GIVEAWAY: Egard Shade Black Automatic Watch

GIVEAWAY: Egard Shade Black Automatic Watch

GIVEAWAY: Egard Shade Black Automatic Watch Giveaways

This month on aBlogtoWatch you have an opportunity to win a limited edition (of just 50 pieces) Shade Black automatic watch by Egard. The brand is a father and son team who work out of Los Angeles and Toronto. The Shade Black is meant to be a contemporary dress watch, offering a unique take on classic themes. Though Egard does suggest the Shade Black "can be worn with just about anything."

At 43mm wide, the steel case is in PVD black and contains a skeletonized Japanese Miyota automatic movement (a caliber 8N24). Some of the movement can be viewed through an open window on the dial, and more of it via the sapphire crystal case back window on the rear of the watch. The Shade Black is water resistant to 200 meters (pretty good for a causal watch), and comes on a black leather strap with deployant clasp. Retail price for the limited edition of 50 pieces Egard Shade Black is $1,295 and you can enter for a chance to win one below.

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below (on, not Facebook or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required (if you've signed up for the commenting system before, your e-mail should already be in there). In the body of your comment mention some of your favorite dress (formal, for office attire, etc...) brands and/or styles.

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on October 31, 2013 for the winner to be chosen at random.

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Good luck, and thanks to Egard Watches, the sponsor of the Shade Black watch giveaway here at aBlogtoWatch!

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  • Scoottss

    skeleton watch are a visual treat…would love to own such a beautiful timepiece

  • MarkCarson

    I avoid anything ‘techno’ looking for a dress/formal watch. An exposed movement does not violate this rule of course! But I want a watch with some visual flair nonetheless. The Egard Shade Black is an interesting combination of the classical look (roman numerals, refined dial finish, etc.) with the the unexpected such as the color of the hands and the arcs from 12 to 2. In a world of sometimes boring dress watches (are you listening Grand Seiko?), it refreshing to see a unique take on this segment of the market.
    To be honest, I was not familiar with Egard, so I went to their website immediately. And I find that I also really like their ADORO limited edition hand winder. I think the Shade Black could dress up or down with equal ease. So, I’d be happy to win one.

  • aidandunnill

    Been craving one of these for a while now. love the styling and the original colour scheme. Just such an eye-opening piece to add a little creativity to a well rounded watch collection

  • falon

    My favorites are the IWC Portuguese and JLC Reverso.

  • ryvius777

    The simpler, the better in my book. JLC MUT is the paradigmatic example.

  • Mario Maese

    I am looking for some thing classic for the most formal day of my life my wedding because I don’t think that a casio can cut it but this wow it will do nicely

  • PrabhjotAnand

    my favorite dress is always a pair of jeans with a cool lookin t-shirt. but i have to wear a formal dress at my office.

  • sven84

    My favorite style is the classic American look of the Hamilton Jazzmaster, nice clean looks matched with Allen Edmond shoes and a nice navy or black pinstripe suit, the Egard watch looks like a fantastic addition to mix up, with a bold colour scheme and classical numerals it would be a great conversation starter, especially with the cheek of its little movements hanging out.

  • WongKokSoon

    To be able to wear a simple T’s, walking on the street with shade black on my wrist. Nothing more, is a man with style accompanied, mysterious, yet exposed skeletonish :-)

  • barntonburly

    This is quite an unusual watch, an interesting mix of quite modern minimal styling with the more traditional Roman numerals. Would love to see it up close to to see how it looks on the wrist. I’m normally a more traditional chronograph type watch wearer but really liking some of the new stuff coming out just now.

  • LordotU

    I like a formal dresscode with very unusual watch.

  • MarijnSomers

    I love my Hugo Boss costumes, and dress them up with a classic watch: either my Tag Carrera or my Frederique Constant dress watch.
    Wearing something that sticks out could be a great conversation starter when I am with a client!

  • RobinJansen

    Difficult to make a choice between many beautiful dress watches or brands.
    Of-course the clean and beautiful Calatrava by Patek Philippe is one of my favorites.
    The Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon is a beauty.
    Oh, and I love the blue dial of the Jaquet Droz Grande Second Quantieme.
    And lets not forget the beautiful Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Ariel Adams made by himself.
    And like this I could go on forever.
    I love the clean and tasteful dress watch style but most of them I can’t afford, my Movado Sports Edition is my most luxury dress watch.
    It would be awesome to win a beautiful and  exclusive watch like this Egard Shade Black Automatic.

  • Jackmoo

    IWC Portugese and a Patek Calatrava will always be my favourites.

  • Hacker4748

    I prefer sporty / casual; fortunately, my employer does not have a dress code (well, ok, nothing too wacky) so I can wear what I want and feel well in. No specific brands, though.

  • wilson_smyth22

    Im a dive watch man, and a man of relatively simple tastes. Among my fav’s are my Seiko SKXA35, my Seiko SARB017 but im also getting into pilot watches and have my eye out for a flieger..soon!  The Egard would still be a nice and different addition to the family!

  • GeoffW

    To be honest I’m happiest in a pair of Levi jeans, Brasher boots and a Fjallraven top and waterproof, but work means Hackett and Paul Smith. The only constant is my 12 year old Omega Seamaster. It survives everything I throw at it, poor thing. I’m sure the Egard could take some of the load off of its shoulders if it came my way.

  • mitchellcutmore

    A IWC Portugese or Frederique Constant always goes nicely with a suit for the office or any events!

  • evrnyldrm

    DKNY shirts and Dockers pants… This is my uniform… almost everyday… 
    The only thing which doesn’t change is my Nomos Tangente on my wrist.
     I really liked Egard a lot… A classical style with a modern feel to it. It’s place is reserved on my wrist.

  • aditsoans

    A richard mille watch with a pair of levi’s jeans with a nice shirt would be my choice..

  • armidoro

    My BR 01-96 WD goes very well with my suits!!!
    The great thing is that I just change the strap and presto its a casual watch!

  • CemSertoglu

    Patek Philippe Calatrava works best with suits.

  • WatchWatcher

    The dial is main feature of the Shade Black watch.  I like the 3 dimensional effect and the way the layers seemed to be partially removed to real what is beneath.
    I’m not a great lover of dress watches but if I had to choose I would say the simple Nomos Tangomat with its arabic numbers and the Milus Agenios with its tonneau shaped case and Roman numerals.

  • ivictoras

    1. I love almost all watches.
    2. I don’t have a favorite dress.
    1. + 2. If I’ll have enough watches I’ll decide at the moment what to wear.

  • IamSpazzy

    Business casual. Watches are best when they are understated

  • Racerseven

    i’m into car racing so I tend to favor Chopard… and Patek-Philippe just because…

  • Vhough

    I guess I like formal watches better. They have a more luxurious feel and look. For instance the blue dial on the Omega Hour Vision Blue.

  • GZ

    If we’re going affordable everyday office watch I’d go with the Tissot Visodate black dial!
    Wedding or formal event the Grand Seiko SGBH005 on leather!

  • Dharmik Mehta

    knitted tie with web detail GUCCI,i like that one

  • MrAlps

    bow ties are cool. Formal is fun for going out. Of course, staying in and wearing something comfy is nice too.

  • sobrnola

    Always love pairing my Sinn U1 with a nice semi formal suit!

  • petermuldrew

    My favourite watch style is one which looks different, in a small way, every time you look at the watch face. Detailing which is subtle and not immediately noticeable makes some watches a joy to wear over the long term for me. Dress style is smart casual, I tend to wear Rolex or similar with suit but choose any smart looking watch for casual wear.

  • watchman323

    I only have one formal watch I wear with my suit, my Zenith Stratos.

  • omrivm

    Nice… :)

  • DavidCook

    Nice looking watch.  I don’t really have a favorite dress watch.  I have just gotten into following and reading about watches.  This watch looks great and I would love to win it.

  • Grinnie Jax

    This watch is absolutely gorgeous. I see some fresh designer idea in it.
    One of my favorite dress styles is casual or weekend style, when I can feel myself in comfort and ease. And best brands for such are John Lobb, Levies, Lacoste.

  • anandmy

    I love pairing my Anniversary edition Girard Perregaux 1966 Chronograph with either a shirt and tie, or just casually with a pair of jeans and Ralph Lauren Polo T-Shirt.

  • Juliten2

    Nice watch! Very nice indeed. Looks great for most purposes!

  • Bob Sebastian

    My Dunhill Facet is my go to dress watch but I have several Tissots (Sottsass in red and 18k gold, rock in black granite and their wood watch) for a bit edgier dress look.

  • Dan Baxter

    I’m usually dressed fairly casually.  Office attire is generally khakis and a polo.  At home, jeans and t-shirts.  So watches are similar, mostly divers or sporty watches.  Lately, the watch I’ve worn the most is my Chr Ward Makaira Elite, not dressy, but it goes with most of what I wear.

  • panonk

    Probably suitable for formal attires in significant events or just for working days which I wear a long-sleeve cotton shirt over a slack trousers.

  • johnsinmpsoncanada

    This is a stunning timepiece.My favourite dress watch is my Omega Seamaster at the monent,this could be the one that changes that.

  • mindmork

    White coat is my favourite dress, because i wear laboratory coat all the day. And it goes nicely with black Fossil chronograph.

  • SoonerTA

    IWC Portuguese always looks great.  IT can be worn with a suit to a nice pair of jeans.

  • stevej2001

    Hawaiian Shirt, shorts, dive watch.

  • JamesSemaj

    Formal occasions I wear my Orient Mako and for office/leisure I wear a simple watch like Seiko/Citizen.

  • Gianko

    Hi Ariel,
    I hope this time will be my time with the SHADE BLACK on my wrist !!!
    Have a nice day

  • winterwold

    I work in an office that is more casual so more sporty watches is not a problem. My personal favorite is probably my Fortis GMT Diver. It is the white dialed version with blued hands. Looks great on both leather strap or steel bracelet.

  • Luckie

    One day I hope to win a watch better than my Orient but I’m still waiting

  • roblloyd23

    For more formal occasions, I like to go vintage. A smaller Omega or Hamilton fits well under a suit coat and looks great on a subtle band.

  • mindfire1

    I would love to win a watch like this.

  • tcoomber

    I mostly wear my Perrelet Seacraft GMT to work as it’s my newest.  It’s a sport watch but still looks pretty dressy.  There are certainly a lot of nice dress watches out there that are well outside of my price range but I like Frederique Constant as a dress watch because you can get a manufacture movement at a fairly reasonable price.

  • David Macdonald

    For formal occasions, I like to wear my Ball officer pilot with a white dial and brown numerals.  It isn’t too flashy which makes it perfect for those times.

  • JDurocher

    Dress/Formal- I like to go with my Hamilton viewmatic, and a nice 3 piece suit. Office – shorts birkenstocks and my trusty seiko monster.

  • TheodorGiannakopoulos

    Antony Morato blue shirt /Hilfiger classics blue jeans , and my old trusty Vacheron Constantin Overseeas

  • JasonDunn

    For occasions as formal as I get (which isn’t very), I wear an all-black PVD coated Dwatch with a ceramic dial.

  • ricsif

    The NOMOS Tangente Sport Date with various bracelet/strap options goes well in my opinion with a lot of clothes.

  • Darrin Brooker

    For formal occasions, a Rolex DJ II with blue dial and a navy Boss suit.

  • Tainosavage

    There is nothing casual about this time-piece; it is a strikingly
    gorgeous watch that would go well with my Madison Fit Saxxon Wool Blue and
    White Alternating Stripe and for shoes Shade Black will look good with my carlo

  • Kyle Hicks

    I work in regulatory affairs, so I spend a good amount of time in suits. Personally, I prefer Joseph A. Banks with my Frye USA made shoes.

  • MarcAlexandreNolin

    My casual watch is a small Oakley Time Bomb. A really like the way the strap and the case fit together. Unfortunately, mine is out of order and no jeweller here want to repair it :(

  • koningfelix

    For formal occasions a sophisticated watch like a Jaeger leCoultre, A Lange & Söhne or Patek Philippe

  • orzano12

    Would go well with my boss navy pinstripe boss suit, wool knit tie from tie bar and cole haan shoes.

  • amankh

    Would love to have a Shade Black” watch in my collection…

  • Freddy_C_Two

    I don’t have too many occasions to dress formally, but if I win this watch I’ll find some =)

  • ilovesandwiches

    Something different but I really like it.

  • stevenkelby

    I like dress watches that are simple but distinctive like the Seiko cocktail time or some Junghans Max Bill watches.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • manivelle

    Charvet all the way, with an Hermes ostrich tie thrown in as a change of pace, and I’d have no problem pairing these with this casual but stylish égard.  Now, if I had some occasion to dress up….

  • TomCanedy

    I love Bulova Precisionist for my formal wear.

  • turboscott

    Subtle is the rule for me when thinking about a formal watch.  A vintage Seamaster or a gold toned tank watch either paired with a  black leather strap.  For a black tie affair I would have a hard time not going  ‘James Bond’ and donning a Seamaster Professional or channel my inner Connery and with a 6200 or 6538 Submariner (if I had one)
    The Shade Black would also make a fine formal wear watch in my opinion.  I like PVD but never thought of it being for a ‘dress watch’.  It really works well here:  it is subtle, yet interesting.  Unique yet not ostentatious

  • phredless

    I like these “bolder” or less formal, formal watches I’m seeing these days.  They often go just as well with the suit and tie as with the coat and khakis.  Recently got an all black ceramic Citizen that has turned out to be one of my favorite watches because of just this, not an evening watch, but something more classic but with a hint of the modern.  Nice looking watch with a nice movement.

  • LordRandall

    Although they say it is a dress watch, The Shade Black also has the look of a piece for Black Ops undertakings given the shield and sabres on the clasp.  I am thinking that this is more of a formal Secret Squirrel watch for the spies who get invited to formal dinners with the Crown Heads of State.  This is a covert operations watch disguised as a formal dress watch.  For me, this is classic urban covert ops transitional styling and would be a nice piece to add to my collection.
    My formal dress watches are my blue faced Movado round Elliptica or my Wittnauer black ceramic with diamonds around the face and on the hour markers.

  • johnro6659

    I have known about Egard for a while now. Love the brand, the style and specs of these watches. I have had them on my list of watches to buy for some time it would be great to win one!  Already had them liked on FB made some posts a while back as well.
      I have so many watches I can’t pick just one out. I use a watch that compliments what I am wearing. Gold /Rose Gold usually looks a little more dressy than plain SS or silver. I also try and match the accessories like my ring cufflinks and tie chain to the watch. I find Skeletons seem to attract a lot more attention that a plain basic watch. Recently I got a Stuhrling Royal Sceptor, It’s a mechanical movement bridge style, that was a big hit at a recent event I attended. Another one that seems to be popular when I wear it is my Renato Wilde Beast mainly because it’s huge. I find 90% of the people out there do not recognize the brand of watches they notice a watch from it’s looks. Most of the time when you tell them the brand especially the high end ones they still never heard of it.

