ColaReb makes amazing vegan straps, and this is no exception. It mimics leather surprisingly well; it has a nearly identical feel and texture. Even up close, it looks a lot like real leather. It's a thick yet comfortable strap that looks good with almost any watch. Since it's so close to leather, it's probably the best vegan strap for more formal watches. This will be my strap of choice for dress watches for sure.
the moment you have it in your hands, it almost weighs nothing and is super light. I personally am not a fan of cheap leather strap for some obvious reasons: they wear out and show wrinkles that look cheap and inside the strap being a different material or color. Although it's only been a few days, this one gives a nice natural wrinkle, a sign of good aging. A very high quality watch strap!
Really comfortable and handsome strap! My watch originally came with a cheap-o, stiff that split after a few wears and the loop broke off - the ColaReb instantly made my watch wearable again and look sooo much better. I love that there was a vegan option, too, and will buy one for my other watch when more come in stock.
I have a vintage watch that wouldn't look great with a plastic/metal watch band so I wanted something that resembled leather without the animal cruelty. This band was exactly what I was hoping for. My watch's lug width is 17mm, but the people at the watch store said an 18mm band would work just as well. Sure enough it worked. Will definitely recommend Holben's!