My first watchporn post, and reposted from a watch band inquiry I made before. This is my first foray into finer watches and I'm quite pleased with the result.
I received this Omega rose gold watch from Vintage Watch Restoration and the watchstrap ( from Banda) today, and put the two together. Overall I'm very happy with the look of the two. The original strap looked fine, but the dark burgundy croc strap does seem to bring out the nice rose gold better. It's hard to tell in my pictures, it appears darker in the pics than it actually is.
Bruno from http://www.VintageWatchRestoration.com
was great to work with, communicates well and dealt with me very fairly and professionally. I'm going to be eyeing his site in the future for another acquisition.
Now my next duty is to find a pink gold original buckle. I was outbid on one on ebay. From what I could gather, they tend to go for $100-150 and I gave up after it went over $178. The yellow gold colored quick release that I have on the new strap isn't working for me. And last but not least, it might be sacrilegious but I think I am going to have the hands blued. I think that would look nice even though it's not what the watch originally looked like.
Anyone with a tip on a good place to source an original buckle, I'd be deeply indebted. Thanks.