Lewis C. from Sydney, Australia asks:
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Well the 20mm strap with the dark grey and red contrast stitching is my most popular style (seen above). Dying the leather before it's cut gives you the natural colored edges, which really look nice after they have been treated. I made that one for the Seamaster as I thought the colors would mesh well with that piece. The hole end of the strap I finished with what I call the 'workman' cut, as I based it on a tool belt I used for material early on. Some leather needs to have that type of end on it in order to be pulled through the keeper with enough ease, but usually it's just for aesthetic. Otherwise I use the clean diagonal to finish off the ends, which gives my work a unique look.
The visual balance of the Tradition 7067 is delightful. It all works together and there is a lot to see. The many finishes on the dial really help it standout as a high-class luxury item. The 7047BR model is a different beast altogether even if it looks similar at a glance. This piece is much higher-end because it has a tourbillon and fusee and chain transmission. Those two little features add an easy 0,000 to the price - with the price of a Tradition 7047 watch being about 0,000. Does that make the 7067 feel like a relative bargain?
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