Pretty much the opposite for me. I prefer the world edition to the US in part due to faux patina. When the black 'polo' strap came I didn't care for it - seemed inconguent with the 'casual' detailing on a black strap I suppose. I do think the brown with the contrast stitching looks great, but not being able to re-order it would be reason enough to stay away, IMO. Do any of the Reversos have *white* (not silver) faces?