Watch & suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    James have not the absolute need to wear a big watch becasue of his body... And he is paid to wear it.
     


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    I don't have to wear a big watch, I just prefer it. I do have a Solotiempo (which is rather small)
     


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    Hmm, looks alot like a GMT.
     


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    Not at all
     


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    Well, I just spent some time browsing timezone (thanks drizzt) and it turns out I do have a pretty definite preference for something round, with silver-toned case and a white- or cream-colored face, neither effeminate nor overly chunky, and without that cluttered "tech overload" look you get with too many numbers and sub-dials (a couple is fine). Â My taste is sort of Baroque, so I'm less impressed with overtly modern styles that evoke military aviation, race-car tachometers, or 007-esque gizmo-philia. Â Whatever I get must have numerals for the 12 hours (which many I saw didn't), and ideally won't have a full paragraph of chest-thumping prose like "OFFICIAL CERTIMAFIED CHRONOMOMETER WITH 69 KILOJEWEL AUTOMAGIC MOVEMENT / Rufus Arglebargle III et Cie. Watch-Makers est. 1908" emblazoned on the face. Â
     


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    Take a look at this site: http://www.watchesplanet.com/ You can see MANY pictures of alot of watches, maybe you will find one that you like there, don't necessarily buy from them as their prices are not necessarily the best.
     


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    no big deal; i wear a timex if i need to, but usually i don't wear anything w/a suit.

    my cell goes well enough if i need the time.
     


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    Yeah, but if there's anyone who might go underwater on short notice, it's Bond.
     


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    Please, wear whatever the watch you can afford. If you are not comfortable wearing whatever watches you have then don't.

    Please do not brag either. No body likes show offs..

    nuff said.
     


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    So have a look at the result :


    1) Bad taste : 48 %

    48% think it is not a proof of good taste divided like that :

    - 25% think it is tacky or ridiculious (may be more people would have voted if I put "looks not nice" than "tacky and ridiculious") and so would NEVER wear such a watch.
    - 23 % it is not a good idea, a "faux pas"


    2) Do not care : 21 %

    21 % think the watch you wear is just a detail.


    3) Why not : 27 %

    27 % would like to wear a sport watch.

    Divided like that :

    - 21 % would wear a sport JUST to better show off
    - 6% because they rather like the look of it

    4) Good taste : 4%

    4 % would wear it and think they have made the good choice to look well dressed.
     


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    I think a man's choice of watch is very personal, and should certainly be based upon personal preference and individuality rather than conforming to someone else's idea of what is 'correct'. Some nice watches here: www.timefactors.com and here www.erkenwatch.com
     


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    Is the choice of a watch more personal than a tie, than a suit, than shoe...?
     


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    Not at all. However, whilst there are conventions about what should be worn at certain times, such as dinner jacket where an invitation specifies black tie, or morning dress at Ascot, no such rules apply to watches. My comment was aimed at those who think that 'sport' watches should only be worn when playing sport, or that only certain styles of watch or expensive watches should be worn.

    An individual should be guided by taste and means in the matter of watches, in my view.

    Of course, it may be that what is acceptable here in UK may be different elsewhere. For example, most US military officers I have met think that readymade bow ties are suitable with Mess dress, to appear in one in a British Officers' Mess is a solecism, and invites both ridicule and a hefty port fine. Whilst I would never wear other than a self-tie bow, I would not dream of criticising a US officer in his own Mess if the other variety is acceptable there. When I have been in the US I have not been aware of 'watch rules', but I stand ready to be corrected.
     


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    Although I tend to lean toward wearing my dress watches with my dress clothing I will on occasion wear my Baume & Mercier Capeland (two-tone; absolutely beautiful watch) or my Chopard Mille Miglia with a navy or grey suit. I agree with what was stated earlier; I do not think it a fashion faux-pas as it is more a matter of taste.
     


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