  • MarcWinNJ

    My preference for a dress watch is something midsize (IWC Portuguese) like.

  • JRAD

    Truly an exceptionally good looking watch and pretty damn reasonable price considering the limited run.

  • DaTruth52

    Some of my favorite dress watches and watches for the office brands include Piaget and a Mont Blanc as well as a Panerai.

  • mikesnow

    Definitely a fan of the IWC Portuguese and the Omega Hour Vision Deville….
    This Egard is a great looking watch.

  • Rdilucchio

    Amazing watch, thank you ablogtowatch for the education

  • erikdy

    Anything by A. Lange & Sohne or Arnold and Son. Those would be my favorite dress watches.

  • Spaceguitar

    I am enamored by the Hamilton Intramatic, especially what you get for the price. Also a fan of Mont Blanc in the dress watch realm. With a couple aftermarket strap options you can seemingly diversify your collection, dressing up and down according to day.

  • JamesTan

    Great looking classy dress watch.

  • dkbjr333

    I absolutely love collecting watches. I don’t have a huge collection yet. I only have 7 watches as of now, but hope to continue to add to it. The most recent one being an ESQ Beacon ss and being the most expensive one. The most formal / dress watch that I have is my Seiko perpetual calendar. I really like some of the Bulova Accutrons, and some of the hamiltons. Yes of course there are a lot of fancier pieces out there but these are closer to my reach than say a Tag, Rolex, or my grail watch which is a Breitling Navitimer triple date in all white ss.

  • tomvenable

    The best understated formal dress watch I have is a 1958 Omega railmaster but most of the time I like wearing is my Omega speedmaster pro moonwatch.  For a dream dress watch would be the Al Lang & Sohne Lang 31.

  • TheBigOldDog

    mention some of your favorite dress (formal, for office attire, etc…) brands and/or styles.
    A very interesting question since the lines have become so blurred. Just 40 years ago people routinely dressed much more formally than they do today. Heck, even 20 years ago “business casual” was rare and even more formal than today. So what even constitutes “dress” today and what occasions demand it? Are “dress” occasions to rare that dress watches are becoming anachronisms of sorts? 
    I think most middle to upper-end watches can pull double duty. A Rolex Submariner is a case in point. You can wear it almost any time and anywhere. The only watches that clearly require a jacket would be solid and diamond laden styles. Tourneau, tanks and cushion shapes tend to seem to require being dressed but there are exceptions to even that rule. 
    In an era when even upper dress watches can be found sporting rubber bands and low-end watches with open hearts, who’s to say was dress, sport or casual is today? If the watch fits, wear it!

  • GaryGrumble

     Or a Hamilton Automatic is always nice and understated.

  • nealdives

    Very nice looking watch. Love the skeletonized movement.

  • jsementi

    Cool looking watch.  Could definitely use a more modern piece.

  • fonorofff

    Nice looking watch.  My favorite dress watch is my JLC Master Ultrathin Moonphase 39 in 18K on a leather strap.

  • treefroga1

    For dress I like just about any Baume & Mercier.

  • DanielCabalRamirez

    I have always been a fan of low-cost dress watches like those that come from Seiko or Orient, and both offer a wide assortment to choose from. in particular I love the Orient Bambino in rose gold, as well as some models from the Seiko 5 SNK series.
    As for the Egard Shade Black, it’s not so bad either, coming as it is with the old reliable Miyota 8N24 movement. This watch is really worth having, too!

  • Milamber

    My favorite dress watch is my 1969 Omega Deville. Some nice old fashioned elegance.

  • larsgrafik

    Some very nice pieces would be PP Calavatra, IWC Portofino, JLC Reverso, just abot anything fom ALS og s danish jewlers brand, Ole Mathiesen

  • jasontstong

    Love the Calatrava by PP. Can’t beat the simple elegance of a white gold with black leather Calatrava

  • AnthonyGuselnikov

    Favorite dress watches:
    Nomos Tangente
    Frederique Constant Slimline
    JLC reverso

  • Sajit

    My favourite is an Omega Constellation Chronometer – followed by a Rolex Oyster Date.
    The Shade Black offers a rather unique combination of Roman Numerals, a tourbillon look and also the classic plain of a PP or VC.

  • Jus_ad_bellum

    An Oris Classic date watch is a personal favourite a nice Omega DeVille like one of the earlier posters commented on would be a total score IMHO. Alternatively a Bell & Ross Vintage 123 is one I wouldn’t mind having for dress events either as it’s a bit different than most.

  • daswickerman

    Some of the vintage Omegas are great for formal occasions. I really like the clean lines of some of the vintage constellations.

  • KumarMt

    classic and beautiful watch….

  • GregHall

    stand out hands

  • johnb7

    My all time favorite is the divers watch. The Seiko monsters and the Rolex Submariner come to mind.

  • armenta

    I would love a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Ultra Thin stainless steel with the small subsidiary seconds on crocodile brown leather strap. So beautiful. I will have one, some day.

  • elephant

    My personal favorite for dress watches are any of the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watches.  Simply stunning.  And uber-classy.

  • sirob123

    Omega Constellation (Gold) or Rolex Submariner is what I like to wear to a formal party. However, if I was to win this watch – Shade Black, I would definitely wear it as well.

  • KvksKumar

    I like a formal and casual look

  • lloydpark

    Nice looking watch. Interesting mix of elements. the black areas and the roman numerals do give it a more classic formal appearance. But there definitely is a lot going on, especially the open window skeleton view in the lower portion and also the 15 minute elapse markings in yellow between the 12 and 3 positions which also provides for a sporty effect. Thanks again for the opportunity to comment and a chance to win a nice timepeice.

  • Hadzi Dalibor

    My favorite dress watch is Omega AT quartz. Beautiful piece.

  • jeffbuzzell

    my favorite dress watch is a omega planet ocean gmt

  • MarkFD

    For a new watch, I like the IWC Portofino Eight Days. My sentimental favorite is my old Hamilton Illinois with the pie pan dial. I definitely like the Shade Black as well.

  • German L

    some of my favorite dressy brands are Seiko, Omega, Tag, Stowa, Rolex, and if i could afford it definitely A. Lange. For dressier watches i prefer a sleek, clean dial that’s easily read and probably between 38-40mm. I don’t really like too small of watches.

  • bogdancan

    Nice classic watch. Like the dial, the skeletonized movement and the transparent back. Will fit well in my collection.

  • bentleyspotter

    I favorite dress watch now is my Tag Link 40mm with cream dial that aunt bought for my birthday.

  • mattsh

    I don’t really have a dress watch.  I wear a slimmer watch, my Christopher Ward aircraft instrument style watch in black if I need something formal, or I might go with a Skaagen quartz.  But then, I have not worn a suit in ages.

  • Apdl

    For Dress you can not beat a Patek any Patek.
    For Office and every day wear i would choose any thing form the  Rolex Professional line

    In the mean time ill have to keep entering these giveaways until i can afford the above

  • navydoc71

    As far a dress watches go I prefer the Omega Constellation. It’s very stylish and complements just about any outfit or occasion. For everyday office ware, my go to watch it an Omega Dynamic.

  • ilia

    Ball Trainmaster 120 Years. Classy and understated.

  • natanya200

    I love polo dress. It’s casual but dressy at the same time. I just came back a few days ago from their store store at the Woodbury Outlet in NY. I got some great stuff from there.
    Now all I need is a nice watch to go with it.

  • YoniAlon

    I work at Brooks Brothers and I love wearing suits.

  • arikkal

    Submariner 2tone its classy and sporty all at once!

  • Neil C

    For formal Dress a nice vintage Omega or a Grand Seiko would be my first choice on a Black leather band. Then I’d throw it on the Steel Bracelet for any other setting for sure.

  • RyotaroIshikawa

    Love this dress watch, combines classicness with a modern look, my favorite dress watches, Movado, J Droz, Grand Seiko, Patek P.

  • TANJ

    My favorite dress watch and casual watch are the same – Tag.  I have a sports one on a traditional steel and gold link bracelet and a dress one with a polished integrated bracelet and a case with diamonds.  Women can be watch nerds, too and I’ve never felt I couldn’t wear a gents watch..


    Interesting look – the Egard.  Looks like a mixture of classic and contemporary styling.  Roman numerals with skeleton case.  Some of my favorite dress brands or styles are elegant and sophisticated looking watches like Longines, Eterna, Baume et Mercier.  I like the white or champagne colored dial with solid color (no two tone) silver or gold case and matching bracelet.  Simple design without cluttered, multiple complications on the dial.

  • savemydata

    I like the Egard Shade Black, a little bit different, not an every day watch so you can feel special wearing it with your ‘best’ outfit.  A slim fitting Gucci suit, English brogue shoes, white shirt and a well knotted tie.  Right now my favourite dress watch to go with would be a Zenith Elite automatic, black dial with black crock strap but I’d be very happy to take the Egard out for a spin on a posh night out.

  • PaarthChheda

    wish that the colors were not this extreme…..subtler blacks and steel would make this watch look way better! Why are the numbers only from 10 to 2? If they were not going to put numerals at the bottom they could have made that entire section expose the watch’s inner parts.

  • Mister_w

    For formal wear I like something understated and slim. Something like a Piaget although I currently wear a vintage Girard Perregaux.

  • DeaninCanuckistan

    Great looking watch – quite a statement! When it comes to dress however, I stick with the classics: Rolex Sub, Omega Speedmaster, or most anything from Cartier.

  • peetee3

    The Edgar Shade Black is a nice looking piece.  I would pair the Edgar with a casual evening attire like B.O.B slim trousers and buttion up allowing the contrast on the wrist to pop.  Formal brands for suits I’d stick to simple and classic.  Patek, IWC, Audemars ect.  Business attire I like to muscle up a bit with larger faces like the Rolex Sea Dweller or rollup the sleeves with a Graham or B&R.  Not to just name names of classy watches, I’ll rock out the $70 Swatch every now and again with some jeans and a t-shirt.

  • mgoldbergliu

    Can’t beat Jaeger Lecoultre for dressy style in my opinion.

  • PaulCarfoot

    The   Edgar   Shade looks very stylish, looks  upmarket.

  • JMCraig

    I’m a fan of a lot of vintage dressy Hamiltons like the Thin-o-Matics and the older square-cased models.  the Egard would be a great addition to my collection, though!

  • jilgiljongiljing

    I’ve been following the Shade for a while, its a very unique design and I like that they came from a mere concept to a proper watch. I like slim profile dress watches, prefereably with a curved cyrstal.

  • darrenlivefyre

    A Lange & Sohne just about any style. IWC Potuguese and Patek Phillipe annual calender.

  • lscardin

    I am a fan of dive watches for darn near everything.  I tend to think metal bracelets go with anything.

  • stelakos

    any style but prefer more formals one by every respectable swiss and japanese brand

  • temfyg

    Timex (yes, Timex) older automatics, Hamilton and IWC.

  • punzyk

    My favorite dress watch in my collection is my Orient. This is followed by my Christopher Ward.
    Outside my collection, I really like Jaeger LeCoultre, Nomos and Glashutte Original.

  • RobertoValenzuela

    My favorite dress watches are JLC, Nomos, A Lange & Sohne and my vintage Omega and Girard Perregaux.

  • James Enloe

    I tend to lean more towards vintage pieces for more formal dress. There are a few pieces I have that I break out when the need calls for a suit, for example.

  • tegart

    I don’t really have any “dress” specific watches, but my Seiko works in a pinch.

  • abeliski

    Today I’m wearing a casual pair of slacks and a red button down polo with my Devon Thread 1.

  • kolding

    Oh, pretty.  Can I have one?  For formal dress, I wear my Omega Seamaster.  But I live in Portland, so formal really mostly means a clean ski jacket….

  • kyoungnom

    Awesome Time piece I love the classiness!! Would love to add this to my collection!! One of my favorite formal brands would have to be Glashutte Original, I love the designs they have with each model.

  • MajorHavoc

    Work or play, my Omega Seamaster seems to fit right in.

  • BigNin

    Mt Tissot PRC200 does the trick for me in the office, not to big to fit nicely under my cuff. Watch I don’t own that I would wear for dress or office would be an Omega Speedmaster.

  • Shawnnny

    My favorite dress watch companies are Hamilton, Citizen and Seiko, in that order. Although I really like my Mark Carson Ka La watch that I won here, review coming soon!

  • JauneOrange

    I don’t have prestigious watches, but I like to wear an Invicta Russian Diver black with casual cloth. If I had the money I would be more than please to put a Bell & Ross Heritage at my wrist wearing a black suit.

  • msirinsky

    I tend to go very casual to work, which allows me to switch off my watches pretty regularly.  My watches also tend to be pretty universal in terms of appropriate attire, with a couple of exceptions.  However, my 2 favorites would be my porcelain Swiss Maban watch from 1911, and my new Mark Carson Ka La.  Other choices are my Citizen Ecodrive or even my  Josh Chadwick Black digital by Cadence.

  • bikeohio

    I feel inclined to say that my go-to dress watch should be one with a metal bracelet, but currently I find myself going to a leather-banded Seiko Sportura.

  • proto99

    I like a S. Coifman or a nice Pam for a dress watch.

  • LoranLindberg

    My favorite dress watch companies are (STAUER, CITIZEN, INVICTA, STUHRLING, and always LINDBERG & SON)

    But really a fan of automatics  like the one beautiful watch being given away by
    Egard Shade Black Automatic Watch just love it very much.

  • Yvan Gaga

    I have a Tissot Le Locle, with black dial and metal bracelet. I love that watch.

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  • ArmandVartanian

    nice looking!

  • sgtbjs

    Great to see another take on a contemporary dress watch. For many, if not most, of us ‘dress’ is actually just putting on a good suit, and black tie and a patek is something you see in the a watch that we spend this much on needs to be able to dressup and down, and i think the Egard can do that.
    The window to the mechanism on the face, and the display back, show off the attractive work that’s been done to the usually workhorse miyota movement. Job well done guys!

  • kronos7

    This is a really unique looking watch. A favorite dress watch that I have and wear on special occasions is a Chronoswiss Regulator Automatic.

  • medaze

    I think a true dress watch has a leather band like this Egard but that is only required in the most formal occasions.

  • AengusTheChamp

    Very interesting watch.  It is more flashy than the dress watches I would normally purchase, but I would definitely be interested in trying it out.  My current go to dress watch is a black Hamilton viewmatic.  One of my dream dress watches would be a Vacheron Patrimony Contemporaine Date Auto or if I was to go all out a Vacheron Skeleton.

  • JoelValezStokes

    Simple, clean design. I feel it can work well as a dress watch and a casual timepiece as well. The arching roman numerals  gives it a very distinct look and attitude. If I don’t I will attempt to purchase it, I like it that much!

  • Barney24

    Some of my favorite watches are the Omega Seamaster AT, Tissot Le Locle, and an old Seiko that my brother gave me for being his best man.  The Shade Black is very nice but the Shade Blue fits my eye better.

  • berniesiao

    I like clean and simple for dressier occasions.  Maurice Lacroix has a nice affordable range.

