Hamilton Khaki Field Watch: Appropriate for Business Casual?

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  1. Jay687

    Jay687 Senior member

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    Or is this military-styled watch (whether bracelet or leather band) too casual-looking? When I say business casual, it's on the conservative side. This includes anything other than a suit... so chinos and dress shirt or sports coat and tie, and so on.

    One example:

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    I believe it's not sold in US though. I could get that same watch in black or a slightly different style in white:

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    What do you guys think in terms of when this watch is appropriate?
     
  2. jsqfunk

    jsqfunk Senior member

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    unless you work at timex I can't imagine when either version would not be fine
     
  3. Frodo

    Frodo Senior member

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    I think the Hamilton Khaki is sort of like the Land Rover of watches - it's classless and timeless, appropriate for almost any setting. Change the band out occasionally to dress it up or down and I can see it working anywhere. But I'm not as much of a watch person as some.
     
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    unless you work at timex I can't imagine when either version would not be fine

    This^^^
     
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    youngScholar Senior member

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    The Hamilton pictured in the top photo looks great. I don't see why it wouldn't work.
     
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    audiophilia Senior member

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    GFI, especially the white face.

    They look great. And any watch fan you run into will know the care you took in choosing a quality timepiece.
     
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    JayJay Senior member

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    The Hamilton pictured in the top photo looks great. I don't see why it wouldn't work.
    I agree with this, it looks fine for business casual or social events.
     
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    I think the Hamilton Khaki is sort of like the Land Rover of watches - it's classless and timeless, appropriate for almost any setting. Change the band out occasionally to dress it up or down and I can see it working anywhere. But I'm not as much of a watch person as some.

    Did you mean classless or classic? [​IMG] And isn't timeless a bad thing when it comes to watches? [​IMG] Back to the OP's question: with the right leather or lizard band, I would have no problem wearing that with a suit, let alone business casual.
     
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    Yeah, certainly fine.

    If you want to be completely appropriate it would be too sporty for business professional, but thats not a rule many fallow these days.
     
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    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    A watch with a black face and brown band should not be welcome in any office.
     
  11. Frodo

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    Did you mean classless or classic? [​IMG] And isn't timeless a bad thing when it comes to watches? [​IMG] Back to the OP's question: with the right leather or lizard band, I would have no problem wearing that with a suit, let alone business casual.

    Classless as in: it's as suitable for the Queen to drive a Land Rover as it is for the stable boy.
     
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    I think it looks great, you could probably get away with wearing it with a suit; most people wear big chunky chronographs with suits anyway.
     
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    Classless as in: it's as suitable for the Queen to drive a Land Rover as it is for the stable boy.

    2 people divided by a common language. In the US, classless has the connotation of something vulgar and lacking taste.Classy is a positive, classless a negative.
     
  14. Jay687

    Jay687 Senior member

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    Thanks everyone. It seems it would be appropriate for what I want it for. I understand it probably isn't good for a suit, so I won't wear it at those times. Even if some people do decide to go too sporty with their watch choice when wearing a suit, I'd rather not.
     
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    Great looking watch!
     

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