Finally got around to pulling the original croc strap on the Marine Original Blue (first efforts found it very tight and quit while I was ahead, with intention to revisit.) Had a number of straps I wanted to experiment with so here goes...
Panatime RIOS1931 Burnt Chestnut Vintage
Panatime RIOS1931 Stone Vintage
Christopher Ward Alligator Grain Leather w/ Curved Lug
Crown & Buckle Anchorage Blue Stitch
Magrette Tan + Copper Stitch
Timepiece Republic Padded Black + Blue Stitch
If any of the fittings look odd it's because the straps are just inserted passively for easy switching from shot to shot. Haven't settled on which is getting the next wear but I like each of them for different purposes. I really like the RIOS straps and the extra presence they bring while offering a more casual appearance, and the C. Ward for the bold blue dress appeal (made nicer but the fit of the curved lugs.) What this shows is that the M.O. Blue can dress up or down quite well.