Looks nice - but is that the one that the factory had no record of making?
I agree, and I must admit that I'm surprised that this is even being discussed here.
I'm not so anally retentive (at least, I don't think so) as to try to match the *shade* of my belt with the shade of my shoes, unlike some people here on SF who seem to spend too much time wondering whether they should pair a mahogany belt with their oxblood shoes. However, one thing that I will not do is wear a watch with a brown strap with black shoes and vice versa.
I've got a couple of watches on brown straps, in a mid-to-dark brown colour, and I wear them with all of my brown shoes, regardless of shade, from tan through to dark chocolate brown. Then, I've got a watch on a black strap and I wear that with my black shoes.
Actually, maybe I am anally retentive after all, as I've also got a brown wallet and a black wallet and when I'm wearing brown shoes, I use the brown wallet and when I'm wearing black shoes, I use the black wallet. Hmmm...
I don't know...but I went to an IWC watch event some years back, and the individual giving the lecture stated that he had worked for Zhay-Zhere - LeCoolt before coming to IWC. I previously thought it was Yay-Gur Le Kooltruh. After meeting that guy I pretty much stick with calling it JLC! Although, now I wonder if I should call it Yay-EL-SEE?
I'll have to share your story about being asked if you spoke Swiss, with my Austrian friend. I think he will get a good chuckle from that.
As this is basically the Rolex appreciation thread anyway, what are the peoples' thoughts on this as an everyday wear piece?
I'm not fond of date windows of any kind and particularly not fond of grafted-on date bubble magnifier thingies. I like the clean look of these plain Jane Oyster Perpetual models. (Not my wrist, my watch or my pics):