I like the H-R strap I got for my Hamilton. Wish they'd have more options available in a Short length. I also like Rios straps.I suspect H-R and Rios might be considered by many TWATers to be too pedestrian.
I've had shoes on the Capital and 026 in size UK8F. The Capital had too much volume and I suspect sizing down would make it too short. Otoh, the 026 was too tight in that size and I think an 8½F might work for me, but never tried one. In my experience, the 026 is indeed snugger than the Capital.
I was inspired to get a leather strap for that one after looking at pic after pic of vintage chronos on those stitchless vintage style straps. Didn't think a vintage strap would suit this one though, so I opted for a plain HR.
Hesitated on the color for a while, but in the end I think tan looks better against the black dial than all of the various browns I was considering.
Search teh interwebs for 'vintage leather (watch) strap'. You'll find shit tons of options.Yes. But I will have to pay NJ or NY sales tax (depending on where it's bought) bc I doubt a dealer will deduct that on an in-store purchase knowing I'm bringing it back to Canada.From what I understand, you Murricans can save on taxes by buying from an out-of-state dealer and having it shipped to you...Otoh, I get hit with applicable duties + PST and GST on all declared ...
But I still gotta do the math to see what's better :CAN MSRP -15% + taxes (about 15%)or US MSRP - whatever discount + NJ or NY state taxTwas interseting bc the AD volunteered the discount in a sorta 'Oh, btw if you want the SubC...' when I was just asking if he'd be able to find a NIB 14060M. Fwiw, this happened the previous summer.
Only 20%? That doesn't seem like much, esp if they're clearing inventory and are no longer an AD. I had always assumed guys who have a good relationship with an AD got a better discount than that. Maybe not as much as 40% or whatever discount I often see quoted for Omega, but still more than 20%.So if I get offered 15% on a SubC by an AD without even asking, that's a pretty good deal? In my case, that'd be saving about the equivalent of taxes.