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Watch for My Wedding?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pasoguava, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. PaisleySnail

    PaisleySnail Well-Known Member

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    It's your wedding - do what makes you happy. Some people wear sneakers to their own wedding. I wore my Speedmaster with a tuxedo because it's my favourite watch and my wife gave it to me as an engagement present. Hopefully everyone can forgive me for breaking the "rules" of style.

    And I strongly disagree with ubelragazzo. I suppose some people might think you have some place to go after your wedding, but that seems like a rather strange inference so I really wouldn't worry about it. To the contrary, I found it very useful to wear a watch to my wedding. The entire day goes by in the blink of an eye so it's important to be aware of the time. For example, my reception was held at the top of a mountain overlooking the city. We wanted to take some pictures against the city lights in the evening. But you don't want to get carried away and spend the whole evening taking pictures and not interacting with guests. I didn't bring a phone to my wedding, but if you're using one to check the time, now THAT will look like you've got some place to go after your wedding.
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On wearing the Speedmaster...if it has sentimental value to you and you really want to wear it, fine. But that's almost into wearing-cowboy-boots-with-tuxedo territory of bending the traditional costume to reflect your personal history. Which is fine, if you want to do that, but it's definitely "one of these things is not like the others."
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree a Speedmaster is sub-optimal with a dinner jacket, but it's also eons and eons from cowboy boots. A watch is generally a much less noticeable thing and a Speedmaster on a strap is as low-key as you get for a sport watch.
     
  4. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Black-faced speedmaster with a black leather band won't be bad at all. :)
     
  5. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    We wear watches for self-reliance. Otherwise we're dependant on others to tell us how long we've got until the bar closes, or the last train comes, or any of a thousand other things. Plus, watches are the jewelry men can wear that says something about ourselves. Like, my wife gave me this, or my grandfather, or ...
     
  6. pasoguava

    pasoguava Active Member

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    Many thanks to you all for the thoughtful replies. My guess is that I will go ahead and wear one as i will most like have a realistic need to keep track of time during the events of the day. Again, thanks for all of the input.
     

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