bk60 Wrote:many thanks to everyone for the replies.yes, the (rather expensive) SS bracelet does look better in the photographs than it does in real life ( i saw this new bracelet on a spitfire chrono the other day). apart from that, a black strap compliments the face perfectly IMO.i understand now that the top gun nylon straps would have leather, so defeating the purpose of a waterproof strap.i've just ordered a hirsch accent natural rubber strap after seeing here that a IWC rubber strap does not exist in 20mm ... i'll post a few pics once i get the hirsch on the mk. XVII. i'm going to try and change the buckle too, with the one on my IWC alligator strap.thanks once again.BTW, phenomenal accuracy with my much maligned "ordinary ETA movement" mk.XVII .... seven days since i bought it , +3 seconds so far.
Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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shing Wrote:great BK60 on the conclusion of your strap search.for completeness, may I suggest the following (assuming the lug sizes fit) - which dawned on me after spending a couple of hours with forummer Vishal over dinner and at HK Flagship boutique. Vishal was wearing his Vintage Collection Aquatimer, which has the same strap pictured below, but in black. the above is the Vintage Collector Aquatimer, argente dial, limited edition in white gold,
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shing Wrote:Hi Andy, thanks for the info on the lug size.this particular one with an 'argente' dial (according to official specs) is in white gold, and a limited 30 pieces (I think it's 30). You are right on the various dial similarities...Vintage Collection AT White Gold argente dial approx limited ?30 pcs - when I tried it, it wore as heavy as its platinum brother - unfortunately I don't have a wrist-pic of that, and only of these below;
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