A poor man's attempt at being sartorial

I like the new MDA Elegance Sartoriale collection.  I have to be honest, I used to be much more interested in my clothing many years ago (especially when I had to wear a suit everyday for work).  I'm in polo shirts and jeans most of the time...even wearing sliippers at the office. :-)

But I've been traveling all week in Shanghai and wanted to make an attempt at being fashionable on the wrist and trying to match my shirt (still wearing a pair of Levi's and loafers).  So here it goes:


A poor man's attempt at being sartorial




A poor man's attempt at being sartorial




A poor man's attempt at being sartorial




A poor man's attempt at being sartorial




A poor man's attempt at being sartorial


For the Loungers that don't know me that well...this is really just an excuse for why I take a lot of watches with me when I travel alone, and I'm sticking to my excuse! wink  Have a great weekend everybody!

Good job
04/08/2016 - 02:36

If we get to vote, I liked the last one best. (The others are pretty good too.)

Thanks Bill
04/08/2016 - 10:21

It wasn't a contest, but your preference is noted wink

i like the second one
04/08/2016 - 07:18

The first watch i have not seen, can you introduce it

Its my oldest V&C wristwatch
04/08/2016 - 10:35

Assembled in 1938, but I believe the movement was made in 1937.

Stainless steel case, blued steel hands.

Its my oldest V&C wristwatch

Its my oldest V&C wristwatch

Its my oldest V&C wristwatch



It may look plain on the outside, but true beauty comes from within:

Its my oldest V&C wristwatch

I love this 6-bridge, rectangular, movement!

The watch has not been restored yet by VC, I will be sending it to Geneva later this month.  I expect the dial can be cleaned up a bit. 

I really like the lugs.  If you notice the pins (which VC will need to straigten)...they require spring pins with female ends, which I believe is quite unusual to see this day and age.

I have really grown fond of this rectangular watch of yours
04/12/2016 - 14:33

The watch is utterly charming, and that six-bridge form movement...I mean!



Re: A poor man's attempt at being sartorial
04/08/2016 - 09:33

Thanks for posting these wrist shots.  The second one - CR? - looks fantastic!

Re the pocket watch, how do you wear yours with levis and loafers?  I struggle to find any practical way of wearing mine and usually end up sticking it in a suit/jacket pocket which is not ideal.




Thanks David, yes...its a CR from 1955
04/08/2016 - 10:44

It was the first year that V&C used this type of lugs, the quarter-Maltese Cross.  (Now used in Historiques 1955 Ultra-Thin).

For the minute repeater, that 5th pocket that most, traditional, jeans have is the perfect size.  And it keeps the watch away from anything I might want to put in my front right pocket!  smiley  (Its on a short, custom, chain)

Thanks David, yes...its a CR from 1955

Re: Thanks David, yes...its a CR from 1955
04/08/2016 - 21:12

Thanks Dan

I always worried that if I put it there, I might damage the watch when I sat down/bent over!


What sizes are your pocket watches?
04/08/2016 - 23:27

I also use one of these little, leather, pocket watch pouches with a soft inner lining whenever I put a watch in a pants pocket (either jeans or trousers).

What sizes are your pocket watches?

I've had no problems with some pretty big watches, like 60mm Deck Watches, in that 5th jean's pocket.

Thank you for this sartorial tutorial
04/12/2016 - 14:31

I have been in need of some instruction in how to wear a pocket watch.  Now, I need to find a chain...more on that next week.



you need one of those Elegance Sartoriale watches :-)
04/08/2016 - 09:56


Problem is, I like them all! :-0
04/08/2016 - 10:45

As a sartorial set, I can see needing all of them. cheeky

Since Bill started us off picking favorites...
04/08/2016 - 11:42

I'll definitely go with the CR, but they are all great. That Seiko Hi-beat is pretty nice looking. Interesting that is isn't a Grand Seiko. Time to do some digging. 

Who said it wasn't a GS? ;-)
04/08/2016 - 12:02

The GS logo is covered by the minute hand.  Its a 61GS from 1969, using their first automatic hi-beat movement.

Very nice!
04/08/2016 - 13:20

I missed the logo, but I was suspicious on closer inspection (darned "no edit feature).  While my knowledge of GS is far from encyclopedic, I did not know they used the traditional "SEIKO" naming below 12 o'clock and just the GS Logo below the center point.  Interesting.  I like that a lot.  Thanks for sharing.  Is Monsoon season past, because I was thinking I may see the Ploprof too!

To quote our leader "Ask and you shall receive" :-)
04/09/2016 - 14:00

Came back to BJ for the day, and could take this one out:

To quote our leader

Great picture, thanks for that
04/09/2016 - 16:01

Love that watch. Do you know the vintage of yours? Just curious, as it looks so good. 

Its a modern Ploprof 1200, from 2012
04/09/2016 - 17:55

Its not an original from the 70s, so much easier for it to be in good condition. wink

04/11/2016 - 05:36


Thanks for your posting.

Grand Seiko's strap really matches your shirt.



Thanks! (nt)
04/11/2016 - 11:21