To manufacture these watch bands, we use calf leather with a smooth finish. To manufacture this kind of leather, tanneries have to do an exhaustive selection of leathers removing those that have stains or scars as in this kind of finish they cannot be hidden.
We use calf leathers tanned with different patterns (buffalo, bison, bull, alligator, etc). Most of our leathers come from Italy because, in spite of having tried leather from other places, they are far from the texture and quality of italian leather finish.
In Diloy, we use only stainless steel buckles to fulfil all european regulations. We try to choose the design we feel is the most suitable for every model taking into account whether it is sporty, vintage, classical, etc. If you need a different kind of buckle for your watch, you can take a look to our buckles section.
Style and details
The shape of the leather watch bands, the stainless steel buckle and the stitchings make this strap specially thought for sporty watches.
It is available with the stitching in different colours in contrast with the colour of the leather to combine them with the details of the watchcase
We use a technique called 'cut' that consists of cutting, glueing and joining every parts of the strap as it was a sandwich. Side edges of the strap have been dyed using a paint special for leather. Diloy applies 5 layers of that paint and we must wait different hours between layers until it is completely dry. Unlike our competitors, the result is that we get an edge of the strap really smooth to touch.
We use two loops or remborded fasteners made with the same leather than the strap, one is fixed and the other one is mobile. The mobile loop is strengthened with a stitching in the back part. It is normal that the loops seem to have a different colour than the strap. This is because of the leather performance when it is subjected to different tensions. If you bend the strap, you will see that leather become lighter and the colour is closer to the colour of the loop. The colour of the strap will become darkers as days go by.
In the production process, Diloy add some extra reinforcements in the most sensitive parts of the leather watch straps. Diloy introduces a thin nylon fiber of high resistance in both parts, the buckle edge and the edges that will hold the watch bands to the watch. This fiber perfectly fits in inside the leather and it avoids the strap break in those parts where the leather has to be reduced to be folded and make the hole where the srping bar will be placed.
We also add a nylon fiber inside the loops (also called fasterners) in order to avoid that they break because of too much tension.
These are small details that make Diloy watch straps to be the best straps in the world.
We do not recommend wet the watch bands and, even less immerse with it. We strongly recommend to avoid salty water or chlorine from swimming pools.
Straps are designed to wear a watch in your wrist, avoid bending it in the opposite direction to normal use or bending it more than the natural curvature of the wrist.
Many dyes from leather industry are fat-soluble, so we do not recommend to use lotions in the surface of the straps. Lotions can enter the leather and affect the dye. This happens specially with all colours that have red pigments and even more in those leathers with matt finish than shiny varnished.
Still not convinced by this model? Do not worry, we have many. Take a look to our collection of leather watch bands.