Hi there,

Last year I found in Austria a rusty and dirty HJ iron buckle with a leather tongue stitched to it. It appeared unmolested and salty as from the barn where it rested until then. I posted it somewhere in the forum before.

I do like your belt and the buckles but in my opinion the tongue was re-stitched. I've seen this job done dozens of times also in better ways than this. You can see that the stitches appear to be hand made and also the dirty is not looking natural.
Also the ageing of the buckle is not at the same level of the tongue which appear mint (they crack very fast)
It is just my opinion but the tongue was added later.