I have Fluco watch straps on five of my watches, including the Bulova Mil Ship shown here. The quality of the Fluco straps is absolutely exceptional. I look at much more expensive leather straps and always come back to believing that for me, Fluco straps are superb and a true buy. Plus, Holben's has been a pleasure to deal with. I will be back!
I purchased this to go with my Praesidus 32mm Combat edition, after receiving the watch band I treated it with leather honey twice and have been using it since. The patina is perfect for this watch.
This is the most comfortable after-market watch strap I have found, never "sweaty" like rubber, never loose like nylon, very pliable. This strap is marked "allergie geschützl" in German, which translates to something like allergy protected, and of course "Made in Germany". The subdued finish looks great, I like this especially with field watches, it seems to bring them up a notch in appearance, while retaining the practical look. Holben service is outstanding.
This strap is perfect with this Accutron 214.
I applied some neatsfoot oil to darken it up a bit and the result as you can see is pure class.
It broke in very quickly and is extremely comfortable on my 35mm Easy Reader. However, it has darkened from the light grey seen in the product photos to a much darker charcoal in the two weeks I’ve been wearing it. Fortunately, this doesn’t bother me in the least because I just wanted a nice, neutral color that was different than the typical black or shades of brown. To that end, charcoal is just as good as grey.
I only wish that it was offered in short sizes. I’m in the second to last hole right now, and, after it stretches out, I’ll be using the last hole. It’s not the end of the world, but I do prefer my watch bands to have less of a tail.