I'm a lawyer, and I spend a fair amount of time (for a civil litigator) in public (in court etc.)
I usually make a point to go pretty "conservative" for court appearances or when I'm in front of a jury, i.e., no cufflinks, no contrast collar shirts, no funky looking designer suits, no funky-lookin square-toed shoes, etc. (actually, the only one of those I wear to begin with are cufflinks . . . ). I have a conservative client base, and I think my audience expects a conservative look.
As I have been acquiring more and more watches (and they seem to be getting larger and larger in size) the problem becomes this: I don't really wanna wear some of these things in public for fear of being too "in your face" or "showy" (or even remotely so).
I'm kind of leaning towards dragging my old Seiko plain jane quartz (black face, on a folded (gasp!) oyster band) out of the back of the closet for public appearnaces.
Anyone else downgrade their hardware when they need to be in public?