Holben’s runs a terrific business. The photos on their site are true to what you receive, the ordering process is very easy, and shipping is fast.
The deBeer strap I ordered really looks nice on my Frederique Constant!
Can’t fault the quality, especially for the price, but... much darker brown leather than shown, as previous reviews have mentioned. Also the thick padding keeps it from sitting comfortably, at least on my 6 1/2” wrist. That may soften with wear and become a better fit but I reckon it would probably suit a bigger wrist and a bigger watch- not the right choice for my 34mm vintage Tudor prince. I also paired it with the Fluco butterfly deployment clasp and that didn’t help matters- there’s quite a bit of hardware there between the strap and the wrist, so perhaps the single fold clasp would have been a better choice? All in all, it’s a good strap but won’t work for everyone. Also the Fluco clasp- well made, good quality, but chunky.
Bought this strap (the 17mm version) for my Orient Stela. It’s a good fit, but the brown is much darker than in the photos, not sure it’s the right strap for this particular watch but the quality is great.
I had a thought that the deBeer Sport Havana would pair beautifully with my new Bulova Banker and the result was even better than I had envisioned.
I wanted to ‘dress down’ the Bulova a bit, as it came on a shiny black crocodile strap, and this deBeer, with its stitching and textured finish, did just that. It instantly gave the Bulova a much more casual look and it now pairs a lot better with different everyday attire.
The strap is of very high quality and I believe this is my second or third deBeer Sport Havana purchased from Holben’s, which is an outstanding source for straps and bracelets. Love their pricing!
I bought this strap specifically for my Seiko SRPD (5KX). My wrist is about 6.3 inches, so I decided to buy the ''short'' size... WOW, it just hugs my wrist PERFECTLY!! love the leather smell and the white stitching (very well made) contrasts the white accents of the Seiko.....I decided to combine it with the Fluco butterfly clasp and it looks and feels gorgeous!!! I've got compliments at work!!
Con: It feels stiff, but It doesn't bothers me at all. :)