  • tresd

    I like classic design for a dress watch.  My current favorites are my Breguet Big Date Marine and Cartier Blue Balloon.

  • acknack56

    I would love to wear this watch.


    My favorite all around watch for casual wear or the office is a diver watch. My first choice is my Seiko Sumo. When I wear my tux, it’s my vintage Concord Delirium.

  • wstephens1

    This watch reminds me of my recent trip to LasVegas. My wife and I attended a show at the Mirage and we were dressed for the occasion. I wore black trousers with a tan short sleeve shirt. The outfit was accessorized with my stainless steel GMT and a silver chain bracelet. Of course my wife was just as well attired. The Egard looks classy and would also do well in casuel dress.

  • Paul E Murcko

    I love skeleton watches!  It’s true.  Black can be worn with EVERYTHING.  And, I wear something black everyday at the office.

  • BrianSchiele

    What a very handsome watch!

  • sdapkie

    Interesting looking watch, I like the roman numerals. I do prefer something more classic for dress like my Hamilton JazzMaster.

  • camit34

    Interesting design.  Wasn’t sure when I first saw it, but it’s growing on me…

  • OC_Rob

    This watch looks pretty unique without being too “out there.”  I really like the interesting color of the hands but for the skeletonized movement, I think silver would work better with the PVD case/clasp.  I wear a suit daily and prefer traditional fabrics/patterns with white shirts (it simplifies my dry cleaning!!!).  I let the tie and watch make the outfit unique.  I make it a point to match my watch case and strap to my belt buckle and shoes….maybe I’m crazy?  Either way, I think this neat timepiece can easily make it into my regular rotation.

  • Bdraguts

    Egard is a brand that I have seen around the internet a lot lately. They seem to be doing some cool things with the dials, but I just wish they had better movements in them for the price that they are charging.
    Anyways, my dress attire is pretty simple. Im happy with Merona brand from Target. They do a lot of great products for great prices. Who ever said it had to be expensive to be nice.

  • halfacat1

    Realistically,  I’d like nothing more than a Cartier Tank MC.

  • Dan A

    Though I have no use for a formal, dressy watch, there are a couple on my list in case I start needing to wear a suit to work.  I like a lot of Nomos’ offerings, as well as the Omega Seamaster Aqua-Terra (I’ve always loved the arrow-shaped hands). Another that I’d love to have would be the Bell & Ross WW1 argentium, which really looks great in person.

  • stephenea

    I like to keep it pretty casual and usually wear a chronograph, G-shock or Pro trek watch. I’m kind of an adventure geek.  But when I dress up I like a pinstripe grey suit or a black Armani.  The Egard Shade Black would go perfect.

  • azrml

    Nice!  I could use a dress watch!

  • Speedcult13

    Always good to have something a little different in your collection

  • VinnyT

    Beautiful watch! Could always be cool to have a watch like that to wear on a special occasion.

  • hongky

    Interesting looking watch, simple and elegant design.
    Would love to have one
    My dress attire is pretty simple,I like to keep it casual.

  • guerrilla25real

    My favorite style is business casual. I love Ted Baker and All Saints Spitalfields.

  • mackbakker

    My go-to attire is from Facconable (casual) and Hugo Boss (dress). This is an interesting piece that would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection.

  • JamesChesterAnders

    More often than not, it’s business casual for me.  Khaki’s or jeans with a polo in summer.  Long sleeve dress being standard fare, under black leather jacket or trench, for winter wear.  I pass on sports coats and more often than not stick with earth tones, both of which drive my wife nuts.  You’ll find me in some rather bright attire from time to time, usually when the wife “helps” me with my clothing selection.

  • basnobua

    I like my dress watches 36-42mm, and lately I have been a sucker for a simple white or off-white dials, and blued hands. Stowa, RGM and NOMOS Glashuette are all vying for my business in the under $5k dress watch arena. A single subtle subdial is acceptable, but simplicity is key.

  • jermyzy

    For me a formal/dress watch should be a smaller size 37-42mm size with a relatively slender case on a metal bracelet or leather strap.  Ideally should be a simple watch with maybe only a day/date complication or moonphase complication.  I like to wear my Oris Atelier Complication to work for this reason.  If I had more money, JLC master ultra-thin or VC Patrimony would be a very nice choice for a dress/formal watch though!

  • tutanamonra

    A watch is the jewel of a man, being formal or being in some way trendy is the way of how you handle you attitude, your picture and the watch. The Shade Black looks incredible, with the classic color that may handle good combinations and specific fashionable items within it.

  • Phil Muller

    What a strong look. With the fire and ice look from the window – I like it. Wread the Brands meaning, and it stands true to there Heraldry of a Rampart Lion o f there name sake and Brand name! Bravery – of a father, son of two city’s! Along with having yellow and black together.  With the two crossed swords pointed upward symbolizing – they are ready to take on what comes there way.. I could see this as a black tie attire – A little bullish sliding out from the sleeve’s at times is a good thing.
    Thank you for introducing me to this team! I will keep an eye on them..
    Phil M.


    Love the father/son/family connection. We need more of this effort to keep quality watchmaking alive and well. Thanks for bringing this company to our attention.

  • golestanreza

    I’ve prefer to wear watches whit case wide 40 mm or more. And I can use it whit formal and casual style.

  • Dennis1m

    The watch is very clean,i can see myself wearing it on a night on the town. Dressed in jeans with button down shirt and sports jacket. The Skeleton look is so awesome, it could easy turn into my new favorite watch

  • shaiy007

    I love the watch in the giveaway contest. Some of the styles I love are for dressing up to go to work are Rolex and Omega. They are a tried and true style that works. Invicta is by far the best “bang for your buck” offering in the watch industry. I also like Panerai a lot. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • jkrubinlaw

    This is a nice looking watch. I have never heard of the Egard before. I currently wear an antique Omega Seamaster as a favorite dress style watch. I have never entered the watch giveaway before but figured I would give it a try.

  • htfzrk

    I like baume and mercier!

  • westcott_chad

    Nice looking watch.  I hope I win!

  • skeester1

    I usually wear my Movado for formal wear, but I have seen a Frederic Constant that I really enjoy.  The Shade is a great design.  I love the textured dial.

  • JRGougeon

    Thanks for the contest.

  • kapurkk

    Cool Watch

  • Kris C

    Glad to see this brand now has a watch to offer – I remember when these watches were concepts only on the WUS forums, and I was a fan/believer right away. 
    The dress watch I have been wearing recently won’t be a popular choice – it is a Bulova Precisionist Claremont that was given to me as a gift. I’ve always like the Precisionist movement, and while I would wear this watch, it was always in a casual regard, with the steel bracelet. I wanted to expereiment with a new technique I had dreamed up in strapmaking, and chose the Claremont as the guinnea pig. It was black teju lizard, and the finished combo really did completely change the look of the watch. It is a little bigger than what most snobs would consider to be a dress watch size, but because the case and crystal are curved to meet the wrist, it wears smaller than it’s dimensions and slips under more formal cuffs without any difficulty.

  • Gbastille

    nice classy look! it would be perfect to match with my suit. It can be wear in formal occasions or even in a casual cocktail!!! Really like it!

  • nicolthepickle1

    Really nice, would be perfect for that cool guy who’s going out to a posh restaurant for the evening.

  • jcollege

    Great looking watch.  One of my favorite styles for fancy dress is a Cartier Tank, cant go wrong with that classic style.

  • jbw0812

    My Movado is my go to dress watch.

  • DavidRainey

    Like the watch, especially the band.  Some of my favorite dress watches would be the Cartier Tank or anything by Baume et Marcier.

  • TylerRussell

    I have an old Bulova from the 60’s that my grandpa gave me. I don’t wear it often but when I do you know it’s a fancy night out.

  • blackcactus

    i prefer to be dressed in black or dark colors. good expensive watch and classy expensive shoes gets attention.

  • garfield03

    The watch is very cool. I love the look of a watch with a see through face. As far as some of my favorite dress brands and styles, I really lean toward Marc Jacobs and Burberry. Nothing too crazy. I like that chic New York feel.

  • goedhuis

    Nice watch.  I don’t always like roman numerals on a dial, but it works in this one.  Also, I appreciate the Canadian connection!
    One of my favourite dress watches is the Stowa Marine Original, for the simplicity of the dial, the classic hand wound movement, and the relatively small scale of production  The Egard is a bit flashier, but also nicely dressy.

  • SerenaDebolt

    I love to wear a nice long skirt with boots – easy to match colors and looks good in any situation

  • robrm07

    Nice watch.. Dressing up, I go with Paul Stuart, and a vintage JLC Reverso..

  • adeffis

    Beautiful watch, definitely for dressing in black, smart elegant. The transparent case adds a lot to the design.

  • lxav

    Beautiful watch. Looks very smart without being tacky.
    My favorite brand is definitely Tissot. I love their chronographs, as they work both in casual and formal settings.

  • AngelLChiclana

    Love the unique design and color combos. My first impression was, “wow how cool and different”. I love chronos and I have a Tissot for casual and a IWC for formal.

  • GrahamDahl

    Terrific looking watch. I’d be lucky to own one that nice.
    I usually look to Burberry first for dressier clothes. They just seem to fit right, which is half the battle. :)

  • bobned13

    Love the watch.  I have a Tissot for dressier occasions and a Shinola for more casual ones.  I typically go with dressier jeans, jacket or blazer, and a nice dress shirt.
    Keep up the great site!

  • Ruutzy

    With an interest in watches that far outpaces my budget I don’t have any actual dress pieces. A Citizen Skyhawk from my flight training days is the only watch I currently have and it seems the ecoDrive has given up the ghost after a lot of years. I have been pining for a mechanical watch, especially with skeletonized movement, for quite some time so this would be a fantastic start to a collection! I have also ordered a Bradley Timepiece because I am quite fond of the austere looks as well as the function and what that function brings to the sight challenged.

  • LeanneCobbledick

    WOW – outstanding. Truly is a piece of art!

  • AlisonBraidwood

    My favourite dress watch is a man’s Tissot that I got as a leaving present years ago. It needs a new strap, and a new battery but aside from that it’s perfect :0

  • terryn1

    What a beautiful watch that is going out for October. I have an RGM160 that I like to wear for dress and it makes a classy edition with formal wear or business attire.

  • kimtram

    i don’t really stick to one brand faithfully but i’m always a fan of a nice casual outfit with a touch of chic. This watch is a great example of that. It can be worth casually and formally depending on how you style it. Great addition!

  • DGain

    That is a gorgeous timepiece.
    My everyday watch is a Fossil

  • Cmartin26

    Beautiful! I would love to win!

  • MrJones

    Looks good. Something that can go with everything.

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  • ssy080

    I would love to win a watch like this, especially that my only watch now a days is my phone. I am not a fashionable guy, so don’t really have favorite brands, but I prefer bright colors for informal and dark for formal settings.

  • justinram

    This watch is beautiful.
    My favorite formal/business watch right now is a MeisterSinger Unomatik. It is unusual enough to garner attention, but not blingy or to ridiculous. Definitely gets a lot of compliments being a unique way of viewing the time.

  • crlt

    I prefer casual wear, but sometimes it is appropriate to wear a suit and in such case I wear Digel ones, which I match with La Grande Classique de Longines. It would be nice to have something not so classic though 😉

  • jayrue

    Nice contrast of colors, but I’m not a fan of the numerals. They make it look like the watch is half finished.

  • radmilamilamila

    my style is caual – with jeans and ralph lauren polo shirt. I have never owned such an expensive watch – yet?….. Thanks, Radmila,

  • MartinHutnik

    I am more of a formal wearer. love the colour scheme in the watch

  • DarrahBailey

    More of a Formal wear kind person 😉

  • Fraser Petrick

    The Egard sure is ug…..unique. I’d love to win it, insofar as the last thing I won was a  five pound block of Harrowsmith Cheddar Cheese in a school fund raising how-many- jelly-beans-in-a-fishbowl guessing contest in 1975. First the cheese, next the Egard: I’m on a roll here!

  • MatthewHofbauer

    I prefer dress, something like Jaeger LeCoultre is a nice style for it…

  • JoseCristian

    I prefer a dress watch…polished over brushed any day of the week!

  • richarde

    Stunning watch.
    I like to wear a simple rodina with a shirt and silver cufflinks with blue inlay to match the case and hands.

  • gjt

    beautiful, I go for simple yet elegant look, a JLC master control unltra thin or Patek Calatrava

  • bkuzzy

    For a dress watch I prefer minimal complications, basically just a date window. I like a clean dial. Brands like Rolex fit the bill. I like that Egard watch. Even with the open front to see the mechanism, it is an uncluttered dial.

  • vcarriereok

    I can’t quite put my finger on why but the Roger Dubuis Chronograph La Monégasque is such a beautiful watch for a formal/dress setting. (Specially the rose gold one) Another of my favorite is the Nomos Tangent simply for its simplicity.
    There are so many beautiful dress watches that its difficult to single out a single style. It all comes down to the the watch as a whole. But one thing that i have to say is a must : Shiny. There can’t be brushed finish on a dress watch in my opinion.

  • Rodgone fishing

    I’m  enjoy a formal look

  • brainwise

    I’m a fan of the skeletal look, but I still want to be able to see and read the dial without too much trouble. This Shade Black automatic fits that requirement quite nicely.

  • ShandyIsHandy

    My Fossil watch of 10+years finally broke and now I’m in the market for something new and modern.  I love the dark design and leather strap – both necessary for my style!

  • lauraleepreston9

    I like a mixture of casual and formal & I love my fossil watch, but would love to win this one for my husband 😀

  • wolfyk95

    I love dark watches and skeleton watches. This would go great with darker casual clothes, and formal clothes(a bit casual)  This would go great with a trilby.

  • bleenhe1

    I love this watch.  For dress watches, I prefer brands like Jaeger LeCoultre but sometimes my simple Bulova does the trick!

  • Humanloop

    I think omega runs the gamut w/ both ends. I love the ploprof for casual settings, and the De ville (especially the one for orbis) is a great watch for more formal attire.

  • Groo

    This is a nice piece. Love watches with a different flair like my Vestal’s or my Rüdiger.
    ALL with custom leather straps of course.

  • ClarenceLau

    Very nice contemporary piece that would go well with business casual or formal attire. I think the colour of this piece would match well with my work attire as I like to wear black golf shirts and black dress shoes.

  • zedetee

    Mostly like reitman, BCBG, Express and Ann Taylor.

    But the watch would be a gift to my brother!

  • FreshTuna

    I love the piece! Good for them, I love seeing Americo-Canadian collaborations :)!
    My favorite dress watch brands would probably some German ones such as Nomos, Junghans, Stowa and obviously Lange.

  • retrophiliac

    i’m really big in to vintage clothing so all the brands i find are very unique! I guess i have to say that i’m a fan of some of the styles from The Gap.

  • BrettHenderson1

    Great watch.  I wear a Omega and my wife sports a Tag!

