I agree with you on this. Especially wood on Nickel or S/S. It makes the gun look Classy!
Your 686 is a great looking revolver. Nice choice.
I have a S/W M39 9mm Nickel with its original wood grips. I also had a Taurus PT92 S/S and put Hogue wood grips on it. Looked DAMN FINE! I sold it to a buddy to buy a Beretta 92 Brigadier ELITE II.