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post #16 of 41
WE now live in the twenty first century so abolsutely fine
post #17 of 41
Its common, and won't raise eyebrows.

Personally, I don't think it looks good, especially a 'very' sporty watch.

The cost of the watch doesn't change it. Really, really expensive nike trainers look worse then whatever aldo is selling with a suit.
post #18 of 41
It is normal, and acceptable.

Wearing a divers/"tool" watch with a suit if you are or were a commando/SF/spy is almost de rigeur. If you aren't, it depends on what you do and what the watch is. The risks are (i) nerd in a suit wearing something digital or a pink G-Shock, (ii) James Bond wanabee, (iii) look at my Rolex/Omega coz I have no real taste and I am influenced by ads in the in-flight magazine in business-class while I travel the world selling photocopiers in my Joseph A Bank suit.

"Tool watch" is just ok, depending on defintion of "tool". "Watch worn by tool" isn't, depending on definition of "tool".
post #19 of 41
I hate the look of a sport watch with a bracelet when wearing a suit, absolutely hate it; and oversize watches that stick out like a carbuncle make me cringe even more. With that said, I doubt most people care about it or even notice.

As for me, I wear a thin dress watch (PP) with a strap with suits. I have a somewhat sporty watch (PP) with a strap that I wear with blazers/odd jackets and casual wear. My sport watch (Rolex) on a bracelet is worn with casual clothing or blazers. Around the house I wear an old automatic Mickey Mouse watch.
post #20 of 41
Not a tool watch but maybe a sports watch if I were traveling and didn't want to drag along an extra watch.
post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by Mute View Post
Not a tool watch but maybe a sports watch if I were traveling and didn't want to drag along an extra watch.

What's the difference? Are the terms not somewhat interchangeable?
post #22 of 41
Well even if people don't approve, you can start creating your won style.
post #23 of 41
I say anything that fits and that you like, rock it. And careless about what other people says.
post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by Gallardo2501 View Post
If it is a suit, it must be a simple watch on a leather strap My go to watch's for this are a gold Girard Perregaux Gyromatic on a brown crocodile strap, and a silver Omega Constellation Pie Pan on a black crocodile strap.

If I'm just in a sport coat and slacks, I will were a bracelet. My Rolex Air King no date see's a lot of wrist action in this way.

When I see a man in a suit with a bracelet, the first thing's that come to mind is that he:

Doesn't have another watch or strap
Is on a trip and this is just more practical
Is just trying to show off that his watch cost more then a lot of folk's first car
Or most common, he just thinks it's a watch and just doesn't care

X1000, nailed it. To me it is like seeing a Ferrari in a snow storm. It tells me that he blew all his money on what he thinks is something classy and he does not have a proper dress watch (or SUV).

The other option is that he does not know the difference and he is probably wearing rubber-soled shoes. James Bond only did it for corporate sponsorship.
post #25 of 41
Perfectly acceptable. You guys are telling me that you wouldnt want to wear a Patek Phillipe Nautilus with a suit? Its an all metal watch with no strap. (one of the versions anyways) Regardless, its ok and nothing wrong with it at all.
post #26 of 41
I wear my Omega Seamaster with my suits sometimes, but have actually started to wear my (gasp!) Movado Eliro more, for the simple reason that my shirt cuff glides over it easier. I know it's a mall watch, but the Eliro is actually quite lovely, IMO.
post #27 of 41
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Originally Posted by The King of Teeth View Post
You guys are telling me that you wouldnt want to wear a Patek Phillipe Nautilus with a suit?

Correct. It's the balance of the combination that is a little ostentatious, unless you want it all about the time piece. Which in my opinion, is a little tacky.
post #28 of 41
Tool watches are clearly acceptable to be worn with a suit, but are not considered in good taste. Let's say you're doing a slim fit dress shirt and flat-front pants, tool watch works perfect. If you're wearing a full-on suit, it's acceptable, but it doesn't fit. There's always something off. Plus, if you're hanging with watch snobs and you're wearing a Rolex or Omega with a suit, they'll think you're trashy. If you're set on this route, and I can tell you are by your posts, check out the sub non-date. It's a little classier without the cyclops and date, IMO.
post #29 of 41
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
I think it's acceptable although I stiill prefer to wear a dress watch with a suit. Tool or sports watches generally look better with casual clothes IMO. Only James Bond can get away with wearing a diving watch with black tie.
I'll submit that every James Bond until Daniel Craig looked like a borderline or even outright tool wearing a dive watch with a suit. Craig is just rough enough around the edges to make it work. So if you're a typical 5'5, 135-lb dripping-wet, "OMG I can't find these jeans in sz 28 wtf do I do" SFer you'll look weird wearing a dive watch -- with ANYTHING, let alone a suit. Stick with the 34mm dainties on croc skin in that case. On the other hand if you are a man and actually look like one, then there's nothing wrong with wearing a dive watch that's within reason (say 40-42mm, less then 15mm thick) with a suit. And if you are the size and shape of Hulk Hogan, you can pretty much get away with wearing the biggest dive watches made along with your bespoke suit.
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by thunderthighs View Post
I'll submit that every James Bond until Daniel Craig looked like a borderline or even outright tool wearing a dive watch with a suit. Craig is just rough enough around the edges to make it work. So if you're a typical 5'5, 135-lb dripping-wet, "OMG I can't find these jeans in sz 28 wtf do I do" SFer you'll look weird wearing a dive watch -- with ANYTHING, let alone a suit. Stick with the 34mm dainties on croc skin in that case.

On the other hand if you are a man and actually look like one, then there's nothing wrong with wearing a dive watch that's within reason (say 40-42mm, less then 15mm thick) with a suit. And if you are the size and shape of Hulk Hogan, you can pretty much get away with wearing the biggest dive watches made along with your bespoke suit.

That's probably the truest post I've ever read on SF.
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