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is this watch too casual to wear with a suit?

Pedantic Turkey

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I don't think so, but if I could only have one watch that wouldn't be it.
 

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Nice, plain, minimalist looking watch. Fortis has a decent reputation.

I would actually say that it's a very vasatile watch. You can dress up, dress down, dress casual simply by changing with wrist band. Have a black and brown calf, maybe in crocadile for dressy, and rubber/kevlar knit for sporty occasional.
 

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That Fotris watch is fine with a suit.
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Nice, plain, minimalist looking watch. Fortis has a decent reputation.

I would actually say that it's a very vasatile watch. You can dress up, dress down, dress casual simply by changing with wrist band. Have a black and brown calf, maybe in crocadile for dressy, and rubber/kevlar knit for sporty occasional.


great, simple idea i didn't think of- the strap indeed can move it back and forth from more casual to well... less casual;
the white stitching on the picture definitely seems sportier than a plain, smoother leather;
 

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Originally Posted by Pedantic Turkey
Did I read correctly that the case is 11mm thick?

yeah, it is pretty chunky, but nothing like the ridiculously giant faces some celebrities seem to favor lately;
and it's smaller than the montblanc timewalker which i think goes a bit overboard (42 mm face)
 

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Originally Posted by Pedantic Turkey
I don't think so, but if I could only have one watch that wouldn't be it.

i'm not 100% bent on the idea of only 1 watch, but kinda like the commitment this implies. granted, this makes the decision rule very difficult!
one thing i like about fortis is how freaking rugged they seem to be (this model is water resistant to 200m). so for now my decision rule is get as rugged a watch as possible without getting into the obviously and irreversibly sport watch category...
 

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Looks ok to me, but definitely on the casual side of the spectrum. If you're the type that thinks it's ok to wear a diver (Rolex Sub, Omega SMP, etc) with a suit then I think this falls under the same category. I know on many of the watch forums the divers and other sporty watches are deemed to casual by many for suit wear.

Personally, I would wear it...but then I wear my SMP with a suit so I'm usually ok with the more casual and sporty watches with suits.
 

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You can wear that with a suit no problem. I like it very much. I have one watch I wear for everything but it is not as rugged as that (or as expensive).

 

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It's a little on the casual side but not that bad. Fortis makes handsome watches, I really like the straight, square lines and shapes (particularly the hands). However, they are also pretty big (40mm+?) which is why I never bought one myself.
 

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IMO, black dials are the hallmark of tool watches, YMMV.
 

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I like the look of that watch but, to my eye, it's on the borderline of what can be pulled off with lounge wear. actually, I think the red second hand pushes it just over the edge, but YMMV.
 

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