To manufacture these watch bands, we use calf leather tanned in Italy with alligator pattern of squared flakes and finish with a semi shiny varnish. Over the years, we have tried with other leathers from other places. Finally, we come back always to Italy because it is only there where they manage to get that nice colour contrast which makes our models of imitation alligator unique in the market.
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
The shape of the leather watch bands, the stainless steel buckle and the stitchings make this strap specially thought for sporty watches.
This strap belongs to our Vintage collection. They are straps that match both, classical and sporty watches. We use a technique called 'cut' that consists of cutting, glueing and joining every parts of the strap as it was a sandwich.
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 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.