2Posted by Robert-Jan Broer on Jan 20, 2005
About 3 years ago, I visitted the Camille Fournet office in Paris, together with Gerard Nijenbrinks. I was immediately impressed by the quality and looks of their straps.
A few months ago, I bought a Panerai and as you probably know, they come with a little screwdriver to exchange straps quite easily. So after a quick browse on the internet I discovered the TCStraps site by Elliot Lazarus. They have an incredible collection of Panerai straps and buckles. I decided to order a tan beaver(tail?) strap for my Panerai PAM00113 (white dial Luminor Marina), an expensive strap, but it looks marvelous on the watch. I get a lot of comments on this one.
Last monday, I got in a pre-Vendome style buckle, an extra beaver(tail) strap in a different color and a tan connolly leather strap (same leather they use in the current range of Rolls Royce cars). I couldn’t be happier!
Besides Camille Fournet, Elliot sells TC, Dirk and Mario Paci straps. Also check the section of watches (if you like Panerai and Rolex).
Elliot seems to be a Panerai-lover, he also started the populair ViaPaneristi site and co-organizes the VP-Day in the US.