dean. was established in the fall of 1999 after an endless search for a wide leather watch band with a vintage feel, yet a modern sensibility. A perfect blend of the past and the present. Our Whip Stitch Band is just that... stitching along the edges gives it the vintage feel and the chrome buttons (instead of a buckle) give it a cleaner and more modern means of closure. This aesthetic has been applied to the design of many other bands, watch faces and our hand crafted bags. We use old methods of construction with updated shapes and exciting "new" leathers, thus blending past and present.