Hadley-Roma Genuine Leather Oil Tanned Watch Strap Long 20mm MS881
Simply the best... Review by Baz
Have been a watch nut and a strapaholic for many years. During that time I daren't think about how much I've spent on straps and not all of them were cheap. Out of them all, however, the HR MS881 (brown) is my firm favourite. Colour is just right, neither too dark or too light, with a light rust colour complimentary stitching - it would be hard to think of a better combination.
The nature of the oil tanning process has a number of advantages, not least of which is the ability to 'heal' scratches and marks by simply rubbing with a finger (or thumb). Also, the leather has a nice 'pull up' meaning that the colour of the leather becomes subtly lighter where it's bent. It also means that it ages the best of all the straps I've ever bought. Rather than looking tatty, the colour becomes richer and deeper the more it's worn.
Bought the first of many in various widths (I like spares!) 10 years ago and I'm pleased to see that Hadley Roma continue to make this strap. It's very well made, water resistant and tough. Looks superb on either black or white dialled watches. I wear mine on a Hamilton Khaki Field and various white/cream dialled vintage watches. It's worth emphasising that this strap especially compliments vintage and/or vintage inspired watches.
So, very highly recommended. Even at many times the price, it's unbeatable. Verdict: 10/10. (Posted on 2/3/2019)
Leather for Timex Weekender Review by Texmotodad
Purchased both the brown and black. Dressier than NATO; but not too dressy. Nicely made! Purchased the "long" and fits my wrist perfectly. (Posted on 8/16/2016)