I just bought this watch, it's lovely, I collect watches. This strap however is the worst I have seen in ages. It is so stiff you can't bend it into the first loop without worrying about breaking something. Mine actually broke on the buckle the first time I tried to close it, but it was just a pin not in place so I fixed it. The watch itself is worth owning, a nice design. Also beware there is a platic stop behind the crown when delivered, remove it, and very invisible plastic screens on both sides of the watch. I love it, but spent £20.00 on a decent quality leather band, be warned!!