Perhaps this has been addressed before but it has been troubling me as I head out to this year’s round of seasonal black tie events. I have always considered it appropriate to wear a slimmer, plain watch (no date function etc.) to formal events when wearing a dinner jacket/tuxedo and French cuffs. Yet I see folks wearing garish hunks of metal that seem better suited to a Navy SEAL mission. Is it because the media portrays characters like James Bond wearing dive watches with tuxedos?