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All good points. Here's a valid question: Has COVID diminished the need for a dress watch? I haven't been to a wedding in over a year. My tux is collecting dust. When I go to court, I do it by Zoom. Do we need dress watches anymore?
Practical answer? Yes, there are very few situations where you need a "proper dress watch".

Real answer? You love watches, and you give a shit about wearing something appropriate, so you're going to want a dress watch. Just pick something that can play down more casually (e.g., your Reverso).
 

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Practical answer? Yes, there are very few situations where you need a "proper dress watch".

Real answer? You love watches, and you give a shit about wearing something appropriate, so you're going to want a dress watch. Just pick something that can play down more casually (e.g., your Reverso).
True dat. True dat.
 

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You may be right. I have a Sub and I just know that I'd never wear a Speedy or an Explorer if I had one because I would just always default to the Sub. At least with the Speedy you know it's a strap monster so you could mix it up that way.

If I went with a chrono, I'd want something with a lighter dial (white or silver).

If I wanted another SS sports watch, I'd get something with a different shape (maybe a Santos) or dial color.
Good point on the lighter dial, if there was room for a fourth watch it would probably be that.
 

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For @George Red - Daytona, gold or platinum Tank (LC, Cintree or Aysmetrique), and Nautilus (you have 2 out of three).

If I were cutting down to a 3 watch collection based on what I have it would be a 16520/16528 Zenith Daytona (in steel or gold), a CPCP Tank LC XL, and a RO Jumbo.
 

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All good points. Here's a valid question: Has COVID diminished the need for a dress watch? I haven't been to a wedding in over a year. My tux is collecting dust. When I go to court, I do it by Zoom. Do we need dress watches anymore?
Yes, you will always need some form of dress watch. I know you are in a different state, and maybe you are practicing in a different area of law than I do, however our courts are moving back to having in person hearings and trials.

Perhaps your courts will eventually do the same. You may even be invited to weddings going forward. After not having any weddings to attend for a while, I have a few to attend this fall.

Not to mention, for a nice evening out with the Mrs., where you might at least wear a sport jacket - a dress watch that can be is definitely a must have. Something like Reverso or maybe a commissioned Tank (with a dial color, numerals, and hands to your specs) that one can dress up or dress down. Perhaps you have too many white metal watches. Perhaps something in rose or yellow gold to add a bit of variety in terms of color.
 

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Yes, you will always need some form of dress watch. I know you are in a different state, and maybe you are practicing in a different area of law than I do, however our courts are moving back to having in person hearings and trials.

Perhaps your courts will eventually do the same. You may even be invited to weddings going forward. After not having any weddings to attend for a while, I have a few to attend this fall.

Not to mention, for a nice evening out with the Mrs., where you might at least wear a sport jacket - a dress watch that can be is definitely a must have. Something like Reverso or maybe a commissioned Tank (with a dial color, numerals, and hands to your specs) that one can dress up or dress down. Perhaps you have too many white metal watches. Perhaps something in rose or yellow gold to add a bit of variety in terms of color.
Wise, is what you are. I'm considering a day-date 40. I think that technically qualifies as a "dress watch." Not a bad option, eh?
 

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been wanting to get a reasonably sized chrono, and then this showed up!
I love my Shadow that I posted above, but I think if I were shopping new today I would have had a harder choice to make with this available. I've always been fond of the regular tri-color El Primero, but this one speaks to me more.
 

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