Apple's red classic buckle was always one of my favorite bands, but I always felt it was about two shades too bright. I wanted a deeper, more saturated red. I achieved this with several treatments of neatsfoot oil. After a few days I gave it few treatments with Eco-Flo Super Sheen to really lock that saturated deep red in. I'm very pleased with the result paired with my Hermes 42mm series 2. Here are some photos of it now that it's done. Sorry I don't have a "before" photo for comparisons sake, but anyone who has the band will see the difference - it's a very bright and almost "soft red" color out of the box. Here are some finished images.