Banks seem to have the odd habit of thinking any cash over $2000 is an huge amount.
Up here it's a royal pain to get cash over ~3k. For many banks you have to tell them a couple of days in advance that you'll require the money. They forcast their cash requirements these days so that they never have more cash in the vault than absolutely required.
The problem is that I don't really care for anything else. Ostrich is okay, but tends to be in a very orangey shade. Lizard looks like it came from a kiosk at the mall. Pigskin and calf may be and look appropriate on vintage watches but anything modern seems out of place on them. Panerai are my lone exception. They definitely belong on calf. Of course there's always synthetic.
I just got a nice Honey Ostrich skin strap for my 1949 18k YG Omega which also has a gold dial. I think it doesn't overwhelm the watch so much as say an alligator might. Ostrich straps aren't as "common" as alligator straps, I feel. Jaeger LeCoultre seems to like to pair ostrich skin with their Reversos a lot.
I looked it over today, it is a mille miglia (sp?) and comes from the factory with three straps. He has the box and everything but needs to dump it as he doesn't live within his means. It is a chrono with a black face and cream colored rings. Honestly, what is something like thsi worth? He has wore it alot for the last 7-8 months or so.