What to do when shirt sleeve covers your watch?

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  1. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    Should you tuck part of the sleeve underneath the watch so it always shows? Or just let the watch remain covered?
     
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    Let it cover. No need to put it on display 24/7.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Most people do the latter. Some important style icons, notably Gianni Agnelli, do the former. I guess do whatever you like, although leaving the watch under the shirt sleeve is much more common, so putting the watch over the shirt sleeve is likely to be seen as an affectation.
     
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    Let it be covered, unless you're a pilot, racecar driver or scuba diver. Otherwise you risk looking like you are trying desperately to show your watch off.
     
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    Twotone Senior member

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    Dress watches worn with a suit are supposed to be small and thin enough to comfortably fit under your shirt cuff. Nothing looks worse that someone in a nice suit wearing a big chunky watch that does not fit under his shirt cuff. Dive watches are nice, but most of us don't go diving wearing a suit and tie.
     
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    Bexcellence Senior member

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    if a watch is usually meant for fashion, then why is it meant to be covered?

    :sneaky2:
     
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    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Is this a serious thread?

    If you're wearing it for fashion then just don't wear a shirt. Show off the bling. duh.
     
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    romafan Senior member

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    I vote 'cover it'. I recently got a nice(r) new watch (despite being warned against it) that I haven't figured out how to work it, so that it will occasionally stop. Having it covered saves you the embarassment of a friend or stranger pointing out that your fancy new watch has the wrong time/isn't working
     
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    Diver watches and the like worn under a dress shirt look extremely out of place, and bad.

    Most dress watches will fit under the cuff of an OTR dress shirt.

    In short, if you have this issue you're probably coordinating your outfits wrong.
     
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    ever heard of bespoke shirts?
     
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    Watches are not usually meant for fashion. Watches are meant for timekeeping. That said, there are beautiful watches and there are ugly watches, and everything in between. A beautiful watch would fit under your shirtsleeve. A gentleman would display it subtly.
     
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    +1
    This is the correct answer.^
    Summarily, a chunky watch is worn casual or dress casual but not dress. Roll up your sleeve if you must or wear short sleeves.
     
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    It should cover your watch, I wear it that way all the time.
     
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    I don't like for a watch to show when wearing a suit. More often than not though, I notice guys with watches that stick out from their wrists like carbuncles for all the world to see.
     

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