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    What to wear with a dive watch?

    After fancying one for a long time I finally pulled the trigger on my first dive watch (Orient Ray II). After hitting the "buy" button I had this sudden jolt of fear: WTF to I wear with a dive watch? Does it go with a standard Oxford, jeans, brogues/boots? Jeans and a t-shirt? Shirt and blazer? Or do I need to start walking around in scuba gear?

    What do you wear with your dive watches, fellas? And how much should I be attempting to channel Bond here?

    Cheers!

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    The great thing about a good dive watch is it's versatility. I by far wear my dive watch more than any of my other watches. I wear it with everything from shorts and a t shirt to jeans and a polo to chinos and a sportcoat.

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    Everything below a suit in formality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winghus View Post
    Everything below a suit in formality.
    Bond wore one with a tux.

    But seriosly, the Ray will go with a ton. If I were to be a one watch guy it would be something like a Ray. I have several dive watches and wear them with jeans and a henley, OCBD and chinos, or a tank top and bathing suit. Lets put it this way, I have about 20 watches. 12 are dive watches. I would even wear a ray with a suit if it was my only watch and not worry about it.

    and if you woudl allow me to spend a few more of yoru dollars, get one of these bracelets. Way better than the hollow thing that comes with it.

    https://www.strapcode.com/store/22mm...l#.WadQOYjyuUk

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    Dry/Wetsuit, flippers, SCUBA. Anything!

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    You'll get some watch traditionalists that say you shouldn't wear a dive watch with dress clothes. I'd venture to say I'd never wear it with my tux (technically you shouldn't wear a watch ever with a tux, if you're really pure traditionalist). While I generally lean toward traditionalist, I wear my dive watch with nearly everything--except my tux. I'm in the market for a dress watch that will take over a lot of dressier duties, but that's personal preference for me. 99.99% of people in the real world won't ever think twice about you wearing your dive watch with anything. Congrats on the purchase and enjoy!
    Last edited by hornsup84; August 31st, 2017 at 02:10 PM. Reason: fixed typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by idvsego View Post
    Bond wore one with a tux.

    But seriosly, the Ray will go with a ton. If I were to be a one watch guy it would be something like a Ray. I have several dive watches and wear them with jeans and a henley, OCBD and chinos, or a tank top and bathing suit. Lets put it this way, I have about 20 watches. 12 are dive watches. I would even wear a ray with a suit if it was my only watch and not worry about it.

    and if you woudl allow me to spend a few more of yoru dollars, get one of these bracelets. Way better than the hollow thing that comes with it.

    https://www.strapcode.com/store/22mm...l#.WadQOYjyuUk
    Are you a secret agent who might need to dive into the water while wearing your tux? Then by all means wear a dive watch with it. The norm for tuxes is no watch at all. There are also a lot of people who wear their Rolex sub with their suit at work so they can show it off, but it's not really suit appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winghus View Post
    Are you a secret agent who might need to dive into the water while wearing your tux? Then by all means wear a dive watch with it. The norm for tuxes is no watch at all. There are also a lot of people who wear their Rolex sub with their suit at work so they can show it off, but it's not really suit appropriate.
    I guess you missed the "but seriously"

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    Don't feel like you're stuck with the bracelet. NATO straps are a really great way to take of some of that "shine" and make it more dressed down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotsmanInBrooklyn View Post
    After fancying one for a long time I finally pulled the trigger on my first dive watch (Orient Ray II). After hitting the "buy" button I had this sudden jolt of fear: WTF to I wear with a dive watch? Does it go with a standard Oxford, jeans, brogues/boots? Jeans and a t-shirt? Shirt and blazer? Or do I need to start walking around in scuba gear?

    What do you wear with your dive watches, fellas? And how much should I be attempting to channel Bond here?

    Cheers!
    I wear my dive watches with pretty much everything so go nuts!

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