DA LUCAâ€™s value proposition is high quality, American-made watchstraps. Everything comes out of their San Diego workshop, including their â€œVintageâ€ one-of-a-kind, handmade, leather straps. They started in 2009 focused on Panerai straps, but have since expanded to virtually every watch. Itâ€™s nice to see more and more American companies jumping back into the watch business, especially when they offer a high-quality product.
DA LUCA has a full line, including Perlon, nylon NATO, leather NATO in some interesting colors, and a variety of chunky two-piece leather straps. Or theyâ€™ll stich a custom piece to your specifications. They also have a line of leather accessories, like key chains and watch folders, that complement their straps.
The prices are on the high side (e.g., nylon NATO: $30/leather NATO: $145/Handmade Lizard: $205), but weâ€™ll have to wait for a hands-on look to tell if the quality justifies the prices. Based on their pictures, we are hopeful.