This is the second bund style strap I have bought from Holbens. The first was the Fluco cuff band in brown. The finish of the HR band is different, but not bad at all. It is a thick piece of leather. Very smooth, probably corrected grain, but nonetheless, attractive for the price. I thought I would hate the giant buckle, as I did with the Fluco, but surprisingly, the HR buckle works better because of the size of the massive buckle and the slightly tapered strap, and the end of the buckle acts as its own keeper.
Here is a picture of the band, with my vintage Solora watch. I think it looks pretty good.
I have an allergy to nickel and purchased this band assuming the buckle was steel as stated. However, I had an allergic reaction within the first day of wearing it. Clearly it’s not just steel. That’s not to mention that the buckle itself feels cheaply made and looks poor compared to the rest of the band. It’s disappointing considering the otherwise decent quality of the leather and the rivets. If it had a proper stainless steel buckle, this would’ve been a 4 star review. If you don’t have an allergy I’d say go for it but don’t expect the buckle to look as good as the rest of it.
I had high expectations but the build quality was marginal. The buckle was to big. The look was awkward.
Decent quality and look but the immense buckle simply contacts everything
Easy to set up and has option of 18mm or 20mm lug width. I would like a more streamlined buckle. The one it has is rather bulky. Very comfortable and good quality.