Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono
Like Tree7Likes

Thread: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    13

    Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    The black strap is standard. They offer 2 other brown straps (though I can't tell the difference between the two) for $400 and $475 respectively. Peter at Watch.acc has very patiently been helping me with a strap for significantly less but I can't decide what shade to go with. I think I have it narrowed down to these two but I am open to other suggestions...

    Name:  strap2.jpg
Views: 122
Size:  59.2 KBName:  strap1.jpg
Views: 117
Size:  49.1 KB

    and this is the color of the JLC Chocolate
    Name:  jlcstrapchoc.jpg.png
Views: 118
Size:  62.5 KB
    And of course the watch...

    Name:  JLC2.JPG
Views: 127
Size:  995.3 KB

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Dallas suburbs
    Posts
    2,804

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    I would rather have the lighter strap to have a more significant change of pace, so, I like the top picture. However, since your black strap doesn't have contrast stitching, I would also like to add that feature to the top strap.
    sal123 likes this.

  3. #3
    Member Gunnar_917's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Renner Springs, NT
    Posts
    28,721

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    Ditto. Top strap with white stitching would be noce

    if that is not possible I'd go for the contrast stitching. I think contrast stitching on chronos look great
    sal123 likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    13

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    I'm considering blue contrast stitching to match the blue accents on the hands but I do wear it to work and I wear suits so I'm trying to keep it as "dress watch" as possible; which is the reason I was looking darker as well.

  6. #5
    Member Karkarov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Definitely not Sweden
    Posts
    1,038

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    I concur, go with the top strap in the lighter color. If you want contrast stitching I would suggest either just doing white, a beige color, or a very light brown.
    Nokie likes this.

  7. #6
    Member CastorTroy3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,869

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    I would NOT do blue. blue will look good but it will sport it up. If your going blue I would suggest trying an el-cheapo first to test run it. I'd you want dressy no contrast is the dressier and white will still be dressy. I'd probably go low contrast for a mix between the two.

    I also prefer the lighter shade of brown. Definitely as a change of pace to the pure black OEM.
    slcbbrown and Karkarov like this.

  8. #7
    Member SHANE 1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    France / sometimes the USA
    Posts
    6,203

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    That colour dial would look really handsome with a lighter shade and contrasting stitching.
    Last edited by SHANE 1000; January 26th, 2017 at 12:43.
    Karkarov likes this.
    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Dallas suburbs
    Posts
    2,804

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    Quote Originally Posted by CastorTroy3 View Post
    I would NOT do blue. blue will look good but it will sport it up. If your going blue I would suggest trying an el-cheapo first to test run it. I'd you want dressy no contrast is the dressier and white will still be dressy. I'd probably go low contrast for a mix between the two.

    I also prefer the lighter shade of brown. Definitely as a change of pace to the pure black OEM.
    My thoughts, too. Unless you can see the strap ahead of time, blue on darkish brown may not work, at all. You might see if Peter has any dark blue or medium grey options, if he doesn't have a brown that you like.

    As far as contrast stitching goes, some very dressy/expensive watches come standard with contrast stitching. The thickness of the stitch can change the look from pure-sport to dress.
    Karkarov likes this.

  10. #9
    Member Nokie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Marin County, CA
    Posts
    27,931

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    I concur, go with the top strap in the lighter color. If you want contrast stitching I would suggest either just doing white, a beige color, or a very light brown.
    This.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
    Groucho Marx

    "The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once..."
    Albert Einstein

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    13

    Re: Which shade of brown for my JLC Master Chrono

    Thank You all. You definitely helped me make a choice. It seems lighter is the unanimous decision! I am still on the fence about the contrast stitching though.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 2
      Last Post: January 24th, 2014, 20:42
    2. FSOT: BNIB Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) Master Calendar SS on Brown Strap
      By watchulook in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: July 20th, 2012, 05:21
    3. Replies: 2
      Last Post: April 13th, 2012, 17:36
    4. Which shade of brown for my SMP Non-AC?
      By bfleisher in forum Omega
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: June 8th, 2009, 21:26
    5. FS: 24mm Irregular Shade Brown Leather Strap
      By neogeek in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: October 25th, 2007, 00:30

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •