I’ve never used any waterproofed leather and this is a first. It’s pliable and works out of the envelope. I do like the loop that keeps the keeper in place. I wished they came out with more colors/options. I’d buy more for sure!
From the moment I put it on I knew that it would exceed even my most optimistic expectations.
I bought if for my vintage Wenger, but frankly, this high-quality band deserves a much better watch. How can a 4mm thick calfskin watch strap be so soft, so comfortable, yet so durable and so robust?
I waited before I submitted this review because I wanted to see how it broke in. Simply better than expected. Already it is so comfortable I keep forgetting I have a watch on at all. I was out all day yesterday in mid-90 degree heat and it did breathe better than anything I have ever had and as a "waterproof" band, it did not absorb perspiration like other quality leather bands. Just perfect.
It didn't take me long to appreciate the double-pronged buckle and the keeper anchor.
Holbens always has the best selection across the board, best prices, easy to navigate website, immediate shipping, and sincere customer service.
I have a couple from Di Modell and a couple from Hirsch and they are both great bands. A little pricier but worth it.
High quality materials, attention to detail, durability, water resistance, and very attractive—words that describe one of the best watch straps you can buy, at any price.