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    Black Tie >>>>

    Something suitable for a concert:



    Singing Handel’s Messiah Parts II and III tonight.

    Martyn
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    Perfect.

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    Great shot :-)

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    That's the perfect watch for the occasion!

    Not too many watches look as good and dressy on rubber.

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    Perfect if i may say

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    Oh Lordy me, wearing a rubber strapped sports watch with / to a black tie event is a real no, no.

    A dress watch would be more appropriate, correct in fact.

    Then again as standards keep slipping and traditions are ignored in this modern age, it’s still far better than wearing a gaudy Rolex dive watch or an enormous Omega Planet Ocean, or G-Shock with such smart attire.

    It is however a lovely watch, and elegant for a sporty model, then again it is a Patek Philippe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nunya View Post
    Oh Lordy me, wearing a rubber strapped sports watch with / to a black tie event is a real no, no.

    A dress watch would be more appropriate, correct in fact.

    Then again as standards keep slipping and traditions are ignored in this modern age, it’s still far better than wearing a gaudy Rolex dive watch or G-Shock with such smart attire.

    It is however a lovely watch, and elegant for a sporty model, then again it is a Patel Philippe.
    Lovely Patel

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Lovely Patel

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    LOL. Stoopid spel chek, when will Apple mobile products include a F-ing amendable / learning dictionary, T9 had this tech over a decade ago.

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    The best watch period. It’s the ultimate do it all.

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    I have to agree with the Honourable Mr Nunny regarding Apple’s autocorrect.

    On rubber straps on dress watches, my favourite black tie watch is a lovely vintage gold Longines which actually looks perfectly elegant on a plain black rubber strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunya View Post
    LOL. Stoopid spel chek, when will Apple mobile products include a F-ing amendable / learning dictionary, T9 had this tech over a decade ago.
    Ironic - since the post was sent from a Samson Galaxy (you see what the spell checker did there?)

    If you notice the combination of cuff link and the way the light catches the face of the Aquanaut - I think they match perfectly. Also this is the slimmest watch I own. In any case, I hardly think the audience will be able to spot what type let alone style of watch is being worn.

    I could switch it to leather I suppose - but it is so much more comfortable on the rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunya View Post
    Oh Lordy me, wearing a rubber strapped sports watch with / to a black tie event is a real no, no.

    A dress watch would be more appropriate, correct in fact.

    Then again as standards keep slipping and traditions are ignored in this modern age, it’s still far better than wearing a gaudy Rolex dive watch or an enormous Omega Planet Ocean, or G-Shock with such smart attire.
    If strictly observing standards and traditions, wearing any watch to a black tie event is a no-no. It suggests to your host that, despite their hospitality, you are concerned about the time. Perhaps you have somewhere else to be?

    This is rarely observed these days. I’m just mentioning it as an interesting snippet of watch-related trivia, and possibly to give people an excuse (if they need one) to buy themselves a nice pocket watch.

    Not that that would work for me. If I told the missus that I bought a pocket watch “for black tie events”, she’d laugh her head off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Perfect_Sandwich View Post
    If strictly observing standards and traditions, wearing any watch to a black tie event is a no-no. It suggests to your host that, despite their hospitality, you are concerned about the time. Perhaps you have somewhere else to be?

    This is rarely observed these days. I’m just mentioning it as an interesting snippet of watch-related trivia, and possibly to give people an excuse (if they need one) to buy themselves a nice pocket watch.

    Not that that would work for me. If I told the missus that I bought a pocket watch “for black tie events”, she’d laugh her head off.
    Was going to point out the same. Debretts says no watch with black tie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Ironic - since the post was sent from a Samson Galaxy (you see what the spell checker did there?)

    If you notice the combination of cuff link and the way the light catches the face of the Aquanaut - I think they match perfectly. Also this is the slimmest watch I own. In any case, I hardly think the audience will be able to spot what type let alone style of watch is being worn.

    I could switch it to leather I suppose - but it is so much more comfortable on the rubber.

    The leather works (comfort aside) it’s the slimness that does it for me. As most chunky sports watches, especially divers look “off” on leather.

    Oh, the audience will know, 😂

    I do like the cuff links elegantly simple from what I can see.

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    Do you not have a pair of these Martyn................shameful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Lovely Patel

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    Patels world over will rejoice!!
    My views- ANY watch is better than a naked wrist
    A Patek on a rubber strap is any day better than a dainty two hander in PM ( conventional standard for a dress watch )

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    As a matter of interest, which watch did you wear when you sang the first part?
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Intrigued at the suggestion that the audience will ‘know’ it’s a Patek. The majority won’t know or care, any more than they’d care what make shoes people are wearing.
    What’s interesting to us hobbyists is boring to most other people. To me, if people notice your watch, you’ve got the wrong watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    As a matter of interest, which watch did you wear when you sang the first part?
    THB Can’t remember - as that was at Christmas for Part I. I can’t remember what I was wearing last week these days

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    Lovely watch but I'd go a small dress style in a leather. For me that'd be a GS quartz.

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    Perfect for the occasion.. or almost any other occasion for that matter.

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    Pure class!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    Intrigued at the suggestion that the audience will ‘know’ it’s a Patek. The majority won’t know or care, any more than they’d care what make shoes people are wearing.
    What’s interesting to us hobbyists is boring to most other people. To me, if people notice your watch, you’ve got the wrong watch.
    Nothing of interest in my comment, it was a gag, you know humour, hence the laughing emoji.

    Relax, don't be so serious all the time

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    Looks great to me but I’m also that guy that would wear a sports Rolex with a suit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post

    I could switch it to leather I suppose - but it is so much more comfortable on the rubber.
    Comfort ye...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBowl View Post
    Looks great to me but I’m also that guy that would wear a sports Rolex with a suit!
    Some work some don’t. I used to own this 5513. But can’t keep everything.



    (Same cufflinks!)

    Martyn.
    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 15th April 2019 at 16:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix View Post
    The best watch period. It’s the ultimate do it all.
    As excellent as it looks (kudos to the OP) it’s a fairly poorly specified watch for the money in all honesty, I certainly wouldn’t call it a do it all - perhaps 90%. The power reserve alone would wind me up. Pardon the pun.

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