  • http://lilagotswag alulila

    I’m kinda of a dress for comfort person. This watch would even look nice with  just a shirt, tattered shorts and a pair of sneakers.

  • fearlessleader

    Favorite dress brands… Hmmm…  vintage Omega, Longines, Hamilton jump to mind.  Of course, the Egard would be very nice too :-)

  • Sotirios

    Favourite dress brands – Vintage Omega and, it may be a bit controversial, a Rolex Submarina

  • MenachemSelent

    For dress I have to go German, Lang & Sohne are clean without being too plain. Beautiful dials, hands, and something a little extra that sets the watch over the top. IWC might be second for a traditional dress watch. If I wanted to be a bit non-traditional but still dressy my favorite watch by far is the maitres du temps chapter II

  • Thierry

    Oh my… what a question! 😉
    I love my leather jacket, black of course, and my 8″ black leather boots. Black Levis or Lois, and a shirt, almost any color.
    Regarding to watch, I don’t really like dress watch, as they look too thin / almost feminine to me.
    I like the pilot watch style like IWC, or german brands like Stowa.

    So that black watch will fit well on my wrist I guess :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • spepmiller

    Hmmm.  I agree with the post by Fresh Tuna and German watches in general for a dress watch… Nomos, Junghans, Stowa and Lange — none of which I own but are on “the list.”  There is something about the minimalist and Bauhaus design style which clearly demarcates a dress watch and which I find personally appealing.
    This Egard is interesting and like all the others commentators… I would be delighted to win.  I think it could work well as a dress watch… but more ideally as an after-hours dress watch (e.g., take it on a business trip and put it on for a dinner with colleagues… and then go clubbing/bar hopping afterwards).  Also, a custom strap made of some exotic material and with some interesting stitching could jazz it up and make it more casual and Los Angeles party-circuit appropriate.
    I love brands like this one (and March LA.B) which bring something different to the table.

  • RHF

    For a dress watch something elegant and discreet like the VC Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre 1731 you just wrote about is ideal, although personally i’d prefer something elegant with added ‘distractions’ like Breguet’s Villeret Quantième Complet  and Breguet’s Classique 7787BR.

  • HeatherPaulding

    Love Calvin Klein. I love classic, beautiful, and simple styling. A white button down with a pair of skinnies…boots….big ones!:) thank you for the chance, Heather P.

  • KohJunJieJason

    Hope it will go well with my black shirt and jeans

  • paulfrancois

    Not too flash, but still dressy. I’ll gladly wear it. : )

  • admutum

    Unique looking watch. Would be perfect as a dress watch and with office wear but would not be out of place with casual clothes hanging out with friends at a pub.

  • KimFenton

    What a stunning watch, it would certainly be a welcomed additon to my husbands small collection.  To answer your question, his absolute favorite staples in his everyday office attire are ETON dress shirts and Hugo Boss dress pants.

  • jchan914

    I love the color, Black strap and dark/black steel with a bit of red. sexy.

  • Khuyngh

    Love this watch perfect both for casual and dressed up with a little bit of color and difference

  • Jolly_Green_John

    Ilan makes some of the nicest looking watches. Those open heart dials with skeletonized movements look outstanding. My favorite dress brand would be Joseph A. Bank’s stuff. If not that, L.L. Bean has the only other stuff I care to wear.

  • stereoblue

    Wow! That’s a looker!

  • NicolasNicolas

    Lovely looking watches from an unknown band here in UK. I’d happily own such a piece in support of determined independent watch makers. To match I’d opt for a Paul Smith suit, Xoos shirt (it’s a French brand but great designs) & Burberry tie.

  • NWP

    A very interesting combination of form and color for a dressy watch, too bad there will only be 50 made. My favorite dress watch is my JLC Reverso Tribute to ’31 on alligator or plain leather while my favorite office attire (suite & tie) watch is my Martin Braun Classic. To me both are timeless.

  • injinuity

    Style and substance in perfect accord, What a beautiful watch. Very classy statement. A good birthday present ..hint hint.. 😉 



  • Danartin

    For formal attire, I prefer to wear my Movado Serio.  It is a very sleek look that goes well with any occasion.

  • Cherin

    I like CK, Guess and Laura

  • Daveoz88

    my favorite dress watch is a Movado

  • Oklahomaultrarunning

    I have a Bulova Caravell that is rectangular in silver/steel with black leather strap and a gold Seiko w a round face, Roman numerals and a brown calf band. Either of these would be my dress watch, depending on color of shoe/belt.
    Lately I’ve been wearing a Timex Camper, w a blue fabric strap, one of several that I’ve purchased and hang on to for their simple yet reliable operation.

  • M0m0

    Favorite dress watch would have to be either an Omega or IWC!

  • pswillner

    A Tag Carrera is one of my favorites, but I really do enjoy a B&M Hampton when I get a chance to wear it.

  • frankwhite

    I’d love to wear the roger dubuis Excalibur double tourbillon skeleton as a dress watch even though I’m sure many would argue that its not a dress watch.

  • SouthCrossStar

    Favorite dress watch would have to be Rado made of ceramic in black.

  • CDN In London

    I have a two hand PVD gold Burberry watch that was given to me by my father-in-law for my wedding. It works beautifully as an occasional dress watch. As for the brands that are on my wish list, a Patek Calatrava or Vacheron Patrimony for being discreet and a MB&F Legacy Machine 1 for being not so discreet.

  • joshuasaji123

    i love this watch its amazing

  • FalconerInd

    Well i m taking my chance one more time :)
    This looks indeed like it would make a nice dress watch , albeit a bit differently

  • joel f

    Normally I like a very minimalist look in a dress watch – something by Glasshutte or A. Lange & Sohne.  But something about this Egard speaks to me at a very deep level.  The design is outstanding – everything from the arc of Roman numerals to the textured face to the yellow hands.  I’ve looked at their website, and this particular model stands out for its subtlety and nuance.  By far the best monthly giveaway watch yet!

  • Ryan B

    My go-to watches for dress will always be a diver. I have several to choose from and they seem to fit my physical characteristics better than a normal dress watch. Recently when dressing snazzy I use my Android Divemaster Maxjet with the charcoal dial.

  • Fraser Petrick

    Everyone keeps making references to what watch they wear for, ahem, formal occasions. I don’t own a suit and I haven’t worn a tie since the last funeral I attended. I’m retired and dress like a slob. However, this slob still lusts after a Patek-Phillipe Calatrava. This slob would also love an Egard. I’d be sure to cover it in saran wrap when I change the oil on my 89 Cavalier (Still runs good and gets me to Thursday Night bowling – usually) So all you guys who attend Board of Trustees Soirees and Save the Salamander Fundraisers in your wrist bling, perhaps aBlogtowatch could recommend other watches for hobos such as myself in our favourite paint splattered jeans and ancient T-shirts with arm-pit ventilation systems.

  • Torben754

    I’m also a diver wearer on a daily basis (wear suits every day). Also have a Magrette, but have been looking for a nice black watch – this one would fit the bill admirably!

  • DavidDrecktrah

    I’m a big fan & collector of Omega, Rolex, Tag & Hamilton.  They offer some great designs of both dive and dress watches.  My daily wear is an Omega Seamaster Professional. I like the way it offers an elegant blend of function and fashion.  I love this Egard, it would be a nice change-up to the dive watches I typically wear.

  • sublimeman

    I wear a Victorinox or my Anstead almost everyday to work. However, one of my favorite styles for a dress watch is the Longines master collection.

  • lvvjcs

    Amazing looking piece.  I’m usually lean towards more traditional with a preference for the Art Deco pieces: Cartier Tank, Tiffany square and rectangular face and Jaeger LeCoulter reverso.  But this is really quite an elegant and stylish piece.

  • benny801

    My favorite dress watch would be Omega Speedmaster, steel on leather strap.

  • avisluna

    This watch is beautiful, the design combination of simplicity,coloring, and and texture draws one in giving it an innate architectural juxtaposition.
    For a more formal occasion what watch i choose to wear varies depending on the type of formal occasion from a 1962 mechanical 17 jewel incabloc Gingadet to an LP Italy stratosphere dual face  to a Stephan Kudoke Mysticum.

  • theotherfish

    Im a young man, just getting into the world of watches so I dont know too much about the formalities and do’s and dont’s of watch collecting, but nonetheless I love watches. I usually wear my Aguste Galan skeleton or Fossil steal on leather watch for office attire.

  • luciendc

    I personally love the look of a good vintage mechanical watch for a dress watch. Some of my favorites include longines, rado, and Hamilton. Currently, my preferred dressy watch is a skagen with in steel with sundial day/date on a black Italian leather band.

  • thefortitude

    My dress watch is would be something versatile like the Hamilton Khaki Field watch. Trendy and works in most settings. Most divers suffice as well.

  • jonesjs85

    I suppose a more classic look for dressy occasions. All I have right now for that is an Orient Sky (great little watch), for updating I’ve been looking into saving up for a similar size, but over to a Nomos or the like.

  • wstephens1

    When going out for the evening you want to pair everything together. The Egard would look nice wih a pair of dress jeans. Being a fan of skeleton watches it would look good on my wrist anytime. My current dress watch is a Baume Mercier gold analog watch with a white face. The Egard would be an excellent choice on any occasion.

  • DrMcRoberts

    Before I became a watch addict, my wife bought me a very elegant rectangular Michael Kors watch, on black leather strap, that I wear sometimes. More recently I acquired a Jeager-Lecoultre Master calendar grande ultra-thin that is now my go to dress watch…can’t beat brown alligator strap…

  • Lege

    Of the current watches that can be had as new I’d go with Nomos. Otherwise a vintage Omega Seamaster is my pick. Thanks for the chance to win a great watch!

  • jtritlla

    I like some of the semiskeletonized, cheap Orients… but it seem that these guys lost a little bit of the inspiration lately.

  • StevenM80

    Beauty watch – For me, I like to pair my Omega Seamaster with a suit for work.

  • Katiezz

    A Cartier Tank paired with khakis and a polo shirt do it for me. This Egard could be my new favorite!

  • AdrianoMarques

    I really prefer divers. Nonetheless I own two dress watches: a vintage omega with the 30T2 caliber, and a Tissot Le Locle.

  • Dan_N

    For formal occasions I wear my  Tissot Visodate since I prefer leather straps when going dressy. On my Tissot I have a Hirsch strap to make it a bit more special. I find classic looking watches to be the best in formal occasions, and if I were to buy one without a budget I would definitly buy an IWS Portuguese!

  • jparks24

    i prefer dress because it it slim and can fit under a coat easy.

  • MitchEstrada

    Omega with anything! Classic

  • cableman

    A formal dress watch needs to have a clean simple dial and be on a leather strap. Vintage watches are great for that, vintage Omega Seamasters, Seikos, etc. Tissot has a few nice models and higher end I love the JLC Master Ultra Thin, this is probably the ultimate dress piece for me. Minimalist pieces such as Stowa Antea and Nomos will do great too.
    My office attire is not that dressy, so a dress watch with a touch of sportiness is ideal. Something like an Omega Aqua Terra or Rolex DJ/Explorer I works great. The giveaway piece from Egard is probably not very appropriate as a formal dress watch, but is certainly going to look great in the office.

  • kk801

    Nice watch, I do like dress attire, although dont get to sport it to often:)

  • alphadhly

    Very nice :)

  • Juanlmejia

    it looks like a cool watch. like the style of the roman numerals just in the top half of the dial. a brand that i really like for dress watches is omega.

  • vferrava

    Nice watch. Not sure how contemporary it is.

  • Fanaticrom

    My favorite formal dress watches are those from Jaquet Droz.

  • intensev5

    On my husband I like black dress pants and a great dress shirt that has some colour to it. He would love this watch — thanks for the chance to win.

  • intensev5

    I liked both facebook pages

  • DoctorDalai

    Beautiful watch!

  • Seeker2000

    As a physician I feel most comfortable (especially when dealing with patients) to wear only blue jeans and a simple completely white T-shirt (the brand does not matter as much as the comfort of the material does), with my name and my title on it. It sounds (and it is) very casual, but the patients feel much more comfortable, when they ‘interact’ with me and it is easier to establish a relationship, that is based primarily on trust, rather than any kind of ‘authority’. So one could say, that this is my favourite outfit, because I spend much of my (long) working time wearing such ‘outfit’ and I do love my job and enjoy working with people. This unique watch would be therefore a perfect addition to my ‘working’ outfit and I would also gladly wear it for ANY (other) occasion.

  • wbilly

    My favorite dress watch is a Christopher Ward stainless dress chronograph. I would love to have the Shade Black as a contrast.

  • timmyj01

    I love Tissot watches.  I guess I like the sportier dress watches.  On the higher end I don’t think I could ever get enough of Patek.

  • Aguila1190

    This watch is really cool, that skeleton concept its very nice to me, and we cannot avoid the automatic mechanism. I hope to win this Egard watch . By the way I love Omega atches , i think they are simply cool

  • BrianKautz

    I’ve always loved Hublot for their minimal designs

  • ewingde

    This is going to be my new favorite as it’ll wear nicely with office attire.

  • Straw15

    Awesome watch. One of My favorite dress/office brands is Mont Blanc.

  • ChisboraRaduIonut

    Thank you for this giveaway!  I fell in love with the Ressence Type 3 Liquid Filled Watch, amazing piece of style and ingenuity.

  • kwasighanaman

    My favorite dress watch is the Hamilton Jazz master. Its clean and just right for just about any occassion. I love a dress watch with a clean look and a slim profile.

  • hyper4ctive

    I have a Tissot Le Locle Chronometer. It’s not nearly as expensive as some of those mentioned here but almost a year and I still catch myself staring at its beautiful guilloched dial, leaf pattern hands, and embossed arabic numerals. Simple, slim, and clean is the name of the game and a date complication is a must have.

  • markheftler

    I have a simple and clean Citizen Eco drive, white face/black leather band that’s my favorite go-to watch for all styles. Dressing down or up, it’s always a pleasure on my wrist.

  • rlv

    For a Dress watch i think that there are some brands that do it very well.
    In the lower price range i think that Christopher Ward has some great styles and sizes on the Dress Watch area. I am very happy with my C5
    Going up the scale IWC and JLC are just classic brands that do it very, very well their dress watches.

  • craqus

    I don’t have a lot of favorite formal attire, however clothes by bugatchi fit me very well in formal and casual occasions.  
    I like this watch, it’s a bit unlike anything else out there

  • MichaelVelardo

    Would love to own the Graham Tourbillon Orrery watch for dress. However, the price is way out there at about $330,000 USD. Another would the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon which I would see no problem as wearing it for dress to be sure.

  • Xehaust

    Absolutely love the watch. Particularly the fact that the case &
    strap lend it a very formal touch whereas the hands & time markers
    give it a very eccentric & playful contrast. The brand is absolutely
    right, because this watch mixes both, it can truly be worn with
    As for my favorite dress/office brand, i particularly
    like Zara. Their cuts fit my body just right & they bring stunning
    yet subdued designs to the fore quite often.

