I love the thickness, suppleness and the graining of the strap, but the color is not what I expected. In certain lighting conditions, metallic raspberry iridescence is highlighted and the strap presents more feminine. Not a bad thing but not what I was imagining. The photos on the site don't convey the shininess of the leather and I would have passed on this. It's too much of a hassle to return the strap and at this price point not a bother to keep. I’m pairing the strap with a Rolex Day Date to reinforce the strengths of each and not all dissatisfied with the results. Who knew?