First of all I'd like to thank the WUS community and the great responses every time I have asked a question to the group. I asked about blue dial Breguets about a year ago and through this forum was introduced to Urban Jurgensen and now am the happy owner of a 1140WG w/ said blue dial. Anyway, back to the subject, I still haven't procured that Breguet and have always had a soft spot for the Marine Big Date. Since the 5817 has been discontinued its time to make a decision. I always thought I'd get the yellow gold with the brown strap, but lately I'm leaning toward the stainless model with the white dial, although I'm not a fan of the bracelet or rubber strap. I also feel the black croc strap is too dressy for daily wear. Has anyone seen or own a 5817ST with a brown calf or croc strap, and if so do you have photos? I have seen the Classique 5287 in WG w/ brown strap, and although it is not the same piece, I do like the look.