Dark Blue Belly skin - Square Scale Alligator watch band on Seiko 5 Sports SRPE67
When it comes to leather watch straps, many of you would agree that alligator leather is perhaps the best leather material to use to make a quality leather watch strap.
Bell & Ross Heritage BR123-95-SC on Brown Hornback alligator / Bony Alligator watch band
Black Bony Alligator on Seiko Samurai Black SRPB55
Handmade alligator watch straps from Strapcode are made to the highest standards and is an excellent option for enhancing a treasured watch while refining the overall presence.
Although it is very difficult to source the best quality alligator skins, we were fortunate enough to be able to source high quality alligator leather in large scales from well known tanneries throughout Asia & overseas.
Black alligator watch band made from Belly skin on New Seiko 5 Sports SRPE79
Dark Brown Belly skin alligator on New Seiko 5 Sports SRPD67
The skin of American Mississippian alligator is rated as the most expensive and luxurious of all Crocodilians, because it’s the most durable, ages nicely and is the most flexible of all three species (alligator, crocodile, and caiman). Another reason why the Mississippian alligator is considered as the most luxurious leather material is due to their processing method, their skins keep their unique colors and patterns and only get a “vintage look” over time. Since they are processed without chemicals, they are suitable for persons with sensitive skin and or those prone to allergic reactions from leather products.
Shinny Ash Brown from less expensive Alligator's side skin, demo on Seiko Presage Cocktail SRPE45J1
Same alligator side skin in Cut edge design demo on Seiko 5 Sports SRPD65K1
After knowing that the Mississippian alligators are rated the best leather material around, knowing where the best of the leather skin on an alligator is just as important. The skin from the sides of an alligator is most commonly used as it is less expensive than those cuts from the belly and back (Hornback / Bony).
Vintage Honey Brown Italian Handmade Alligator Belly skin watch band on Seiko Zimbe SRPD19 Mini Turtle
Another unique color 'Vintage Grey' on Seiko SNJ029 Urban Safari Arnie, you can only find from Italian handmade collection
Alligator skins are limited if you compare with other leather products. That also means the cost for a quality alligator leather strap would be a lot greater than your average cowhide leather watch Anotherstrap.