Just wanted to share a few thoughts about your single piece NATO straps. I own a couple of simple military G-10 style watches for beating around on my ranch. Unfortunately the stock NATO straps they come with are too long for me, the nylon seems thin, and the shiny silver hardware is flimsy.
As a replacement I've purchased about a dozen of the DaLuca single piece NATO straps in different colors with the PVD hardware. The nylon material is notably thicker and feels much more substantial. The straps are easily trimmed and fit my small wrists perfectly. PVD finish on these bands are the best I've seen and the black finish does not wear off. I'd highly recommend DaLuca straps to anyone looking to upgrade their stock NATO strap.
Tom Duquette (Cross Plains, TX)
The other day I received my 1st order from DaLuca and I'm very impressed.
It first started with a made to order Shell Cordovan strap, then after perusing DaLuca's website I added a belt and a wallet and the handy Venetian Cream.
As you might of read in other reviews DaLuca mails their goods inside a nice drawstring bag, everything stamped and made by hand here in the USA with care and pride!!
My entire shopping experience was flawless from the get go to receiving my goods, and they do all of this in such a reasonable amount of time.
Daniel along with his friendly staff put the "A" in accessible, and go out of their way to communicate with the customer.
Lastly, I intend on purchasing again and wouldn't hesitate recommending DaLuca straps to anyone.
Paul (New York)
It is always a bit worrying about ordering an item from the Internet, especially when you are from another country, as I am in the U.K. Anyway, I ordered a white suede watch strap from Da Luca, and I have to say it is the softest strap I have ever worn around my wrist, the suede leather is of very good quality and fits my watch perfectly. Da Luca were very prompt with the delivery and took under a week to reach me. Great purchase and very efficient company.
Joy (Berkshire, UK)
After trying a number of 'traditional' strap makers and their designs, I was about ready to give up on ever finding a durable, comfortable and good-looking watch band. Even though the Daluca straps seemed a little expensive, I liked the simple design and the quality of leathers used. I decided to try a couple and it's proved to be one of the best choices I've made in my watch hobby. Your straps are by far the most comfortable I've worn, easy to care for and seem like they'll last a long time.
I've also recently tried a couple of Italian-made Panerai style straps, and they're certainly nice. But their multi-layer construction produces a thick, somewhat stiff strap. And the inner made-made layer is just not very comfortable on the wrist.
So that's why I've become a fan of Daluca straps. There's really nothing else like them. Also, your customer service is simply A+. Best of all, Daluca straps are made in America and a wide selection of ready-made designs are available (I just can't see waiting weeks for an order).
I'm sure I'll be back for more straps.
Mark (Athens, GA)
I'm a huge fan of your cordovan straps. I surf, swim, workout and shower with my watch on. Once in a great while I clean the strap with saddle soap and it seems, after well over a year of constant use, to be perfect. I'm only buying a new strap to have it in reserve.
Christopher (New York, NY)
Hello, I just received my strap that I ordered on Friday. Very quick turnaround, I really appreciate it. The strap is really nice, I love the color and thickness, and the buckle is excellent, can't wait to install it on my watch. The person who helped me on the live chat last Friday was excellent and answered all my questions. I will definitely recommend DaLuca to my friends. Thanks again!
Jonathan (Houston, TX)
I just wanted to tell you that this was my first aftermarket strap I purchased for my PAM 351 and I have to say you have set the bar quite high. I have been wearing the strap since Monday and I have enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks again for your attentiveness and your high quality of standards.
Jahan (Houston, TX)
I received the Shell Cordovan NATO band from DaLuca today and have already installed it on my Lum-Tec Super Combat. I was glad to find a leather NATO in 24mm, since most seem to be in the 20-22mm range. The band is exceptionally well made, very comfortable, and looks fantastic with the watch. The PVD finish on the buckles is perfect, the stitching is clean and looks quite durable, and the leather has a very attractive look that sets it apart from lesser, highly processed and plastic-looking straps. I’m very happy with DaLuca’s responsiveness as well, I ordered the band on Tuesday the 13th and received it on Thursday the 15th – on the other side of the country.
I’ll certainly recommend DaLuca to my friends. Thank you.
Dustin (Raleigh, NC)
I'm mad at you! I'm mad because now I want one of your straps on ALL of my watches. I only like wearing the two watches I've replaced with your wonderful leather NATO straps. I have the cordovan strap on a copper-faced Ernst Benz Chronosport and, as I suspected, it looks amazing. I didn't like the way the factory stainless band washed out the color of the face, but the cordovan is perfect! Thanks again for producing a superior product. I'm sure I'll be in contact soon.
