another great product from Delugs. the strap needs to break-in period, it is very soft and comfortable. the color is more blue grey than navy but it suits my watch perfectly, even happier than getting a navy.
Been buying a few straps from Delugs, but this time I am slightly disappointed in the strap. There's a small imperfection on the top part of the strap, which can be seen in one of the photos. Other than that, it's perfectly fine.
Great design with the full white stitching. The lining leather is a nice tan leather, that feels great against the wrist. This navy color pairs nice with green lume.
I am very pleased with the leather. And the workmanship is flawless. The color is a very dark navy with a little dark gray undertone which I think makes it easy to pair with a blue dial because it is less likely to be a mismatch of colors. I also bought the Chromexel in natural. I only wish they stock a larger size. To better fit
Overall a fantastic strap. It has a charming rustic look and feel to it, which works well to add a bit of ruggedness to sports watches or to give dressier watches a more casual laid back vibe. The shade of blue on this leather is like a very dark slate grey with a tinge of blue; whether you see that as a more "mature" blue or a more "boring" blue is personal preference, but I do think it contributes to the strap's versatility. I personally really like the color in that it strikes a great middle ground between black/grey and blue.
I have chromexcel straps from a few other strapmakers, but the Delugs chromexcel strap is the most comfortable; not really sure what it is though, maybe just better construction and better lining leather. The chromexcel on top probably gets all the glory, but Delugs hasn't neglected the importance of quality lining leather either.
The stitching, creasing, and edge paint are all really well done. I ordered the chromexcel strap in two different colors, and there is some variation in the amount of padding between the two straps, but other than that the construction and QC is very consistent.