thanks. I love it too. actually the hardware is silver tone s/s. Notice the case is also silver tone, only the bezel is gold tone. bought it from cheapestnatostraps. It is labelled (correctly) as chocolate brown. Very comfy too. soft leather and not too thick. re matching hardware - sometimes it is not necessary. if you look at the top watch with gold case and bezel the hardware is silver and IMO the combo looks very good. Good luck and have fun while you can.