New Clothes

Aug 09, 2018,18:18 PM

Since I have no immediate acquisition target (apart from an embargoed piece from my favorite brand smile ), I decided to try new straps on pieces I don't often wear (black leather straps are boring). All of a sudden, I seem to have a handful of new watches....voila....

5496P with brown leather and a tribal pattern

Cabaret in platinum with grey elephant skin

Richard Lange PLM (fusee chain) with red stitches (to match the red accents on the dial)

De Bethune DB25 jewelery with purple leather

5170G in burgundy

5905P with beige leather

Langematic Power Reserve for Wempe with grey leather

Two more pieces are in the pipeline (one of them with blue hippo skin and silver stitches for my grail). Can't wait to see them.

What do you think?

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Two straps for the pateks are from

 By: samwan : August 9th, 2018-18:40
The distributor, they are original pp straps. The rest are custom made by Mister Chrono. They are in Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore....

Love the strap!!

 By: Jke67245 : August 9th, 2018-18:45
I just changed the strap on my 5159 to shiny black from the original brown. I will try to remember yours for the next time, I am sure it would look great on a 5159!!!

LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ true....

 By: ChristianDK : August 9th, 2018-23:22
I also love playing with straps. The cheapest way to a new watch ๐Ÿ˜‰

They are all great with your watches.

 By: geross : August 9th, 2018-19:29
You have quite a collection. They are all handsome watches. Cheers! Geross

amazing Samwan

 By: Gelato Monster : August 10th, 2018-02:09
All beautifully matched

Thank you for the compliment.

 By: samwan : August 10th, 2018-02:59
I will post more pictures when the new straps arrive...

Very nice.

 By: M4 : August 10th, 2018-03:09
I especially like the first pic (5496P). Well done. M4

Glad u concur....

 By: samwan : August 10th, 2018-03:52
I was shown over 40 straps and made my decision in less time than an eye brink

agree it is like getting a new watch....

 By: keks : August 10th, 2018-05:29
I particularly like the 5905p and 5496p pairing but they all look great! thanks for sharing!


 By: samwan : August 10th, 2018-06:30
They are original Patek straps and cost me an arm and a leg

Less than a new watch at least.... ;)

 By: keks : August 10th, 2018-06:33
Which would be an arm and a leg and some vital organ...

The first and the last are Top [nt]

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : August 10th, 2018-06:19


 By: samwan : August 10th, 2018-06:31
The last one is a gift from a good friend, who happens to have the same model...

Great way to ...

 By: GLau : August 10th, 2018-09:26
expand your collection Sam ! Love the new strap combinations

Thanks Gordon

 By: samwan : August 10th, 2018-18:24
Let's catch up soon. Best

Big congratulations Sam! Here are my humble opinion.

 By: heartbreaker : August 10th, 2018-22:59
The 5496P, despite it's a marvel, isn't one of my preferred piece among the PP catalogue and this new strap I think is slightly out of place, I'm sorry. The Cabaret on that strap is highly fascinating and more desirable than ever. I definitely can't under... 

Thanks for your candid comments Elio

 By: samwan : August 11th, 2018-06:10
I will certainly attach significant weights to your remarks and will rethink those you do not concur. As for the 5496P - I have rarely worn it because the black strap was too dull (I should have waited for the salmon dial) but this strap has liven up the ... 

Congratulations, uber cool combos!

 By: 1WatchMan : August 11th, 2018-00:22
Some of them I would have never tried, but must reckon that all work in a certain way. Great taste my friend, enjoy them all in the best health!

Thank you for the kind words

 By: samwan : August 11th, 2018-06:16
I must admit that each combo varies in taste for different people but I am happy as long as they generate some talking points....

For me...

 By: MTR : August 11th, 2018-02:03
... 5496P with brown leather and a tribal pattern and 5905P with beige leather look really great and mesmerizing (especially the combination strap and 5496P)!!! The Richard Lange PLM (fusee chain) with red stitches doesnโ€™t work for me. At least on the pho... 

Glad you approve the straps for the pps

 By: samwan : August 11th, 2018-06:13
You make a good point re the Richard Lange and I will rethink at some point....

๐Ÿ‘ [nt]

 By: MTR : August 11th, 2018-10:28

vry [nt]

 By: Passionata_george : August 11th, 2018-04:18

very sharp looking pieces [nt]

 By: Passionata_george : August 11th, 2018-04:19

Thx. [nt]

 By: samwan : August 11th, 2018-06:17

I like every combination here... [nt]

 By: NautNut : August 11th, 2018-08:12
โ€ฆ.well done!