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Real alligator strap vs embossed cow leather - functional/durable comparison

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Based on my search, this topic has been done here before but the threads seem to get off topic before there’s much of an answer or consensus.

I’m only interested in the functional difference between authentic alligator straps and their much cheaper embossed leather counterparts. Will gator last longer? Is it more wear or water resistant? What are the actual useful benefits of real gator? Etc.

Or or is it just a pricey luxury strap material that feels better and looks better (arguably I’m sure)?
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I would also pay close attention to the quality of the lining as well as the outside appearance.
To me, this has more to do with comfort than the top leather.

I only have one watch so I splurge on straps and gild the lily.
It seems like you don't really need another. :-!
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