Why are crocodile leather watch straps so expensive ?

There are many types of watch straps, and some people may ask why crocodile leather straps are so expensive ? Today our professionals will explain to you one by one.

(1) Rare

Crocodile skin is scarce in the world. As a rare, precious and special species, it is impossible to breed and produce as much as cattle due to the criticality of breeding conditions and the complex breeding technology. Its output volume extremely few.

(2) Over time

As the king of leather, crocodile skin can undoubtedly stand up. Unlike cowhide leather, crocodile leather has one of the biggest characteristics. In the process of use, its luster will not fade away with time, it can reveal its natural luster, so no matter how long it is used, it is still new.

(3) Leather processing is very difficult

There are no more than 50 people who can master the perfect production process of crocodile skin. The complexity of its technology is difficult to imagine. It is not as flat as the entire surface of the cowhide. Due to its own characteristics, crocodile skin processing technology can be divided into early stage, middle stage, later stage. Both need a good set of technologies, they are independent and interlocking. One link is wrong, and the results obtained are totally different. Why each piece of crocodile leather is unique ?because each piece of crocodile leather never repeats the texture and uniform manufacturing process of each piece, so the effect of leather is unique. The improvement of crocodile leather manufacturing technology has always been a difficult problem for the global leather industry to overcome.

Therefore, the world’s top ten watch brands: Patek Philippe, A. Lange Sohne, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, BLANCPAIN, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Rolex, etc have all using crocodile skin for making of exquisite straps.

Genuine crocodile leather watch strap commonly used materials:

1. Alligator.
2. Caiman.
3. Crocodylu.
4. Thai crocodile.

Among them, the American alligator crocodile leather strap is the most expensive.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a China manufacturer specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than 10 years. We design, produce and sell geniune leather watch straps, stainless steel straps, watch buckles etc, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] if you have requirements for genuine crocodile leather watch strap and other accessories.

How long can a crocodile skin watch strap used ?

Some people may ask why crocodile leather watch strap is so expensive? Is it because it can be used for a long time and will not be easily damaged? Today our professionals will explain to you in details.

The crocodile leather strap is not as strong as the calf leather strap, it is also a consumable. Apart from the metal watch strap, a good-quality rubber watch strap is also very durable. The life span of a crocodile skin watch strap is usually 2 to 3 years. If the strap uses a “butterfly” buckle, the situation is better. If it is a pin loop into the buttonhole style like a belt, it is most likely to crack from the bent part. Crocodile skin can be called platinum in leather, known for its luxury and rarity. This is not only due to the scarce number of crocodiles, but also due to the slow growth of crocodile and the extremely high cost of breeding. The crocodile skin that can be used for making watch strap is limited to the narrow and long part of the crocodile’s abdomen. The crocodile skin is beautiful in its natural gradient checkered pattern, although it lacks elasticity, it has a very strong texture. There is a saying that as long as the crocodile leather is properly maintained, it will become more shiny and more flexible. Beloved by many stars and richman.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a China manufacturer specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than 10 years. We design, produce and sell geniune leather watch straps, stainless steel straps, watch buckles etc, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] if you have requirements for genuine crocodile leather watch strap and other accessories.

How to maintain crocodile leather watch strap ?

The crocodile leather watch strap can be called gold in the leather material industry. The crocodile leather material is precious and famous for its luxury and rarity. The reason for this situation is that the number of crocodiles is small, and only a small part of the crocodile skin can be used for leather, watch strap. Although this kind of leather is expensive, it is not as strong and durable as cowhide. Luxury watches are not originally based on more expensive and more durable as the value standard.

If you wear a crocodile leather watch strap every day, the life expectancy is generally about 2 years. If the strap uses a folding buckle, the situation is better; if it is a pin loop into the buttonhole like a belt, it is most likely to crack from the bent part. In fact, all leather straps are afraid of sunlight and frequent exposure to sweat, as well as water and humid gases. Otherwise, in these cases, the leather strap will dry out, become stiff, stinky, and eroded. This is the same situation as when wearing leather shoes.

The materials of general leather straps can be divided into crocodile skin, lizard skin, shark skin, ostrich skin, and calf leather etc, the price is different. No matter which kind of leather strap material is worn, it will produce odor and hardening occurs, if the proper maintenance methods can be taken, the life of the leather strap can be extended by more than half. A correct and ideal way to maintain is to use leather-compatible lotion, soft wet cloth, fast natural air-drying these three steps to keep your leather strap still fresh.

