Design Features | Alligator Grain Leather Quick Release

Our Alligator Grain Leather Quick Release watch bands are sure to add the perfect amount of sophistication and style to your favorite timepiece.  Perfect for a night on the town, the workplace or that special occasion.

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Equipped with integrated quick release spring bars that allow you to insert or remove the band in a matter of seconds.

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The Perfect Gator Grain Leather

We utilize top grain bovine leathers that are hand selected, aniline dyed and then embossed with an alligator grain. Our dyes are selected to strike a balance, providing the perfect satin finish and rich coloring. The underside of the Alligator strap utilizes a thin strip of pigskin that has been specially treated to provide a soft and comfortable fit against the wrist.

Padding and Taper

Each strap features padding for comfort and style.  The thickness measures 5mm at the spring bar end and 3mm near the buckle. Each strap is also tapered and the width at the buckle is 2mm narrower than the width at the watch head.

Fine Stitching

Custom stitching wraps around the full perimeter of the band for both aesthetics and strength. Each band is individually stitched using durability-tested thread.

Optimal Fit

Our Alligator Grain Leather Quick Release straps come in two different sizes, Standard Length and Long Length (limited colors available). Standard Length fits wrists 5" - 8" inches in circumference while our Long Length fits wrist 7.5" - 9" inches in circumference. Please note, watch geometry may also impact fit. If you are not sure whether a band will fit or not, we encourage you to give it a try as we offer a money back guarantee


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Stainless Steel Hardware

The buckles on our gator straps use 316L stainless steel buckles where others use iron or aluminum. Iron components rust and need to be bulkier and heavier to achieve strength comparable to that of stainless steel. The finish on both treated iron and aluminum parts can weather or wear off, leaving a dull, scrap-metal appearance. If you take a knife to our stainless steel components, you will find a material that 1) is solid all the way through, 2) is difficult to scratch or bend and 3) maintains its initial shine for many years.