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Watch won't fit inside shirt cuffs....

ozonemania

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I had a handful of shirts that will not really accomodate a thicker watch, even with changing the button. So I did a bit of shopping and bought the thinnest watch I could find. My first thin watch was a Skagen -- I think they have a range that specialises in being very thin. Ever since then I haven't gone back. I find thick heavy watches to be more of a nuisance and heavy on my arm. I will wear some of my bigger, thicker designer sports watches from time to time, but it's not the norm for everyday wear for me anymore.
 

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Originally Posted by bmulford
Or you can go italian and wear it on the OUTSIDE of your cuff. I've never had the courage to do this myself, but Luciano Barbara seems to get away with it.

- BINGO! have look at my WAYW post today.. Very Guido Wongolini!
 

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Originally Posted by Phat Guido
- BINGO! have look at my WAYW post today.. Very Guido Wongolini!

I think I might go with this for my small cuffed shirts as it looks fine to me and many of my shirts have cuffs that are fitted very closely.

What does everyone else think? Would this fly in a law firm?
 

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Originally Posted by bdbb
I think I might go with this for my small cuffed shirts as it looks fine to me and many of my shirts have cuffs that are fitted very closely.

What does everyone else think? Would this fly in a law firm?


If you happen to own the firm I guess it would. Other then that...
 

EuropeanInterloper Redux

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I don't know about you guys, but wearing a watch over the cuff would get me crucified at work (bank). Have the shirt button moved over on whichever wrist you wear your watch, and hope that your suit cuffs aren't too tailored!
 

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Originally Posted by bdbb
So I finally got my first nice dress watch, and I've discovered that it won't fit under the cuffs of 90% of my dress shirts. I guess the question is...is it even supposed to go under the cuff and does it look bad if the cuff is just up against it?

Your choices:

Get another watch - 16mm thick seems far too thick for a so-called dress watch. This is more like a decoration than a device to tell the time.

Or you could try moving the buttons on one sleeve - stupid though that will look

Or you get your shirts made to measure in which instance you can specify that one cuff be broader than the other.
 

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An inelegant yet MacGuyver-ish solution if you have no room to move your cuff button:

Use a shirt collar extender on your cuff button.

 

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Originally Posted by Jenaimarr
An inelegant yet MacGuyver-ish solution if you have no room to move your cuff button:

Use a shirt collar extender on your cuff button.



Actually, if your shirts are French cuffed, you could use cuff links where the links are longer, or silk knots where the threads connecting the two Turk's heads are longer to widen your cuff.

When I started working out, my arm and wrist size became a tad bigger, and I had a similar problem with some of my more tightly fitted French cuff shirts. So, I started using cuff links with longer links as a way around it.

For instance, take a look at this - I'm not talking about that one in particular, but the general idea of it.
 

GuidoWongolini

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Originally Posted by EuropeanInterloper Redux
I don't know about you guys, but wearing a watch over the cuff would get me crucified at work (bank). Have the shirt button moved over on whichever wrist you wear your watch, and hope that your suit cuffs aren't too tailored!
- agreed, hence I only do it over the w/ends
- though my colleagues & clients appreciate my Sartorial "miss-fits".
 

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Originally Posted by bdbb
So I finally got my first nice dress watch, and I've discovered that it won't fit under the cuffs of 90% of my dress shirts. I guess the question is...is it even supposed to go under the cuff and does it look bad if the cuff is just up against it?

this was another factor for me in switching to Kiton shirts. They perfectly accomodate my wristwatch (Omega seamaster, prob close to the thickness of your hamilton). There are probably other brands that have a wider-- especially the left-- shirt cuff, but I'm hesitant to buy a new shirt these days without trying it wearing my thickest watch first.
 

kngrimm

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wow... listen to metlin. didn't even think about that. you've got pretty much the best advice.. extra button closer to the edge, longer cuff links or that cuff extender...

now you need to figure out what to do.
 

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I would just let it push up against the watch. Seems a bit ridiculous to obsess over. I have the same one btw.
 

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