Let’s talk about daily maintenance: In daily life, you should try to avoid contact between the leather watch strap and the water. If you accidentally get wet, you should dry the leather strap and blow it with natural wind, or use a moderate temperature air blower in a hairdryer and then dry it. Please avoid stink when wear it; it is best to put the watch strap in a ventilated place when sleeping to let the cortical cells breathe openly; in winter, the strap hardens to a large extent, and it is easy to have a curved shape. Avoid fold back to damage the cortex. In addition, the dust on the strap can be wiped with a clean cloth and a little water, and then placed in a ventilated place to air dry. If the belt has been worn for a long time and the sweat odor is heavy, you can use a small brush with a little soapy water to quickly clean the dirty area, and rinse it quickly with water, then dry it with a dry cloth, and finally apply some leather oil if possible.

This is the daily maintenance method for the leather watch strap that I have told you today. The operation method is simple and convenient. I hope my tips will help you in the future.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a China manufacturer specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than 10 years. We design, produce and sell geniune leather watch straps, stainless steel straps, watch buckles etc, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] if you have requirements for genuine crocodile leather watch strap and other accessories.

How to maintain genuine leather watch straps?

In daily life, I believe many people have used genuine leather watch straps. So do you know how to maintain the leather watch strap to make the leather strap last longer? Now our professionals will explain to you in details.

As with other leather things, the most taboo of leather watch straps is water. If you immerse them in water for a long time, the leather straps will immediately become hard and brittle, including human sweat. Therefore, you must not wear a watch with a leather strap to swim (or do things that have been in contact with water for a long time). Long-term sweat soaking can also make the leather watch strap moldy. If you are a person who particularly sweats, it is not suitable to wear a leather watch strap. So many people have two watch straps of metal and leather, suitable for leather straps in the cool, and metal strap in summer. There are also more careful people who will take off the original leather watch strap from the watch, and usually use other cheap equivalent straps to substitute, they are very clever.

Long-term strong sunlight will discolor the surface of the leather watch strap, and also accelerate the aging of the leather. Certain chemical agents will also discolor the surface of the leather strap. When you wear it and pull it too hard, the fixed position is also prone to cracks (the greater the bending rate of the strap, the easier it is to break), so you should wear the strap carefully and gentlely. For a better leather strap, both edges of the strap are sewn with thread; the lower-end ones are basically glued with glue. After the strap is stained with sweat (sweat) or mildew, which is the easiest place to crack If you find any cracks on the surface, replace it immediately to prevent losing the watch.

To clean the genuine leather strap, you can wipe the surface of the strap with a damp and soft cloth moistened with toothpaste, and then quickly replace it with a cloth moistened with water, and then air dry in a cool place. General leather oil can be used for the maintenance of leather straps. It is best to wipe the straps every one or two months, and then use sheep oil to do some maintenance.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a China manufacturer specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than 10 years. We design, produce and sell geniune leather watch straps, stainless steel straps, watch buckles etc, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] if you have requirements for genuine leather watch straps and other accessories.

Classification and materials for smart watch straps

There are many different styles of smart watch straps on the market, which can almost meet people’s daily needs. Do you know the different styles? Today our professionals will explain to you one by one.

1. Precious metal strap: expensive, meticulous and luxurious. Suitable for expensive watches and jewelry watches, but also suitable for wearing on special occasions.

2. Steel chain strap: the price is moderate, both high and low end straps are available. Its advantages are durable, bold and sporty. The main disadvantage is that it may cause allergies to some skin, the strap is not easy to clean, and it is easy to hide dirt.

3. Leather strap: There are quite a lot of types, and the price difference is also extremely wide. There are crocodile, lizard, ostrich, calf and sheepskin etc. Newer leather watches come with: Devil’s Skin, Water Snake Skin. Elegant smart watches must be paired with top leather straps in order to show the overall elegance. Wearing comfort is its advantage. The main disadvantage is that it is susceptible to moisture, difficult to maintain, and not durable is its fatal injury.

4. canvas or nylon strap: cheap, mainly used for military watches or sports watches. The disadvantage is that it absorbs water and is prone to odor.

5. plastic strap: the cheapest price, mainly with electronic fashion watches. The pattern design is diverse and colorful, but it has the feeling of not growing up.

6. silicone rubber strap: gradually favored by watch manufacturers. It is mainly used for waterproof and diving watches, and its application will become more and more widespread in the future. Silicone rubber has excellent physical properties: non-toxic, high and low temperature resistance, acid and water resistance, elasticity, easy maintenance.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a manufacturer specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than 10 years. We design, produce and sell geniune leather watch straps, stainless steel straps, watch buckles for smart watches, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] if you have requirements for smart watch straps and other accessories.

What is the reason why the leather watch strap is stiffer?

In daily life, have you found out that the leather watch strap you just bought is harden when being touched? Is it because you bought a fake leather strap ? Today our professionals will give you a detailed explanation.

