1) There are tons of good strap makers and sellers. I like the DiModell Louisiana Alligator that I got from mywatchmaker.net. If you look Bob up on TZ he offers good discounts for members. 2) I like honey brown with black. Its a sharp contrast you don't see often. 3) As long as the new strap has the same width at the end as your Tag strap does you'll be able to use the deployant. Most straps come with lug and tip measurements. True, but outside of those massive Panerai custom jobs, I've never actually seen a strap too thick to make it through a deployant end. Depends on the deployant end. I've got a couple that need the band to taper down very thin in order to fit through. That said, looking at the post again, it looks like the Tag one in question is a Breitling style and will take most any square strap, so I stand corrected. Take Rambo's original advice, which is most will work.