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.
The strap arrived at my doorstep (Singapore to Malaysia) within a week and my first impressions of the strap were pretty good. The color scheme was beautiful, the stitching felt sturdy, and the overall strap felt well-made.
I would have preferred the buckle to be engraved rather than just a print as it could fade over time. Some parts of the stitching were very slightly uneven but it was very minor and barely noticeable.
Overall, would I recommend the strap to others? Yes I would. I greatly appreciate the customisable length of the strap as my wrists are tiny. And the strap itself, despite very minor issues, is very well-made. It's now my go-to strap for some of my favorite watches.
Great leather straps! There's no need for breaking in the straps. One of the better quality ones at this price point. However, the only MINOR downside is that there is some paint spots/residue on the underside of the strap. The Delugs stamp on the buckle wasn't centred too. Again, minor flaws. Overall, the strap is super comfortable and supple for everyday wear, especially for Singapore's weather.
+ Great customer service. I made a wrong order by ordering size S instead of M. Emailed them about it and they quickly responded and amend my order. Thanks!
Awesome quality and the leather required zero break in time. Highly recommend delugs to anyone looking for high quality straps.