I was a bit sceptical about having a red strap but it is a quite muted darkish red that goes with anything I wear. It is the perfect size for my very slim wrist and looks very classy with the mother of pearl face. I had to have a date feature too so this watch fitted the bill. For those of you worrying about clashing with your outfits, no need to worry it is subtle but more eye catching than the usual black leather straps we used to play safe with. Real quality watch and superb value from Amazon.