  • resarf

    new to mechanical watches and so far this is the best location to get information.

  • bennyboy1688

    Only if i had the money… Burberry!

  • andrewmsalisbury

    I am a big fan of how Cartier watches look. I also like the look of the Adoro watch from Egard that I found because of this article

  • sitnstew

    Burberry, Hugo Boss

  • rrinawat

    Definitely a fan of the Zietwerk and the Patek Philippe Calatrava.  For the watches that are actually affordable I like the Precisionist dress watches from Bulova.

  • LanceShaver

    A. Longe & Sohne! I like dress watches, but ones that have a unique aspect to them.

  • GabrielBB

    Linde Werdelin for smart casual is a great choice, but is too expensive for me. 
    from my point of view, I think It is time for a skeleton watch in my collection. I have a number of watches, but all of them are sport. I think for office attire, a classic watch or a skeleton is the best option. Egard Shade Black is perfect for that and it goes perfect with a black suit by Tom Ford.

  • Mykamus

    Quite an interesting design to this piece, something to definitely catch the eye of any watch enthusiast!
    In terms of watches for different situations I’d have to say Linde Werdelin for sporting or diving (my favourite would be the Oktopus II Moon in Rose Gold), for formal events I’d love an Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon in rose gold with a blue dial, Patek Philippe 5712 or Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon in Rose Gold.
    For casual wear, I’d say either a Rolex Daytona (maybe a Submariner) or a Sevenfriday P2 but this Egard certainly looks like it’d fit the part for almost all situations apart from swimming or diving maybe 😛

  • krg

    The EGARD SHADE BLACK Watch (a caliber 8N24) is stunning with a touch of panache. The open window enhances dial effect and sapphire crystalI complete the EGARD like icing on a cake made by Sylvia Weinstock “The incredible confections of cake-maker to the stars”. I adorne myself with Polo fashion wear and Ray Ban eyewear. Rolex surrounded my wrist and now the EGARD Watch completes the wardrobe after education from The EGARD Watch for Men simulates Diamonds to a Woman!
       Sincerely, Kenneth Jr.

  • kossp

    Looks smart, always wanted a skeleton but for some reason didn’t manage to get one.  I wear a Doxa at work, it goes well with the suit. The Hamilton Jazz master is a classic in this area.

  • PowerChucker

    This is a beautiful watch! I would be thrilled to own it! 
    I think in general I favor the more sporty looking watch, Divers and Military mostly. Luminox..etc..
     But I do own a Tag Carrera vintage Calibre 1.

  • JuanTrujillo

    I want it

  • aryanmilkshake

    This watch seems to be amazing ! Can’t wait to get it on my hands ! , My favorite watch brands are Hublot , Arnold and sons, Richard Mille ,Audemars Piguet, Seven Friday and Ulysse Nardin and I’m a huge fan of Skeleton watches and Tourbillon watches ! I love Gucci and LV !

  • VusaUkwakha

    What are the chances one would stumble on haven of same minded wrist art enthusiasts..and here l am. Nice.

  • MartinTotes

    This watch looks like 100% class.

  • chriskifun

    I love this watch. Some of my favourite watches: Harry Winston Opus 11, Hublot Big Bang Diamonds, Frank Muller, Tag Heure Monaco V4.

  • MinLee

    This watch certainly looks very unique unlike anything else I’ve seen. Not sure if the look will fit a “traditional” dress watch (which usually comprises white dial + simple indices) but still looks in a class of its own! My current favourite dress watch is the Raymond Weil Maestro, and also Frederique Constant Open Heart watches. Hamilton Jazzmasters are also very nice and classy. But these are the more “traditional” ones. The Egard would be a very nice and modern one for my collection!

  • MeWatch

    LL Bean, Dockers, Boston (shoes), and Victorinox.
    Great blog, keep up the good work.

  • taigame88

    Nice!!!!!! I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JavierLimJun

    nice this is really cool

  • RossClark

    This is a truly beautiful watch. As a man to likes to wear sharp blazers and nice quality shirts such as Farah Vintage and Holloway road, this watch would certainly suit the dapper look down to the ground.

  • Jeffster

    A very nice looking watch, with a unique style!  My favorite dress watches tend to be simple, classic style.  Right now I tend to wear a 1960 Seamaster for my dressy watch.  This one pops a lot more, but I’m surprised how much I like it.

  • Mike M.

    Dress watch – I prefer all metal, or a black leather/similar band.  I am inclined to a Breitling or Omega as a formal/dress watch.

  • AMHH318

    I just have to say WOW that is a beauty. My job involves having a lot of meetings with people from all over the world so I want to always look formal and classy. Recently, I’ve been wearing Burberry’s The Britian watch as I think it really gives a formal and classy impression. A couple of dress watches that I really like are Patek Philippe Calatrava and Chanel’s J12.

  • darkmoon_95018

    Sports watch. Chrono with canvas or rubber band

  • suklaa2

    I have just dress watches and mostly with brown or black leather band.

  • DoMo2117

    I like dress watches that pay homage to a more classic time but still feel modern and, for less of a better term, not old.  The new Omega Speedmaster ’57 is perfect, Bremont Solo, Grand Seiko . . .

  • Average_Joe9

    I like formal dress watches with black leather band and with a black face and case. I just love the color black.

  • AsheeshKumar

    This watch Looks Perfect both for the Formal/Semi formal dress, and such a Black Beauty is Always amazing for all occasions. I believe it will look just Semi-formal look that I prefer and love Blackberry and  Louis Philippe brand to go with.

  • andrepere33

    Please God, give it to me!

  • frips1000

    dress watch and real class, i have to say jeager le coultre reverso and iwc portofino.

  • frips1000

    ha ha lol i mean i iwc portuguese! long day at work.

  • Pta1727

    Dress watch IWC casual TAG

  • JeffWard

    I used to have a Burberry dress watch (Black Leather, Black Face) and I thought the simple yet elegant look worked for anything from black tie to jeans & a shirt. The above watch has a similar look & feel.

  • guitarman19853

    Dress watch: black face, silver case, brown leather band = perfect

  • Igor_martic

    I got Audemars Piguet Diver, Hublot Big Bnag Ceramic Steel etc.. and i need this, great watch for my wrist.

  • AleksBak

    Panerai for sure

  • OmarGGarcia

    My favorite style for a dress watch has to be a 36-40mm with a beautiful crocodile leather strap, deployment buckle, black dial, maybe a A Lange & Sohne 1815 or a TAG Heuer Carrera WV211B.FC6202
    My favorite brands of dress watches has to be:
    -A Lange & Sonhe
    -Patek Philippe
    -TAG Heuer (Carrera, Monaco & Link)

  • locker314

    My favourite style for a dress watch has to be in the theme of classic 1930 dress code. Be it during winter or summer (although I enjoy summer more since I can wear a straw hat then) I enjoy wearing my JLC Reverso with a grey, brown or navy suit during the day, and on night events a  classic tuxedo that has peaked lapels. 
    The Reverso is just so universal, it suits everything.

  • mindfire1

    I woulddn’t wear this as a dress or sporrts watch but as an everyday watch it has its appeal.People who see it will definitely ask questions about it.

  • KimChang

    I desperately need a watch! Love IWC dress watches.

  • jls8382

    A dress watch must be understated like a calatrava

  • johnsinmpsoncanada

    By simplicity my favourite look is a Brooks Brothers shirt under a jacket or Sweater with Levis and Dack’s Brogues…and my Omega Seamaster of course.

  • mikeymusic

    I’m wearing BLACK until something darker comes along. As well, I happen to do my best work between 10 pm and 2 am. So, what can I say!

  • injinuity

    In North Africa now, time stands still, as does the contemporary and elegant design of this master piece.

  • path914

    To me it is hard to beat A. Lange’s for a dress watch. Understated and immaculate…

  • Wagawa

    Classic regulator style for a dress watch. Not the simplest, usually far from it, but elegant and unique. Enough different to stand out as unique, classic enough to be socially acceptable in formal situations.

  • poetryor

    Great watch .. my favorite watch brand is my old Cartier watch .. its not an expensive watch but it looks really good with suits . I prefer dark watches nothing to colorful for a fancy night out …

  • markoa

    NOMOS Tangente

  • rlxjlcundb

    IMHO, the Egard watch is one of the best compromises between cutting edge design, readability and class, there’s a pinch of retrograde-looking indices and tourbillon-looking window, not mentioning the clear back. The value for money looks extremely good. This is the kind of watch I’d like to wear with chic casual clothes, (a gold plated one would just be perfect with an evening dress). Now I must find out more about this intriguing striated dial… I’ve got a small collection of watches but no “blackie”, I’ll call my lucky star rightaway..

  • ariesb

    Nice watch. I like formal dress watches in black leather to match on a more vintage style watch like IWC Portuguese or OrientStar Vintage Skeleton. Egard Shade Black is classy, love the accent of yellow hands, this would perfectly match on our local formal dress Barong Tagalog.

  • wubek2k

    Zenith would be the pick. Strong and classy.

  • dogdoc89

    1930 Rolex for dress, Tag for everyday.

  • rogerdude

    Been loving my Gerlach Otago lately.  Great small-batch watches.

  • MLR13000

    This watch is amazing. I think I could handle this watch for the office! IWC would be my choice!

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  • JDCronin

    I agree with a few other posters that IWC watches are certainly beautiful, but they tend to be a bit big for my tiny wrists, so my preference would be to go with an Omega Speedmaster or Breitling MontBrilliant.

  • mariuspa

    Omega all around!

  • KohJunJieJason

    Racer wear!

  • Dharmik Mehta

    i do like to wear  formals but i never had an amazing watch if i win it would be like….. hold on legendary ya seriously i would just pull a bit back my cuffs to just see my watch and to fell proud to have this beauty in my wrist i am excited to have one ,thanks for doing giveaway .

  • ericlikeseatin

    for formal, i like my ball engineer master ii classic!

  • BryantLai

    :/ Hopefully a egard shade black

  • acme2077

    One of my favorites for dress and casual wear is the Breitling Navitimer with a black leather strap. The steel bracelet makes it a bit too flashy for wearing to the office or casual situations

  • Mode One Charlie

    Not that I’d want to get it wet, but water resistant to 200 metres is pretty impressive. Very nice piece.

  • IonutM

    My favorite for office attire is the Raidillon Swiss Ebony  GMT Power Reserve for its versatility and elegance.

  • worldtimehorology

    Simply put, Hugo Boss and the Egard Shade Black go well together. Throw in a happy hour and its time to dhine.

  • sahmjay

    I just started in the hobby. After much reading on watch forums, I settled on the Orient  FFD0F001W. The overall price, style and quality made it the prime choice as a first.

  • ShivarSharma

    Hamilton is my favorite brand, they have a watch for every occasion! From the jazzmaster collection to their field collection.

  • Shawnnny

    I have my first Hammy on the way. A 46mm khaki Pilot! And a custom strap is being made for it by N80 with my own leather. I’d wear the Shade Black in a heart beat though.

  • 1983christopher

    I really like the Ebel brand They have some nice Dress/Casual crossover watches. Hamilton is also a watch I prefer weather its a night on the town or a day at the office my Hamilton Khaki King 2 is perfect. I really like a crossover watch that looks good in any setting.

  • toptier

    A cool and different watch! I prefer vintage dress watches (omega seamaster) given my limited budget. On my wishlist, a patek calatrava is one of my bets!

  • lilaznpark

    Tissot is my favorite brand!

  • gerikson

    Interesting looking watch! I like how it combines sporty elements (the yellow hands) with partly skeletonized details and the roman numerals.
    If I were working in a very formal setting I’d love a Patek Calatrava or something from Breguet (obviously I’d have to be paid a lot to afford these watches but I’d have to paid a lot to work in a place requiring that level of formality). My first watch (HS graduation) is an 80s Omega DeVille quartz that approaches that style.
    For “crossover” dress I’d prefer an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra or an IWC Ingy.

  • Galaxie63

    I love the pop of yellow on this watch. I have a bright yellow dress shirt that I wear with suits and slacks that always gets complements. I just picked up a new Ted Baker suit in black that would look amazing with this watch and the yellow or a patterned dress shirt.

    My go to watch right now is a Panerai that I have had for 3 years. I tend to change the straps out depending on the occasion. I like to have my watch straps in similar color to my shoes…thanks to cole haan for bringing out lots of colors.

  • NoleenELT

    One of my favorite strictly dress watches is the JLC Revesro. I love how it’s unique, but very understated and classy.
    At my office, no one wears dress watches. I think a nice dive watch such as a Planet Ocean fits in nicely.

  • sdmgu

    My favorite watch to wear to the office is my Christopher Ward C5 Malvern. It is simple and understated. Of course, a nice dive watch would not be out of place at my office and some of my co-workers do wear one. We do live on a tropical island after all.

  • Luke_Deering

    Favourite watch has to be the Patek Philippe Sky Chart Grand Complication, but something like the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club with the white face is more my style :)

  • Drone242

    For formal occasions and office attire I’m a fan of a classic and simple face with roman numerals and an art deco inspired bezel

  • socabaptist

    Hello Ariel,
    Another great watch giveaway this month. Now in terms of
    formal watches they are so many that I love but here is a small sampling.
    These are my dream watches:
    Any Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, of course the tourbillon and
    the Grande Reverso 1931 Rouge (for that dash of color) are my favorites. I also
    love the Hermes Arceau Le Temps Suspendu. When it comes to Audemars Piguet a
    lot of people like their Royal Oak but I prefer their Jules Audemars
    ultra-thin. Another great formal watch is Piaget
    Altiplano – love, love, love how thin it is. I also think that this is the best watch company out
    there right now – A. Lange & Sohne and I love their Saxonia Automatic, simple
    and classic looks.
    Ok so when I wake up from my dreams the watches that I can
    afford that I really like as formal wear are anything by Nomos Glashutte, The
    Christopher Ward C9 jumping hour MKII – interesting because of the work they
    did on a base movement to make it into a jumping hour watch. As well as their Christopher Ward’s Malvern automatic and their Harrison Automatic.
    I could go on and on. There are so many great watches out there that the choice is
    yours – whatever makes your heart sing go for it! I also think the rules are
    meant to be broken so you could wear the Egard Shade Black as a formal watch as
    well. Go with what works for you!

  • chruisto

    I absolutely fell in love withe the Glashutte Original Senator Sixties.
    Such a beauty and so sleek.

  • Redline2007

    The Shade Black is a great exercise in eclectic design. It stands out, catches your eye, and can be a great conversation starter.  I appreciate designs that have texture on the dial.  
    I think your watch can set the tempo and style for the day, or the event. Solid citizen with a simple Rolex Oyster, elegant and crisp with a  a IWC Portuguese, or tough and sporty with a Seiko Monster. I have a couple very well preserved vintage watches that wear well with a suit – a ’68 Doxa and a ’34 Omega “Open Heart” skeleton. 
    My thanks to Egard for providing the watch month!

