Blue dial - what colour leather?

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Blue dial - what colour leather?

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My Colt. I don't know if it's just me, but I find it really hard to match the right blue strap with a blue dial.

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The strap in the second picture is the closest match I've found (after a lot of tries), but unfortunately it's not comfortable enough.

Leather is my preference, and my question essentially is should I stick with a near-match blue strap, or give up trying to get the perfect match and go for a totally different colour - black or brown perhaps?

Ta in advance.

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That dark brown one on the right would look great on it.

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Or try black leather with blue stitching.

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Personally - and this is just personal preference - I am not a fan of blue straps.

I'd go with a reddish brown for a more lively look or black for a more formal/dressy look.

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Blue dials are tough. This is the nicest example I've found (which I've since shamelessly copied). First pic was found on Watchuseek, the second pic is my watch.
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I think a chestnut brown would set off the dial nicely.
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Here's my favourite blue dial+brown strap example (from the WIAA review of the Slimline):

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What I would suggest, brown with blue stitching, has been covered :thumbup:

The only alternative I can think of is the black strap with blue visible through perforations. Racing driver style. I have one but can't recall who supplied it (probably just a quick ebay suck-it-and-see purchase). Found example if you click here.

Other than that ignore the dial colour and get a mesh strap?
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I sometimes wear this Hirsch Tiger on my blue Superocean, very comfy, and a good colour match.

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Some interesting options - thanks everyone. I've tried a few of these options in the past, but the brown and black options I haven't - so I'll give them a go next.

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I think blue dialled watches look best on bracelets. A blue strap and watch combo is just too blue. Any other colour doesn't quite work.
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gbbird wrote:I think blue dialled watches look best on bracelets. A blue strap and watch combo is just too blue. Any other colour doesn't quite work.
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I think that a dark brown leather strap looks really good on blue dial watches. That's what I would do if I owned one.

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Definitely the dark brown strap! A blue on blue combination is too much blue for me, but the contrast with a brown strap reeks of class. A dark blue watch is actually my current pursuit, in case anyone has a C9 to offer ;)

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Blue strap IMO better looking with blue hands, but not with blue dial. This is a good example of blue strap usage.

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BUT. Blue and blue is not same.

This kind of blue making solid costume style and looks properly.

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This blue looking sporty and relaxed.

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This blue... oh, that's just horrible :)

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But for me only metal bracelet working with blue dial

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