Watch band for wedding.

I am getting married later this year and my fiancé was kind enough to give me my wedding gift early (she’s really bad at keeping secrets lol). I am trying to decide if I should stick with the steel bracelet for the wedding or switch to a leather strap. What do you guys think? If I go with a leather strap what color? I’ll be wearing a black tux for the wedding. Thank you in advance. 

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Since it's a gift from your fiance, I think you should wear it as is. What does your fiance think?  

A lot of people on watch forums will say, "you must wear a dress watch on a black leather strap or no watch at all."  However, I think your fiance's opinion matters the most.

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Someone reading your post is suppressing the need to tell you how great it would look on a NATO strap. @martini is right.

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martini

Since it's a gift from your fiance, I think you should wear it as is. What does your fiance think?  

A lot of people on watch forums will say, "you must wear a dress watch on a black leather strap or no watch at all."  However, I think your fiance's opinion matters the most.

My fiancé will let me do whatever I want. I know black leather straps are the “norm“ for formal events but wasn’t sure if a black strap and blue dial accents would clash. 

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As-is. The idea that a leather strap makes every watch dressier is an opinion, not a fact. Rock what she gave you and thank her for an awesome gift. 

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Yeah I think the black leather might not be the best option.  Maybe if it has contrasting stitching to match the dial it would be better?  However, that's not as formal.  Another option might be a blue alligator, but only if you have blue as a color.  So I'd stick to the bracelet unless you try something else and think it looks better.

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The color choices are limitless. You can match your cumberbund or the bridemaids dresses.

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For black tie you’re technically supposed to wear a timepiece with no second hand (as you should not be checking the time, let alone counting the seconds), but I don’t think that matters all that much nowadays. 

With a tux, I think a black leather strap with a decent taper would look elegant. I don’t think the blue on the dial would clash with a black leather strap as the primary color of the dial is white. Also blue and black can look very nice together (think midnight blue tux with black lapels). 

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Also congrats on the watch and on getting married! Nice that you found someone who supports this hobby :)

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Keep it that way Man....

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You fiance is loaded!  Nice one.  I don't know what strap colour would suit that dial - stick with the bracelet.

Oh, and take the plastic off a watch before you photograph it.

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I would keep it on the bracelet. Looks really good. Congrats on the watch and finding a good one.

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Aurelian

Someone reading your post is suppressing the need to tell you how great it would look on a NATO strap. @martini is right.

I wore a NATO for my wedding. Although it wasn’t traditional nor was I wearing a tux. 

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Congrats on your engagement and watch! 

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Congrats on your nuptials.  I vote to wear it as is; that's how it was gifted. 

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Wear it as is and congratulate yourself on finding the kind of lady who gives such awesome gifts ❤️ (I got my husband a frying pan as a wedding gift, no lie. Your fiancée is making me look bad 😆)

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That is an amazing wedding gift, wear it in good health and congratulations to you and your fiance.