After going back and forth on whether to sell my Mark XVI, I decided my main problem with it is that I don't really love it on the black OEM strap. Seems kinda boring compared to my other "big" watches, so it mostly sits in the safe. However, with summer on the way I think it would be nice to wear more frequently.
I picked up a couple inexpensive waterproof straps (Maratec Elite & Watch Boys rubber) for hot days to try to get the kevlar "top gun" look, but now I'm thinking of going a different direction and sourcing a custom made strap. I've looked into Toshi, Micah, Europelli & a few others that make 20mm straps. Now I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a Greg Stevens strap, just can't figure out which to get.
His gallery is here:
Mega Gallery - GREG .STEVENS .DESIGN -- leather goods, watch accessories
Which would you pick?
Has anybody had luck with a Mark XVI on a non-black strap? What thickness should I request (thinking maybe 3mm)? Any wrist shots out there? Anybody have comments on Greg Stevens or any other custom strap makers?
Thanks for any feedback!