The quintessential brown leather strap. Barenia leather from Haas tannery in France is widely used by Hermes, and Hermes doesn't just choose any leather to use. It only uses the best. This is the same Barenia that Apple uses for its Apple Watch strap (check out that price!), and Hermes for its Birkin bag.
Barenia leather is soft and supple, just the right firmness, and has the perfect shade of brown. It has a very smooth surface, with just a tiny bit of gloss. Closer inspection can reveal the beautiful grain on this leather. It has moderate scratch resistance which means you don't need to baby the strap. Small scratches can be buffed out with just some slight rubbing. This also means that Barenia is able to develop a beautiful patina that results in a slight darkening of the leather with use.
All watch straps will come with a silver tang buckle and quick release bars, so that you can easily swap out between your favourite watch straps and not have to fuss about scratching your watch lugs. No one will judge you for changing straps every day!
For our Signature series, there are a total of 4 layers of various material that goes into each strap, with each layer serving a specific purpose. From top to bottom, they are: (1) exterior leather, (2) padding, (3) synthetic strengthener, (4) lining leather.
All layers are firstly glued and pressed together, before they are stitched. Finally, the edges are finished with edge paint, which adds an additional layer along the exposed edges of leather and protects it from wear and tear, and water damage, over time. This also prevents the different layers from separating - an additional layer of prevention on top of the stitching.
Lug Width: Find out the lug width of your watch mode. You can do this by searching the following "(watch model) lug width" in Google. Once you know the lug width (for e.g. 20mm), select the 20/18 variant for the lug width. 20 refers to the lug width, while 18 refers to the buckle width. Our straps come with a taper because it looks classier than straight straps.
Size: Not sure what size (length) to get for the straps? There are two methods to determine this.Method 1: If you have an existing strap on your watch, measure the long and short straps, sum up the lengths, and choose the variant (Small or Medium) that is the closest to the total length of your existing straps. For example, if your existing straps measure 105mm on the long strap and 80mm on the short strap, the total length is 185mm. The closest variant would be Medium (115mm/70mm = 185mm). Note that this is still an approximation, and you should adjust accordingly if your current strap does not fit your wrist perfectly.
Method 2: If your existing watch does not have a normal strap (you have a bracelet on), you would need to measure your wrist size and purchase the strap size according to the guidelines below. If you are between sizes (for e.g. wrist size of 17.5cm), we recommend to size up.
good quality leather and craftsmanship with even stitching and good length. Flexible out of the pack but have some concerns about the tail end of the longer half of the strap. Perhaps a little too thin.
Great colour and quality. Strap was comfortable from day 1!!!
Quick release is a great feature as well.
The leather quality and finish on the strap is amazing. I’ve ordered from other SG strap makers before but if this strap is anything to go by, the standard at delugs is a different level altogether. Will definitely be picking up straps from them in future, I’m a convert.
My 3rd time getting strap from delugs and as always, not disappointed at all!
The Tan Barenia strap is supple and soft to touch, with superb craftsmanship!
Have had the strap for about two months so far, and it's a great strap, very versatile on a variety of different watches, from vintage Omega dress watches to modern Grand Seiko sport watches. The Barenia leather is very supple and luxurious, and the lining layer is soft and comfortable. The padding is just thick enough to add character, but not so thick that it makes the strap feel stiff. The edge pain is durable, and it hasn't shown any hint of cracking or stripping off. The stitching on the strap I received is a little uneven upon close inspection, but it is not enough to bother me, and Delugs has shown a commitment to always improving.