single pocket card/cash pocket, secure German made Prym snap closur, made from Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan® leather (in Black & No. 8 currently), and they are 100% hand sewn and edge painted.  This product has been in the works for a very long time, and is just the start of whats to come in the way of products from DaLuca this year.
Horween’s Shell Cordovan leather is known to be the finest leather in the world and for Continue reading ‘DaLuca Presents Handmade Horween Shell Cordovan Vertical Snap Wallets’

DaLuca Straps Handcrafts the Finest Horween Shell Cordovan Nato Watch Straps for Panerai and Rolex

“Up until recently I have not paid much attention to NATO watch straps let alone Horween Shell Cordovan leather. I did some research and found out that Shell Cordovan is one of the finest leathers in the world and is made in Chicago, IL. Each piece of leather takes over 6 months to create and is only made from deceased horses that have passed due to natural causes. The leather is truly stunning in real life and has such a rich smell, that it is hard to put down. As I did more research I saw that NATO watch straps were a really unique form Continue reading ‘DaLuca Straps Handcrafts the Finest Horween Shell Cordovan Nato Watch Straps for Panerai and Rolex’

DaLuca Straps Introduces Button Stud Belts

With the recent launch of our handmade Swedish leather belt, we have added another perfect option for the unique belt lover, which is our Leather Button Stud Belt.

To start, each belt is made from the world’s finest strap leather that is sourced from the only tannery in Sweden which still tans everything by hand and the long way. Once we receive our leather, each belt is bench made with full attention to detail. The edges are rounded, polished and finished with a line inside the edge. The end keepers are formed and then sewn. To finish things off, we added some extremely Continue reading ‘DaLuca Straps Introduces Button Stud Belts’

DaLuca Straps Creates The World’s Finest Handmade Leather Belts

There has been much pressure for quite some time to have DaLuca add handmade leather belts to the lineup. We have listened and are extremely proud to introduce the absolute finest leather belt that can be found.

To start, each belt is made from the world’s finest strap leather that is sourced from the only tannery in Sweden which still tans everything by hand and the long way. Once we receive our leather, each belt is bench made with full attention to detail. The edges are rounded, polished and finished with a line inside the edge. Continue reading ‘DaLuca Straps Creates The World’s Finest Handmade Leather Belts’