The quality of the strap itself is good. The leather has a decent grain and it looks good on the wrist. However the product photos show a far darker leather than the strap I received. I initially thought this was a mistake however when I contacted SSC to check they informed me that it was not, but rather that this batch is lighter and that some variation is normal given the dying process and natural variation in the leather. They offered me an exchange for store credit and said it also looks lighter in the pictures because I took the photo in the sunlight. The attached pictures are inside on a cloudy day, and this strap is still not "dark" brown by any definition. It's just brown. I understand that there is natural colour variation in leather, and that even dark dyes can stain with some variation but I'd argue that this natural variation is something that the seller is responsible for mitigating/accounting for. I'm not bothered with going through the trouble of an exchange and figured I'd just submit a review and not buy from them again instead. The strap itself isn't bad, it's just not a dark brown.
LUX LEATHER DARK BROWN NATO
Great looking leather nato strap and amazing service. The leather is very soft. I could not recommend The Sydney Strap Co highly enough.
Very comfortable to wear and super supple! May be not quite as dark as expected but at this price and quality all is forgiven. Could not recommend enough!
I was looking for a rugged chunky hand crafted leather piece and landed on this. Very happy with it and the value is evident. Soft, supple and a bit less rugged than a 80- 100 strap, but 100% love it on my LP.
Brown Leather Nato - I love it
I am return customer having purchased a few Canvas Nato straps and loved their weight quality and beautiful polished silver buckles and keepers. I have been keen to try a leather Nato on my 1971 Omega Speedie Moonwatch and sure enough this leather Nato is just a fantastic as the other straps I have purchased from you. Keep up the great work. !!!