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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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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