I've got a diver-style sport watch that came with a a black resin/rubber sport band. I'll be picking up a few NATO straps for it because I'm not crazy about the original band. I was also considering getting a band or strap that's a bit dessier or made out of leather. Yea or nay? Any suggestions?

 

Here are some examples:

 

 

 

 

 

Views: 735

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Looks fine to me.

I've always done that. I won't buy a "dress" watch. I don't see the point. Most Rolexes and Tag Heuers don't meet the "dress" watch standard, and look nicer and last longer. They also generally cost more. But hey... whatever... it's not a dress watch right?

So I say go for it... anyone who complains is to much of a douche bag to care what they think anyway.

My watch is far from being in the Rolex/Tag category but it's very similar in appearance. I did a bit more searching through Google Images and that was enough to convince me. I ordered a distressed leather band online yesterday. :) 

"but it's very similar in appearance."

And that's all that really matters. Very few people look at the brand of watch you're wearing. As long as it's appearance is nice.

I've found the only drawback to leather or nylon watchbands is that after you've got them sweaty a few times, they will start to acquire a bit of a stink.

That is absolutely not a dress watch.  Thick, chunky design, rotating bezel, and a date magnifier.

 

Yep.  100% not a dress watch.

 

You'll look inppropriate, and all of us watch snobs will be secretly laughing at you behind your back.

 

But, since it's unlikely that anyone you meet will be enough of a watch snob to even notice, you can be secure in the fact that it looks dress-y.  It's not a dress watch, but it is dressy.  And it looks better than 99.9% of the crap people wear with suits.

 

I happen to be one who likes the juxtaposition of a sportier watch with dressier clothes.  It tends to give a more youthful appearance, and expresses a more "rugged masculinity" sort of vibe.  But it's got to be done *well* or it doesn't look right.

 

That watch can definitely sport a leather band and look right.

+1

"That is absolutely not a dress watch."

 

I know it's not a dress watch. I said so in the title of this thread.

 

;)

 

"you can be secure in the fact that it looks dress-y.  It's not a dress watch, but it is dressy"

 

A dessy-er look for my sport watch was exactly what I was going for.

 

;)

 

"I happen to be one who likes the juxtaposition of a sportier watch with dressier clothes.  It tends to give a more youthful appearance, and expresses a more "rugged masculinity" sort of vibe."

 

Ditto, as long as "sport" refers to something like the pics I posted above as opposed to something like this:

 

 

"That watch can definitely sport a leather band and look right."

 

Good! Thanks! That's what I was going for!

 

Yes, nothing says well-dressed professional more clearly than an expensive plastic-cased Suunto diving computer on your wrist.  Be sure to wear French cuffs!  ;)

 

Your watch looks, not just fine, but really very nice.

This reminds me a bit of something from The Right Stuff.  There was a bit in there about how you could always spot the fighter jocks and test pilots.  Inexpensive suit and THE WATCH, which was always a chronograph that told you the day, date, time in Ankara, phase of the moon and oh, yeah, the local time.

I just spiced up my Timex with a strap from these guys:

http://shop.wornandwound.com/collections/all/products/model-1-horwe...

Very pleased with the results. Quick delivery and the strap is very nice quality. 

Nice. I have a vintage Seiko from the 70s that would probably look good with that rye-coloured strap. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Jason Rex Fraser replied to Fabricante's discussion An Elderly
"I would have to agree there, it is often heartbreaking but it really does improve their quality of life, especially if the family visits frequently. Having a 24 hour staff of professionals to make sure they get the care they need, and often some…"
1 hour ago
Jason Rex Fraser replied to Fabricante's discussion An Elderly
"I worked as a certified nursing assistant in a nursing home for a couple of years. You have to understand my job description was changing adult briefs and helping assist in ADLs, I agree this is a big problem. The potential skin breakdown from not…"
1 hour ago
GK replied to GK's discussion Also late to the party
"Reservoir dogs, Pulp Fiction, Django and Inglorious Bastards."
1 hour ago
Jason Rex Fraser replied to Michael Presto's discussion Knife talk.
"They are an easy disarm if the person is willing to be harmed to take it away from you. If they aren't willing it is tougher, some martial artists could probably do it. I think the best tool you have for disarming is surprise, if they already…"
2 hours ago
Jason Rex Fraser commented on Dylan Cheesman's group Scottish Heritage
"I can only trace the Fraser Scottish side back to 1700, too many people named Thomas Fraser who named their sons Thomas Fraser. The records I need haven't been digitized yet so there's still hope. The Buchanan side from my mother can be…"
2 hours ago
Earl Foote replied to ClubmanPinaud's discussion Why does it just not feel right? in the group The Barbershop
"That is a LITTLE far!  I shave my head myself now, but it would be fun to have a barber do it occasionally.  There are a few expensive "gentlemen's lounges" that do headshaves.  I'll need to save up my pennies.…"
2 hours ago
Joshua replied to Joshua's discussion Questions as I work through Stronglifts... in the group Exercise
"Bit of an update and another question: - I weighed in at 150 lbs. today, so a gain of eight pounds so far. I know it's not gainz, but it's progress, and it seems like every one of those pounds has been a fight. But, as I said, progress.…"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion Were Hitler and the Nazi's actually Socialist? in the group The Great Debate
"+1. mebbe +2. "
4 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service