I finally bought a vintage watch to wear on my wedding, and decided to order a custom made lizard strap. I found a custom strap maker on facebook m Vietnam. She made my strap and I received it last night. Throughout the process of making it, I asked her to send me a photo of the hide and her cutout for my strap. Now that I have it, I can't understand why, it feels a bit plastic. Is this a normal feel for lizard skin? I couldn't rest so I had her take a picture of the back of the hide and used, and it checked out. Still not convinced so I started picking at the back of one of the keepers and it peeled just like leather would. So I glued it back and its all fine but I just can't get over the plastic feel.