This genuine Horween shell cordovan leather strap was handmade by Fluco, a German company founded in 1952. Using a meticulous fifty-step process, Fluco produces beautiful leather watch accessories from its workshop in the Bavarian forest town of Furth im Wald. Founded in 1905, Horween Leather Company is one of America’s oldest and most renowned tanneries. The original and iconic Horween Color 8 is a deep, rich brown shade that reveals a complexity of reddish tones over time. The authentic Horween lining of this strap may feature tanning marks or sections of the company stamp (see photos).