I'm a proud new owner of a Stowa Antea KS and am looking for a source of straps. Having pretty big wrists, about 8" (I always seem to be on the last hole on any regular leather band), I'm looking for an XL.
Robert recently posted a great list of dealers with XL stock
xtra long straps
but, as a watch newbe, I'm trying to figure out what style of straps tend to be "thin" so that they do not overpower the watch itself. Without side views, I'm afraid I'll end up with something for a 15mm thick watch that compely dawarfs my Antea KS. For instance, are shell cordovan straps thick or thin? Do I want an unpadded band? Is there any way to tell (or at least a quick way to figure out what to avoid) when looking at these? The band that comes stock is a Derby but I'm not sure how to determine how thick it is?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated.