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Alligator Watch Strap
A handmade Alligator Watch Strap from Equus is made to the highest standards. It is very difficult to source the best quality Alligator skins here in Europe; they are few and far between and fiercely competed over by makers. We have contacts that allow us to source from the most prestigious tanneries in the world, in particular the famous Heng Long tannery. The beautiful skins we have are available in a wide variety of colours (see our alligator colour page here for full size images) and will be made with the greatest care and hand work into entirely bespoke alligator watch straps suitable for the most prestigious watch. In an age where luxury is often defined only by a logo and price tag an Equus watch strap is different, handmade, hand stitched quality, made to last, made with passion and craftsmanship, not with a machine.
Our Alligator watch straps, in common with all our watch straps, are entirely hand stitched and hand made and are available in a huge variety of width and lengths. If you don't see the size or widths you need we can help, please just get in touch. Each strap is made not only with the finest Alligator, but also the finest lining leathers, either fully vegetable tanned calf, or the technically excellent hypoallergenic and water resistant Zermatt and Alsavel calf linings to ensure the strap is not only comfortable, but also made to last. The interior of the strap is also of crucial importance - virtually all straps feature cardboard or similar materials internally to give the strap body and shape - we only use sculpted leather throughout, the interior of our straps will age as well as the exterior, though you will never see it. We use Lin Cable linen thread to stitch the straps, renowned as the highest quality linen thread and available in nearly 30 colours to match or contrast with nearly any outer leather, watch face, case or hand combination. To finish off the strap we can supply them with spring bars, quick release or regular and either with a buckle or made to work around your existing buckle or deployant.
Alligator is a CITES listed species so commercial use of the skins is strictly controlled and as well as buying the finest quality we of course make sure all our skins are sourced in compliance with the regulations. As a result, currently within the EU we simply need to ship straps with a copy of the paperwork of the skin proving its provenance and source.
For customers outside of the EU we are able to apply for correct CITES permits for your strap for a small fee, ensuring your strap complies with all of the relevant laws, won't cause customs hassle and maintains its resale value if you rotate your watch or strap collection.
As proponents of ethical and transparent sourcing and sustainable use of leather we don't just comply with the regulations to make sure your strap sales through Customs, it also means a strap can be traced back from you, its owner, via us as strap maker, back to its originating tannery and where the skin was harvested. As far as possible all of our skins are from wild caught animals taken as part of population control measures in Louisiana - we prefer both the character and ethics of wild skins. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.