  • Stanley223

    Tag Monaco Gulf
    Junghans Max Bill Chrono
    Breitling Chronomat
    IWC Portugieser
    Lange Datograph
    JLS Hybris Mechanica
    Ball Engineer Master II

  • carolyn h

    Lately I have a crush on coin-edge bezels.

  • dino721

    citizen- I’ll eventually work my way up to the >$200 watches.

  • pdij

    I like Longines for dress watches  – if money was no object, Patek Philippe!

  • ewgh

    Frederique Constant Maxime Manufacture Heart Beat Limited Edition

  • Sever

    Steinhart marine chronometer ii roman
    Christopher Ward C5 Malvern

  • mattalbrecht

    Zenith, and I like classy but not too much shine.
    Matt Albrecht

  • DinoND

    Classic black dial Bulova

  • ziggurat

    Patek Phillipe if I could afford it. For now, Citizen.

  • ponbr

    the patek philippe nautilus

  • neilsplace

    Kudos to Egard on their use of color.  If you like their Shade Black, check out their Hunter.  Most high-end watchmakers seem to be unaware of the concept of color or deathly afraid of experimenting with it for fear of Swatchifying their brands.

  • Abner 05

    The Egard shade black reminds me of Game of Thrones. It’s the name itself and the color that remind me of the rangers in the story. Mysteries looking watch. Would really like to win it this time. I think with regards to dress watches, I think Rado has got the concept down pretty well. The Rado Diastar silver ceramic watch with ceramic band from the 1990’s. It is understated and modern at the same time. It had a square face with a tapered band. Looked best with in both office attire and formal attire. Best of all you wouldn’t have to deal with any “desk diver” scratches.

  • neilsplace

    Check out Egard’s Hunter model.  If you like the use of color on the Shade Black, you may like the Hunter even better.
    Again, my compliments to Egard for not associating color with cheap watches.  A very rare open-mindedness in higher end watch design these days.  But, then, I am partial to creative use of color on many products where the norm is black or silver.

  • NayyarIslam

    Egard watches are really nice.I would like to wear Rolex DateJust and Rolex submariner.

  • darylt

    I only really love dress watches and if money wasn’t an issue, it would be 2/3 of the trinity PP – Calatrava, VC – Patrimony and lastly but most definitely the JLC Reverso.

  • mikarvey

    Wow, what a contest! And what a prize…that Egard Shade Black is quite unusual, unlike the many “clones of clones” out there!  My favorite dress watch is my Rolex Cellini in white gold, with a blue rectangular dial, and black leather strap.

  • Ruinelson

    Beautiful watch to giveaway. At the moment I’m not owner of any automatic watch but it will happen soon… One of my favourites is the omega seamaster…. I’m waiting for the right time ($$$$$).

  • jmsherer21

    Ariel,  I found your blog about 3 months ago, and I have to say I love it.  Keep up the good work.  This Egard Black Shade = Awesome.  I love the time keeping on top and movement on bottom.  

    As far as dress watches go:  Jaeger LeCoultre Thin Watches, IWC Portuguese,  and I have my eye on some “affordable” Frederique Constant dress watches!

  • kineticenergy

    Luxurys take on Confidence and Quality ; You at Your Best – Egard Timepieces Define Yourself…A dedication to inherit value & hard work — Remembering moments with family truly does define someone as much as shape our futures through our history. Quantify your future .. Picture it, your favorite work attire —  a single breasted, two button, wool & silk micro blend Signoria Suit with a notched lapel  in Charcoal & by Gucci of course. Perfect  as it is complementary to the crown 21 jeweled Egard envy worn on your wrist. Now that’s a moment to remember, if ever it happens… The Egard Shade Black remember all the pleasure of the experience. Right there — where ever your day takes you. A focal point in formal wear to constant companion in casual J Press to kick back True Religion Jeans.

  • cbgbruin

    My favorite dress watch (of the watches I currently own) would have to be the Chrono Classic by Victorinox (not sure if you would technically call it a dress watch though)

  • vnjcas

    Unique and classy, I would be honoured  to wear.

  • Jmruppert300

    I think that Mont Blanc, Ball Watch USA, and Baume and Mercier are my favourite formal brands. Each brand creates watch designs that are professional, easy to read, and look good in various formal attire. I love this Egard piece, it is unique and classy. I am a big fan or the viewing window that allows you to see the movement from the face.

  • derazgosh

    Unique and classy, I would be honoured  to wear.

  • kjpIII

    The Omega Seamaster  is one of my favorite watches to wear for while dressing up. It gives all the necessities of a formal watch while being very functional. It also doesn’t hurt that it is the Casino Royal Bond watch

  • TaltyR

    Interesting, I am gearing up to purchase an IWC Portuguese 7-Day Automatic with blue details however I might take another look at the black version.

  • bwatchful

    Hi Mr. Ariel Adams,
    Thanks for posting the Giveaway for the Egard Shade Black.
    For a casual day at work, I usually wear my Luminox 8801. When I go out, I wear my Seiko Sportura (w/ yellow stitches on black leather). My dream watch would be a Ball Watch Hydrocarbon Titanium TMT. 
    I enjoyed your post about the Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Watch Review. I just came upon it today, because I was interested in knowing more about the watch.
    I hope you have a great weekend.

  • Complicationfiend

    For everyday wear i’d love the sinn 900 s, it seems to fit almost any type of attire. In my opinion for a more dressy / formal watch I would be tempted by a Steinhart Nav B-Uhr 44 in satin stainless. Its dial is simple enough for a classy event but stands out from other pilot watches.
    Currently I wear a personally “made” put together ETA 6497, a simple exhibition case and a dark brown leather band with white stitching.

  • lostindesert

    Patek Phillipe Cataltriva

  • Chinodino

    For favorite dress styles I enjoy uncomplicated timeless styles with simple bands that are not ostentatious. One is a silver Omega Constellation Pie Pan that was sitting broken in my Dad’s underwear drawer for 2 decades that I restored through a visit in Switzerland to an old retired IWC watch tech in Schaffhausen. And, an old Seiko Silverwave James Bond “Octopussy” dive watch that was left forgotten in an old overnight bag for several years under the sink until I replaced a battery in its slightly corroded interior. I thought it was a goner until I looked at it several days later and saw it working. Both watches contrast with the weather here on Maui.

  • blaine1

    This is a nice for the retail price i feel that its a nice watch i wear i omega seamaster planet ocean and a rotary mechanical manual wind I thinl that this watch would be welcome edition to any collector.

  • yulyul

    Dream watch is a Lange 1.  Basically, black strap, silver or platinum bezel, white face, thin lines is what I think looks awesome in any formal/dress situation.  I am currently looking for a watch that is entirely black for everyday use.

  • Bam13

    Very nice design. I mostly wear my Omega seamaster 300m co-ax, I’m usually dressed in business casual, but it goes nicely with almost anything.

  • HigorValle

    Interesting design. My everyday watch is a 1999 Rolex Datejust 116200. It’s a nice formal watch that I can also pull off with a suit. I never owned or wore a black watch or ceramic. So, this PVD would be a great chance to experience it!

  • Petar Penev

    I usually dress in business casual style and combine with my extensive collection of Seiko watches.

  • kh777

    My favorite dress watch style is something simple and classical, on a strap. Patek, Zenith, IWC Portuguese and/or Portofino comes to mind.

  • RainMAN777

    I like the open back with open wheel, not crazy about the dial. Just got my first Christopher ward and love it.

  • Piero

    I love diver’s watches, so every day at work i wear my Omega seamaster professional 300 m with steel bracelet . It goes very well with suit and tie. During my free time i also like to wear my Omega flightmaster (watch from the seventies, it was my father’s one). It goes well with sport jacket. This Shade black looks very nice, it would be perfect to wear with a dark suit at work.

  • twitz

    I love aviation style watches for dress, they are timeless.

  • superunborn

    I don’t give a fuck what anyone thinks about what i wear. I’ll rock my grandmas sweater and have half the neighborhood dressing like old ladies by the end of the week. I own whatever I put on.

  • Avgas

    Beautiful watch. I think it would match nicely with a SCAR 17. Gotta look good when you OPERATE.

  • atkinsct

    Nice casual watch. A little different than my usual style.  My favorite brand for formal occasions is in fact Cartier.  Casual or or business casual- Jaeger LeCoultre.  When in doubt- Jaeger.  This beautiful Egard would make a nice addition to any collection and would likely become my everyday watch.

  • AndersonLutt

    I’m a classic kind of guy, Cartier Tank for dress, Omega Speedmaster for weekend… this is a beauty too!

  • jtritlla

    I always liked skeletonized watches… I already have a couple of them and this one looks interesting too!!!

  • mikec1100nu

    Love this watch… it would look great on my wrist

  • philray

    There are many dress watches to choose from these days, but I have three of my all time favorites. First off is the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine. This excellent piece is thin, automatic and has that simple but elegant look. Second choice of my preferred dress watches would be the Patek Philippe 5712 Jumbo Nautilus. The Patek  is a little larger than most dress timepieces, but it works perfectly with any attire. It comes with Automatic Movement, Power-reserve Indicator, subsidiary seconds Dial, Analog Date at 7 O’clock with and Integrated Moon-phase Display. Finally my third choice is a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin. The Jaeger is a very simple clean design that is built using an incredibly robust and accurate movement. Out of all the current dress watches these three would be my all time favorites.

  • NicD

    I just recently started wearing watches again with my latest acquisition being one of the casio g-shock gravity defiers mentioned in your Baselworld 2013 article. I don’t really have anything I would consider formal however I’m thinking the Luminox Field Day Date 1820 Black might be something right up my alley and it wouldn’t break the bank.

  • d_in_la

    I’m a big fan of using a Rolex (or a homage to a Rolex – until i can afford a real one!) for my dress up events. For everyday use, I like using my Barnhardt Globemaster, mixing it up with an Orient watch and maybe a GShock for casual Fridays.

  • Mahana

    This Skeletonized looks casual wiith a good touch of classic. Can be worn in many situations…. 
    Watch lover, my next shop should be my first Panerai…. Let’s work….

  • JasonC74

    Very good looking watch.  This would be a good fit for my collection.

  • Inmate

    I usually like plain classic dress watches such as Baume and Mercier but some thing about this Egard fascinates me.  I bet the little accents of red and yellow really pop when this is worn with a tuxedo.

  • leokhan

    suit with leather strap watches works the best. especially in winter times because metal get really cold in winter. in summer time,suit with bracelet watches with a square face.

  • alpinista

    Great looking watch. I’m a big fan of the original Heure Monaco as it’s just a classic design and the fact that Steve McQueen made it famous in Le Mans doesn’t hurt.

  • roachmotel

    Nice watch.  When I need to dress for work, I wear a vintage gold Omega bumper that I received from my grandfather.  Classy look and makes me feel connected to the past.

  • Duchead

    For a dress watch, I would go with IWC’s ref 3239 Ingenieur Automatic.  The simplicity and sleekness of such a watch is perfect for dress occasions.

  • Dom_Solo

    I like the clash of colors between the overall black look and the red numbers / yellow hands. My everyday dress watch is a Longines Admiral GMT – but I have not given up the hope of getting myself a SeaMaster Aqua Terra one day…

  • morcheeba

    For a dress watch, I love my ventura v-matic… but it is a little spartan for dressier occasions. I like the partial roman numerals of the Egard – a good compromise because I like uncluttered watches. My favorite dress watch would probably be a Jaquet Droz, but that’s a watch that would only work in the dressiest of occasions.

  • CarlosRego

    My current everything watch is a Magrette bronze ..

  • leewee78

    Due to a limited budget and a hands on profession, my everyday is an Oris Divers, a solid timepiece that can take a knock. For occasions I have a Tag Monaco (classic Steve McQueen blue) with a stainless steel strap, which I had fell for  after a reading a magazine article (along with a 4 year wait)

  • Dana12

    My favorite style is casual and one of my favorite places to shop is Reitmans. I can always find something to fit my at a reasonable price.

  • Hazzmatt

    My preference is for dive and sport/tool watches and I only have a couple of formal watches in my collection. My favorite dress watch is my white dialed, stainless, Stuhrling Original Satranalia.

  • badalien

    Great looking watch!
    It would have to be the JLC reverse duo.
    ernest at prestale dot ca

  • ThomasJamesPoston

    I love the idea of this watch, modern and classical. On the rare occasion I get to dress up I love my manual wind Maurice lacroix Pontus gents, clean, simple and great value. If money was no object I would have a Romain Gauthier logical one… The modern take on the fusee and chain would keep me distracted for hours.

  • windup

    Nice watch.  A bit of asymmetry…vibrant and subtle.  I quite like it.

  • kristofferhogolo

    Love the watch, and the movement. I wear a Raymond Weil watch. This is a present from my mom and dad, and i haven’t had the budget to invest in any more watches because of my age. My big dream is to one day, be able to buy a arnold&Son watch especially the HM perpetual Moon and/or the victory set, is the one watch dream i have.

  • WatchMyWatch

    I realy like dress watches that catch the eye right away but don’t make any insulting statment like:”I have more money than you”. A good style in my opinion would be one that  can make a non watch enthusiast like it.

  • nickjorge

    While I can’t afford most watches that I would prefer to wear with dress attire, of my own collection I prefer my two bulovas on straps when wearing a suit. Some brands that I think look best with a suit are A. Lange, patek, mb&f, certain panerai (mostly the radiomir with a less complicated face and no crown protector), the skydweller (rosegold on a strap) and a few simple datejust platinum rolex’s. Most watches on a bracelet or yellow gold casing don’t tend to be aesthetically pleasing in my opinion with a suit or tux, but of course their are plenty of exceptions. For this watch, if the casing wasn’t a pvd black it would be to contrasting for a suit with all that is going on with the dial. but the pvd black case makes it a very sleek and appealing watch. One that would definitely fit well in dress attire for certain.

  • Amritchhetri

    Beautiful watch I would love to have it.

  • TheWristList

    Love the watch. For dress I have worn a Christopher Ward C8 Pilot, and even wore a Lum-Tec V1 for my wedding

  • beckmn1

    I’d love that watch as well! I have an Omega Speedy Pro that doubles as a dress watch for me. My wish list for dress watch … a JLC Reverso,

  • RonaldAsh

    beautiful watch wear as a dress watch

  • mehvols

    A very nice piece.  I like the open heart on the dial.

  • knotdigital

    Love the Omega Seamaster, For light weight  Skagen105LTX titanium, For something different my huge Bulova 968505. I’m generally quite hard on watches so they sit patiently waiting for for the occasional “safe” outing.

  • rustyrussell

    What a fantastic looking watch. I can see why they think it would go with any attire. Personally I think it would suit formal dress best, the classic black tie.

  • roblloyd23

    I love Chris ward right now.  They are classy and classic.

  • Granatir

    Ulysses Nardin, classy and bold  :)

  • cusr0002

    Im in the Navy and wear a Citizen dive watch model.  The watch has a raised ceramic bezel that protects it from scratches. It can get banged up on the ship pretty good but still looks brand new.  
    For casual wear I have a Nautica Spettacolare and Tag Grand Carerra.  I’m relatively new to the watch game and read this blog for tips and advice.

