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What is the accepted definition of "dress watch" on this forum?

I've seen some purists maintain that it is a strict "two-hander" (i.e. no seconds or complications of any kind) on a black leather strap, whilst others seem to use it to mean anything other than a hardcore diver :swoon:

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Bamboozled of Suffolk

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Predominantly Movados here with a few others thrown in for good measure. The vast majority are from the 1950s and 1960s so 'mid century modern' would be my preferred style. I also try to stick to stainless steel cased watches as they tend to be in better overall condition than plated ones! (Well with the exception of my corroded through Movado... :( )

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16 minutes ago, yokel said:

What is the accepted definition of "dress watch" on this forum?

I've seen some purists maintain that it is a strict "two-hander" (i.e. no seconds or complications of any kind) on a black leather strap, whilst others seem to use it to mean anything other than a hardcore diver :swoon:

Yours

Bamboozled of Suffolk

Googled 'Dress watch' and this is what came up......:rolleyes:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dress+watch&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB794GB794&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwooKM7sfdAhUJC8AKHbURC9EQ_AUIDygC&biw=1920&bih=943

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2 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

So, anything without a rotating bezel! From Saxonia 37 to Big Bang?

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Interesting though  --  that definition must encompass over 80% of all watches.

Logic dictates then that the minority must be "undress watches".

 

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@yokel isnt a dress watch supposed to be slimline (to fit nicely under the cuff), simple uncluttered dial ideally with no complications and probably a black leather strap? Perhaps that’s just how I perceive them.

By the way, fully aware that a stylish diver I.e. Seamaster, Submariner, etc. is acceptable these days.

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11 hours ago, mrzee said:

a stylish diver

I may have been converted* to the idea that a sensible fellow who does not immerse himself in water much might be seen wearing a "diver"  --  but I still regard that phrase as an oxymoron :tongue:  (with the possible exception of the Bathyscaphe :yes: ).

 

 

* A conversion in no way helped by Mr Richard Hammond.

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Dress watch is an invented term. Years ago, most watches were in effect, dress watches. I have seen more ridiculous and pretentious threads about how a dress watch should be defined than anything else - size and height, hands, colour of hands, ss or gold case, dial colour, simplicity of dial, 2 hands, 3 hands, seconds dial, strap colour, bracelet or not and so on. Drove me nuts. Best avoided! :biggrin:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB794GB794&biw=1280&bih=603&ei=w2GjW5ilDcng0gKh8YawDg&q=what+is+a+dress+watch&oq=what+is+a+dress+watch&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i22i30k1l3j0i22i10i30k1j0i22i30k1l4.7785.13119.0.13973.32.20.0.0.0.0.465.3318.2-5j3j2.10.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..27.2.756...0i7i30k1.0.Dxtfo7Mi87Y

None of this nonsense with a diver!

 

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33 minutes ago, Caller. said:

 

None of this nonsense with a diver!

 

That's like saying that, providing you only beat cornish pasties, you don't need to worry about "foreign food" :clap:

 

It would seem that "dress watch" is an indefinable (and therefore non-) category.  So, there are divers, Flieger, marines, chronos and . . . . . . . "watches"!

I obviously prefer "watches" :ooops:

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4 minutes ago, yokel said:

 

 

4 minutes ago, yokel said:

It would seem that "dress watch" is an indefinable (and therefore non-) category.  So, there are dress divers, dress Flieger,dress marines,dress chronos etc etc.

an easy fix really. :)

 

 

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14 hours ago, yokel said:

What is the accepted definition of "dress watch" on this forum?

I've seen some purists maintain that it is a strict "two-hander" (i.e. no seconds or complications of any kind) on a black leather strap, whilst others seem to use it to mean anything other than a hardcore diver :swoon:

Yours

Bamboozled of Suffolk

I'd probably not have gone so far as to insist on two hands but in my lexicon, a 'dress watch' is one that would look out of place unless worn with at least a suit and preferably black tie+.

So by my definition I have one dress watch (even then it depends on strap choice) or by others at least 50% of my collection come under that heading. Probably not the most useful term then!

 

FWIW I can't really put my finger on my 'type', other than 'something that I find interesting'. I don't find many divers to be all that interesting!

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OK

 

Having thought about this (and the question of type, as per OP), I'm now mentally dividing mine into four categories: "formal" (jacket and tie), "informal" (slacks), "casual" (jeans) and "theme" (divers, Flieger).

 

I can now answer the original question: I'm an informal/casual sort of collector :clap:

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19 hours ago, Davey P said:

That doesn't mean the innards can't be swapped for something better and more efficient mate...

You`re such as philistine, Davey!!! :laugh: 

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6 minutes ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

You`re such as philistine, Davey!!! :laugh: 

Ha ha, that's part of my charm mate! :rofl:

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1 hour ago, Roger the Dodger said:

I think you need to send round the 'correction' team, Mach...large.593b0baa6c88a_Whippingsmiley_zpsookr5mre.GIF.a8d2a3efab6b60d2d54e0f38fb5a94ba.GIF

I have alerted them & a member  will be paying Davey a visit shortly....

 

Image result for torturer

 

:laugh:

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2 minutes ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

I have alerted them & a member  will be paying Davey a visit shortly....

Everyone is welcome at Davey Towers mate, that goes without saying :tongue:

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58 minutes ago, luddite said:

Anything unusual, not the humdrum kind of thing that that can be found on any wrist down the pub. 

 

Concur absolutely  --  a fine principle.

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