Watch Reviews

GasGasBones: An Interview With The Man Behind The Straps

by on Mar.06, 2011, under Review

Killer straps, love these things. They look refined yet so practical and durable. At Hodinkee, we usually talk about watches and not so much about straps. But watch geeks tend to be as obsessive and picky about their straps as they are about their timepieces. Bespoke strap makers can develop cult followings and though these craftsmen are usually working with leather, one man specializes in nylon Velcro tactical straps and has developed quite a reputation.

Carl Evans is the Englishman behind the GasGasBones straps, perhaps best known for his NASA-spec Speedmaster straps. But his work caught the eye of Bremont and now Carl’s straps accompany that company’s MBII watch.

I recently had a chance to ask Carl a few questions about his straps, how he got involved with Bremont… oh, and the story behind that name. Here’s the interview.



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