Eel Skin? Or Teju? Dress watch strap - sources?

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    Eel Skin? Or Teju? Dress watch strap - sources?

    I am trying to cure myself of this custom strap addiction. The best solution I can figure is to complete my collection of 'exotics' and then seek professional help (or start collecting something else...)

    So I have most of them covered: toad, ostrich, python, aligator, croc. Ray is in the works. Shark is out for 'professional courtesy' reasons - I don't kill them, they don't kill me. Hoping to pick up warthog while in Afrique later this year.

    The watch in question is a dress watch. So I am leaning toward EEL or TEJU.

    - Which would be better?

    - Where can I get either custom made?

    Thx!

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    Re: Eel Skin? Or Teju? Dress watch strap - sources?

    Dangerous9 does eel and teju lizard. I think eel might be for lining only though.


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    Re: Eel Skin? Or Teju? Dress watch strap - sources?

    And ABP. Between them, if you can't find it, it probably can't be found, or at least not legally.
    the online workshop of abp straps, bands, watchbands and watchstraps

    With either site, be prepared to lay out a good bit, especially for exotics.

    Can't help on the eel vs. teju issue, tho, sorry, save a general comment: eel would seem to be a lightweight skin. I'd suggest asking about the durability. It looks pretty cool; here's a pic from ABP for a saddle/tan.



    From a texture perspective, that would work for a dress watch. They've got several colors to pick from too.
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    Re: Eel Skin? Or Teju? Dress watch strap - sources?

    Personally I would say teju lizard is a more traditional material for a dress watch, so you can't go wrong there. Eel though? Not sure I would want it for a watch strap :P

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    Re: Eel Skin? Or Teju? Dress watch strap - sources?

    Teju would be my preference. IMO, tougher and more sophisticated.
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    Re: Eel Skin? Or Teju? Dress watch strap - sources?

    Thanks all! Eel is quite durable, used for belts, purses and wallets. But Teju / Varan does have a bit more sophistication (and is quite traditional for a dress watch).

    Any sources other than D9 or ABP? (I love D9 work and quality comes at a price, but wouldn't mind a more economical option....)

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