With the contrast stitching in looks it's halfway between a leather strap and a rubber strap. It's exactly the look and functionality I was looking for.
The strap is great in many respects. It feels wonderful and is one of the nicest looking rubber watch bands I've ever seen. The vanilla scent is still a little weird, but in the way of a nice surprise when I put the watch on and randomly throughout the day.
My only gripe is that the band is somewhat short, or the free loops are loose, and as a result the free loops slide off the band. I find I have to slide them back down onto the end of band several times in a work day, and occasionally the band end sticks out and catches on things.
Update: After seven months of daily use the band looks virtually brand new (see second and third photos). I'm pretty impressed at how little putting it on and taking it off everyday has affected it.
I’ve ordered this 20mm Bonetto Cinturini strap for my Bulova Lunar Chrono. I needed a strap which can be exposed to water or tropical Florida moisture and should have the look of a fine leather strap. This strap is high quality, the width is slightly larger like by 1/3-1/2mm so that once installed, the spring bars won’t lurk between the case lugs and the strap, so it’s a perfect fit! You can’t go wrong with this brand!
Exceptionally well made and love the contrast stitch. Great value for the money. Using it with my Orient dive watch
Bought a Bulova black lunar watch. Didn't like the strap that came with it. I bought this one to go with watch. Very stylish and comfortable.