I don't know - haven't seen the gold brown strap. You can consider getting both and alternate between the two, or sell the one you like least. They're fairly inexpensive.Do you know what the gold brown strap looks like? Is it a lot lighter? I have the same watch as you, but with a rose gold coin edge around the face. What color would be the best match? ( I realize it's personal taste to a degree).
The case is 40mm. It wears *slightly* smaller than my BC3 (which is also 40mm), mainly because the case is so thin.Wow! That's gorgeous - nice vintage feel to the watch. What is the size of the case?
The new model has a sapphire crystal and a screw-down crown. I've been in doubt between the two models for some time, but eventually chose for this one as I really like the vintage look and feel this watch has, and the plexi crystal is such a defining element for the Big Crown series.I believe the new model has a sapphire crystal case on the face. My model has plexiglass, which is easier to scratch.