Shipping time was great. When the band arrived, it was neatly packaged and had no flaws/scratches anywhere. It’s a great quality band and looks much more expensive than it is. It looks great with my vintage Hamilton.
The only issue I have, is that the band is just a tiny hair bigger than 18mm so I had to push it down slightly which damaged the band the tiniest amount.
Overall, I love it and I’m very satisfied. I’ll definitely be buying bands from here in the future.
I got this for a 50-year-old Elgin I wear a lot. The band appears to be well constructed, and it looks nice. It gives the watch a dressy look. It is a little stiff, but I imagine it will get softer with use. Holbens sells some fine-quality bands at reasonable prices.
I purchased my Marlin with the mesh bracelet to make it more sporty/casual. So I purchased 2 different leather straps to give me some versatility. Both straps are great quality & much more rich looking than their price would leave you to believe. Besides the DeBeer alligator patterned Havana, which gives this watch a business attire feel, I also got a beautiful Blue lizard by Debeer which looks great with my suits. Both look put together well, so I expect many years of service. Holben's processed my order promptly and I recieved my order in 3 business days down in central Florida. If I need any straps for my other watches I will do so through Holben's, again.
To me, this strap does not require breaking in period
It looks well made, it’s comfortable, but it’s quite shiny for my taste and needs, just keep in mind it’s lustrous !
Nice band for the money.