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Wearing tool/sport watches with suits?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CustomWorks, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. CustomWorks

    CustomWorks Well-Known Member

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    How do you guys feel about wearing tool/sport watches with either dress shirts or suits?

    Or do you think this looks is not right, and is better with dress watches ect ect leather straps..

    give you some examples..

    rolex sub
    rolex gmt
    omega PO

    on a side note, what do you guys think of rolexes and their workmanship, worth it?
     


  2. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Senior member

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    i think the watches (that style) you mentioned are perfectly acceptable and i wear mine with dress shirts/suits. Now i have some 50mm watches that i would say would be unacceptable with a suit. Only time ive done it is when i have had my sleeves rolled up and am wearing jeans.
     


  3. bhall41

    bhall41 Senior member

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    I think it's acceptable although I stiill prefer to wear a dress watch with a suit. Tool or sports watches generally look better with casual clothes IMO. Only James Bond can get away with wearing a diving watch with black tie. [​IMG]
     


  4. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    No.
     


  5. noxlord

    noxlord Active Member

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    I would say no
     


  6. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Senior member

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    I don't see a problem...

    If you look fit and active, why not! I am not implying you need to dive to wear a dive watch though
     


  7. Hans Cater

    Hans Cater Senior member

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    I don't see a problem...

    If you look fit and active, why not! I am not implying you need to dive to wear a dive watch though


    Hahaha very interesting, I would say go with that fits you and you feel comfortable in.
     


  8. CustomWorks

    CustomWorks Well-Known Member

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    Interesting thanks.
     


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    i think any $5000 watch is worthy of wearing with a suit. if you're going to only own one watch make it a sporty rollie.
     


  10. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I wear my Rolex sport models with everything. The Datejust does the best job, but any other works. I not not a huge fan a thin watches on leather straps for dress.
     


  11. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    I prefer this Omega Railmaster -- a dress watch on a strap and sports watch on a bracelet.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    the default where i work is a sub/PO on metal bracelet with a suit. i always think it looks wrong. hardly anyone else seems to share this view though.
     


  13. CustomWorks

    CustomWorks Well-Known Member

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    ^^
    why do u think it's wrong? Is it because the watch itself is too sporty, or do you feel leather bands are better for suits compared to SS.
     


  14. Gallardo2501

    Gallardo2501 Well-Known Member

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    If it is a suit, it must be a simple watch on a leather strap My go to watch's for this are a gold Girard Perregaux Gyromatic on a brown crocodile strap, and a silver Omega Constellation Pie Pan on a black crocodile strap.

    If I'm just in a sport coat and slacks, I will were a bracelet. My Rolex Air King no date see's a lot of wrist action in this way.

    When I see a man in a suit with a bracelet, the first thing's that come to mind is that he:

    Doesn't have another watch or strap
    Is on a trip and this is just more practical
    Is just trying to show off that his watch cost more then a lot of folk's first car
    Or most common, he just thinks it's a watch and just doesn't care
     


  15. CustomWorks

    CustomWorks Well-Known Member

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    ^^

    good explanation.
     


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