How a good leather strap makes a good watch a Great Watch!
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    How a good leather strap makes a good watch a Great Watch!

    Take 1
    Citizen Eco Drive
    BM8475-26E; bought it mainly for the simple and clear looks of the dial that look like a tribute to the famous B&R. I also wanted to try the Eco Drive feature. The watch came in with a leather band but it felt plasticky and did not get a lot of wrist time. There was always something missing. I tried an affordable black stainless steel bracelet and also was not quite happy.

    Then comes a sale from Clockwork Synergy and got a leather strap that compliments the watch very much. The strap is much better than the OEM that came with it and now I am enjoying this Citizen way more.


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    My starfish Scuba came from another WUS user with a black Nato. Ordered a stressed green Nato that also did not work as expected, there was something missing. Then came the 3rd try with a green leather strap also from CS; hit the jackpot.
    The strap also compliments the piece so well, that even my wife that is not into dive watches has borrowed it for a few days. What do you think?


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    Re: How a good leather strap makes a good watch a Great Watch!

    They both look great! Excellent pairings. I especially like the first one. The leather really goes well with the dial color features. That burnt orange/brown color matching really is sharp.


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    Re: How a good leather strap makes a good watch a Great Watch!

    I like the look of that Cit, but it's too big for my taste...and I've got a pilot-style and a military already. Citizen straps are...nothing special. But at their price point you don't figure they will be. Great candidate for an aftermarket. You can go that route...a darker red-brown...or all *black*, like perlon. That'll let the orange *pop* all on its own, which is also a very cool approach. OK, I drool over the Bvlgari Octo Ultranero styles, some of which give that radical a look. And it'll all look good.

    Is that the original buckle or did it come with the strap?
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    Re: How a good leather strap makes a good watch a Great Watch!

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    I like the look of that Cit, but it's too big for my taste...and I've got a pilot-style and a military already. Citizen straps are...nothing special. But at their price point you don't figure they will be. Great candidate for an aftermarket. You can go that route...a darker red-brown...or all *black*, like perlon. That'll let the orange *pop* all on its own, which is also a very cool approach. OK, I drool over the Bvlgari Octo Ultranero styles, some of which give that radical a look. And it'll all look good.

    Is that the original buckle or did it come with the strap?
    It came with the strap. I likef that CS lets you choose the finish of the hardware.
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    Re: How a good leather strap makes a good watch a Great Watch!

    Both look very nice. Great choices.
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    as does lingerie make a good women a 10....
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