Top positive review
Barton sure makes a good leather strap!
March 18, 2017
Okay, so let me start off by saying that I was initially off put by the original one star review that this strap had when only the one person had reviewed it. So as I quickly look for straps, I would glance over this one and ignore it because it had the one star review, and only showed one star at the time. But I took the time last week to look into this strap, do some research and I was pleasantly surprised. On the American Amazon site, this band has amazing reviews, and over 50+ reviews too. It is genuinely a good strap, and people love it. But the question was, would I like it? Yes.
I ordered the gingerbread strap with linen stitching and it looks amazing, same colour as the photos, just like described. Out of the box, the watch was immediately malleable and soft, forming perfectly to my wrist. It is a top grain aniline leather strap, which is generally a higher quality cut than those just marked 'genuine leather', and you can immediately feel the incredibly soft leather on the top and lining when you get this strap.
As always, the quick release pins are always easier to use than the traditional pins, and it is honestly a shame that more companies don't incorporate them into their straps. However, unlike that initial negative review, I can tell you that this is very good leather. It is a better grade of leather than you would get on your average Hadley-Roma strap. Not to mention how incredibly soft and flexible it is, all in all, you won't be disappointed. I wouldn't hesitate to get this strap again, maybe in a different color next time.