When you make a signature style in a top-in-class leather, you're bound to get a winner. This Signature strap in 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.
The Chromexcel strap starts off in a beautiful medium brown colour. This leather has a pronounced pull-up effect. What this means is that as the leather stretches, the colour changes. This is due to the movement of the oil and wax inside the leather. What results is a leather strap that wears and ages beautifully, with a rustic and vintage vibe. 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 a silver 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 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.
During the years I have tried a lot of different leather-straps. The straps produced by Delugs are by far the best straps I have ever tried. The quality is impeccable and the craftmanship superb.
Very soft leather and wrap comfortably on wrist. Thickness and taper hit the sweet spot. Definitely highly recommended strap.
It's an amazing strap, great colour, doesn't need any breaking in, and SOOOO comfy! Loved it. Looking forward to getting more from Delugs!
Excellent strap, perfect fit and great communication from the company. Mine arrived in four days from Singapore to Tennessee.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase! The quality of the stitching is great, the leather is super comfortable, and the look was exactly what I was looking for! The only problem I had was the holes for the spring bar were punched through the leather on a slight diagonal, so it cannot fit on the deployment clasp I bought with the watch. It can still fit to a watch perfectly fine, it's just because the deployment clasp has very little room that it isn't able to fit.
Other than that minor issue (which just speaks to the fact that these are handmade and so occasionally have small issues) I am very satisfied!