Genuine Skin vs. Embossed Leather Watch Bands: What's the difference?

One of the most common questions we get about watch bands are about genuine exotic skins and embossed leather. What's the difference between exotic grains and embossed calfskin? Which one is better?

When shopping for watch bands you'll often find the words genuine skin, genuine exotic skin, or something of that variation. Genuine skin means it is the skin of the animal that is mentioned. For example, genuine crocodile skin is from a crocodile, genuine lizard skin comes from a lizard. These genuine skins are sought after for their delicate and unique designs. They'll often come in more saturated colors and have a finer and glossier polish. Because they originate from animals, they will each have their own natural variation in texture and design. This adds to their sophisticated look.

The watch band above is our Genuine Crocodile Navy Watch Band.  It's made of genuine crocodile. It has a natural variety in the leather and has a genuine look to it. Exotic grains are more luxurious and usually more expensive. They have a timeless refined look and come in a variety of options. We carry genuine exotic skins in lizard, crocodile, alligator, and ostrich. We also carry options in quick release genuine watch bands. 

Embossed leather watch bands are made from cow leather. The watch band above is our Leather Blue Crocodile Grain Watch Band. They emboss the calfskin with animal prints to create the look of animal skin without the cost. These bands are cheaper and come in many options as far as their sizes, colors, and lengths. This is why they have a more uniform design. They are a good option for people looking to mix up their variety without breaking the bank. It just depends on what look you're going for and how much you'd like to spend. 

So there really is no right option. Whatever suits your fancy is the one you should pick. Shop leather watch bands to find the right color and print for you.