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Old 02-29-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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I'm just curious as to why you think a watch isn't appropriate at a black tie event?...

I believe the thought is that ANY visible timepiece detracts from the formality of the dress.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I try a V-neck full sweater on a french cuff shirt some Fridays. It can look nice. Have to hit the right colour note and needs the right body. Colour combinations would go like a really pale blue french cuff shirt, azure blue V-neck and knotted cufflinks (this is where knotted cufflinks come in very handy, they all look like they are in unison, silver or crystal can be nice too) A woollen sports blazer to top this off.
Sounds like a good look. I don't see this enough where I live. Half the time you are lucky to see someone with a button down or a blazer. And don't get me started on the 40 year olds still trying to wear baggy, saggy pants (in CA this happens across all ethnic groups -- black, latino, asian and white). You are too old for this after 24.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Tom, that Hamilton is a stunner! Those field watches from Omega and Cyma aren't too shabby, either. Too bad all of those older/antique watches are so small. I simply can't force myself to wear anything under 40mm on my 7.5" wrist. To combat that, I have a vintage Hamilton pocketwatch movement being installed into a custom wristwatch case for me. I can't wait to get that baby strapped on!

Watches are certainly an "appearance" thing in a lot of circles, like a quality pen, briefcase and good shoes.

I simply like watches and enjoy the thought of having a tiny, well crafted, well designed machine strapped to my wrist.
7.5" wrists from crossfit, haha.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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LOL @ the CrossFit stuff.

Dude, I'm 6'4", if I had anything smaller than 7" wrists, I think my hands would snap off.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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I believe the thought is that ANY visible timepiece detracts from the formality of the dress.
I've always felt this way which is why wearing a watch has never been of much interest to me being that I'm a person who dresses up 90% of the time. The look of a watch on my wrist gives me the impression that it would ruin the classiness of my attire.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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Shysister, are you wearing evening gowns all the time?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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Shysister, are you wearing evening gowns all the time?
lol no not evening gowns but nice dresses with heels and I just feel that watches aren't appropriate unless its one of those dainty watches that I happen to think are a waste. So I really don't know if a watch is really for me... I am taking a liking to white ceramic band watches, what is your opinion on those?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Those ceramics are pretty popular right now. I think they look nice in certain situations. Perhaps not an "everyday" watch, though.

If you don't think a watch looks appropriate with what you're wearing on a given day, you're probably right.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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I'm just curious as to why you think a watch isn't appropriate at a black tie event? Granted I try to avoid as many of these type of places as possible but when I feel compelled to attend, I'm always sporting my Datejust. Just curious, to each their own.

Something I tend to notice with the older guys at my firm is that they wear a gold watch on their left arm and on their right, they sport a gold chain bracelet. My dad does this as well. Is this a new trend or something?


I hope not!
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Shysister, are you wearing evening gowns all the time?



Now that gave me a good laugh!
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