I was hesitant to pay this price for a watch band when hundreds are available for bargain basement prices through online retailers, but after examining all my options, and even purchasing one, I decided that this would be worth chancing the relative high price of this band.
I love the color of this band against my cafe latte skin. Even though the black lugs don’t match the space gray body of the watch, they match the black screen and black silicone wedding ring I wear.
The second band that helps hold the excess strap in place is adjustable. It’s also larger than the fixed band. This makes for a slightly unpleasant aesthetic, but not so much as to be a deal breaker. It does seem unnecessary if you use the first or second hole, but you can probably cut it off at that point.
The leather is pliable out of the box, creating a better fit around my wrist than the stiff out of the box, loosen over time alternatives. This pliability doesn’t seem to make the band more susceptible to breakage than the stiffer alternative I tried before this purchase.