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post #16 of 26

wear a dress watch.  since you have silver links, silver/white gold watch would match the best.  or any family heirloom.

 

i wore a rolex my late father gave me on my wedding.

post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I disagree with ubelragazzo on this. You should wear a watch if you like your watch. Any "rule" against it is very weak these days, particularly when an event does not adhere to any strict standard of dress, and how to best capture the true "sentiment" of such an occasion is really up to your own preferences. I love my watch and it has sentimental value to me, so I wear it to all special occasions--including my own wedding and with my dinner jacket.
That said, the thing has to look good. If it is a metal bracelet sport watch, I would probably leave it at home. If it is a proper dress watch, I'd wear it. But that all has to do with what looks good with a suit, not what is okay or not okay for a wedding.

+1. I'd even go so far as to say that men should wear watches. Because we're men. And because watches are the best form of jewelry men can wear. I'd recommend this evening watch, the Seiko tank watch.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNF672-Dress-Black-Leather/dp/B000S6T0KW
post #18 of 26
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+1. I'd even go so far as to say that men should wear watches. Because we're men.

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post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I disagree with ubelragazzo on this. You should wear a watch if you like your watch. Any "rule" against it is very weak these days, particularly when an event does not adhere to any strict standard of dress, and how to best capture the true "sentiment" of such an occasion is really up to your own preferences. I love my watch and it has sentimental value to me, so I wear it to all special occasions--including my own wedding and with my dinner jacket.

That said, the thing has to look good. If it is a metal bracelet sport watch, I would probably leave it at home. If it is a proper dress watch, I'd wear it. But that all has to do with what looks good with a suit, not what is okay or not okay for a wedding.

+1

So long as it's not something garish, wear your watch. I wore a nice dress watch to my wedding. Nothing wrong with that, regardless of what anyone here may say.
post #20 of 26
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That's cool. I still got nothin' but love for ya! smile.gif
post #21 of 26

It's your wedding - do what makes you happy.  Some people wear sneakers to their own wedding.  I wore my Speedmaster with a tuxedo because it's my favourite watch and my wife gave it to me as an engagement present.  Hopefully everyone can forgive me for breaking the "rules" of style.

 

And I strongly disagree with ubelragazzo.  I suppose some people might think you have some place to go after your wedding, but that seems like a rather strange inference so I really wouldn't worry about it.  To the contrary, I found it very useful to wear a watch to my wedding.  The entire day goes by in the blink of an eye so it's important to be aware of the time.  For example, my reception was held at the top of a mountain overlooking the city.  We wanted to take some pictures against the city lights in the evening.  But you don't want to get carried away and spend the whole evening taking pictures and not interacting with guests.  I didn't bring a phone to my wedding, but if you're using one to check the time, now THAT will look like you've got some place to go after your wedding.

post #22 of 26
On wearing the Speedmaster...if it has sentimental value to you and you really want to wear it, fine. But that's almost into wearing-cowboy-boots-with-tuxedo territory of bending the traditional costume to reflect your personal history. Which is fine, if you want to do that, but it's definitely "one of these things is not like the others."
post #23 of 26
I agree a Speedmaster is sub-optimal with a dinner jacket, but it's also eons and eons from cowboy boots. A watch is generally a much less noticeable thing and a Speedmaster on a strap is as low-key as you get for a sport watch.
post #24 of 26
Black-faced speedmaster with a black leather band won't be bad at all. smile.gif
post #25 of 26
We wear watches for self-reliance. Otherwise we're dependant on others to tell us how long we've got until the bar closes, or the last train comes, or any of a thousand other things. Plus, watches are the jewelry men can wear that says something about ourselves. Like, my wife gave me this, or my grandfather, or ...
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
Many thanks to you all for the thoughtful replies. My guess is that I will go ahead and wear one as i will most like have a realistic need to keep track of time during the events of the day. Again, thanks for all of the input.
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