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  • Alligator leather strap

    Alligator leather is used for high-quality men’s and ladies’ watches. Alligators are not deemed to be true crocodiles. Since the Washington Convention (CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) in the 1970s, alligator stocks in the USA and China are increasing again. The leather for the production of watch straps comes from alligator farms which are run according to the strictest CITES provisions. Such watch straps have an appropriate CITES certificate.