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Looks great, Kap!  The flat strap is definitely better, and I like the contrast stitching with the bold dial markings of a pilot - seems to tie it all together somehow.

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Your unpacking shots seem to be taken with the X-E1. What about the 'In the wild' shot - is that from the GR? If so, do you shoot RAW og JPEGs with that?

Yes - X-E1 with 18-55 lens first the first series of shots. Can't say enough great things about that camera and lens combination.

iPhone 5S plus some filtering for the "in the wild" shot. shog[1].gif
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Kap, great choice, looks the nuts icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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That XV rocks no matter what, but I agree that the new strap is an improvement.
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Thanks guys - it's pretty much exactly what I had envisioned when I went shopping for a brown strap some time ago. Surprisingly hard to find something in the exact shade of brown I wanted, right type and colour of stitching, and in 19mm.

Moo, nice results with the 5S. Do you still have the Ricoh?
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Thanks! I do indeed. Probably will never sell it.
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Thanks guys - it's pretty much exactly what I had envisioned when I went shopping for a brown strap some time ago. Surprisingly hard to find something in the exact shade of brown I wanted, right type and colour of stitching, and in 19mm.

Moo, nice results with the 5S. Do you still have the Ricoh?

As others have said. I prefer the new strap as well. 

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So, new strap. Thanks to a pic in this thread, I learned that the strap for the IWC Spitfire Mark XV was pretty much exactly what I'd been looking for for my Mk XV, and I finally got around to see if my local AD could order me one. The Mk XV's were discontinued around 2006 IIRC, but the shop had an old catalogue so we could look up the ordering number.

First a shot of the last brown strap I got for it, from Camille Fournet:
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And a few minutes later...

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According to the AD I bought from, IWC's straps are made for them by Camille Fournet as well.
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Thanks guys - it's pretty much exactly what I had envisioned when I went shopping for a brown strap some time ago. Surprisingly hard to find something in the exact shade of brown I wanted, right type and colour of stitching, and in 19mm.

Oh hai!

Congrats on sourcing the strap.

+1 on the difficulty of finding nice 19mm straps. Short 19mm straps are even harder to come by.

Mine is off the Spitfire strap and now on what I was starting to think was a sorta unicorn of ready made straps: Short, 19mm, Brown shell.



Found the strap from Nomos.
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Yay pilots.  (Of all kinds!)

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That iwc Kap got is super classy!
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Those fit 18mm lug width, so they wouldn't work here, at least not the ones from Nomos.

I wasn't really considering gator until Foo brought it up as I always thought I'd wear this watch more casually. I did some internet searching and I'm really like the pics I've seen of the matte gator in navy. When in doubt buy both options, that's the rule of TWAT, right?

Ah, too bad. Finding suede straps is really hard though (of course you can always go bespoke). But matte gator is also a really nice (and very pricey, if it's the same material used for shoes) option.
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Yay pilots.  (Of all kinds!)

Pilots are why I started to get into into watches. Sold my Cyma and now looking at some military style replacements. Not pilots I suppose. Possibly the Nomos Club, Tudor Ranger or Sinn. I don't need any more chronographs.
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Pilots are why I started to get into into watches. Sold my Cyma and now looking at some military style replacements. Not pilots I suppose. Possibly the Nomos Club, Tudor Ranger or Sinn. I don't need any more chronographs.

 

I would go with the Tudor Ranger. Love that design.

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Very nice RFX

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