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Let us discuss watch band colors

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Gentlemen, what are your thoughts on watch band colors? Does a leather band need to match the same general color of your belt/shoes? Does a metal band need to match the same general color of your belt buckle/any rings you wear?

I have always cringed a bit at a black leather band with brown shoes, or vice versa.

However, when it comes to other leather colors, or NATO colors, I've always felt like if it doesn't match your shoes, it's fine as long as it complements a color you're wearing. Navy blazer or navy tie and a navy leather band? Cool.

I have always held grey (any kind of band) apart from all others because grey is so neutral, and have felt that a grey band goes with literally everything.

What say you? Am I nuts?
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Matching your watch strap to belt/shoes is fine, but not necessary. I do it as often as not. It's more important that the watch itself compliments the overall outfit.
You'd wear a black leather band watch with a tan leather belt and shoes?

I can see, for example, a black leather band with a dark chocolate pair of shoes, or the other way around.
Probably not. But I'd wear a mid to dark brown leather band with tan shoes without a second thought. They wouldn't match, and that would be just fine by me.

I said matching wasn't neccessary. That doesn't imply that ANY mismatch, no matter how extreme, is recommended.
Watch strap does not match shoes and belt - but compliments coat and trousers quite nicely.

Watch strap does not match shoes and belt - but still works quite harmoniously with the outfit as a whole.

Watch strap does match shoes and belt, because that's okay too.
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