I posted over in C&V but thought the Touring folks might also have some insight.
My beat up Japanese leather saddle, which I acquired on ebay 8 years ago and which came off an 80s Raleigh, has given up the ghost with a cracked cantle.
As you can see in the attached picture of said crack, one great thing about the saddle is the ample setback the rails afford (although I suspect the rail configuration partly explains the crack). So to avoid having to also get a new seatpost with more setback than my Thomson with 16mm of setback provides, I am going with a Selle Anatomica NSX (the kind without the cut out) A previous thread -- Selle Anatomica Truleather or Watershed? -- sort of addressed the issue of the difference between SAs two leathers, watershed being softer, Truleather being stiffer, but left question of relative durability unresolved. I keep reading that watershed stretches but is more comfortable and Truleather is more durable (which is what SA website says) I am inclined toward durability but the specific color/rivet combo I want is not available in Truleather, so would go watershed if not for the whole issue of limited durability. Any recs or views from personal experience with the two leathers would be appreciated.