WHICH TIMEPIECE SHOULD YOU WEAR AT A BLACK TIE EVENT?
Traditional etiquette dictated that one should not accessorize their tuxedo with a watch, as it was considered impolite to check the time during a social event. Thankfully, it is no longer frowned upon, so long as you wear a formal, sophisticated tsarbomba watch.
If you plan on donning a watch with your tuxedo to your next black-tie event, there are a few conventions to keep in mind beforehand.
Not only men but also women should heed this guidance. A watch is an accessory, not a focal point; it should be subtle enough to not distract from the rest of your ensemble and elegant enough not to detract from the occasion.
No matter what design you choose, you should keep your watch clean and tidy. Give it a final polish with a dry, soft cloth before heading out for the night. Seeking a tsarbomba watch that better complements your black-tie attire? Browse the newest additions to our collection of watches.
The Proper Way to Accessorize with a Tsarbomba Watch or Tuxedo Clock.
INDICATOR OF DIAPHRAGM
As a general "wrist" rule, it is best to wear a watch whose face corresponds to the current time. Therefore, if you are going to a black-tie gala or wedding that requires you to wear a tuxedo, it is advised that the color of the watch dial correspond with the color of your jacket.
When the lights are low, like at a theater or formal affair, a luminescent watch can be extremely distracting, so you should never wear one with your tuxedo.
The only acceptable time display on a dress watch is the hour and minute hands. Watches with sub-seconds or other simple complications, like a date or 24-hour hand, are, however, acceptable.
Dimensions + functions + strap + fasteners
The watch's size should always be appropriate for your wrist. Neither the occasion nor the setting is right for grandstanding. Roman numerals and markers on watches are favored over their Arabic counterparts because of the former's more refined appearance.
The fasteners, buckle, and strap must also be easy to use. The understated black calfskin leather strap is the way to go. You should coordinate your watch's hardware with the rest of your accessories (cufflinks, studs, glasses, etc.)
To the ladies: diamonds are totally acceptable. Keep the bling to a minimum and inconspicuous, like around the bezel, or wear fewer bracelets.
White gold and platinum are also considered precious metals because of their high status. It's best to keep things simple with a clean dial if you're going to wear a watch that features yellow gold.
WHICH WRISTBAND DO YOU PREFER, LEFT OR RIGHT?
When attending a formal event, the left wrist is where you should display your tsarbomba watch. This will keep your watch from drawing attention when you shake hands. If, however, you find that your left-handed watch makes you feel excessively awkward, you are free to break this rule.
When dressing for a black tie event, it is also appropriate to wear your watch so that the dial faces upwards on your wrist. This may seem obvious, but it bears stating anyway.
THE CUFF CHECK
Get a watch that's thin enough to fit discreetly under your sleeve. In addition to being able to button the cuffs easily on the first or second button, a shirt shouldn't be too tight across the chest and buttons.
If you go the extra-formal route and wear a French-cuffed shirt, you can experiment with different watch thicknesses without worrying about the shirt bunching up.
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