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Dating an iwc watch

But obviously not as required now that we’re carrying smartphones around with us all day long.Just like I discussed in the series intro, there’s something amazing about owning a finely crafted piece of history and engineering perfection.

From a practical perspective, they are also nice for telling the date and time.atches are one of the few pieces of jewelry that any man can wear that is universally acceptable.Other jewelry like rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets will have their detractors (myself included).The requirements for your brown leather-strapped dress watch are nearly identical to the black leather strapped dress watch above – with one major exception: This is the one time when a gold case is acceptable because the dominant color of the accessories you’d be matching with would be brown, regardless of the hardware color of your belt.I’d still prefer a silver case if given the choice, but a gold case would work just as well.It’s when you get into vintage watches that the sizes tend to be smaller.

So if you prefer a smaller watch, then vintage may be right for you.

Whether you’re a watch guy or not, I think any self-respecting man should own a watch or two.

Before I get into the exact watches you should own, let me first answer the most common questions I get from clients, readers and viewers about watches: Suit = Dress Watch – you should never, ever wear a diving/chronograph/sport watch or anything but a leather or other hide strap with a suit.

Most older watches, including Rolex’s diving watches, were 38mm or less, but they’ve since shifted to 40mm to follow the trend of larger watches now.

Traditionally, dress watches were made to be smaller and fit under your shirt cuffs, while diving or chronograph watches are bigger so they’re easer to read while doing the activities they were designed for. I’m a little new school in that I think dress watches don’t need to be tiny – my favorite IWC dress watch (below) is very large for a dress watch, but I still love it.

If you have the budget for only one watch, or only want to own one dress watch, then make sure to get a brown band to swap out with your silver cased watch as your outfit accessories dictate.