Russian Hatch Grain Slim strap is a textured, rustic strap that suits the modern gentleman. It is a very supple strap with no break-in required, and has a rich colour and character that complements vintage watches really well. The colours are classic and pair well with most outfits and suits.
Russian Hatch Grain leather comes from the esteemed Horween tannery from Chicago, USA. It has a grained texture that is similar to Epsom, but not as pronounced. It's most commonly used in leather shoes, but with it's great looks and character, there's no reason it doesn't work on a strap too!
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. 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 20-16 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 Chicago Blue Russian Hatch Grain strap perfectly compliments my Grand Seiko SBGJ231. The quality of the strap is top notch and is on par with some of my $200+ straps. It was very soft when I got it and required no break in period. I highly recommend Delugs and their straps.
As usual, Delugs straps are very comfortable to wear. The strap is very neat, unique colour in grey to blue hues, soft and flexible enough to fit GS clasp. Well done.
I purchased two of these in different lug widths and the pics don't do these justice. The deep blue color and grain of these straps are unlike others I've seen. Furthermore, the guys at Delugs are always available to answer any questions and provide advice...it just proves they care about their customers.
Soft and comfortable from the start! The color is a very dark blue, almost slate. Pairs nicely with a dressy style of watch.
I have pretty specific demands for a watch strap -- my Grand Seiko uses 19mm lug width and I generally look for shorter lengths. Delugs delivered on both. This textured hatch grain strap looks really classy and you can feel the supple quality right out of the packaging. The slim style is well-suited to a smaller, lighter watch and I would note that the chicago blue is really more of a grey. In both cases, this worked perfectly for me.