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!
Hard to find a burgundy strap.
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.