Introducing Model 2 Premium Watch Straps

Just a couple of weeks ago, we announced our new Model 2 Classics. As we had written, after months of R&D we decided to take our popular unlined straps and recreate them using only heavy-duty vegetable tanned leather from Wickett & Craig Tannery of Pennsylvania. The result is a stronger, more stretch-resistant strap. Today, we’re excited to present our next evolution on this design, the Model 2 Premium.

The Model 2 Premium takes the style and comfort of our existing straps, but has been reengineered to be higher end; a more refined and finished strap that is built to last longer. A strap that will look as good on an everyday watch as on the finest timepiece. Still proudly manufactured in New York City and designed and developed in-house at worn&wound, the Model 2 Premium mixes gorgeous top-leathers, such as those from Chicago’s Horween Tannery, with structural lining leather. It is here that the real difference is made.

Sourced from Wickett & Craig, our vegetable tanned lining was chosen for its high-quality and stretch resistance. It makes the straps stronger, break-in nicer and feel more luxurious. We leave it thick too, not just a film like you’ll find on most straps. Because of this, as you wear the strap the lining will mold to your wrist, making the Model 2 Premium fit and feel great.


To further refine the Model 2 Premium, we’ve also painted the edges all around with several layers of complimentary color. We then hand tie each tack with braided, waxed cotton cord, for a clean and secure knot.



For our initial selection of Model 2 Premiums, we chose a few of our favorite colors.


Olive is a classic worn&wound offering and one of our most popular colors. For the premium version we reinforced the oily, earthy qualities of the Horween Chamois top leather with brown edge paint, khaki thread and natural lining. This is an obvious choice for military inspired watches, as well as those with nice patina. Available Here

Color 8

Color 8 is Horween’s famous burgundy color, which is unmatched for its dark complexity. We wanted to reinforce the sleek elegance of the color by pairing it with all black detailing; black paint, black thread and black lining. The result is striking, and will look great with sport or dress watches. Available Here

Natural Derby

Horween Natural Derby has a wild, twisting grain throughout making no two straps look alike. It has a gorgeous bright tan color that is darkened with an unpredictable pebbling of dark brown. We went with brown paint and thread, to give it a darker overall tone, and natural lining. This one looks great on watches with a little color, bringing out blues and reds. Available Here


Coal is another worn&wound classic, providing a subtle, sophisticated alternative to black. The oiled nubuck finish of the Horween leather has a light nap, giving the surface a range of dark grays as the nap shifts. We kept this one dark with black edge paint, black thread and black lining. Coal looks great with matte finished steel and titanium cases. Available Here


Lastly, is our must rugged offering, Rust. This dynamic dark brown Horween leather features an orange pull up, flecked with near black grain for a distressed appearance. We added dark brown edge paint to bring out the color, while using steel gray thread for contrast. Lastly, it is backed with natural lining, which brings out the brighter tones within. This one looks great on anything vintage and compliments white or cream dials. Available Here

Refined yet rugged, the Model 2 Premium will quickly become a staple in any collection. They are available now at in 18, 20 and 22mm for $89.

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