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  1. RossBerg

    RossBerg Aug 30, 2021

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    Hello all, I just bought the Autavia below on bracelet, and having captive spring bars I'm deciding what quick release leather strap to add to it:


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    I like the above strap, unfortunately this particular strap is only available with the bronze buckle in my region. I'm just wondering whether it would look daft with the stainless steel case and bronze buckle or would it be that noticeable? The other two options are the tan strap:

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    or a new colourway as far as I can see, a blue leather strap:

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    I kind of like the blue but I would have preferred white contrast stitching and it might be too much blue? Interested in any thoughts on it, thanks!
     
  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 30, 2021

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    You can always repleace the bronze buckle with the steel one
     
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  3. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 30, 2021

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    I really like the blue strap.
     
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  4. RossBerg

    RossBerg Aug 30, 2021

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    Yes that is always a good option, presumably just the removal of a spring bar? I must have a look at buckle prices on chrono24.

    Yes it did catch my eye alright, I would love to see it on the watch. I might try out my less than stellar photoshop skills...
     
  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 30, 2021

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    Yes its very easy

    Check prices via authorized dealer first, buckles and clasps are usually sold for higher prices online than retail prices.

    Last but not least, congrats for getting a very cool watch!
     
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  6. RossBerg

    RossBerg Aug 30, 2021

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    Thanks Jim. Yes will be sure to check out prices as I know from past experience how expensive these things can be. Will post a pic here when the watch arrives next week.
     
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  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 30, 2021

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    Looking forward to the photos! We've seen way too little of this one in the forum
     
  8. RossBerg

    RossBerg Sep 7, 2021

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    Just landed today:

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    Side by side with my Superocean 42:

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    Fit and finish is very nice on the Autavia, the bracelet also has some polished surfaces in comparison to the Superocean. Will be interesting to see how both compare for accuracy.
     
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  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    Congrats man, looks great! Love the Superocean too
     
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  10. RossBerg

    RossBerg Sep 7, 2021

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    Thanks Jim, need to stop looking at the new Aquaracers now :confused:
     
  11. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Sep 7, 2021

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    Super ocean for me, just looks cleaner, sharper, more workmanlike.
     
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  12. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    Yes I am pretty sure he will go Superocean when he is out working in the forest, spitting in the sink, slapping women and other typical manly things. The Autavia on the other hand shall become a perfect companion for evening dinners, the occasional trip to the stripclub, smoking cigars and other gentleman kind of occasions.
     
  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    Which one do you have your eyes on? :cool:
     
  14. RossBerg

    RossBerg Sep 7, 2021

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    :D...yes something like that, I have been to Monaco a couple of times so perhaps that counts when I'm not lumberjacking.

    I was considering the titanium Aquaracer, but decided to get the Autavia to mix it up a little. This new Night Diver version looks intriguing, would need to see it in person I reckon.
     
  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    Yeah night diver is cool, hope you like it when you get a chance to try it on!