Also, I believe the lug spread is 21mm

Aug 04, 2020,04:16 AM

However the python strap appears to leave some visible gap - is the python a 20mm?

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New shoes...

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-00:59
Recently warmed up my 5170r, trying this lighter brown python on it and cannot take it off my wrist... something about the little bit of orange in the strap is just harmonizing with the RG / opaline / breguets. Unedited pic: ...

Thanks for the well wishes, Reuven [nt]

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-03:16

Superb strap. Bravo. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 4th, 2020-01:36

The color matches very well [nt]

 By: Jurry : August 4th, 2020-02:47

I can imagine

 By: Jurry : August 4th, 2020-09:22
Understand fully what your saying. I have the same with some of my watches. Now I must admit I don’t own a single PP (but fortunately do own a lot of VC’s haha)

Nice nice

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-12:16
Have always been a fan of the boutique edition in your thumbnail. And I agree - its like I try these various combos, and some just really work with a given watch's personality (or really don't). Call me crazy, but have even gotten into mixing oysterflex r...

Ha sometimes I do same

 By: Jurry : August 4th, 2020-12:29
For instance ice got at least 6 different straps for my Overseas: metal, blue leather , blue rubber, brown leather with white stitches, burgundy leather with blue stitches And every strap makes it a different watch

Very well done. [nt]

 By: NautNut : August 4th, 2020-03:59

Cheers! [nt]

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-12:10

Chap - beautiful colors/textures in your new strap

 By: Robert65 : August 4th, 2020-04:14
You really bring out the best in your Patek 5170R. I believe this particular dial color/case metal combination is a lifetime keeper. What are the color/hide straps you currently dedicate to this piece? Also, what colors/hides do you believe you may acquir...

Also, I believe the lug spread is 21mm

 By: Robert65 : August 4th, 2020-04:16
However the python strap appears to leave some visible gap - is the python a 20mm? Best, Robert

You are correct...

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-07:33
This was a loaner strap off another piece (20x18, had to borrow a buckle), so I'm slacking until I find a 21x16 strap that fully works. I wouldn't say I'm hooked on the python necessarily, but this color hue is just singing with the RG. Perhaps the right ...

Thanks Chap

 By: Robert65 : August 4th, 2020-07:37
Yes, the RG settles in nice and comfy with the lighter golden hues of the strap. You are very good at what you do. Best, Robert

I've honestly been trying everything, and nothing really resonated for me until this

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-07:45
Had a brown nubuck croc that was just ok, but it didn't have any of the golden in it, so it didn't quite tie in with what this is doing. Also a cognac ostrich one, which you'd think would work like this one, but the orange in the cognac makes the RG take ...

I'd love to see fotos of those different colors which did *not* work so well that you mentioned

 By: Robert65 : August 4th, 2020-10:53
I want to learn how to best compliment the Patek 5170R-001 because it seems like the most interesting dress chronograph available today - even though the 5170 is a discontinued reference. Although the Patek Calatravas are excellent dress watches, I believ...

Sounds like that will be the making for another day's post...

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-12:08
Very kind of you on the 5170r. And I agree with you on its uniqueness and how it fits into the PP historical lineup, with the 5070 as its stockier predecessor and the new one with retro / almost art deco charm. I really see it as this potentially semi-ico...

stunning combo [nt]

 By: aperna : August 4th, 2020-04:18

Totally agree :-) [nt]

 By: MikiJ : August 4th, 2020-06:25

Thanks gents [nt]

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-07:34

Nice choice with the python strap, so often we immediately choose croc straps

 By: WatchAl : August 4th, 2020-05:42
The lighter brown blends perfectly with the hues of the 5170 gold. I can truly understand why you cannot take it off your wrist.

That is such a beautiful watch.

 By: baufoam : August 4th, 2020-08:10
Excellent choice of strap. Very appealing, understated and elegant. Thanks for posting!

Shoes very fitting. [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : August 4th, 2020-08:15

Thanks good sir [nt]

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-12:09

Ha - snap a pic of that belt lineup already

 By: chap : August 4th, 2020-12:10
Surprised you didn't get a matching strap for each... : )

Really lovely! [nt]

 By: stabilizer : August 4th, 2020-21:52