Artem Classic Sailcloth Black Watch Strap

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From Artem, a company headquartered in Adelaide, comes the Classic sailcloth-style watch strap - a must-have for watch enthusiasts. Shown here in black with matching black stitching, the design takes inspiration from the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms strap, with a twist. Not only does it boast a sleek, tapered shape and comfortable padding, but it's also water resistant, making it suitable for any adventure. The ergonomically-crafted, pliable Classic conforms perfectly to your wrist, while sailcloth embossing on the upper lends a nautical appeal. The leather underside is coated with a layer of natural caoutchouc rubber for added durability. The included 316L stainless steel tang buckle was custom-designed by Artem with a versatile finish: brushed on the center portion; polished on the outer sections.


  • Sailcloth-embossed synthetic upper material.
  • Leather base is coated with a layer of natural caoutchouc.


  • Available in 19mm, 20mm, 21mm and 22mm.
  • Regular piece length 115mm / 75mm excluding buckle; fits wrists approximately 6-1/2" - 7-1/4".
  • Short piece length 105mm / 66mm excluding buckle; fits wrists approximately 6" - 6-1/2".
  • Long piece length 124mm / 85mm excluding buckle; fits wrists approximately 7-1/4" - 8".


  • Artem's custom polished/brushed 316L stainless steel tang buckle.
  • Two stainless steel spring bars (select standard or quick-release bars from Size dropdown menu).

Add a deployant clasp:

  • Add Artem's RM-style deployant clasp in polished 316L stainless steel or with black DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating.

Q: Do you sell bands for women?
A: We do! Many of our short-length straps are the perfect size for women.

Q: Can you suggest a strap that looks amazing with my watch?
A: Unfortunately, because the range is so vast (and personal taste is subjective), we cannot advise regarding aesthetic suitability for specific models and styles of watches.

Q: I have an Apple watch. Will any of your straps work for me?
A: Sure! Our handy Apple watch band adapters accommodate most 22mm straps.

Q: Are spring bars available?
A: Yes, for each strap that is not already integrated with quick-release spring bars, we include one free pair of strong, seamless double-flange stainless steel bars.

Q: What strap size do I need?
A: To determine your size, use a metric ruler to measure the internal distance (in millimeters) between the lugs of your watch.

Q: My Bonetto Cinturini deployant strap is too long. Can you help?
A: Of course! See our Bonetto Cinturini sizing guide for cutting instructions.

Q: Do you offer international shipping?
A: Yes! Visit our Shipping & Returns page for more information.

Q: May I return my purchase?
A: Holben's Fine Watch Bands accepts returns of unworn, undamaged merchandise for refund or exchange within thirty days of purchase. Learn more on our Shipping & Returns page.

Need help with sizing?
  • Inspect the underside of your current watch strap for width indicators.
  • Measure the space between your watch lugs (in millimeters) using a metric ruler.
  • Research the specifications of your watch model on the manufacturer's website.
Shopping for your Apple watch?

Our stainless steel adapters enable the use of virtually any 22mm watch band with Apple Watch models 1-8, SE and Ultra, and are compatible with standard or quick-release spring bars.

Shipping & Returns

Not to brag, but Holben's is famous for our fast shipping!

United States deliveries:

All domestic shipping options include tracking.

FREE USPS Ground Advantage shipping (3-5 business day transit time) for orders over $39.
$4.95 USPS Ground Advantage shipping for orders up to $39.00.
$8.95 USPS Priority Mail (2-4 business day transit time).
$23.95 USPS Priority Mail Express (1-2 business day transit time).

International deliveries:

Quickly-dispatched USPS First Class International shipping for one flat fee of $16.95, regardless of number of items purchased.

Orders shipped outside of the USA may be subject to customs or import fees upon arrival in the destination country. Payment of any import duties, fees or taxes is the responsibility of the customer. Contact your local customs office for information regarding potential charges.

Returns & Exchanges

Holben's accepts returns of unworn, undamaged watch straps or accessories for refund or exchange within thirty days of purchase. (To ensure that items remain in original condition, please confirm suitability before fastening to your watch or wrist.)

All product packaging (bags, tags, cases, etc.) must be unaltered and returned with each item. Items without original packaging will be refused. Items that have been worn, resized, damaged or otherwise modified (including exposure to cologne, tobacco smoke, household air fresheners or other odors) will not be accepted.

Orders must be packed in a padded envelope or small box, and shipped via USPS with delivery confirmation. (Couriers such as DHL and UPS will not deliver to PO boxes.)


Please ship all returns to the address below, with a note stating your name, date of purchase and reason for return.

Returns Department
PO Box 10853
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

We are happy to help with returns and exchanges. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Dominic S.
New Version

I have bought Artem straps and clasps in the past. This new green strap is not nearly as good. The old black strap, by look and texture, could be mistaken for real sailcloth. The new green one looks and feels like lightly embossed rubber.

Perfect strap and great service

I was very interested in a blue Artem Sailcloth strap but was worried about sizing. Mike from Holbein’s responded to my email right away and compared the sizing with a strap I purchased before and told me what size to get and exactly how it would fit. The strap is great and really makes my watches pop.


This is my 4th Artem strap and the 3rd I bought from Mike. It's so nice to have a USA distributer now. The bands are incredible - classy, comfortable and durable. I got this black with white stitching for my Bulova Lunar Pilot and really like how it looks. The band is very versatile so I have several other watches it will work nicely with. The price on these bands is very fair as they will last so much longer than your average strap.

Mark Hutchins

This is my 3rd Artem strap. I have the black/grey, olive and now the navy/white. They are high quality and very comfortable. They take very little break-in and I usually just spend about 5 minutes flexing them to soften the material up. I got the navy/white to go with my Tissot Gentleman and love how it looks. It has a little Omega Aqua terra vibe now. I'm also surprised at how many other watches the blue works with - it is very versatile.

Mark Hutchins

This is my second Artem strap and I also have the Navy with white stitching arriving today. I bought the Khaki for my Ball Enterprise with the black dial and it looks amazing. It picks up the green tones of the tritium tubes nicely. I've had my original band for about 3 years now and it still looks like new. They really are a high quality band.

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