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Watch strap to go with pink gold

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chips, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    I'm wondering what the general consensus would be on here as to which color watch strap would go best with a watch like this.

    I'm considering purchasing a watch similar to this, and all I know is I want to put a nice croc strap on it, but cannot decide between black or various shades of brown. Brown seems more obvious, but does it really matter?

    I'm tired of wearing my stainless steel sports watch for everything and I need something a bit more dressy, that's why I'm thinking black.

    Thanks all.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    A strap like this would be nice... [​IMG] Of course, you could always get brown and black. [​IMG]
     
  3. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Senior member

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    brown croc with rose-gold is KILLER.
     
  4. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    I like everything but the contrast stitching on that one Moo.

    Yeah, I thought eventually I'd end up with both. But I'm going to start with one for now, and need to decide which one first.
     
  5. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    And is there any major difference in pink gold vs rose gold? Or is it just terminology?
     
  6. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Senior member

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    And is there any major difference in pink gold vs rose gold? Or is it just terminology?

    I think it is just terminology.
     
  7. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

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    I use a chestnut croc.

    PK
     
  8. Lagavulin16

    Lagavulin16 Senior member

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    I use a chestnut croc.

    PK


    +1 without the contrast stitching is a beautiful look.
     
  9. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    brown croc with rose-gold is KILLER.

    IWC agrees:

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  10. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    Not my watch but this is nice : [​IMG]
     
  11. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    This is the actual watch, I just bought it. I think it looks much nicer than the one above. I love the nice lugs on it, and it comes with a faux croc strap in brown. So I think I might start with a black croc strap.

    I agree, the pics above are all gorgeous. I am thinking of trying to find a nice reddish brown similar to the ones above. I think it compliments the pink gold well.

    The only think I'm having done to this watch is the hands will be either re-plated or replaced. I'm not much for "patina" and I like the nice polish of the case.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Medium brown seems to be the way to go.
     
  13. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    If that IWC is a chestnut strap, perhaps thats the way to go. It looks awesome.
     
  14. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Congrats, Tom; that watch looks great. [​IMG]
     
  15. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    Thanks, I'll take and share a few better pics when it arrives. He said if he needs to replace the hands, it can take 2 weeks, but if it's just a clean and a polish, he'll have it on its way to me by Monday. I really like the way the strap on that IWC has a "padded" center, where its thicker. I think it will look good with the oversized lugs on mine.

    Now I need to find a good source for the band.
     
  16. imatlas

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    Beautiful watch. Any idea what year it was made?
     
  17. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    1946. Cal 330 bumper movement.
     
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    1) Brown Alligator (cheaper and easier to find in the US)
    2) Brown Croc
    3) Tan/Peanut Brittle Teju Lizard: slighty dressier than the choices above
     
  20. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    I looked at that ABP website and loved the fact that you could choose the size and general shape of the scales of the croc band. I would really go for rectangular/square scales. If I could only find something in the US, I'm sure I'd save a bit of $$$. I know you get what you pay for, but it looks like it could easily be over $300 for one band from ABP and a very long wait time whereas I can get one very close to it for $110 here in the states like this.

    [​IMG]

    I need to make sure the buckle matches the case which could be tricky to find. But I love the color and padded center of the one pictured above.
     

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