Aftermarket Panerai Review
Strap Culture Straps Review
Strap Culture Panerai Straps
Origin: Hong Kong
Materials: New Leathers, Crocodile and Shark
Buckles & Tubes: Both Included
Price Range: $80-120
Website: Click Here
Date of Review: June 25th, 2008
Strap Culture is one of the best bang for buck places to buy straps. In my opinion, their straps offer very close to the same quality as many of the Italian and American made straps out there for less money, with very cool hardware hardware all included.
Their straps tend to be on the thicker side, ranging from 4-5mm or so. Holes are punched from 6-8 inch wrists. The selection is enormous as well, with hundreds of straps to choose from, as well as several different buckle styles.
At the time of this writing, they also give a 15% discount if you ask for it. The model I picked up here is the Legend in Espresso Brown with brushed buckle and two keepers. Stitching is pretty standard and very well done though it is a lock-stitch rather than a hand-stitch.
Finish is a semi-matte, with a slight lightening where the strap is bent. The burnished edges are gloss black which makes this strap go great with a black dial Panerai.
The Legend Buckle (not pictured, but included) is massive, and sticks out a bit from the buckle surface giving it a lot of presence on the wrist. The thread on this one is a light beige.
Strap Culture offers models with sewn-in straps, chunky Legend buckles, and the more standard sized Pre-V style buckles as well, in polished, brushed and sometimes PVD finish as well.