Erika's Originals MN Original Red Watch Strap

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Inspired by the classic Marine Nationale watch strap (originally invented by French naval divers to pair with their military-issued Tudor MN watches) and widely regarded as one of the most comfortable all-season straps on the market today, Erika's Originals MN straps are expertly handcrafted by Erika and her team of skilled artisans in Valencia, Spain.

Each strap starts with superior European spandex elastic nylon, dyed to perfection in Switzerland for ultimate comfort and moisture regulation, and featuring a rounded-edge, non-fraying endless weave elastic (two perfect sides!). Woven to the highest specification using traditional techniques on state-of-the-art looms, this durable material maintains its perfect structure while supporting even the beefiest watches. Lines are 100% hand stitched using premium European yarns. Easily microadjust for a customized fit with the integrated sliding clasp. The 316 stainless steel buckle is water resistant in both ocean and pool, and for added peace of mind, all Erika's Originals MN straps are hypoallergenic and latex-free.


  • Premium European spandex elastic nylon.
  • 316 brushed stainless steel hardware.


  • Regular length: fits wrists 6-1/4"-7-3/4" (175mm/7.00 inch on Erika's site).
  • 2mm thick.


  • One free pair of strong, seamless double-flange stainless steel spring bars.


  • Hand-washing recommended: Soak in warm water, along with a small amount of mild dishwashing liquid or baking soda. Rinse well; air-dry.

Curious about how and where Erika's Originals' MN straps are made? Check out this video produced by Erika and Swiss watch company Oris (along with Ted, the Oris Bear):

Erika's Originals MN Watch Straps: How and Where They're Made


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

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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 153 reviews
Great but pricey

I’ve been on the fence about getting one of these for a few years now but I finally decided to give it a try. I wanted a pass thru strap for my Seiko diver but I don’t like natos because of all the bulk and the lack of stretch and Erika’s seemed like a good solution. So far it’s been very comfortable. The material seems durable but also soft and not scratchy like cheap imitations. Erika’s are a lot more stream lined and less bulky than a traditional nato and I really like that I can dial in the perfect fit. Overall I’m really happy with it and I only give it 4 stars because I think they are a little too expensive. As long as it holds up for some years I guess it’s worth it, plus I spent some of my reward points so the price didn’t hurt as bad so thanks Holben’s.

Hands-down the best band I have ever owned!

I have a Tag watch w/ the original steel link band & clasp. I was tired of the steel band The watch came with, and it was ready for something new. My brother told me about Erika’s MN & And how much he loved his & should check it out. They were a little pricey, but the reviews were outstanding, and my brother assured me is the best band he’s had. I purchased the gray with the black stripe to go along with my black face tag watch. From the moment it was installed I absolutely loved this band and the way it made my watch look completely different and like a brand new watch. Is a parent so anyone about the price point, just buy one good one and not several junkie ones that will be thrown away. I love it so much, I’m buying another one for my Apple Watch, even though I know they’re not made for them, but I love this band that much. I’m 100% and Eriika’s customer for life

Simple and Gorgeous

I grabbed one of these for my Tudor Ranger, initially a little nervous that it would come off as cheap looking or "too" military (and I was in the military to boot). It's sleek, elegant, well made, and comfortable as hell. It also compliments the Ranger perfectly, and gives it the refined toughness this watch was made to exude.

Best strap you'll ever own

I've purchased 15-20 Erika's straps over the years and never been disappointed once. They are a bit pricey, but still an excellent investment when compared to the cost of run of the mill NATO and MN straps that will eventually end up at the bottom of a drawer, unused.

Very comfortable, great for big watches

Great strap. Easy to adjust. A little complicated to put on initially. I really like how secure and comfortable it keeps my Orient Defender 2 against my wrist. Small scratch on buckle after nearly a year of frequent use

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