The genuine leather is made by peeling the animal’s skin and then chemically treated, while the fake leather (mainly PU, PVC) is made by chemical treatment with chemical fiber cloth. The difference between the two is in the difference in raw materials, but because the treatment method in the latter stage is similar, causing the surface effect to be very close and difficult to distinguish, but there are still many inherent physical properties with great differences.

If it is a genuine leather watch strap, the leather strap will be a bit stiff when you wear it for the first time. The longer you wear it, the more comfortable it will be. Like the new leather shoes we usually buy, when we first use it, it will be a bit sloppy, the more comfortable after wearing for several times.

It is worth noting that you must not wear a watch with a leather strap to swim (or do things that have been in contact with water for a long time) or long-term sweat soaks, it can also make the strap moldy. If it is accidentally exposed to rain, please wipe the watchband with a dry towel and place it in a cool and ventilated place to dry it, do not use fire or dry it in the sun.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a manufacturer from China specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than 10 years. Our main products: genuine leather straps, Italian genuine leather straps, stainless steel watch straps, watch buckles etc; we don’t produce and sell any synthetic leather watch straps. If you are looking for luxury and genuine leather watch straps, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] .

How to tell whether the watch strap is a genuine leather or synthetic leather strap ?

In real life, there are many unscrupulous merchants who will exaggerate their products in various ways to attract more customers. So in this complicated market, how can we tell whether the watch band is a genuine leather band or synthetic leather band ? Today our professionals will explain to you one by one.

1, touch

That is, touch the leather surface with your hands, if you feel smooth, soft and elastic, it is genuine leather; while the surface of general artificial synthetic leather is astringent, rigid, and poor in softness.

2. Seeing

The genuine leather surface has clear pores and patterns, the yellow cowhide has more uniform fine pores, the yak leather has more sparse pores, and the goatskin has fish-scale pores; while the synthetic leather has a uniform thickness, a smooth surface, and no natural incompleteness, and its pores and patterns are very uniform.

3. Smell

All genuine leathers have the smell of leather; and artificial leathers have the smell of strong plastic.

4.Ignite

Tear off a bit of fiber from the back of genuine leather and artificial leather, and when it is ignited, anyone with a pungent odor and solid waste is artificial leather; anyone with a hair odor that will not generate hard grain is genuine leather.

5, water absorption identification

The surface of the genuine leather has better water absorption, while the synthetic leather has the better water resistance. You can use your finger to dipped some water and wipe it on the surface of the strap to observe its water absorption. If the water absorption is good, it is genuine leather, the water absorption is poor or it does not absorb at all, and most of them are synthetic leather.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a manufacturer specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than 10 years. Our main products: genuine leather straps, Italian genuine leather straps, stainless steel watch straps, watch buckles etc; we don’t produce and sell any synthetic leather watch straps. If you are looking for luxury and genuine leather watch straps, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] .

Genuine leather watch straps or stainless steel watch straps, which is better?

Genuine leather watch straps and stainless steel watch straps have their own advantages and disadvantages. How to choose depends on personal preferences, let’s explain as below:

Genuine leather strap is relatively soft and conformable, and it also avoids the allergic reactions caused by the exudation of nickel metal when wearing a stainless steel watch strap, and it also looks luxury. Therefore, rich man who pay attention to the general preference prefer leather watch strap. Leather straps come in a variety of colors and kinds, including Crocodile, Lizard, Cow ( also called calf ) and Ostrich. The most common leather watch strap usually made of cow leather.

To be sturdy and durable, a leather watch strap is definitely not as durable as a stainless steel watch strap. The life of a normal leather watch strap is 2-3 years, which is considered a “consumable ” while a stainless steel watch strap can be used for 20 years or more. But one thing is for sure, as long as you wear leather watch strap in right way and do careful maintenance, you can greatly increase its service life, which is the same as wearing leather shoes.

The most taboo on leather straps is water, including human sweat. After prolonged immersion in water or exposure to humidity, the leather watch strap will immediately harden and become brittle. Therefore, you should never wear a leather watch strap when swimming or do prolonged contact with water. Long-term sweat soaks can also make the leather watch strap moldy. If you are a person who particularly sweats, it is not suitable to wear a leather watch strap. Except for the hot season, it is suitable to wear a leather watch strap.

Kingson-Arts Strap Co., Ltd is a manufacturer specializing in the development and production of custom high-end watch bands for more than a decade. Our main products: genuine animal leather straps, Italian genuine leather straps, stainless steel watch straps, etc. If you are looking for a customized watch straps solution provider or luxury watch straps supplier, please don’t heisitate to contact Kingson-Arts by email: [email protected] .