I have a hard time thinking that anybody who doesn't like the Reverso is much of a horlogerie fan. That's like not liking the Tudor Submariner, or a vintage Speedy, or a Patek 3940 (one of which I briefly owned in June: I never put it on, I just bought it and, a week later, sold it for a $5,000 profit. I wish I could have kept it).
I have my Horween Shell Cordovan clone of the Casa Fagliano by Jan Ruzinsky on the watch. it's pretty much perfect. I would have him make the buckle end slightly longer, if I had this strap made again, but it's otherwise just right. I had the buckle end made to 16mm, so that I could use my early '60s vintage JLC buckle. The strap perfectly fills the difficult Grande Reverso lugs. I had it made in Horween Shell #8. I have three pairs of Shell #8 shoes, and two other pairs of oxblood shoes, so it will continue to work very well with blue and grey suits, but the new strap makes the watch more casual and versatile. I can always put the large scale OEM Alligator strap back on, with 18mm JLC buckle, for formal use.