Omega Burgundy Alligator Strap

Material: Semi-Matte Alligator
Retail Price: $299.95US
Street Price: $199.95US
Thickness: 2.5mm
Style: Dress
Size Reviewed: 20mm x 18mm

While I typically don’t review OEM straps, I purchased this one afterwards to mount on my Speedmaster Sapphire Sandwich and feel its worth looking at since its nice to be able to compare the quality of OEM straps with aftermarket ones. Since I ended up selling the Sapphire Sandwich on the bracelet that it came with, I no longer have an Omega watch to mount this strap to so have been using it on various other 20mm lug width watches I own.

As you can see, this example of the Omega Alligator Strap has a fantastic pattern, with very clean and smooth scales in a rich Burgundy Wine color. The longer un-interrupted look of the single-fold deployant straps makes the watch look so much more elegant in my opinion. I much prefer this configuration over the double butterfly deployants.

There’s a close-up of the nice clean alligator scales. I’ve seen a few of Omega’s Matte Alligator straps, like the one that came with the new Aqua Terra 8500, and was not as big a fan of it as I am of these semi-gloss straps. They seem to have just the right amount of gloss to look classy, but not too much that they look patent.

These Alligator scales are just the right size, and the quality of the scales usually makes or breaks a strap. In this case the quality makes the strap. The matching burgundy stitching works great with this strap as well. Without a doubt one of the higher quality OEM straps on the market, which I suppose justifies their high price.

Overall, and outstanding strap from Omega. Their quality of strap matches those from competitors such as Breitling and JLC, and exceeds the quality of many similarly price brands such as Zenith and Ebel. Having said that, most higher quality aftermarket straps of this caliber are available for just a little over $100, which is a much better value than this is from Omega directly, so I personally would only recommend buying one of these if you require it for the deployant or if you can get it cheap like I did.

Rating:
Comfort: 9/10
Design: 8/10
Fit and Finish: 8.5/10
Overall 8.5/10

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8 Comments

  1. laslo
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Hi,

    Nice review (sorry, 1 year delay).

    Could you tell me where ould i find this strap (ottofrei do not have it).

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Posted August 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    I purchased mine from an Omega Dealer… have you tried yours?

  3. Ryan
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    This strap is beautiful! I went to my omega dealer and he could not locate it. Would you be able to send me the serial number? Any info would help!

    Thanks,
    Ryan

  4. Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ryan, Sorry I don’t have the strap any more as I sold the watch I wore it on. Good luck in your search!!

  5. Tigran
    Posted June 6, 2014 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Hi where did you buy this strap? Can it be found anywhere else? thanks

  6. Strap Aholic
    Posted July 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I picked it up on the forums, new, from a fellow watch collector.

  7. ernest charbonnet
    Posted February 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I see an Omega aqua terra 150 that shows band with at 21.6mm. Is this a size that you can make for that watch?

  8. Strap Aholic
    Posted March 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Sorry I don’t make straps, just review and provide a directory for them.

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