Just wondering if you guys could recommend me a good high quality strap for my Explorer. It is the first time I've dressed my Explorer since I got it after getting over the fear of damaging the lugs during changing the strap. I have put on it a Watch Gecko (since re-branded to Watch Gekota) strap that was originally meant for my Seiko SKX013. It's a bit tattered but I can't help the feeling that my Explorer deserves better. You can see that the strap is wearing at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions where the case has caused a bit of friction. I really didn't wear it often on my SKX and for the £40 I paid for it I would have expected a little better.
I'm not a fan of the rubber strap aesthetic so not really liking the Everest, Rubber B etc options. I was thinking about maybe crocodile or alligator straps and it would be great to see some examples. I do like the appeal of straps that are curved so that there are no holes in between the lugs as well. As for colour, I like brown and tan. The strap above is a light tan brown.
I've searched on the forums (straps forum) and there doesn't appear to be a lot of content so I hope this can yield better results. The ONLY Explorer 1 thread appears to have some photos but hard to sift through all the pages. I prefer bracelets over straps but I wanted to try something different. I know i'll eventually go back to the bracelet.