Aftermarket Panerai Review
JnS Straps Review
JnS Panerai Watch Straps
Materials: New Italian Leathers, Vintage, Crocodile, Python
Buckles & Tubes: Tubes and Buckles Included
Price Range: $120+
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Date of Review: July 3rd, 2008
Note: JnS no longer makes this kind of strap using this kind of leather. Quality has improved and prices are a bit higher now. Please See later review.
I have one of JnSís mustang straps in distressed brown leather. They are very soft on the surface and the brown lightens slightly where it has been bent, giving it a nice worn look. The strap is triple stacked leather, with light cream hand-stitching.
They are available with an optional Titanium screw-in buckle, one of the only manufacturers that offer a Titanium buckle, perfect for owners of a PAM176. I think you can get them with a sewn-in Titanium buckle as well, but unlike most sewn-in buckles, theirs are not the flat kind, but rather the bent style.
The single wide floating keeper is not sewn together, only glued. I prefer my keepers to be sewn as well as glued, though the look is cleaner without the stitching. The keeper is nice and tight, just the way I like it, but might be a little bit nicer if it was harder or thicker as it cannot be moved once the strap end has been put into it as it is very snug and the leather is kind of fuzzy.
The strap also comes with a little paper identification/warranty card showing the birthdate as well as the model number of the strap. The card is a nice feature but not necessary, nor as nice as the Strap Culture ones.
Overall, the quality of the strap is fantastic for the money. I feel that the quality exceeds the other straps at the same price such as the Pantast straps. The only downside is the lack of included hardware like buckles and tubes, however, they are definately worth consideration.