New strap for my vintage 4624

May 19, 2023,21:00 PM

Dear All VC fans,

I finally got my VC 4624 (yellow gold). Now I am looking for a strap because the current one is too thin and buckel is 14mm.

Here are a few pictures on the wrist and the straps offered by VC at the boutique in Geneva.

I was thinking for a dark brown strap. For the buckel, I may go with the one with the Maltese cross (the vintage version is only available in 16mm).

Any idea, suggestion, advice? I would love to see your straps.

Thank you in advance.

Have a great day,

At the reformation wall in Geneva.

Tray of samples used for custom strap on order.

At the right, it is the classic leather. The 2 others are the custom offers (these samples are from the tray).

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Dark brown is very classic and timeless

 By: Derreck : May 19th, 2023-21:40
But for chill & sportier days I would also consider the matte gray strap second from left in the upper row. Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy your new watch for years to come.

 By: Gewachst : May 19th, 2023-21:53
Thank you! Interesting. I will try to find some pictures with that color. There was also an other tray with more poping colors. I should have taken a picture of it, because I realize now that people have more imagination and creativity than me.


 By: teacher Sun : May 19th, 2023-21:47
I guess its from geneva auction recentlly.

 By: Gewachst : May 19th, 2023-21:57
Good catch!! Thank you! I wanted something from "Les Collectionneurs", but it is very hard to get one. So I explored the auctions. Funnily, the camera of my phone makes a pattern on dial that I cannot see by eye/loupe. I wonder if it is an artifact of the... 

 By: Gewachst : May 20th, 2023-00:14
Thank you for the input. The texture is indeed very contrasted. Do you have brand suggestions for good quality straps (I am new in the leather strap game. All my other watches are stesl and precious metal)? Thank you. Actually, I have to change the strap,... 

 By: Gewachst : May 24th, 2023-21:19
Thank you very much. You are indeed 100% correct!

A Vintage Taper

 By: Tick Talk : May 20th, 2023-04:52
When new, your watch likely came with either suede or calf strap and crocodile as an upgrade. I would like to see more of the strap and buckle; is it original? Straps with a "vintage taper" range from 16-19mm wide at the lugs down to 14mm at the buckle. S...  

 By: Gewachst : May 24th, 2023-21:28
Thank you! Actually, the buckle is a vintage one but unfortunately not the original one. Trying to find my path in the strap jungle, I rediscovered that I am too Swiss to go too creative. I love flashy colors on others but always come back to low profil a... 

 By: Gewachst : May 24th, 2023-21:30
It is indeed superb in person! Unfortunately it needs to be ordered with a 2 months minimum wait time. I may take it as a second one.

Enjoy it !

 By: Ping.Timeout : May 28th, 2023-12:41

 By: Gewachst : May 24th, 2023-21:50
I will finally order the following: - Dark brown (taupe) alligator - 20-16 (because of 3) - Vintage style pin buckle with lacquered Maltese Cross logo (only available in 14 and 16) If I am not too ashamed of the result I will post some pictures. Thank you... 

 By: Gewachst : May 25th, 2023-00:07
Why am I discovering that only now (I could not find that link browsing the website from Switzerland)?