In my journey of watch collecting, I find that a new set of straps can dramatically change the look and feel of your watch. Sometimes it’s almost like getting a new watch, except in the case of the Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso Duo Face Small Seconds, you get two, new watches. In this guide I’ll be sharing my choices for five straps for nine different combinations of looks. (The black saffiano pairs so well with the black guilloche there’s no need to turn it over)
To me, this strap is like a Swiss army knife, versatility is the word. On the silver dial, it gives a casual yet elegant look, I like to pair it with a linen suit. If you prefer a sportier look, simply flip the watch over to the black dial, where the taupe colour compliments the cream “day” section of the 24 hour subdial perfectly.
Compared to the Epsom the Chevre is slightly more matt in texture. The smaller grains are naturally formed as opposed to embossed, giving it an understated yet luxurious feel. I especially like wearing this blue strap on the silver dial, together with blued hands it gives a very coherent look.
The grained Saffiano texture and the black guilloche dial makes a magical pair, both shimmering under the sun in a similar way. Put on your favourite leather jacket and you are ready for your morning ride on your Triumph Bonneville. And you won’t have to change your watch or strap for your black tie dinner in the evening.
The nubuck leather has a suede-like texture, but unlike suede which uses the inner layer of the calfskin, the Nubuck uses the outer layer, making it a very comfortable yet durable strap to wear. This is the strap I would wear to relax at your favourite beach.
Shell Cordovan is normally a very stiff leather, used in high end shoe making. Somehow Delugs managed to make it soft and thin. When I pair it with a khaki jacket, I feel like Indiana Jones, ready for any adventure.
Reference: JLC Reverso Classic Medium Duoface Small Seconds Q2458422
Case Size: 42.9mm x 25.5mm
Lug Width: 19mm
If you enjoyed this Strap Guide, be sure to check out the rest of ourStrap Guidesfor more inspirations!
Not a big fan of Panerai watches but I like this one.
That was my initial reaction to this watch. I’m not a Panerai guy, but this one is unusual. I like unusual things. So I assumed that 959 is the right PAM for me. Not too big, not too thick and the colorway is interesting. But there is a drawback. It’s not that easy to match a strap. Which probably was the sole reason for lack of love between us, as I find the OEM rubber strap simply awful. Fortunately things have changed, thanks to the straps mentioned below. Having the right strap can make all the difference.
Let’s take a look at the watch. 42mm in diameter, 13mm thickness, 52mm lug to lug and 22mm lug width in a regular Luminor Submersible case. Panerai for smaller wrists, as they say. The most distinctive features are the matte blue ceramic bezel, light grey textured dial and turquoise blue seconds hand. These colors and textures will play a big factor in pairing the strap.
Hi, it’s Oliver (@olli.ver) again and this time I’m happy to present you some impressions of my Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch „First Omega In Space“.
Presented at Baselworld 2012 the Speedmaster „First Omega In Space“ or so called „FOIS“ refers to the CK2998, worn by Walter Shirra during the „Sigma 7“ mission of the Mercury Programme in 1962. 50 years later this modern re-interpretation was released with some slightly redesigned elements but still features the black dial, black bezel and stainless steel case with the diameter of 39,7mm, symmetric lugs and no crown guards as the original one. It also got similar Alpha and Baton style hands. On the caseback you can find the „Hippocampus“ or Seahorse that you could also find on Shirra’s watch. Besides that, as a „Numbered Edition“ every FOIS got it’s own serial number. Inside the case, the actual model runs with Omega’s well-known 1861 movement.
But to keep this a bit short and simple, let’s start with the showcase of some straps to maybe provide some inspiration of how this speedy works with different styles.
Once in a while, the people get what they want. The Tudor Pelagos was first released in 2012 coming in at a large wearing 42mm. It wasn’t the diameter that made it wear large. Rather, it was the slab sided case giving the visual appearance of a top heavy watch. Enthusiasts have been praying to the watch gods ever since for a smaller version. The Black Bay 58 was the first of Tudor’s recent dive watches to be downsized so it was only a matter of time before the Pelagos would get a reduction as well. Enter the Pelagos 39. It's a titanium watch coming in at 39mm across the case but closer to 40mm across the bezel. Speaking of the bezel, we get a radial brushed fully lumed ceramic insert over the matte version of its big brother. This is a feature that has grown on me with ownership. It gives the watch a more dynamic appearance with the bezel looking from stark black to a ghost gray depending on the lighting. Most importantly, the Pelagos remains a strap monster. The lugs are an odd width at 21mm but as usual, Delugs to the rescue!