This week Time+Tide HQ sees two new opponents enter the ring, with Luke and Nick trading haymakers on the topic of a NATO strap on a dress watch *very vogue, or fashion faux pas? You be the judge of this one. Luke Benedictus The For Argument In 2020, most of the dress codes surrounding watches are about as relevant as, ooh Rove McManus. If you want proof things have loosened up, just look at the Oscars. This was, of course, a decidedly formal event, yet a bunch of monkey-suited actors eschewed classic dress watches in favour of sports watches in assorted precious metals. This is symptomatic of how we dress these days. It's common to mix "high" with "low" as off-duty gear merges with formal workwear, and sportswear is paired with smarter items. Sneakers and tailoring? Why not as long as you pick the right pair. But if you accept that a sports watch can accompany a tuxedo, well, surely the corollary applies too? Logic decrees that a dress watch can also pass muster in a setting that doesn't require cufflinks or a tie. So why should you limit a NATO strap to a diver's or pilot's…

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