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Patek brown leather vs chocolate strap.

  1. Vizard Oct 17, 2021

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    Good morning, All.

    I may have a Calatrava incoming in yellow gold. If I do, I want to swap out the strap for a new one.

    The Patek salon tells me that they have no chocolate straps at present, but do have a matte brown alligator one.

    Googling hasn't revealed the difference between the chocolate and dark brown straps. Can anyone who knows please point out the difference?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. ngo516 Oct 17, 2021

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    You’ll get better visual on EBay.
     
  3. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Oct 17, 2021

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    I find chocolate straps problematic when it gets warm.
     
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  4. marcn Enough space to say witty Oct 17, 2021

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    @Vizard :

    This is the stock strap my 5227R came with and how it looks after 6-mo of daily wear, minimal tweaking by my iPhone. So, maybe this helps by comparing it to whatever the Patek website shows when they’re new?

    I don’t personally know the color difference between ‘chocolate’ and ‘matte brown’, but I’ve seen that with their rose gold at least, darker straps seem to look better than lighter ones. YMMV

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  5. Vizard Oct 22, 2021

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    I do prefer black on gold but I want a brown strap for when I am wearing brown shoes or accessories.
     
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  6. marcn Enough space to say witty Oct 22, 2021

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    These arrived today. All are OEM from PP. Left to right:

    Matt gabardine
    Matt black
    Matt dark brown

    These are the color names Patek gives them. Each is alligator.

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  7. Vizard Oct 23, 2021

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    Great thank you. That was just what I needed.
     
  8. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Oct 23, 2021

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