I think it looks great. Definitely a "vintage" look as I've seen a lot of vintage watches on a similar strap. Hodinkee sells a similar one and it looks like one of their best by a long shot. I also think you nailed the color choice. Darker would have been a poor choice in my opinion and as others have noted it will likely darken over time. Looks great right now though. EDIT: And I just noticed it's a minute repeater.