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.
Nice band for the money.
I liked the quality and the shipping service
Great service, fast shipping, nice band!