I was in need of a good strap after getting a Hamilton Khaki King II on bracelet and finding the bracelet too heavy. This was going to be a costly mistake as the OEM strap was $140. I tried a few other options, but they all felt cheap. Took a chance on a Sydney strap co watch and for $35 after discount I had an incredible strap that matched the quality of some of my other OEM Swiss straps. Very pleasantly surprised. Only issue was a tiny imperfection in the leather, an indentation from spring bars poking the strap. Would suggest better wrapping of this in the future when shipping to avoid.
I quite like this strap on my black dialed chronograph watch. The leather feels comfortable and has not immediately creased up, so seems reasonable in that regard. Stitching looks good. It was a tiny bit stiff initially, however I rolled it around my finger and that set the curve quite nicely.
I put this strap on my Seiko SARB017 - this strap is miles ahead of the factory strap and comfortable straight out of the packaging. The quick release mechanism on the spring bars is also really great for making what is usually a painful task painless. Highly recommend this strap!