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A nice watch with a brown strap

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
I need a watch with a brown strap to go with my brown leather goods; perhaps yellow gold.

I have other more expensive watches, none of which with a brown strap. However with this I don't want to spend more than 3-5 thousand pounds.

I quite like the below, I belive that Duhilll did make a similar watch with a different face, it had a small wheel on the side; but I could not find it.


post #2 of 37
Try quick change straps.


https://www.oticommerce.com/eotstore...3753&do=detail
post #3 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomasso

A good idea, but I don't want to put 3rd party straps on my watches, because they are relatively expensive.
post #4 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bouji
A good idea, but I don't want to put 3rd party straps on my watches, because they are relatively expensive.
Could you elaborate?
post #5 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomasso
Could you elaborate?
I feel having a 3rd party strap on a watch like a Patek or Vacheron is not going to do it justice.
post #6 of 37
Order a nice band from Patek and Vacheron in the brown leather you like or bespoke leather maker do you custom ones. Get a tool for changing bands or have your jeweler do it for you.
post #7 of 37
There are much, much nicer bands around than those used by Patek or Vacheron.
post #8 of 37
There's also the issue of the strap in question going well with the watch. I suggested a Lange 1815 Manual wind which should work well.
post #9 of 37
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
There's also the issue of the strap in question going well with the watch. I suggested a Lange 1815 Manual wind which should work well.
Exactly, and having one watch with two straps is not that versatile.
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bouji
Exactly, and having one watch with two straps is not that versatile.

Interesting. And I would have thought the opposite.
post #11 of 37
but a simple dress watch in rose gold that is similar to the Lange 1815 would be the discontinued IWC 3531 Small Portuguese. It is 35mm diameter and runs about US$4500-US$5000.

I have a few fine watches myself and always prefer OEM straps, but there are aftermarket straps that exceed the originals' quality. Some collectors always put aftermarket straps on in order to save the originals in like-new condition. If you are at all proficient, strap changing can be reduced to a 3 minute procedure.











post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by iammatt
There are much, much nicer bands around than those used by Patek or Vacheron.
Yes. One more thing: Leatherstraps are basically consumables. They eventually get worn out, no matter who the mfg is. Unless we are talking metal, kevlar et.c.
post #13 of 37
I used to have a Vacheron from the 1940s that looked quite nice with a brown strap:
post #14 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LabelKing
I used to have a Vacheron from the 1940s that looked quite nice with a brown strap:

That's wonderful, do you still have it?
post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by Thurston
but a simple dress watch in rose gold that is similar to the Lange 1815 would be the discontinued IWC 3531 Small Portuguese. It is 35mm diameter and runs about US$4500-US$5000.

Hmm the watch you posted was a Lange 1, not a Lange 1815.

Lange 1:


Lange 1815:
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