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    I like making them, but I don't know if I can pull off the look.
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    Looks good! What watch is it going on?

    This green as opposed to a neon green is pretty neutral so I don't see any issues. Nice job!


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    I have a grass green vintage-style that's sitting in my spares bin, and a forest green vintage on my Vapaus Veli with emerald green dial, being worn today. It's a more casual color.

    One issue I'd have...ok, I don't like full stitching, but I really don't like the high-contrast stitching. Especially with a brighter color like this. Let it speak on its own, or complement it with a darker green stitch. At that point I think it's easier to pull off.
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    There are so many different varieties of green that I bet there’s one for any complexion and wardrobe. I can see myself wearing a dark forest green, not too intense. Sadly I don’t think I could pull of a full British Racing Green, a lovely color I particularly enjoy.
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    I use the stuff, mainly British racing green with a tan upper or lower, love it.
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    I'm an Etsy seller so its in my shop. Not sure if I'm supposed to put that info here.

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    I should add that the very light, low-saturation greens can work VERY well. Spearmint or moss green...especially suede, I'd think, for a man's watch. Glossy, it'll probably create negative associations too often. Martu has some gray-green canvas straps; that's the color I'm thinking about. I think Colareb's 'swamp' might be along these lines too.
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    I have some olive leather that i'm moslty using for the panerai bronzo as the patina is gorgeous with this leather!





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    Quote Originally Posted by vdub007 View Post

    I LIKE the color combo, leather and buckle. But......but...it'd mean a plated case............. Or mostly. Yellow gold sport watch...not all that common.

    Well, I've got some plated cases and not had issues with em so....hmm...maybe...


    And yeah, that top strap could go great with patinated bronze. Probably also with darker, brushed or blasted titanium. Or a carbon case...that would be a NICE combo. There's a Hammy carbon case shown in the Baselworld 2017 preview thread.
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    I've tried a few green leathers and they are hit or miss. I'd wear vdubs but not the bright green you posted. I find green goes very well with bronze.
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