Lisa (Upland, CA)
Thank you so much for the cordovan leather NATO strap. It seemed a pretty price to pay, but in looking at other reviews and websites, I decided to go with yours, and I'm not sorry. I have it on a Glycine Lagunare, and have already received many compliments and inquiries about this watch strap. I'm so glad I spent the money and I'm sure I'll be buying from you again.
Lisa (Upland, CA)
Thanks for being able to accommodate my request to size down a NATO strap to 21mm. The speed that you were able to get it done and ship it to my hotel while I was on a business trip was just superb! I can tell you definitely take pride in your craft and satisfying your customer's needs. If only there were more businesses like yours!
I've been wearing the strap for a couple of weeks now, and I have to say I am one happy customer. Money well spent! It's so buttery soft and the quality and workmanship is just excellent! I'm really looking forward to abusing it and seeing the leather age. I've already had a couple of friends compliment my watch and ask where I got it, and they were surprised to find out it was the same watch I've always had. Never got that attention with the old stock strap!
Paul (Ventura, CA)
BEAUTIFUL STRAP!!---- (I actually bought the strap before I even had the watch because it was so awesome>) Also has that "old leather" scent which makes it even more special.
EXCELLENT SERVICE!!---- It was literally only a matter of minutes between the time that I sent my emails and your responses.
TERRIFIC WEBSITE!!----- Great pictures and extremely easy to navigate.
SAFE AND EASY PURCHASE!!----- I received multiple emails confirming and updating the status of my order. I was confident that my order would show up on-time and as-ordered.
I will definitely purchase from you again without hesitation when in the market for any more straps/ belts/ wallets. Can't wait until I get my PAM312 so that I can start advertising for you with my awesome strap.
It was a pleasure speaking with you on Wednesday. You are very knowledgeable and passionate about your craft. I received my custom made strap this morning (Friday -- less than 48 hrs after the order was placed). It is awesome! I absolutely love it -- So much so that I have decided to change its original destination and pair it with my Rolex 6263 "Panda" Cosmograph!
The strap most definitely gives the watch a different look and feel -- It is exactly what I was hoping for. I have already begun the patina process :-) Your turnaround time was remarkable. I truly appreciate your "customer" service -- Something not easily found these days. I will be back very soon to do business again and again. Many thanks!
Just got my second strap from you “ The Olive Man”, and all I can say is WoW!!. Love it man, it’s terrific. Just like my custom ammo strap from you, this croc strap does not fail to deliver on quality and workmanship. The subtle green and minimum stitch makes this strap a killer option for my base. Thanks again for superb customer service.
Ivan (Los Angeles, CA)
Just letting you know I received my strap for my BR. I must say it looks fantastic; it has a great vintage look that goes perfectly with the watch - It looks like a watch that Steven McQueen (R.I.P) himself would be proud to wear. Your excellent customer service and super prompt delivery added to my overall satisfaction. I look forward to purchasing more of your unique straps from you.
Paul (Melbourne, Australia)
Thanks for the fabulous strap you made for my Bell and Ross Phantom. It enhances the beauty of the watch in a way a regular rubber or skin strap can not. Plus, your artistic input was essential and invaluable. Knowing the strap is made from a vintage army pouch adds panache to my Phantom. And, of course, your prompt attention to my desire was icing on the cake!
Richard G (Dallas, TX)
Received the strap, and had it installed on the Louie that it was designed for. The band looks awesome, fantastic attention to the details that I wanted for this particular timepiece. Your customer service was exceptional, your talent rivals straps that I have had created in Paris for other watches in my vast collection. I will surely make use of your talent in the near future for other time pieces in my collection.
Jim (Rhode Island)
I just wanted to thank you for the custom made vintage strap for my Panerai 312. The strap is of the highest quality and detail and is sure to get plenty of wrist time. Your customer service can't be beat and I fully intend to be a repeat customer.
Frank (New Jersey)
My two straps arrived with the postman this morning which was a great start to the weekend. They really do look great and both the Bumpinator and the James fit between the formality of the OEM alligators and the ammo straps with their “smart/business casual” style. I have already had compliments from people on the first day of wearing as they are both so individual. Whilst being relatively new to the Panerai brand I have dealt with a number of strap makers and you are up there with the best in my mind both from a product and a service perspective. It’s quite rare these days to be able to talk to the person who physically makes the item being purchased and many thanks for all the time getting the straps right.
I just got my straps, and I could not be more pleased. Snake Eyes is an even better color that I thought it would be. It was the first strap I put on, and is an ideal match for my PAM 233. The Warrior is just the type of tan ammo strap I was looking for, and the brown stitching is a subtle and perfect compliment. And I am thrilled to have my Phocea back in just a few days. I didn’t think you could improve on it, and you did!
