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    Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    I'm really in love with the Tudor BB Red, but the red/burgundy bezel makes me think I can't pull it off with every outfit, especially a suit. Most wrist shots I see are in casual wear. Can anyone attest to whether it looks good with a suit or does it stand out too much?

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    Re: Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    Quote Originally Posted by olikatz View Post
    I'm really in love with the Tudor BB Red, but the red/burgundy bezel makes me think I can't pull it off with every outfit, especially a suit. Most wrist shots I see are in casual wear. Can anyone attest to whether it looks good with a suit or does it stand out too much?
    I prefer a slimmer profile. I prefer the older ETA version for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobby5253 View Post
    I prefer a slimmer profile. I prefer the older ETA version for the same reason.

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    How much more slim are we talking?

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    Re: Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    Quote Originally Posted by olikatz View Post
    How much more slim are we talking?
    It's 2 may be 3mm if I remember correctly. The bulge in the back of the inhouse movement cases results in the increase thickness.

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    Re: Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    Get the in-house movement. Better movement.

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    Re: Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    Quote Originally Posted by olikatz View Post
    I'm really in love with the Tudor BB Red, but the red/burgundy bezel makes me think I can't pull it off with every outfit, especially a suit. Most wrist shots I see are in casual wear. Can anyone attest to whether it looks good with a suit or does it stand out too much?
    1. It's a sport watch, pure and simple. That, not the red bezel is why it doesn't go with dress suits. (It's fine with casual suits.)
    2. This is 2020, not 1920. One is unlikely to be socially outcast for sartorial non-conformity.
    3. If you want to wear it with a tuxedo, wear a burgundy bow tie and cummerbund and/or ruby studs and links....Or don't and just wear the watch.
    4. What your watch looks like matters more than whether it's a posh watch. Go buy a cheap quartz dress watch that looks elegant, and wear it on the rare occasions you must wear formal attire.
    5. Yes, you can wear the BB. Yes, it will look out of place with anything dressier than a sport jacket and slacks.
    6. I've seen folks wear pricey sport watches with dress suits. They lived through the occasion and came out no worse for wear. You will too.

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    Re: Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    Nicely articulated.
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    Re: Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    Quote Originally Posted by cabfrank View Post
    Nicely articulated.
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    I'm a traditionalist...I also own the BB Red. I wouldn't dream of wearing that watch with a suit. Same with a Submariner BTW. I won't even get into the whole Bond tuxedo thing. I don't care what people are doing out there, it's not a proper watch to wear with a suit. I think a simple 3 hander (in the genre of an Omega Aqua Terra or Rolex OP 39 - there are countless other brands that fit just about every budget) is more appropriate; or even a nice vintage piece. I would however, wear it with a sport coat and jeans or khakis but that's as far "north of casual" that I would go. When I see people who wear watches like this with suits, they typically will have mismatched leathers (brown belt, black shoes) and unhemmed pants. They show up at the one and only wedding reception they have ever been invited to and think they look as cool as hell. Please heed my advice my friend and resist this temptation. Protect yourself like it was the COVID 19 of poor style sense.
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    Re: Can You Pull off a Tudor BB Red in Formal Attire?

    Quote Originally Posted by MDNoobie View Post
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    2. I've seen folks wear pricey sport watches with dress suits. They lived through the occasion and came out no worse for wear. You will too.



    (maybe you didn't hear all of the people who noticed these fools whispering to each other in horror)
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