Watch plans for 2014? Finally getting around to actually selling my Luminor. And if I win the lottery, a RO Jumbo (and maybe a Speedy original; plexi + solid case back plz).
Meanwhile, I'm looking for a new, rather specific strap and hoping that someone here might know where to locate it.
It's for a Mk XV, that came on a black buffalo strap with a deployant buckle, but I have a 16mm tang buckle, so the strap needs to be 19/16mm (or if I ponied up for the 18mm tang buckle, 19/18mm).
I already got a dark brown cordovan (the ones Leffot in NYC sells), that looks like this:
but I'm not very happy with it; it's too dark and I dislike the large stitches. Not particular fond of the cordo either.
So, I'm looking for a lighter brown strap in plain calf or buffalo (no exotics for this watch), with either a same colour or a contrasting ivory stich. It should be lined and the stitches neat (and no box stitching).
The specific colour of brown I'm searching for, is pretty much exactly like this one - so far the closest I've found is this:
Rather particular, I know - but short of going custom, does anyone have a recommendation?
Hm, okay that's just a dirty photoshop mockup, but while I love the Mk XV I'd keep it on a black strap. Either black leather or black Nato. Sand Nato might work as well for a cool military look. FWIW, my previous boss used to carry her Mk XV Spitfire on a military green/muddy green Nato (not camou!). It looked stunning. But the Spitfire had a lighter, non-black dial.
If you like the Hirsch strap, isn't that one available in 19/16 or what?