finally after trying to purchase a "dark" blue watch strap for my Orient Mako USA with dark blue dial. On my third attempt from three different watch strap companies, found one that the color actually matched the picture on the website. Strap was soft and pliable straight out of the package. There was little to no break in wait time. Very comfortable, I mean VERY comfortable. Looks great, an understated grain that doesn't compete with the watch. A little on the thin side so if you must have a thick padded strap this might not be for you, but I think would be fine with a thin dress watch. The buckle has a nice rounded edge where it seats on the leather when in use and after 3 wears has not left a wear mark on the leather. The buckle prong is thin for easy buckling and unbuckling. My only con is the second free sliding little leather keeper is loose fitting and tends to slide back on the strap.
The light tan leather strap just arrived and I have fitted it on my 1969 Seiko Lordmatic 5606. It's perfect and I don't really see changing it out for anything else. Looks great, feels great and the leather smells spectacular. Thank you Holben's for the quick delivery and Fluco for the craftmanship! Forget amazon, I will be a return customer.