Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?
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    Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?



    Found a great deal on a 22mm Dark Blue Alligator strap, but other than an Orient Mako USA, the only 22mm lug watch I have is this RW Freelancer.




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    What do you think about a dark blue strap with the rose gold?

    Would Alligator be too formal or too blue for the Mako USA?

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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    There's not enough rose gold for it to be a big issue, IMO. Not maybe my first choice but it should be OK. For the Mako...ugh. Mismatch. Wouldn't go there.

    But you miss the point entirely. The solution is, of course, to acquire another watch.
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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    I think this will come down to how dark the strap is, if it screams blue it may overpower the RW. I also believe that it will disappoint on a Mako. I've only had one blue alligator strap and used it on an Enicar Triple Date moon phase with blue date numbers on the chapter ring. The strap was dark and it worked.


    Now I have a Ball Trainmaster moon phase with a blue dial and am wondering the same thing you are, will a blue gator work. Currently I use a black Hirsch croc on it.

    All you can do is to give it a whirl.

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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ard View Post
    I think this will come down to how dark the strap is, if it screams blue it may overpower the RW. I also believe that it will disappoint on a Mako. I've only had one blue alligator strap and used it on an Enicar Triple Date moon phase with blue date numbers on the chapter ring. The strap was dark and it worked.


    Now I have a Ball Trainmaster moon phase with a blue dial and am wondering the same thing you are, will a blue gator work. Currently I use a black Hirsch croc on it.

    All you can do is to give it a whirl.

    Ard
    I've seen pics often enough of the Trainmaster. I might not go blue croc...rather, this:



    That's Horween navy blue shell cordovan. The strapmaker in this case is JonesInTokyo Leather, on Etsy. I have this strap on my Oris Thelonius Monk, and it's glorious. :)
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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    Blue should work fine.

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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    If it is a dark blue, like navy blue it might fly. A brighter blue? No dice on that watch. Brighter blues I feel are pretty sporty and "fun" they would be a mismatch with that straight laced more dress style dial.

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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    There's not enough rose gold for it to be a big issue, IMO ...
    I agree, I don't think the gold is really a factor with that watch.

    While a slightly different style I wear this one often. The color scheme and the fact it is more of a classy piece could give you an idea of how that RW would look ...

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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    Agree. Darker is better when it comes to blue, IMHO.
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    Re: Will a Blue Alligator Strap Work?

    My advice about that is don't buy something JUST BECAUSE it's a good deal. Buy what you want or need.

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