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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Valproate, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Valproate

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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    because james bond :thumbs-up:

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    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.
     
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    looks good. switch to black leather strap and it would look even better.
     
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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
     
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    Rubbish.
     
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    :plain:

    why not wear tom ford suits and drive a 1988 crown vic ($250) ?
     
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    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)
    :laugh:
     
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    The first thing you made me think of was the Rado Coupole, one of my favorites.
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    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.
     
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    To the OP: yes, you can.



    You're insane. Go get a bracelet.


    You really live up to your name - well done.
     
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    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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    why go on the internet and make-up stupid rules
     
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    there isnt a rule, but its common sense.
    just like you dont buy a car thats worth more than your house, or wear clothes that are worth more than your car.
    if you get $50 shirts, 20 times $50 is only $1000.
    i think if you can afford $50 dress shirts, you should be able afford a 2nd hand tag heuer.
    just like your quality of life cannot be revolving around one particular subject... its only proper to live a balanced life.
     
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    so? who cares if it keeps better time?
    are you going to buy a car just because its the best performing or the fastest?
    then why so many more thousands of people buy entry level BMW 3 series or Audi A4s at $35000 instead of mitsubishi evolutions and subaru STi's?
    everyone knows that an EVO would smoke an audi a4 2.0T, but why not many people buy those cars?
    then you must understand why people all around the world spend so mamy billion dollars every year on wrist watches - its because no one cares if its the most accurate.
    just like when people buy a nice car they dont just go for a GTR or an EVO. they buy a ferrari or a lamborghini, or a Porsche - knowing the fact that a GTR costs less and performs better.
    and that is the same way watch people look at quartz - it sucks, its not a real watch.
     
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    what's common about niche products and interests?

    the average decent shirt is 30$ and the average decent watch is 150$

    anything more than that is for hobbyists

    to have a good quality of life... everyone should shop for 2nd hand tag heuers... lol
     
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    :facepalm:
     

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