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Black-faced watch -> can this go with a shirt and tie?

post #1 of 30
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Hi Folks,

I'm looking at this stainless-steel Seiko watch, and I like everything about it except I'm not sure about the black face. Can I wear this with a shirt and tie?

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SGEF01P1-Black-Stainless-Steel/dp/B004E26D24/ref=pd_sbs_watch_7

700

Thanks!
post #2 of 30
I don't see why not. And if anyone on SF have a problem with it, ask them why they wear their divers with their suit.
post #3 of 30
By all means I am no watch expert but I can't see how that would be too much of a problem. It's not the face that would worry me if anything, but the band. If it's a more formal occasion or conservative you can always play it cautious and choose a simple watch with a leather strap or no watch at all.

Just an FYI I wear a Seiko nearly identical to that one but with a blue face with a suit and tie daily. Then again, I work in a small office where one of the partners routinely wears a black suit and tie and on occasion unveils a short sleeve white dress shirt while barking orders from his desk.
post #4 of 30
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I don't see why not. And if anyone on SF have a problem with it, ask them why they wear their divers with their suit.

because james bond thumbs-up.gif

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post #5 of 30
Absolutely yes, you can. The dial design is elegant, discreet. The hands are nicely designed. The face is well-balanced. Nothing wrong with it at all.

The case diameter at 35mm is VERY small, however. Be wary of that.

If you are truly concerned about the dial color, is there not a white-dial brother among the myriad Seiko offerings?

I do agree about the band; however you can always swap out for a leather strap if that would appeal to you more.
post #6 of 30
looks good. switch to black leather strap and it would look even better.
post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by Valproate View Post

Hi Folks,

I'm looking at this stainless-steel Seiko watch, and I like everything about it except I'm not sure about the black face. Can I wear this with a shirt and tie?

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SGEF01P1-Black-Stainless-Steel/dp/B004E26D24/ref=pd_sbs_watch_7

700

Thanks!

if your one of your shirts costs more than that watch... you need to up the price range a bit.
imho, your watch should be around 20 times your best shirt's cost
post #8 of 30
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if your one of your shirts costs more than that watch... you need to up the price range a bit.
imho, your watch should be around 20 times your best shirt's cost

Rubbish.
post #9 of 30
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Rubbish.

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why not wear tom ford suits and drive a 1988 crown vic ($250) ?
post #10 of 30
Because if you buy Tom Ford, you'd be too much of a narcissist to want to be seen in an old bomb. (Sorry Spoo)
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post #11 of 30
The first thing you made me think of was the Rado Coupole, one of my favorites.
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post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by venessian View Post

Absolutely yes, you can. The dial design is elegant, discreet. The hands are nicely designed. The face is well-balanced. Nothing wrong with it at all.

The case diameter at 35mm is VERY small, however. Be wary of that.

If you are truly concerned about the dial color, is there not a white-dial brother among the myriad Seiko offerings?

I do agree about the band; however you can always swap out for a leather strap if that would appeal to you more.

Whoa, 35 mm, good catch. I have a leather-banded watch (35 mm, good size for me), but was looking at this to replace my current 40 mm stainless-steel watch, which has served me well. Probably will go for a chronograph instead.
post #13 of 30
To the OP: yes, you can.
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because james bond thumbs-up.gif
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....imho, your watch should be around 20 times your best shirt's cost

You're insane. Go get a bracelet.
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The first thing you made me think of was the Rado Coupole, one of my favorites. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You really live up to your name - well done.
post #14 of 30
By all means.
post #15 of 30
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why not wear tom ford suits and drive a 1988 crown vic ($250) ?

Because with the crown vic, you sacrifice function and appearance. With a quartz watch, you sacrifice neither. I hate to break it to the watch snobs, but quartz keeps better time, and is capable of looking just as nice. The only thing they really can't do is a skeleton watch, because the guts aren't quite as pretty.
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