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My "Life Watch" - the one watch that does everything with me in my life - recently took time off from being a "sport" watch and became my "dress" watch. It did very well. :)

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Last Friday night, I attended a black tie fundraiser for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (Charlotte, NC) and my trusty SubC No Date came along for the ride.


The name is Baby ... Dougiebaby


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My "Life Watch" - the one watch that does everything with me in my life - recently took time off from being a "sport" watch and became my "dress" watch. It did very well. :)

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Last Friday night, I attended a black tie fundraiser for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (Charlotte, NC) and my trusty SubC No Date came along for the ride.


The name is Baby ... Dougiebaby


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Is that a white Burgundy in your glass?


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That must have been an expensive evening...
 

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Thanks for opening the can. Sure, you can do it, but wouldn't a real dress watch be better? As Chris Rock said, "you can drive a car with your feet if you want to, that don't make it a good ... idea."

Well, the post was submitted for a purpose so i guess someone has to bite so it might as well be me .... just imagine that outfit, including the nice looking company, with a real dress watch..... that would have been the finishing touch.

So close yet so far .....
 

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Thanks for opening the can. Sure, you can do it, but wouldn't a real dress watch be better? As Chris Rock said, "you can drive a car with your feet if you want to, that don't make it a good ... idea."

I understand, but for 2 reasons, the Sub was perfect:

1. I only own two watches -- and my other watch is not really for dress :D


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2. This fundraiser was for a modern art museum. And while the guests were of very high means, some were pretty Avant-garde. One of the attendees came in Tux with tennis shoes. The crowd was a nice cross section of people with different lifestyles, but a common love for the art and the museum. Interestingly, the namesake's "family portrait" was painted by Andy Warhol. Could you imaging Warhol painting your family? Amazing!

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So, I don't think my Sub was a faux pas or offended anyone in attendance. :)
 

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Given the options, you nailed it. I have a hard time personally putting a ton of money into a strict dress watch, that's why I bought a used Intra-matic. I haven't found anything for less than about $2k that I like better.

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I understand, but for 2 reasons, the Sub was perfect:

1. I only own two watches -- and my other watch is not really for dress :D


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2. This fundraiser was for a modern art museum. And while the guests were of very high means, some were pretty Avant-garde. One of the attendees came in Tux with tennis shoes. The crowd was a nice cross section of people with different lifestyles, but a common love for the art and the museum. Interestingly, the namesake's "family portrait" was painted by Andy Warhol. Could you imaging Warhol painting your family? Amazing!


So, I don't think my Sub was a faux pas or offended anyone in attendance. :)
 

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Looks fine precisely because you were in an alternative to a tux, clearly the idea was to show your own style interpreting black tie - and you did. Nice!


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I wear all kinds of watches with a tux, and it's totally fine with me for guys to wear anything they like. My only personal restrictions with formal attire are no G-shocks(and I own some)and no bright colors. As long as it is black or white dial I'm ok. Looks like a great event!!
 

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You can wear anything you want, but, there are better choices when going dressy.
 
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Thanks Vioviv, but I am 51 (52 in July). What generation are you? -- we may be of the same?
Well, okay, we're both Gen Xers, but still ... the footloose and fancy free still applies! However, you get a free pass for supporting the arts!
Love that family portrait screenprint, btw ... he sold the first run of the Campells Soup Can prints for $25 to $100 each in 1960-ish, now they're worth, well, not as much as Paul Newman's Daytona, but close.
 

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Next up, sneakers and a tux, another no no.

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