I've only had one, it was a black Hirsch Duke and I know it's not a real crocodile strap, it's merely embossed to look like one. I never found it to be all that comfortable, but my wife liked it so I put it on her watch. My question is are they always that ridged where they feel stiff on the wrist? I don't want to spend the money for real crocodile but I like the look. I have a Seiko Presage that came with a bracelet and I think a honey or brown crocodile look grain would look brilliant on it.
If there are softer options you could recommend that would be great, otherwise it may be that I need to get used to it to break it in.