As in love with my 3714 as I am, I am shocked by how little time the brown alligator strap lasted. I've owned the watch for 14 months and already both loops (for lack of better word) have fallen off and the band is completely discolored. I know straps are not good for hot weather, and I expected some discoloration...but for both loops to fall off, rendering the strap almost unwearable...well that shocked me. Especially considering the ask price on an IWC band.
Do you folks literally not wear your straps in the summer? Have you similar experiences with IWC straps or any gator straps for that matter?
...Well I tried to upload a couple pics but I must be doing something wrong. Both attempts failed.