We just love the look of this Babele leather strap in Slim style. Babele leather is a veg-tanned leather that comes from Tempesti tannery in Italy. The look and feel of this leather article greatly resembles that of a table cloth or fabric. It has the same texture (slightly rough), same firmness (very soft) and same look as a piece of cloth. We think it might be the perfect casual strap for your weekends.
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.
I recently discovered this amazing leather strap by Delugs straps. I needed a slim, elegant strap for my Grand Seiko SBGW253, and this mocha Babele caught my eye. It is very pliable, comfortable, and has a wonderful texture that almost resembles linen dials on vintage Seikos. I wish I discovered this sooner, as I have other thin watches that would've paired well with these Babele straps.
The Babele Mocha is super awesome, comfortable feel and such a clean look! Also soft and it doesn’t take away from the quality of the leather !
It is difficult to find 19mm straps. it is even more rare to get a good one. It is the first time I bought a strap from Delugs but definitely not the last. The strap quite is awesome, soft and comfortable and premium! My Bb36 has been on the leather strap ever since then.