Fluco Chicago Horween Shell Cordovan Forest Green Flat Leather Watch Strap

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Size (lug/buckle):
  • From Fluco, a German company founded in 1952.
  • Handmade in Germany from genuine Horween shell cordovan leather.
  • Founded in 1905, Horween Leather Company is one of America's oldest and most renowned tanneries.
  • Authentic Horween lining may feature tanning marks or sections of company stamp.
  • Vegetable tanned.
  • Edges are painted, sanded and polished several times by hand.
  • Slim, flat profile for a refined look.
  • 2.5mm thick.
  • Fitted with a polished stainless steel buckle.
  • Piece length 118mm / 75mm excluding buckle.
  • Total length 7-5/8" (193mm) excluding buckle.
  • Includes one free pair of strong, seamless double-flange stainless steel spring bars.
  • Select sizes available with quick-release spring bars.

Watch a JustBlueFish video review of the Fluco Horween shell cordovan watch strap:


Q: Do you sell watch 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 78 reviews
Seve B.
Really brings my SPB165 to life!

This was exactly the neo-vintage look I was hoping to have on my Seiko Pressage SPB165. However, I was surprised to find that I am wearing this regular length strap on the tightest hole on my 6.5" wrist. The hole spacing is broader than most leather straps so there's not as much micro adjustment in this strap. The quality of the leather is top notch and the smell is lovely. The color of the Whiskey is a little pale which will darken some as the strap naturally patinas. But it doesn't match my brown leather dress shoes unfortunately, but it does match the leather sandals lol.

Evan Baines
Fantastic Value

Very nicely made strap equal in quality to some more expensive straps. The color of this whiskey strap is slightly darker than I expected but very nice. Needed a shorter strap to work with my deployant.

Brian Umstead
Soft as butter

This is truly a fantastic strap. The leather is the softest, and most supple I have ever encountered on a watch band. It instantly hugs the wrist with great ease. It has taken my Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date Auto to another level.

Jack Ting
Short strap fits 6.25" wrist very well

The fluco strap has a nice, soft feel to it and bears a resemblance(somewhat) to the original Junghans strap. It comes with one set of spring bars. Bergeon 6767-F is what I use to replace the strap.
It seems that the strap length is slightly shorter than what was indicated on the website. My measurement is 103/68mm. The lug to lug length of my Junghans Max Bill 34mm Handaufzug is only 37mm (The lug to lug span of most watches is around 44-48mm). I used the third or second shortest hole on the strap. I like that the pointed end of the strap doesn't wrap around the side of my wrist.
btw, I can't seem to find this model, FLUCO CHICAGO HORWEEN SHELL CORDOVAN on Fluco website. Well, as long as it works, I don't mind.
Thank you Mike :)

Watch Strap Nirvana

Beautiful strap, perfectly complements my new Seiko Prospex. I am so grateful for Holben's and their extensive collection of short straps -- in this case a 20mm short.

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