I assume the blurry photos refer to this.
I'm surprised you haven't mentioned B.Nelson among the options. Have you asked Nick V.?
Fwiw, if you do send your shoes back to Lobb, they may replace the welt altogether as they do at EG.
In college, a black girl once stopped me in a hallway and told me I was 'rather cute for an Asian guy'. I believe she meant that in the best possible way. This was pre-2000, so she was certainly ahead of the times.
I like the red on that one. The red triangle on the bezel insert is reminiscent of the 6538. And several vintage Subs and Sea Dwellers featured red text on the dial.As for the gap between the bracelet and case, I suppose the winning bidder can always buy a regular BB ss bracelet with solid curved end links to put on that watch.
I guess some scratches might be inevitable, but the first few always bring a tear to my eyes.For strap changes, I've found that you can prevent most scratches inside of lugs by taping the inside of lug tips. Push the strap back as far as you can from the lug with your fingers and slip the large fork end of the tool in to further push the strap back while engaging the springbar flange at the same time.Fwiw, I use a generic tool similar to the Bergeon 6111 for strap...