In order to describe the Camo Strap in details, we need to look at the use of camouflage patterns. Camouflage was first developed in France in 1914 by artist Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scévola. He made use of cubists’ painting technique to create deception of a physical form. Its purpose is to disguise their appearance and to blend in with their surroundings by breaking up the object’s perceived outline. It is largely used on military equipment or installations with textile, paint, nets, or foliage. Since its early development, military equipment and technology has evolved and the camouflage technology has to follow suit. What appears as camouflaged prints to our naked eyes may not look the same through infra-red cameras:
Jacquard Camo Strap
Most camo patterns in products are post-printed pattern after the weaving is complete. You will see them in bags, wallets, webbing and even watch straps. Post printed camo straps have flat blobs with distinct boundaries of each color tone. Jacquard Camo Strap are produced on a special loom characterized by complex, woven in designs. In this case, there are 5 pre-dyed colored yarns woven into the strap to make it stronger than the common weave. Look at the close up of the product, you will not see hard edges of each color but an alternation of each of the yarns at less than 1mm per dot. More interestingly, these patterns on the strap still appears as camo patterns with varying tones through an infra-red camera.
Following our Vintage Military straps, we are expanding the distressed hardware into this range. A choice of either Distressed Silver, Distressed Black or Distressed Bronze stitched on to the camo straps, the choices to ‘toughen up’ the look of your watch have never been more fun.