  • salmansarwar11

    Nice Looking watch

  • GaryFarrington

    This is a nice looking watch, from a manufacturer I’ve not seen before. As far as dress watches go, I love some of the Oris artelier range, and the Christopher Ward Harrison range, but if money was no object I’d have one of the Glashutte original, or Nomos watches, simple uncluttered beauty!

  • dlongeuay

    A good looking watch sort of reminding me of the Kaventsmann triggerfish albeit less portly and subsequently less robust.  my favorites usually sit in the diver watch category since i am fairly harsh in their treatment.and need a sturdy timepiece.  this seems to bridge the gap between durable and casual dress.  very nice.

  • achander1477

    Hi! Great site! I’m on here trying to research watches for my husband’s 40th birthday gift. His formal watch is a Tag which my family gave him prewedding a few years ago. For his daily casual wear, he usually wears Citizen or Bulova. He has a great watch collection and one day I hope to buy him the Rolex that he dreams of!

  • blholmesjr

    This is a fantastic watch. It would make a great addition for any watch collector.

  • Instabil

    Beautiful and extravagant watch.

  • andrepere33

    Amazing watch, I’ll be happy with this addition in my collection!
    Nice with my Gucci suit!

  • wcse69

    I like Seiko and Orient’s styling for dress watches.  Though I prefer diver’s for general purpose wear.

  • doitruong

    In general I love all limited editions, but the style I love the most always the diver from Omega.

  • RichardMac

    That is one gorgeous looking watch.

  • ChristopherWhite1

    I love MB&F and Linde Werdelin’s offerings because they are classy all by themselves and can be dressed down or up just like the Egard Shade Black. Versatility is a huge plus.

  • Toonces

    I’ll admit it, I don’t have any fancy watches outside of my Toronto Maple Leafs watch.  Other than that I’ve only had Timex or Casio.  

    This watch is a very nice looking watch.

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  • Beau9

    Some favorite dress brands…. Zenith El Primero series is sure bet.  Another one is Gevril Avenue of the Americas automatic date.  and lastly, George G. Von Burg 7750 chrono in either in rose gold or gold color.  Any of these would work either in the office, casual and after work as well.

  • robidol

    Beautiful watch. I haven’t been able to afford any luxury watches. Most of mine are for work wear. I love my Seiko and Shark watches.

  • beewee

    Hmm, very nice GiveAway and a beautiful watch! I can’t afford such a luxury watch.

  • LizChan

    great blog about nice watches!

  • dredwards

    I’m in for one! My go to dress watch is a newer Elgin I got while in Japan.

  • mattchoi9901

    The crimson finish with a hint of new age, makes the watch look very unique. This community of a blog to watch, full of spectators- junkies, enthusiasts, designers, billionaires, list goes on – find it to be full of surprises, much like this giveaway. The watch it self in regards to this giveaway, simply gives it the new age definition and intricacies of centuries of hour piece and love that is seen in art work throughout history. Modern day watches now set new definitions for bigger challenge amongst the designer and the sculptors of reputable watch companies. Watches like these help innovate many others in creating their own special watch to present amongst the 1000s of watch makers. Which makes me enlighten see such opportunities in an environment much like this. This watch would be an absolute adore. Luxuriously simple and age defying work. Which would be put to waste if given just to anyone, so in my hopes it finds a gracious and loving owner. Awesome blog! Awesome giveaway! Cheers to the lucky person! PS Watch would best fit suede suit, much of an italian decent, looks as simple, slim, and bare like the Patek Phillippe Except with a twist of dark and redifining. Would look very nice with a Balenciaga Flat scarf, and a hand embroidered english handkerchief. Looking far beyond as a classy look, and for sporty or for partying it fits, as it isn’t too flashy, so you don’t seem to look like a jerk. My comparison with one of my watches would have to be a Panerai, which my father handed down to me. I wear it for sporty occasions and at time will switch between the Hublot Big Bang ceramic because it is light and versatile.

  • olliesanderson

    When it comes to dressier occasions, I like to go for a classic look (uncomplicated dial, possibly with just a date window) and, as I’m still a student and don’t have the biggest budget, I’ve been looking at neat little vintage pieces, mainly from Oris – handwound and simple. Recently, to add a little sportiness, I’ve been wearing my Rotary GB0001/16 chrono. I think this hits the balance of classy and sporty very well indeed. If I had a larger budget, I’d go for the Patek 5970P, or maybe a PAM00439 – love the gold Radiomirs. Ooh yeah.

  • thedonn007

    My dress and office watch of choice is an Oris big day-date.  I prefer my watches to have bracelets, but I would wear this watch for sure.

  • BettyHSpry

    For dressier occasion, I like the Citizen watch.

  • mgdomviille

    My dress watch is a simple Guess model. Reliable and understated.

  • BrettHenderson1

    Business Casual, jeans and a shirt.  Done!

  • MichaelFromTO

    My only and current working watch is a New Balance heart rate monitor watch. I’d love a Bulova or Citizen for work.

  • byronium

    I have an Oris BC3 that I tend to wear on a day-to-day basis, but when I’m dressing up for a night on the town, I love an excuse to put on my JLC Reverso Sun Moon.

  • JoeShebib

    interesting looking watch.  my current one is solar powered.

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  • VivianMok

    i would like to enter the contest to win this beautiful watch tks

  • RobFoellinger

    Cool watch, looks very versatile.

  • stmarmh

    Personal favorite style is my Archimede flieger. It’s classic, and can go just about anywhere.

  • RobertDouglas1

    Fantastic looking watch! Love the pvd coating.

  • lbaker

    For me, the size range really shouldn’t exeed 46mm for dress/formal. I really like the usual high-end suspects (Panerai, Rolex, MB&F, and many others), but since I can’t afford these, lol, there are many other brands that offer bang for the buck. Although somewhat struggling now, Renato really makes some nice watches that are versatile for dress/office. I have a Wilde-beast model with 5040f mov’t that’s excellent. Invicta makes a lot of reasonably priced watches that can fit this category too. Boutique divers are excellent for dress/office as well. Today I’m wearing a Deep Blue Juggernaut 2 with a orange dial and Miyota 9015 movt. Their ProAqua model (which I have with a green dial and on mesh) has made appearances with suits as well.
    I think when dressing formal, leather straps are the way to go. I love watches. Period.

  • AnnMarieMarchand

    Just starting out – My biggest purchase is a Citizen – I need to step up my game.

  • ryvius777

    For dress watches, I love minimalist and Bauhaus designs like those from NOMOS.

  • AmeerHarrisKhan

    My first Mechanical watch is Sevenfriday p3! :)

  • kiddmen57

    I have a diamond bezel Movado as my formal dress watch.  Though, I find that I can wear a variety in formal settings.  I was given an automatic Seiko just this weekend as my groomsman gift at my friends wedding.  Display back and all.  I have trained him well.  All 5 of us (groom included) had matching watches, that picked up on the hues on the wedding theme.

  • Lee007

    First big watch is a Rolex Submarine from 2010

  • robertdomarkas

    I know that this probably does not sound sexy, but Rolex is my favourite watch brand when it comes to dress watches. The style of certain Rolex models such as Datejust, Datejust II and Milgauss are proven and tested by time and there’s a reason why, when it comes to dress watches, Rolex models remain true classics up until this day.

  • mikeormoe

    My favorite formal watch at the moment is the PanoMatic Lunar made by Glashutte.  Beautiful offset dial with a moon phase function.  I don’t own it…yet.

  • Enkidu Jones

    Hopefully ABTW is willing to find some way to ship overseas on the off chance that I win! I quite like Grand Seiko Spring Drive for the unique second hand movement, but of course there are many others (too many) that I think are appealing dress watches!

  • larrybarry

    I’m a big fan of simplicity when it comes to a watch, I like mine to have nice clean faces. If you ask me, three hands are enough. Vacheron makes a lovely smaller second hand that I think is a perfectly handsome dress watch, suitable for both the office and a cocktail party. However, I don’t own one of those. My current go to piece for a slightly dressier occasion is an Omega Deville Hour Vision, stainless with a white face and a black strap. It’s nice because it has the simplicity that I love, yet detailing on the face to make it more intricate. Also the way almost the entire watch is just crystal so you can see the movement from all around is truly gorgeous. I also happen to have a JLC master control, but that style is so copied that I only wear it when I know I’m around people who will truly appreciate it for the mechanical beast it is.

         – Larry

  • bichondaddy

    A couple of my favorite dress watches are my Rotary, a Ritmo Mundo and of course the Maurice Lacroix.  I also wear my vintage watches for dress also…like my dad’s 1948 Elgin Self Winding Shockmaster, a 1960 Bulova and my 1920’s Elgin.

  • Bucky Katt

    I tend to like tank or tonneau-shaped dress watches as opposed to round ones. This one is a pretty nice design, but I’m not sure I understand the purpose of the yellow between 12 and 2. Is there one, other than to add some color?

  • DelonY

    My favorite dress watch is the Omega Speedmaster, steel on leather strap. It gives all the necessities of a formal watch while being very functional.

  • xazer

    Mostly vintage watches Girard Perrgaux, Jaeger LeCoultre, Hamilton Thin-o-matic line, Elgin, Gruen etc.

  • PaulNowicki

    Great looking watch, dress favorites include zenith el primero and omega at

  • heyflee

    An interesting take on a formal watch, especially with the use of colour contrasted to the black of the watch.  Personally, i think that some of my favorite dress watches are those that embrace the minimalist style, such as Nomos.  Or thought I don’ t think you can go past a Patek Phillipe Calatrava if you want to talk about the epitome of dress watches.

  • MathieuRobert

    My favorite styles are turning disks, retrograde hands (they are both easy to read at a glance and classier than digital) and second sub-dial. I like the Marvin M014 and M024 watches.

  • crxlurpiphone

    I love the Citizen Courageous.  It is a Beautiful piece.

  • Jacquess

    I never wear suits, so I like to subvert the dress watch by putting them on  Nato strap. Although a regular leather strap sometimes works really well with a t-shirt and pair of Levis’s.

  • egalogs

    As for dress watches, I prefer minimalist or puristic designs like some of Ochs Junior, Xetum, Nomos, Chr.Ward, Bell&Ross etc.

  • SC412

    I’ve been looking at the Seiko Cocktail Time for a new dress watch. Most of my watches are sporty chronographs…

  • Cosmograph

    Dress watches like a Patek are a holy grail and I think more for special occasions.. But seiko SARB series (027,029,031 for 36mm) (033,035,071,072 are great for in betweens) & (065,066,068 are great for the slightly bigger wrist. 40mm)are great value for a work day. I enjoy Beijing watch factory and seagull too for dress pieces and could use them for any day if the week.

  • SergioBecerra

    Blazer + Jeans + Loafers + white shirt = Omega Speedmaster (my favorite one)

  • KGee

    The Egard Shade Black is nice looking watch with good strong detail,would fit in well in my favourites list which includes one of my favorites from Egard,the Adoro. I’m a watch fanatic,and I love watches with a classic/vintage finish but have all significant modern technology,and the list of favourite brands include Vacheron Constanin,Patek Phillipe,Anorld & Son,Rudis Sylva,Bovet and Maitres du Temps.Most of my favourites in those brands being the ones that have tourbillions,which to me reflect and define the most modern technology to be included in a watch today,and are watches I’d wear with my office formal,semi formal and semi casual clothes.Leather strapped round shaped watches tend to posses more of my liking as opposed to the others.

  • AndreBraz

    Dress watches always with submariner style…..

  • RICH3791

    This looks like a classic casual watch to me, it would work well with black jeans and a long sleeve button up shirt.

  • ecjams

    this would be a great timepiece to win. Need to add a true automatic to my collection

  • LJLeblanc

    Like Sergio, the Omega Speedmaster (’57, in particular) is my current target watch. The Egard Shade Black looks like it would go well with some new black jade cufflinks I recently acquired.

  • jalico

    During the fall season my go to outfit would be a burgundy cardigan, brown dress pants, and a nice dressy watch. Maybe a frederique constant heartbeat on a brown leather strap, or maybe a Egard automatic!

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  • maedgo

    My work has me all over country. Setting up for tradeshows and dinners with customers are my normal routine. While I love a quality timepiece, I’m not flashy, and try to be understated. Jeans and a sport coat, or a suite, the Egard will blend into the occasion.

  • Barr8

    One of my favorite dress watches is Orient.  The Black Mako I have looks very polished on a brown leather strap and easily goes with a dress shirt and slacks for the office.

  • Maki

    Love wearing my Omega Planet Ocean on bracelet for office and dinner parties but this Egard timepiece would be a nice addition to my collection and if lucky enough to win it, it will be a timepiece that will regularly accompany me in the office and flashy company parties /conferences.


    That is a fabulous looking timepiece. I love the contrast between hands and face and the simple style.
    I often wear my Omega Speedmaster with the 861 manual movement but it’s appeal is to my engineering type personality. Another favourite of mine is my co-workers Rolex GMT with the wave design face. The wave and fine line patterns give a great appearance of depth to the face.
    I love how this design combines the depth of the patterned face with the simple elegance of a fine and delicate bezel reminding me of many of the IWC designs.

  • LarryGanz

    I like my 1983 Submariner for dress, and my Hamilton Conservation Khaki Chrono for casual. When doing yard work I’ll wear a Casio solar Protrek. I’m retired and don’t really have “office wear”, but the Hamilton would be appropriate for almost any circumstance. I love it’s retro-vintage look and style. If I needed something for being really dressy I’d like a Jaeger LE-Coultre Master Calendar, which is classy and formal, yet filled with helpful complications. This is assuming that it’s thinner than my Hamilton, and it’s about 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of the Patek Calatrava which has none of the complications I’d want.

  • lynxdream

    The Egard looks great!  My fave dress watch brands are JLC, Patek and A. Lange.

  • johnsinmpsoncanada

    This would look great with Levis,a Brooks Brothers Oxford Cloth shirt and a great pair of Wingtips!!!

  • NivashenAppasamy

    I like classic dress watches. My favourite brands would be JLC (reverso), any Patek Phillipe. In terms of affordable watches I really would like a nomos club watch. Superb value for money.

  • Emperius

    Not bad looking, certainly unique than the norm. Good luck future winner!

  • Chris88

    Would love one day to have a dress Breguet!

  • Amal Girish

    I like to wear an executive dress with a tissot seastar 1000

  • andrewah

    I like to wear formal dress. I have a particular affinity to Burberry’s watches.

  • CIOBenSewell

    I am a bit of anomaly I guess.  My professional position would have me in suits, fully formal and pressed to impress at all times.  I don’t really buy into this however, and thankfully I am able to instill a different regime – you are not what you wear, your skill and professional ability is not in your suit jacket choice!  Therefore, while i do wear suits (i happen to like a decent fitting suit on occasion, although admittedly this could just be for going for drinks or a walk – not necessarily attending a meeting) I mostly wear a mixture of geeky t-shirts, hoodies, jeans, smart trousers, shirts, shorts (yes even in October and in the UK!) and many different types of casual to formal footwear.  
    I like to be comfortable while looking good and to me this is a mutually exclusive relationship! :-)
    I feel the same about my watches, i will often wear my dress watches with casual attire and vice-versa.  Rebel! 

