Thank you! Have to agree with everything you say. And no, will be my first Perlon so,will be interesting. I will post more pics when it arrives.Oh my goodness! Congratulations ! That thing is gorgeous. I love that it has the "right kinda wear" but nothing that would make you mad by looking at it every day. Like holding a piece of history that you wish could talk. What a beautiful case and patinaed dial. Looks like it comes on a sweet perlon strap. Do you own more perlon? They are the most comfortable straps I own.