Di-Modell Chronissimo Brown Leather Watch Strap

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Size (lug/buckle):
  • From Di-Modell, a German company famous for its high standard of craftsmanship.
  • Part of the Air-Ter-Mer Sport collection.
  • Handmade in Germany.
  • Waterproof to 100m.
  • Full grain, soft textured matte calfskin leather.
  • Patented hypoallergenic Aero lining.
  • Keeper protected by red loop anchor.
  • 7mm thick.
  • Heavy padding.
  • Approximately 26mm at flare.
  • Fitted with a polished stainless steel Di-Modell-branded buckle.
  • Piece length 120mm / 90mm excluding buckle.
  • Total length 8-3/8" (210mm) excluding buckle.
  • Includes one free pair of strong, seamless double-flange stainless steel spring bars.

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 70 reviews
Chris G.
Great choice

I paired this with my Orient Ray 2. It’s an outstanding combination. It’s stiff when new and it takes some patience to get it broken in.

It’s a bit pricey but a good replacement for the rubber OEM that comes with the Ray 2 and a welcome change from a NATO.

Great quality leather strap

Fantastic quality strap bought for my Glycine Airman. Leather feels luxurious and looks are killer!

23 years in the water

this watch with the di-modell band, has been strapped to my kayak for 23 years, i just bought a new one, the old one was still going strong but i decided to replace it.


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Great sporty band

As soon as I opened the package, I observed the obvious quality of the band. The leather was nicely tanned, the padded areas were substantial and well defined and the stitching was strong and bold. The under side of the band is properly finished. No lining or synthetic, but the leather was well manicured to avoid the roughness you find in bands of a less expensive price point. The band is a bit stiff and will take some time to break in fully, but this is to be expected. I like the retention ribbon that secures the floating loop. I was unsure about the two “tab” design pieces that sit closest to the watch on either side. I think I would still prefer it without that design element, but it has grown on me quite a bit and would still purchase it again. I agree with the reviewer that commented on the companies recommendation to change the band in 6 months. I don’t see that being necessary. It will just be fully broken in after 6 mos, but I don’t wear this watch every day. For context, I have the strap on the new Longines Ultra-Chron reissue. Perfect accent! Buy with confidence….it’s worth the money!

The best yet

This is the absolute best leather strap I have seen so far. Using it heavy with my Ball Roadmaster GMT as I could not get the perfect size with the bracelet. This strap is adapting masterfully to my wrist. I have noticed that the inner leather-cover have started to loosen from the next layer were I habe given it most tear & wear. I will glue it back together, but it is room for improvement from D1 there. Otherwise very pleased. I am currently waiting for a D1 pilot strap for one of my other watches😊

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