I'm now the proud owner of a second generation VC Overseas Dual Time. My watch is currently on a bracelet, but I really like the idea of putting it on a blue rubber strap. I contacted Vacheron directly and they quoted me $280 USD for the strap, and $580 USD for the stainless steel buckle.
I'm not totally averse to spending that much on the strap, but I can't quite find it in me to spend that much on the buckle. What are my options? Are there any independent strap makers who make straps for these things? Can I buy a different buckle to put on the OEM strap? Do I just bite the bullet and spend the money?
Thanks in advance.