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    How to wear a wrist watch?

    I recently acquired a neat old Bulova wrist watch. I have used pocket watches since I was a LOT younger.

    I remember my parents telling me that a gentleman in a business setting or out for the evening should wear a leather band, but I can't remember if they stipulated it should be black or brown.

    Any help on that one?

    Perhaps it should match the shoe color?

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    I go with matching the shoe and belt color.

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    Always black for me, but only because I wear black shoes and belt every work day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mav
    I go with matching the shoe and belt color.
    That's pretty much how it works . These quick release watchbands come in handy.

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    You should match it with shoes and belt. I also hold to the more old fashioned notion that the leather band is for dress, as a metal bracelet is a sports watch. This is a source of debate in current watch circles but I think the leather strap is more refined.

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    Yes, definitely match the shoes and the belt. If no belt, then match the leather tabs on your braces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomasso
    That's pretty much how it works . These quick release watchbands come in handy.
    That's pretty slick.

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    Thanks guys. Makes sense and it's simple and easy. As to bracelet bands, my Dad wore one on his Omega for it's ease of use, but sort of always considered he was doing something he really shouldn't. Personally I like leather better anyway so it's no sacrifice for me. Looks great too as it sets off the gold etc., without looking too modern and flashy.

    While we're on the subject, and just for the sake of idle curiosity, when did expandable bracelets come in? This old Bulova came to me with one, a Spiedel, but the watch is late thirties and I'm pretty sure it must be after-market.

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    Spiedel has been around for a long time according to their website they started in 1904 as a company. I actually recall them advertising their expandable metal bands on TV maybe in the 1960's or 70's as a great watch band replacement.
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    I'd go with matching shoes and belt as a good idea. One set up I like are gold tone Hamilton type Tank watches with a brown leather band.
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