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post #19906 of 39170
I liked Minerva. I still wear the rose gold cal. 49 that I have.

But mine is on either a black or dark brown croc strap (I have both) rather than that tan one.
I have a white cal 49 TZ LE and two black pilot's Pythagores (don't ask why I have two), but don't wear them.
post #19907 of 39170
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

Well in that case I think the 1002 has a 34mm case and so I'd rather go with the 36mm 1016 if you have the cash. The 1018 is also 36mm, for what it's worth, but otherwise looks like the 1002.

I agree that 36 is probably the right size to work for both casual and formal dress. Any thoughts on this 1985 GMT 16753? Could this be pulled off with formal wear?

post #19908 of 39170
No.
post #19909 of 39170
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Edited by Mr. Moo - 4/22/13 at 1:51pm
post #19910 of 39170
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

No.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I don't see why not. No one will notice/care that it's not formal wear appropriate, and if you like it/that doesn't bother you, great.

interestingly enough, i think these are both correct statements.
post #19911 of 39170
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I don't see why not. No one will notice/care that it's not formal wear appropriate, and if you like it/that doesn't bother you, great.
That is true of every watch then. And plenty of people will notice. Whether you care or not is up to you.
post #19912 of 39170
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Edited by Mr. Moo - 4/22/13 at 1:50pm
post #19913 of 39170
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No.

My initial thought also, but swap the bracelet out for a black leather strap and, hmmm...
post #19914 of 39170
Still no.
It's a big black sports watch with a steel bezel.
What are you guys thinking?
Either you care about whether your watch is consistent with black tie or you don't.
If you don't care, then do what you want. If you do care, then you shouldn't wear that watch. it is a sports/tool watch. That it happens to be a Rolex simply means it is more expensive than a cheap sports watch. But is is still no different than wearing expensive workboots or sneakers with black tie. If you think that is a cool look, then go ahead. But don't think that you are wearing a dress-appropriate watch.
post #19915 of 39170

I have a hard enough time with sports watches and suits.  Sports watches and formal wear makes me go positively cross-eyed.

 

Borrow dopey's Minerva and treat him to a nice matte black croc strap for it.

post #19916 of 39170
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Edited by Mr. Moo - 4/22/13 at 1:49pm
post #19917 of 39170
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Still no.
It's a big black sports watch with a steel bezel.
What are you guys thinking?
Either you care about whether your watch is consistent with black tie or you don't.
If you don't care, then do what you want. If you do care, then you shouldn't wear that watch. it is a sports/tool watch. That it happens to be a Rolex simply means it is more expensive than a cheap sports watch. But is is still no different than wearing expensive workboots or sneakers with black tie. If you think that is a cool look, then go ahead. But don't think that you are wearing a dress-appropriate watch.

I think he was using "formal" as short-hand for "business".
post #19918 of 39170
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

I think he was using "formal" as short-hand for "business".

Yes, my bad. Suit and tie. Not black or white tie.
post #19919 of 39170
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Edited by Mr. Moo - 4/22/13 at 1:46pm
post #19920 of 39170
I wouldn't, but that is just me.
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