I am new to the whole Panerai scene, but I took some time researching straps and strap makers. I initially purchased a gator strap from another maker, thinking that was a must. But I was then drawn to your gig. When I first visited your site, I wondered for a very brief moment if the naming of your straps was merely seductive. Being from New York, please allow me some cynicism. But your straps looked truly unique, and I decided to give it a test drive with the Phocea. Rather than purchase from multiple strap makers, I have now made the leap to DaLuca. I am thrilled to own these 3 incredible straps made by you, each being a testament to your high quality, care and creativity. It is obvious that you put a great deal of effort into the conception of each piece. I am honored to wear your art.
I look forward to my next strap (and T-Shirt). Thank you again for the great service.
Tom Hynes (Lloyd Neck, NY)
I contacted Daniel regarding a custom strap for my MKII Quad 10. Although his site primarily features Panerai straps, he was more than happy to oblige my custom request for a 22mm band. I really wanted something vintage looking so I chose the Trench Warfare. Daniel was quick to make it and the communication was excellent.
I got the custom 22mm strap today and ABSOLUTELY love it. It looks far better than any of the pictures could show. It just exudes character and history in every way. Although skeptical at first (mainly because of the price), I am thoroughly satisfied with the purchase. Even though the strap costs as much as the watch I have it on, I feel it's just as important to the overall look. In my case...the strap enhances my love for this watch many times over.
As a small web business owner myself, Daniel runs a very impressive business. The customer service was amazing, as was the attention to every detail. I'll certainly be purchasing more straps from DaLuca in the future. Thanks!
Daniel Housley (Broken Arrow, OK)
Received and have now been wearing for several days “The Republic” strap for my PAM 233. Love the fit, finish and unique look of the vintage leather that was used in this strap—I think the leather will just continue to get better with time and character. I will not hesitate to add another one of a kind from the DA LUCA collection! Thanks again for the prompt service.
The watch straps you make are very unique. The amount of detail that goes into them is evident. I received my "Le jardin" strap and immediately knew I had to have the Louis XIV made to have a pair made from you. I have received tons of compliments to the point that people look at my DaLuca strap before they even notice there is a Panerai connected to it.
Hugo P. (Los Angeles, Ca)
I got the Desert Eagle strap today and I gotta say it looks fantastic, better than the pic. It feels really good around the wrist and it really brings out the watch. I could immediately tell that this a high quality strap and its a definite keeper. Once again, many thanks for your generosity and your excellent customer service.
I received the awesome "Ruhstaller" strap. Since it had to be shipped to Bonn in Germany it took only a week to be delivered. The strap is a real beauty. It is fitted to a Luminor Submersible PAM 25. Impossible to find a more perfect ammo strap. A pleasure to wear. Thank you for this excellent quality strap.
Frank (Bonn, Germany)
Just received my new strap, to say I am delighted would be a gross understatement, beautifuly made and a perfect fit for my watch, stunning signed buckle as well, thank you very, very much, I will be ordering more straps shortly.
Dave (Northern England)
Daniel - thank you for the 3 vintage Panerai straps. I am an avid collector of these watches and have yet to find straps that looks this good with these watches. They are awesome. Also though it was great to have them shipped out right away, thank you for the fast service!
Jason (San Francisco, Ca)
Thank you so much for the fast and easy service. The code red is more beautiful in person and the quality is excellent. The strap is very comfortable and it gave my watch a totally different look. I am recommending your straps to all my Panerai friends.
AnSun (La Habra, Ca)
Thanks for the Vector 10 strap. I just received it. I have to say that it is even nicer than the picture.... For the price, it is real value and it is a keeper....thanks!
Just received my custom made strap, the strap looks amazing it’s really thick and rough however feels smooth against the skin – has totally changed the look of my Panerai. As for the seller Daniel is a true gentlemen and customer satisfaction is his number one priority. I highly recommend if you’re looking for something diverse and unique. Once again thanks mate and keep well.
Kam (Leeds , UK)
I received the strap, it looks awesome on the panerai, and feels both soft, and hard... looks like I won't sell this PAM after all!
Andy (Amherst, Ma)
Very happy to receive the Vito Vicelli strap in the mail today. The strap looks awesome, it even looks better than it does in the picture! It's truly a one of a kind strap. Thanks again for the smooth transaction and a fast shipping. I'd definitely recommend your straps to other Panerai owners.
Dave (Irvine, Ca)
Received the Smokey Pete strap today and would like to say a BIG THANK U....The strap is indeed a one of a kind and is very well made.... gives alot of character to my Panerai!!
Great Price too!!!
Just got my Big Bertha strap and have to say great work! It's the most unique strap I own and also one of the most comfortable, which is a great combination. Not to mention great communication and shipping times, how can you go wrong? Thanks Daniel.
Robert (Hatfield, Pa)
Great job in excellent price! Nothing like the others!
All the others make good straps but yours is distinguished -nothing like the others!
Be well and keep up the good work my friend!
George (Corfu, Greece)