This is a listing for an ALLIGATOR CDC bracelet. It is not croc. And the scales on this strap is rightly and wonderfully gorgeous. In fact, Hermes has used the smallest alligator scales to make this beautiful piece. I have a H watch with alligator strap, and the scales are a lot more rectangular and flatter. This is a beautiful piece. Sorry, to be gushing but it's the honest truth!i thought the scales were more square?