What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Tony A.H

Thread: What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    5,646

    What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?

    I bought this last night on ebay for £32 and will be replacing the bracelet with a strap.

    Name:  Seiko 7000.JPG
Views: 232
Size:  51.2 KB

    I usually go for brown straps but I'm thinking this will need an all-black strap, especially as I will want to be able to wear it with black tie/white tie outfits.

    I'm not usually a fan of croc-pattern leather straps, but would one of those be best? I like buffalo-grain...

    Name:  HR black buffalo.JPG
Views: 200
Size:  43.0 KB

    ...but wonder if that might be a bit underwhelming. I assume a smooth soft strap such as this...

    Name:  darlena pittards black.JPG
Views: 200
Size:  28.8 KB

    ...would definitely fail to balance the weighty look of this typical Seiko case? Do you think that I need something more like....

    Name:  black croc.JPG
Views: 203
Size:  31.6 KB

    Pictures of grey dials with black straps appreciated, to help me get my thinking up and running

  2. #2
    Member Tony A.H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Boston. USA
    Posts
    8,839

    Re: What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?

    my very 1st choice would be a Brown Strap.
    however, if you want to wear that watch with a Suit, the 2nd strap (smooth) would look better than the other 2 showed.


    Cheers
    Der Amf likes this.
    The Emotion is Aroused by Something Marvelous. Gazed with Wonder.


    Pink Floyd in Pilot Suits... oh, LOVE The Band.

  3. #3
    Member Nokie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Marin County, CA
    Posts
    28,045

    Re: What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?

    Black would be good as well, and maybe a very dark grey?

    If you Google "grey dialed watches" or something similar in Google images, you can pull up a bunch of pictures to review.
    "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

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    5,646

    Re: What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Black would be good as well, and maybe a very dark grey?

    If you Google "grey dialed watches" or something similar in Google images, you can pull up a bunch of pictures to review.
    I've done quite a lot of "Grey dial" "black strap" or "Grey dial" Seiko "leather strap" and all that (trust me, me and Google spend a lot of time together ) but I felt that I wasn't getting a very broad range of examples.

    There's something about grey leather that I find off-putting: I can't really explain it, I'm afraid

  6. #5
    Member CADstraps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    between the lugs
    Posts
    2,544

    Re: What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?

    I think it would look best on a deep red/burgundy colour, stitched in charcoal to match the dial.
    Influence is like the wind...

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    5,646

    Re: What strap for a charcoal-grey dial?

    Quote Originally Posted by CADstraps View Post
    I think it would look best on a deep red/burgundy colour, stitched in charcoal to match the dial.
    Someone else suggested that - and I went and admired pictures of watches in that combination - but I've bought this to be my watch for when I have to very soberly dressed. On my other watches at the moment I've vintage brown, tan, red, blue, pink, pale matte brown straps!

    No matter how I try the Google Image Searches I still get almost nothing but white-background advert shots - no wrist shots at all

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

    Posting Permissions

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