Shark leather has got to be the leather with the most defined texture that I've ever seen. It is also incredible tough, with high level of scratch and water resistance, but yet still retains amazing flexibility. The wide range of colours, along with the two-tone colour of the valleys, make this an extremely unique strap.
This is an initial run of Shark leather straps, hence the extremely limited size and quantity. If there is enough interest, we will produce more straps as ready stock.
All watch straps will come with our Delugs 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!
Straps in the Slim collection have a total of 3 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) synthetic strengthener, (3) lining leather.
All layers are firstly glued and pressed together, before they are stitched all around the strap. 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 - a crucial layer of prevention given that the strap isn't stitched all around.
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 20-16 variant for the lug width. 20 refers to the lug width, while 16 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.
The softest yet toughest leather strap I have own. Pretty much water resistant as well! Definitely recommend for those looking for black slim straps that is strong yet comfortable on the wrist. Not forgetting the natural leather crease lines!
Another great strap. Love the texture and what I describe as a mix of matte and glossy finish.