So far, this strap is everything I wanted. It's classy, and makes my Orient watch look amazing. Will be looking at Holbert again in the future!
Great color and alligator grain. A bit stiff but with wear it should soften. Fits very well-be exact when measuring!
This strap is simply amazing value in the quality per dollar category. The quality is better than most OEM leather straps you get on watches under $500. It is not super stiff when you first put it on and after a couple hours it will soften up very nicely. I have more than a dozen Fluco leather straps in various lug widths and it is my go to company for premium quality leather straps. Mind you it isn’t a luxury level leather strap but for a sub $50 strap it is probably the best quality strap and company I’ve come across. I’d look to Colareb, Hirsch, Di-Modell and the Fluco Horween Shell Cordovan straps if you want luxury quality under $100, however those straps will cost north of $50. I also highly recommend that you buy these straps either from the Holben’s website or Amazon store as they are awesome to work with.
I have been wearing this strap on my Orient Ray II and it really formalizes the entry level affordable diver to look a lot more expensive than it really is. I know, leather on a diver is considered a massive travesty to some people, but hey do what you want if you aren’t going diving with it. I also have the same burgundy croc strap in 20mm and it looks amazing on my Seiko SARD011.
If you are looking for quality and style this is the one
Beautifully made watch band at a very reasonable price with free shipping. Arrived on time, as advertised. What more could you ask for?