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Not uber-dressy, but you could wear the black strapped version to any formal occasion IMO. For me (don't know if it's just me) totally, pure dress watches have hour markers or maybe roman numerals, but I think if anyone faulted you for wearing such a respectable watch with a suit, you'd be better off giving them a wide berth anyway.
 

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Some have a more strict definition of a dress watch than others, and would say it's not a dress watch because of its size, Arabic numerals, and because it has a date function. I think it's a very classy looking watch and would be happy to wear it as a dress watch, if only my wrist was a tad bigger.
 

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A lot of people would say it is a dress watch, other would classify this Stowa as being classic. I think it is what it says: A Marine watch inspired by predecessors ages ago.
I am wearing all my Stowa watches with suits.
 

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Wouldn't call it a dress watch, but in the continuum from casual to dressy, it falls somewhere in the middle. Could you wear it during the day with a sport coat or a suit? Sure. Would you wear it out for the evening with a dark suit or a tux? I'd reach for something else. But it's a classic, and a very nice looking watch.

I just bought something very similar, but with small seconds. I really like it a lot. (So, if the subtext of your question is: Should I buy it? I'd say it'd be a great piece to have.)
 

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I myself wouldn't consider it a dress watch simply because of the bright white dial. My understanding of a dress watch is that it shouldn't really stand out from the suit or tux you'd be wearing.
 

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Not dressy in the sense of s watch to be worn with a tux or really nice suit and tie. Certainly appropriate for more casual dress though.
 

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I vote not dressy. I think it's the arabics. But you could pull it off if you really wanted to.
 

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I own one and consider it on the dressier end of casual watches. It's large and the white face makes it seem larger so it does attract some wrist attention, which is not what a dress watch should do. I often wear it out with dark jeans and a blazer and it seems to be at home there but I wouldn't pair it with a full suit. Get the Antea for that.
 

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Doesn't meet the classic definition of a dress watch (slim, small [36 - 38mm], 2 or 3 hands, no complications, on a leather strap] and is also too busy in my opinion to pass as a 'modern' take on a dress watch.

Nice watch and all that - just lacking a little something in the design to my contemporary eyes to be something I would happily wear with a suit and tie.
 

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I would say dress watches are not as bold. Roman numerals and batons are considered more elegant and understated. Arabic numerals are considered more modern, but it doesn't mean you couldn't pull this watch off with a pair of dress slacks and a dress shirt. As for size, classic is considered 36-38mm, and more modern watches tend to be 38-40 possibly even 41 or 42mm.
 

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I wouldn't have any issue wearing it with a black strap on any occasion, but I am of a younger generation as well. I also don't attend too many black-tie affairs.
 

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Maybe not a dress watch, but plenty dressy enough.
 
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I would call it a dressy watch. Well, most of those anyways. The black crocodile is the most dressy in my opinion. A lot of the time the strap is what determines if it is a dress watch or not.
 

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I like it! Simple, clean, leather strap and an awesome watch to boot! :-!

It's certainly better than the 'OK' some gave to the best man in a formal wedding to wear his G-Shock. :roll:
As long as he keeps his pants on during the nuptials, all is good! :-d
 

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It is nice enough.
 
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