To manufacture these watch bands, we use waxed calf leather tanned in Italy. The main feature of this leather is that, once tanning is completed, a thin layer of wax is spread over its surface which brings an oily look that our customers love. Some marks or scratches may appear over the surface of the strap. This is normal in this kind of models and this happens because the superficial layer of wax is scratched. Usually these marks can disappear with the normal use of the strap or simply rubbing the surface with the fingertip. If the marks are deep, it could be useful to add some dubbin to moisturise the leather. Same that happens with all the items made with oily leather, this strap becomes nicer with the daily use.
For the lining of this model, we have chosen a calf leather with a natural tanned. There is nothing nicer and softer to touch.
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
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.
Model without stitching
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.