GEMEX Leather Bracelet Restoration

Submitted by JimDon5822 on August 20, 2020 - 4:40pm

Received this GEMEX watch strap in a lot off of ebay.   I noticed that the silver areas had residue around them.  After further review it appears to be dried leather.  The strap appears to be for a 1957 Princeton/Webster/Viscount.   I noticed the ends seemed to be hinged.  Well I took it apart and found that you could insert new leather.  I cut out a small piece of the only leather I had and it restored nicely.  I think it needs a darker lizard skin but am happy with the results.   I thought I would share.   The only thing is I cannot figure out the spring bars.  I think I am missing the end pieces on either side as this makes no sense attaching to normal watches

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Posted August 22, 2020 - 1:25am

That's really cool to see and a great function that really would allow someone to customise the band with different leather colors.

Posted August 22, 2020 - 1:37pm

Very cool, thanks for sharing. 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 22, 2020 - 9:26pm

That worked out quite well Jim. I agree about the 'covers' they will be a challenge to find. Off to the bay, let the search begin!