If I keep a leather or vegan alternative leather sealed in a cool place, will it last?

I know it's a very random question but there is a website selling some surprisingly good quality "apple leather" watch straps which are currently on sale. It got me thinking: is it possible to stockpile these straps(and regular leather straps) by keeping them sealed and in a cool place(therefore saving some money and keeping them when my current ones eventually conk out) or will they deteriorate regardless?

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Unless you vacuum seal them, they will deteriorate.

I don't have an answer to your question but what straps are you looking at? I have been looking at the SEAQUAL by ZuluDiver and they contain some apple skin material & I am interested in trying an apple based product - thanks

Not so far, I've had many vegan alternatives to leather (veggie since '82) and don't treat them any different to my NATO's (except washing) & noticed no particularly fast deterioration.

They're chucked in a shoebox under the bed with lots of other straps.

Vegan? Is that the stuff my food eats?

MycroftTime

I don't have an answer to your question but what straps are you looking at? I have been looking at the SEAQUAL by ZuluDiver and they contain some apple skin material & I am interested in trying an apple based product - thanks

Sorry for not replying (I didn't see it - my bad) I was looking at the "V-Stitch Vegan Italian Leather Watch Strap" by Watchgecko"

DancingWatch

Sorry for not replying (I didn't see it - my bad) I was looking at the "V-Stitch Vegan Italian Leather Watch Strap" by Watchgecko"

No problem - thanks for getting back to me. This is a great deal! Do you have one (or more) of these already? If so, do you find them stiff or flexible when new? - thanks

MycroftTime

No problem - thanks for getting back to me. This is a great deal! Do you have one (or more) of these already? If so, do you find them stiff or flexible when new? - thanks

They seemed quite flexible(but not in a cheap way, similar feeling to some of the "Hamilton" straps)

DancingWatch

They seemed quite flexible(but not in a cheap way, similar feeling to some of the "Hamilton" straps)

Thanks