I have an IWC with the original shiny Black Santoni alligator leather strap. As beautiful as the strap it is I want to tone down how formal the watch is by making the strap matte / dull black. At first I was trying to find an aftermarket alligator strap to match the quality and comfort of the OE strap but I didn't have much luck except for someone suggesting Pete from Watchacc. Now I am considering options to remove the high gloss from the OE strap to achieve the look I want. Has anyone done this? I have no clue what process to use but maybe I could start with a super fine sand paper?