Ah well...you can't win 'em all I guess.
I do feel though, that certain designs acquire a kind of vulgarity-by-association which is not necessarily intrinsic to their appearance. I knew when I bought this watch that it would offend many because of its bezel. OTOH there are certain limited-edition Royal Oak Offshores which simply scream poor taste, and yet people are selling their grandmothers into slavery in order to move up the waiting list for them.
Very fair points all. Considering the laughably modest apparatus on my wrist, perhaps I'm in no position to comment. Your erudite and excellent explanation of your watch's pedigree certainly set me straight! Genta design...column wheel chrono...awesome. Anyway, no offence intended: at the end of the day, this thread is all about off the cuff subjective opinions. Mine, in this case, is based on the simple reductive dislike of anything with a prominent brand name. That's why I dislike the Bulgari bezel, no more or less really. By the way, I like the RO, but agree entirely about the garish and tacky Offshore variants in their interminable special editions.
For more considered (and informed!) discussion of such things, you should visit The Watch Appreciation Thread. It's by far the best discussion I've seen on this forum, or any, and would definitely welcome a man of your calibre, to dilute the parvenus and wannabes like me. :)
Noodles: I am thinking Butch might be right (as he usually is) that you might use a little less waist suppression to make your lapels sit more naturally. Also, bigger spread on the collar, and in this instance either a stronger tie (burgundy?) or PS. Or both. But I like it: blue shirt is warmer, and on its own I rather like the tie. Edit: Clags is right; a pattern somewhere: even just a pin dot tie if you want to stay super-conservative.
Edited by mimo - 11/14/13 at 7:44am