All, I have been searching high and low for 19mm straps for my Tissot, as the OEM croc grain is total rubbish.
I came across this "Shiny Nile Black Crocodile" strap on WorldofWatches.com
Unisex Strap 19MM Shiny Nile Black Crocodile | World of Watches
At $42.75, I assumed it was just grained leather, but one of the pix shows a closeup of this imprint: "Genuine Crocodile / Made in USA"!
The same strap is being offered at this price on the websites of Amazon, Walmart, and Sears.
Browsing through other straps labeled Crocodile or Alligator on WoW, none look fake/grained to me, they look like the real deal.
I don't know how the heck they can charge so little for genuine reptile, but I went ahead and ordered one to find out. WoW seems to have a 100% return policy including return shipping, so I figured it's risk free.
Will report back on the results. But in the meantime, if anyone has experience/insights on these straps, please share!