I was very impressed by this strap. I really, really like it. It has a lot of padding and has a heft to it, which is what I wanted, so it took a day or two to break it in, but when it did, it looks and feels beautiful on the hand. It really hugs my wrist and looks great. Currently wearing on Glycine Combat 6 Classic Moonphase, the factory strap is also aligator pattern, but it's nowhere near this one. The pattern looks plasticity, fake, and it doesn't have the nice padding. It's night and day.
Also, want to mention, that Holbens has been nothing but a pleasure to deal with. I got my strap in Los Angeles only 2 days after placing the order. Also they really stand behind their products.
I love doing business with you guys. Great quality and price!
Superb watch band. Well padded, nice croc grain pattern, really good, pliant leather. Looks like a $100 strap.