I ordered this strap after scouting around for a leather watch strap for my father's vintage Seiko Watch. I initially went to the service centers of luxury watch showrooms (including the Seiko service center), all of whom tried to palm off expensive leather straps costing Rs.1000 plus. That's when I came across Kolet straps on Amazon, which cost 1/3rd of what the service centers were quoting.
I read through the reviews on other Kolet straps and was sufficiently convinced that the quality is good. However, since it gets really hot and sweaty in Delhi, I wanted a less padded and more minimalist looking strap and eventually narrowed down on the tan parallel leather strap.
When the strap arrived at home, I could not contain my excitement. I managed to use a small screwdriver (the kind used for spectacles) and changed the strap on my own at home.
Everything about this strap is an understatement. For the price, the quality is amazing. There's a tiny blemish on the underside of the strap, but I can live with that. The feel on my wrist is perfect, not too heavy or padded. The strap has completely transformed my watch, making it look like the new minimalist watches that are making a comeback in fashion. I'm going to test the strap out over the next few weeks and will post an update in due course.
There used to be a time when our parents and grandparents bought one solid watch and stuck by it through time. Our generation is spoiled by the options available, and it's heartening to know that one doesn't need to buy a new expensive watch - something as simple as a good quality and functional strap can radically change the look of an existing watch. I'm going to flaunt this for a while. Thank you Kolet and Amazon for making my day.
Though it's looks good but quality of material is poor. At list use good quality material if you wish not to use leather. Purchase this seeing good rating but the this is not genuine leather. It's cracks within 1 month of use. Not worth for buying.