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    Hi everybody !

    Thanks for taking the time to read this thread.

    I plan to buy a pilot watch like those ones :

    Laco Pilot Watch Made in Germany « Thenextdoorcloset's Blog

    But I'm asking myself, if it can be worn for work, usually I have to be a little bit dressy for my job.

    I wear black pants and black leather shoes and a shirt, sometimes a tie

    I've nothing in brown, so I was just curious to know if you guys think it would be fine to wear those beauties for a work

    Thank you !
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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    Type A, yes. That's the top one. Very versatile.

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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    Only if you're a pilot.

    Joking, of course. Wear what you like, and it's easy to swap straps if you believe in matching belts, shoes, and watch straps. For all the purists who say a flieger is only for casual Fridays, just take a look around and see how many perfectly successful professionals wear a digital Timex.

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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    Very nice watch, but I would say just with khakis....
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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    Thx everybody for your answers.

    Does someone have a photo of him wearing this with business clothes, I've hard time to figure how it looks like actually.

    I don't want to change the straps because I really love this vintage look :)

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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    My Hamilton Night Pilot is on the dressy side for a pilot watch. It's smaller (38mm) and has more polished surfaces than your average pilot watch.

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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    I think you could pull it off for work, but you may want to change out the strap to one without studs. I've worn fliegers with a dress shirt, though never with a tie. One of my close friends wears his B-Type with a tie all the time, but he also wears crazy coloured socks and likes to stand out a bit.

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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    @LesserBlackDog Man, that is a beauty

    @ portauto you are right, without studs it is fine, but your friend with his Fliegier, does he look like ok with the brown strap and black pants, shoes, belt or does it not match at all?
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    Re: Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    Quote Originally Posted by stratman80 View Post
    @ portauto you are right, without studs it is fine, but your friend with his Fliegier, does he look like ok with the brown strap and black pants, shoes, belt or does it not match at all?
    He's fashion forward and wears a Steinhart B-Uhr B-Type on a mesh strap from Strapcode. I don't know anyone else who's ever tried a flieger on a mesh but he pulls it off. Black or brown go fine as its a stainless steel band. Myself I prefer a flieger on leather and I also match any watch strap with my belt and shoes.

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    Can a pilot watch be worn as a work watch ?

    I'm thinking it will look fine, but the case looks very chunky in the photos. If you want one to be a bit dressier perhaps the Stowa would work better. It looks thinner and a little dressier. I have on on the Stowa black strap which I like very much. I also popped it on a watchadoo to dress it up some but ultimately keep it on black or the brown with rivets...





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