Thanks to Jay at @TheWatchMission I was the recipient of one of his giveaways for the Hemsut Black Horween Leather Quick Release strap. This is my first strap from Hemsut and even though I only have the one leather strap, I thought it would be helpful to share my thoughts with others and give the shout out to Jay for the discovery of this product.
I took three of my watches, Seiko SPB123 Alpinist, Seiko SPB239 62MAS reissue, and my Sinn 103 and tried out this 20mm quick release on each one.
The vintage style strap I choose really set off each one in a different way. The leather was immediately soft and supple easily conforming to the wrist. There was no break in at all which I would assume for leather coming from the Horween leather tannery in the U.S. The contrasting white thread was a great look. The quick release spring bars are a little loose in the channeling but set in snugly to the lugs and held in position very well. The pin buckle hardware was solid 316L stainless and worked smoothly. It didn't feel too thick at all nor sit to high. The highest priced items were around $26 USD which included this strap. The strap came in a sturdy paper envelope. On the inside was a think resealable plastic pouch with separate pockets for the bottom strap section and the top pin buckle sections.
Hemsut is made in Guangzhou China. Guangzhou is a heavy industrial region a couple of hours from Hong Kong. Hemsut's website says they've been making and providing straps for 10 years. They sell a solid variety of NATO, leather, canvas, Apple and Samsung straps, and rubber straps. They also have a custom service for odd sized lugs, adding names or logos, or to fit specific luxury brands. I certainly did not test the customization, so I can't attest to their service or responsiveness. However the website carried all of the standard lug sizes from 16mm to 24mm for the rest of the straps so you're more than likely to find something you like or fits your need right off the bat.
Overall the strap looked and felt great on each of the watches I tested. I can imagine you'll have a similar experience.
Emerging watch enthusiast. I know just enough to be dangerous to my bank account. Small town kid, joined the military, stuck with it for 21 years, stayed in defense. Greater DC area.