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Pilot Watches in a Formal Workplace

acidboy

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Too casual and big to be worn with a suit.
 

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Check the WAWRN thread for Phat Guido pics...he does it all the time and looks great.
 

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It's fine. Some of the most senior people wear Ironman watches these days - I doubt anyone would take issue with a nice pilot watch
 

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Originally Posted by blah23
Is a pilot watch like a Stowa Airman acceptable in a formal workplace, or is it out of place?

Unless it was a very specific or strict workplace there is no reason why a pilots watch cannot be worn. Whether it looks good on the wearer's wrist is another question; a 55mm pilot on a 7 inch wrist is not going to look great.

Not all pilot's watches are huge - the IWC Mark X and XI were relatively small watches.
 

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If

- you need to look at the watch from time to time
- you are doing lots of spins and turns and therefore need a really big watch
- you wear a leather coat during flight and want to wear your watch over it
- you need to do some quick calculations during flight and won't or can't trust your FMC - good planes don't need one anyway
- you are pilot - what a ridiculous point (there can however be debated if MS Flight Simulator counts)

there is absolutely nothing to say against wearing a pilot watch if you are forced to do any other work. maintenance, flight planning etc. I assume.
 

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I'd say it depends on what you're wearing to work. With a suit and tie, something like an IWC 7 day Pilot's watch would be a little ostentatious imho, also, how will you fit it under your cuff?
You could probably get away with it on a casual Friday with a polo shirt though.
 

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I think it looks silly, but people do it all the time. You will not be frowned upon by your superiors, if that's the question.
 

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Originally Posted by Milgauss
Unless it was a very specific or strict workplace there is no reason why a pilots watch cannot be worn. Whether it looks good on the wearer's wrist is another question; a 55mm pilot on a 7 inch wrist is not going to look great.

Not all pilot's watches are huge - the IWC Mark X and XI were relatively small watches.


I think you also get more versatility if you avoid the classic leather strap with the double rivets. Go with a a solid leather strap and avoid those with contrasting stitching.

Tom Brokaw seemed to be sporting a Big Pilot with the classic strap when he hosted Meet the Press. I didn't think it worked.
 

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Speedmaster Pro on strap or IWC 3717.....

No problems.
 

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The pilot's watch like the IWX Mark XV or Fliegerchrono are classic sports watches, they are very acceptable in the work place in the same vein as a Rolex. The double chrono, panaeris and big-pilots are dramatic, you need to decide if you can get away with it.

Braised
 

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Originally Posted by jonnyt
how will you fit it under your cuff?

Pilot watches are worn over the cuff, over the leather jacket, therefore the long strap.
 

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I've seen folks, including partners in big law firms, in bespoke shoes, bespoke suits, and huge digital Casio G-shocks or other such watches. Seriously, I think a lot of folks stres over how they will be perceived unnecessarily.
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I've seen folks, including partners in big law firms, in bespoke shoes, bespoke suits, and huge digital Casio G-shocks or other such watches.
Agree. As I pointed above as well, it's been the trend with top level management for a couple years now. I think it's meant to say "I'm a down to earth guy" or something
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
Agree. As I pointed above as well, it's been the trend with top level management for a couple years now. I think it's meant to say "I'm a down to earth guy" or something

Exactly. Or showing off that they are fit sportsmen. Two of the people I'm thinking of in particular are keen cyclists.
 

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