Color 8 Horween Chromexcel Signature Strap

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  • When you make a signature style in a top-in-class leather, you're bound to get a winner. This Signature strap in Color 8 Horween Chromexcel is what you have been waiting for. This leather is the stuff of legends. When people say leather, Chromexcel is the image that pops up in your head and Horween is the tannery that you think of. Why is that the case? Beautiful grain, smooth texture, rich colours, patina potential and that pull-up effect. 

    What is Color 8? It refers to Horween's classic deep burgundy hue. The leather is dipped and dyed in Horween's secret red formula eight times, resulting in this beautiful colour. Chromexcel has a pull-up effect which means that as the leather stretches, the colour changes. This is due to the movement of the oil and wax inside the leather. On the Color 8 Chromexcel, it is not an obvious change in colour but a subtle one. This contributes to a beautiful variation in the colour of the leather. Also, due to the high percentage of wax, any scratches can also be easily buffed out with just a simple brushing or friction from rubbing. The pull-up effect fades away over time and evens back out. All this contributes to a leather strap that you don't ever want to take off from your watch.

    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!

    Note: Any custom variants are made-to-order and will take four weeks before they are sent out!

  • Straps in the Signature collection have the whole shebang. 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.
    Small: 14.9cm - 18.4cm
    Medium: 16.3cm - 20.5cm

Customer Reviews

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K.P.
Horween Chromexcel Color 8

This is my 4th strap and 5 item (one was a wallet) from the guys from Delug. I would say this strap is the best executed strap as compared to the first and middle batches. The new etched buckle gives the strap a slightly more refined look compared to the previous one which was wider with less defined curves, stitching has improved from the first Cordovan strap, overall execution is great.

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F.T.
Best strap ever

Bought 2 chromexcel straps from Delugs

Can honestly say ive never had straps that blew my mind more than Delug's. the comfort, texture and suppleness of the leather is impeccable!

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C.
Horween chromexcel review

Strap is amazing. Soft, supple and requires no breaking in at all. One of the most comfortable straps I’ve worn. Not to mention the great service by Kenneth! Thanks again bud!


Hypoallergenic, Zermatt Leather Lining

Hypoallergenic, water resistant, scratch resistant Zermatt leather lining

Saddle Stitch

Saddle Stitch detail

Painted Edges

Painted edges


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Sizing Guide
Sizing of watch straps can be a complicated thing. Let's un-complicate it.

 

Size Chart

 

Measurements Description S M L*
A Lug width Varies by lug width
(see product listing)
B Buckle width
C Long strap length 105mm 115mm 125mm
D Short strap length 65mm 70mm 75mm
E Distance to middle hole 65mm 72mm 80mm
F Distance between holes 6mm
G Size of holes 1.8mm

*Unfortunately, L is only available as made-to-order straps.