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Hi

Usually I bin all pre-worn leather straps, vintage replacements can be had for not a lot of money ?

However, I have used DC’s (wife) leather bag rejuvenation/restoration cream to good effect on stiff NOS vintage straps.

Hope this helps.

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I'd just replace, but if it is original to the watch then skin moisturiser could work.  Never tried it personally, so do so at your own risk

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Seriously? Bin it. Why risk losing the watch when the strap splits at the lugs?

Otherwise, I've found Lord Sheraton leather balsam works well on stiff, NEW straps. 

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27 minutes ago, ziggy1024 said:

Leather cleaner/conditioner - take your pick of many. 'Astonish' is cheap and does the job just fine. Gliptone do some good stuff too.

Another vote for Glyptone from me :thumbsup:   I've got their cleaner gel and conditioning cream, and I've had some excellent results using them on worn leather (although nothing in my collection is even close to 40 years old)

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I want to keep it because it's a NOS certina steap with DS logo on it, very nice and suits the watch well. I will get Glyptone and give it a try. Thank you all for your advice

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Well, @Marcin, I read a thread on here not long ago asking a similar question I believe - I do remember that the use of neatsfoot oil was mentioned for the purpose of softening and conditioning leather. I think that this would be a traditional and pretty good way of dealing with a stiff leather watch strap.:)

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  "sadle soap" ;  is the best for leather - if it is real leather?   properly applied to " old leather" it will tell you if leather is too roten to use.    vin

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18 hours ago, MSC said:

Mink oil.

 

    not for me.    i think that's for water proofing?  vin

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The strap could not have been saved. It tore when I wore the watch for the first time. When I pulled it it ripped like cardboard. I got a new hirsch strap and I will take the watch to a watchmaker tomorrow to have old springbars removed. They are different than modern springbars I know and I can't remove them myself. 

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On 26/09/2019 at 19:15, MSC said:

Mink oil.

 

Hmmm, depending on how you feel about the fur farming industry

https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/animals-used-clothing-factsheets/inside-fur-industry-factory-farms/

 

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19 minutes ago, MSC said:

So i`m using a product that comes from dead animals on a product that comes from dead animals also.

 

 

 

It's more about how and why the animals are farmed in the first place. 

Leather is a by-product of the food industry. Mink oil is a by-product of the fur industry. 

 

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This stuff, been using it for years. Used to get it out of Morrison's, or Amazon.

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On 01/10/2019 at 13:30, it'salivejim said:

It's more about how and why the animals are farmed in the first place. 

Leather is a by-product of the food industry. Mink oil is a by-product of the fur industry. 

 

 "It is obtained by the rendering of mink fat which has been removed from pelts destined for the fur industry."

 Yuk.

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