Nice!! I used to order free road maps from tourism agencies - I believe I got 47/50 states eventually.
A really good leather band will be $50+, otherwise I find that $25 from Barton or Crown & Buckle is about the same quality as $5 - $10 on AliExpress. (Makes sense, you would expect most "American" budget brands to just be selling rebadged crap.)
I just bought an assortment of 5 $10 AliExpress straps based on random Reddit comments and all five of them were winners. In particular, a $5 fake alligator print strap feels almost identical to Barton's $30 alternative. The buckles are often lacking in quality, but with the money saved you can buy replacements and switch them out with the spring bar tool you already own. I am never looking back because I've been really disappointed by Barton and C&B products either falling apart or having bad hardware.
If you are looking into good leather straps you apparently get the best quality for cheap from Vietnam, this brand gets consistently recommended although I've never bought from them - https://ziczacleather.com
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Get one of the expensive Citizens that looks nearly identical :^) - same level of polishing and hand assembly, but they use a proprietary hardened titanium which is the most scratch-resistant material on the market.
Looks like regular wrist cheese to me, you can see the rubber strap also has some rime on it.
I really like that they're more accurate than the original.
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* Addendum: Nobody ever said I was good at it