Agreed. I'm pleased I have the options, or will have Saturday at least. The dark brown looks amazing with this dial.Well, I honestly have to say, I think it's worth it if you want the Brown OEM and clasp. I love the contrast with the opaline dial, it really looks top notch. IMO it's the best dial to go with a strap, especially the brown one, as it really brings out the dial so it would be a shame to deny it the right to pop like it will on the strap
I researched what watch to I wanted for about 2 years and in the end I just couldn't find one I liked more than this AT with the brown strap. I didn't even think I'd buy the bracelet at all but the more I looked pics like yours, the more I realized both were a must.
In short your doing the right thing buddy
2 years! That's some research period. And some patience.