  • wajih

    Whenever I’ll have enough money, I would invest in JLC Master Ultra Thin to go with my vintage look alike double-breasted jackets

  • CIOBenSewell

    Its also worth noting that i like the following brands, although this is not an exhaustive list by any means…
    Breitling, Omega, Wryst, Baume & Mercier, Graham, Rebellion, TAG, Slyde, MCT, HYT, Bulova, Audemars Piguet, Ressence, Girard-Perregaux, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Rolex, Breguet 
    My pick for a dress watch (from my collection) – Baume & Mercier Capeland 10006
    My pick for a casual watch (from my collection) – Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky Limited Edition 60th Anniversary

  • evrnyldrm

    Well, as I posted before, this Egard looks great. but one day if I could sort out the patent & production issues, I will choose to wear my own design.

  • pet.a

    I wear a suit almost every day, not just in the office. I’d like to have a fancy suit made by Boss, Dior or a good local tailor one day. For shirts I keep choosing the brand Olymp, while with shoes it varies because I wear them out rather quickly. I prefer dressy watches with elegant straps, which I usually buy from Hirsch.
    Thank you for the giveaway, good luck everyone!

  • JonnyD

    I rarely wear a suit and only have one proper dress watch as a result. At 38mm I find it a bit small, so for me, the ideal dress watch would be in the 40-41mm range.  At 41mm, I’m currently digging the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 1731 calibre minute repeater. 
    I remember when the Egard watch line was first introduced. I was particularly struck by the shade blue.

  • Panagiotis

    gimme gimme gimme :)

  • vnjcas

    I’m retired, don’t have a cell phone, I wear casual clothing, but I still need to know the time of day.  This unique Shade Black automatic watch by Egard is what I would be honoured to wear .

  • sobrnola

    I really enjoy dressing down for work but keeping my watch at a very  high level. It sends the message of Im easy to work with but know good things/

  • JesseLee1

    I tend to lean more towards divers. When my pay increases, I can begin diversifying. Right now, I’m wearing my daily Seiko 5 (which I adore). As far as brands I like following, F.P.Journe is just outstanding, JLC is too, GP, PP, A. Lange & Sohne, Breuget, Philippe Dufour, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Urwerk, MB&F, Roger Smith, Hautlence, just to name a few…

  • avsinc335

    I rarely wear a suit, as I dress professional casual for my work.  I tend to wear either a Panerai, Chopard, or Glasshutte as a statement piece.

  • Milamber

    I’ve gone more for vintage watches as dress watches recently but this watch would definitely be one of my first picks if I wanted to go formal. Very eye catching design.

  • wandimarco

    This watch definitely will go well with my fave dress code, jeans and tess

  • BootsAndPants

    I agree, there are some very nice vintage watches out there that would be great dress watches. 
    From what’s out there now though, JLC and Vacheron Constantin would probably be at the top of my list. Glaschutte Original also makes some very nice “formal” looking pieces for a great price too!

  • Luckie

    I tend to like classic styles but seeing that i am a farner it makes more sense for me to wear a divers style watch for it’s ruggedness.

  • Uncle Phil

    Very nice design. I’ve worn suits and dress shirts for most of my career and I can see this working very nicely with  a dark business suit or business casual. Some of the brands I wear most often to the office: Eterna, Louis Erard, Rolex, Seiko and Orient.
    I like the way the color of the hands contrast with the dial and make it stylish, but still easy to read.

  • cervantor

    I’m a stay-at-home dad, so I rarely ever dress up, but on the few occasions I do, I usually break out the Citizen Signature Flyback Moonphase or the Hamilton Ventura. So, the Egard Shade Black watch would definitely be a nice addition to the collection!

  • Ruinelson

    For me it would be a very Nice start

  • anakindo

    Well, style is actually is an entirely subjective creation based solely on personal taste. I choose what clothes to wear depends on the occasion that I have to go to. In this world, there is no such thing as one concept or guideline for what styles to wear. It all actually comes down to the individual. Wearing designer’s product might not be the best answer. instead I usually will op down to the very basic questions; of which colour I am most comfortable to wear, the patterns, the shape and most importantly would be: how the shirt fits to your body. Egard Shade Black watch designed to suit any occasion, has both the look of formal yet subtly modern. It will be a great addition indeed.

  • aleximd2000

    I read in the last weeks a comment of somebody who wears a suit 7 days max in a year. Now!!!I wear it a little bit more but not very  much because of my work I have to change daily about 6 times. Imagine that in tie and pins. So, this watch is excellent for those occasions but even so it is beautiful at work in an office. But not with a bicycle or bike . Anyway i will not cough if this piece would hang on my wrist people    cheers

  • David D87

    My favorite style is the dress watch category because I
    love the stylish and classic look at dress watches. Usually I wear a dress at
    work, and dress watches matches really good. My favorite dress brands are Hugo
    Boss Orange and Tiger of Sweden. Generally I either wear my Christopher Ward
    C900 Worldtimmer or my Montegrappa Nero Uno (IDNUWAIB). This two watches are my
    favorite watches in my watch collection. I’d love to win the Edgard Shade Black,
    because it haves the look I love. It kind of reminds me of my Montegrappa. This
    is actually true beauty and I want to be associated with this style. And my dream
    watches are Harry Winston Opus XIII and Hamilton Jazzmaster Face2Face. Why? I think
    they are very attractive watches because of theirs infrequency.
    Good Luck Everyone! :)

  • netdirector

    I like this watch, as the yellow hands add a casual edge while the black leather strap keeps it more formal, so it can be worn whether I’m wearing jeans on the weekend or a suit during the workweek. That makes a fantastic everyday watch. Great versatility!

  • watchguy

    This is a great looking watch for both casual and dress.  For serious dress, like black tie, typically I wear a gold Breitling Chronomat.  For office and the like, a Rolex GMT, black Tag, or the like. 
    This is a watch that could easily be worn for anything.

  • shinytoys

    That is a cool and futuristic watch…

  • danybony

    I prefer to wear casual, professional casual for my work. I like Panerai, IWC, and this Egard Shade Black would be a perfect watch for me!

  • nmcan1306

    Nice casual watch. A little different than my usual style.  My favorite
    brand for formal occasions is in fact Cartier.  Casual or or business
    casual- Jaeger LeCoultre.  When in doubt- Jaeger.  This beautiful Egard
    would make a nice addition to any collection and would likely become my
    everyday watch.


    For me, I like to wear nice watches to work. Mostly my Omega’s or the IWC. My favorite would be to add a JLC. Liking what Egard is doing with this collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  • RLaR

    After not wearing a watch for years, I got hooked again when I purchased a very dressy Movado watch that I only wear to the Opera and concerts at the Symphony.  I love looking down at my watch as the beautiful music floats over me.  And for work, I like to choose a different watch every day based on what clothes I’ve chosen to wear that day.  This “work” watch could be a Shinola, Bulova, G-Shock, Swatch, etc.  I’m hoping to purchase my first automatic watch soon.  This Egard watch and their entire collection is very interesting.

  • SeanDJ

    I think this is a very tasteful dress watch with an excellent color palette that would be suitable for many styles.  When is comes to dress brands I like Brietling, Bulova, Rolex and Cartier.

  • Jatlifefyre

    For dress I prefer Bvlgari or Movado

  • darrenlivefyre

    Greatest dress watches would be from A. Lange & Sohne , IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre.

  • KumarMt

    i never know this watch before,i hope can owned it…

  • ranwel

    cool watch, I have a early 60’s Air King and a Tag Carrera Twin Time that I sport on dressy occasions

  • raulP

    Interesting choice of colors and hours display! An intriguing piece of horology!
    Among my favorite dress watches are Jaeger le Coultre, Breguet, Arnold and Son, Patek, Vacherons Constantine and Piaget, especially the Altiplano models which are really slim!

  • hrcnv

    Hi, I like to wear business casual and love the look of Seiko watches.

  • antoninph

    Hello, I enjoy wearing formal wear typically and business casual when out and about. I like the look of Victorinox watches.

  • TheodoreBD3

    I have a black face Movado for evening wear, a Rolex for show-off, and a Timex or two to work with. I have about 35 other watches in my collection.

  • lloydpark

    I like to think myself more of a purist for formal wristwatch attire: white dial, dauphin hands, no seconds, polished case or bezel, black pebble or croco strap.
    These days, it seems like anything goes. I think it’s fine, to each their own.
    Thanks for the opportunity to play n win.

  • rohanjd

    For formal occasions there are so many watches that one can choose from.
    I do believe that tradition shouldn’t bog you down. Evaluate the styling of the watch you’re considering to wear for the occasion and your respective attire. The style/finish of the watch case to strap and dial style/hands – will it complement my attire for the evening. 
    Growing up all the adults I knew only reached out for their Rolex Oysters when it was a formal evening…very strange. 
    As for me I usually choose from the following in my collection – Seiko Astron Limited, Maurice LaCroix Masterpiece, Longines Masterpiece Retrograde w/Moonphase, Linde Werdelin “The One”, Rado Sintra…and maybe if I’m lucky in the future – an EGARD Shade Black

  • Mr Roth

    I have a 20+ year old Rado Jubilee that is still so beautiful and I love to wear it for formal occasions. It’s an eye catcher that always sparks conversation. I have about 25 watches in my collection, but it was the first and is still a favorite.

  • rawdesignhouse

    I’m very new to the amazing world of watches, so I can’t speak to any particular brand(s) that I personally own. However, for many years I felt that a Movado was the ultimate dress watch. Now that I have had the opportunity to delve into it a bit, I have discovered a plethora of absolutely stunning watches—which I will never attain or likely even see in person—such as the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 6002G. What an amazingly artistic and beautiful watch, my goodness! As far as office attire is concerned though, I feel that a Tag Heuer Carrera (on the somewhat more affordable side), and an Omega Speedmaster (on the somewhat less affordable side) would be a great compliment for everyday business.

  • BrianSchiele

    Very handsome watch!

  • birdingtn

    Very nice watch. There are many styles and brands that I can think of for the response to this thread. The most notable ones come to mind that are watch brands (of course). I would say Brietling or Rolex with a suit and bow tie to dress like you are going out on the town. I can see this watch matching that sort of thing.

  • flossy2

    Favorite dress would include jeans and a t-shirt with a special goofy watch that has the hands reversed would go nicely.

  • NWP

    The Shade Black by Egard is a nice and interesting watch. For dress, formal and office attire, since i wear a suit five days a week, my favorite “all occasion” watch is my Reverso TT ’31 US Edition or my Martin Braun Classic.


    nice watch.orlean for dress and favorite rolex and omega for sport and everything else

  • RGM

    Liked Egard and ABTW on FB and my favorite watch is my Concord Mariner, anniversary gift from my wife.
    Thank you for the contest.

  • sushimon

    Hmm, I do all my clothing shopping at Old Navy so their brand, I guess. If that doesn’t count, I did buy my one and only suit ten years ago at Moore’s.

  • ahmoschwantez

    Looks like an awesome everyday dress watch.

  • pb03elcid

    Rolex and Omega on the higher end, Oris and Christopher Ward on the lower, more affordable end.  I’m really digging this Egard though!

  • Dreadnought

    Once again, the post is highly descriptive in few words on the limited edition Shade Black automatic watch by Egard. Some of my favorite dress is Hickey Freeman and Joseph A. Bank suits and business attire, Cole Hahn and Allen Edmond shoes, Citizen, Breitling, Omega, and Casio watches. I also wear Costco’s Kirkland brand dress shirts more often now, although some of the Jos A Bank shirts have been the best fitting and most comfortable (better than Brooks Brothers); back to the Kirkland shirts — because they get trashed quickly in my work environment. I hope that answers the question — styles are classics and fit and function for the situation — formal for formal occasion, athletic for informal; business for business (we have a more business casual rule in my work area). but we have to have the suit and tie ready when we have to brief the pachyderms. Keen and Merrill, Performance Bike cycling clothing. Fuji, Trek, and Cannondale bikes. Thank you for the opportunity to comment and peace be to you.

  • TheBigOldDog

    absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to own one

  • mgluck

    I’m partial to Orient’s more dressy watches…

  • billierocks

    As with all of my favorite things, I think it should go well with any attire or situation. Although having one particular something for one particular occasion is nice the best things are good all the time.

  • jozz

    I love the watch’s mystery look and it suits better for most formal attires to formal occasions. My favorite would be those from ZARA.

  • EJAesch

    Great watch!  The little pops of color and the see-thru back….. SEXY!  This would wear well with one of my favorite brands, INC by Macy’s.

  • JauneOrange

    I dress formal at the office (without a tie) and very casual on the week-end (preferably, short pants and tshirt.

  • thelostviking

    Great watch, I think this watch will make office life more joyful.
    Thanks to ABTW for the chance to win this timepiece

  • ChiaChristopher

    Yeah, that’s the watch for me :)

  • giosdad

    I like this watch for a contemporary take on a dress watch, especailly at 43mm. My favorite shirts are custom / tailored fit Ralph Lauren shirts, flat front slacks and Allen Edmonds shoes. They usually pair with a Rolex Milgauss or Panerai 000.

  • EricHK

    That is a beautiful watch! Love me some custom made suits. Used to be a fan of cufflinks but now I prefer regular cuffs that do not need them.

  • faristr

    For presentations and ceremonies, the Rolex Datejust is my favourite. Nothing is so simple yet so exquisite. A very close second would be the Longines Master Collection with a brown Alligator strap!
    The Egard Shade Black would quite easily sits on one of the top watches on my wish list.

  • JohnFitzgibbons

    That is one seriously beautiful looking watch. I hope I win so bad! Keep up the good work with the reviews!

  • FalconerInd

    I ve been a loyal Doc Martens customer for the last 20 years, got 1 pair of ‘Industrial’ for work (the steel toe one), one 3 holes for formal occasions and a pair of DM sneakers for casual. Of course paired with either my trusty G-shock for work or a dressy citizen that i bought with my first ever salary.
    Pretty please i wont probably be able to afford a new watch this Christmas (kid comes first) so that would be a nice surprise.

  • Bhodisatva

    I would really love to win this fantastic watch;
    is everything I desire a wristwatch to be….so elegantly dressing for any distinct

  • mktcrasher

    I really like the IWC Portugese family in terms of dress watches.  Some classic touches on display with them.

  • Patmore83

    My favourite officer watch is the Victorinox. As for a dress watch, there are so many that i love the look of, like the Hamilton Intramatic, Christopher Ward and Frederique Constant. But i just received a Stowa Antea 41 for my 30th Birthday present, so i am pretty content at the moment.

  • taramuh

    This watch looks fantastic and I’d love to have one,no second thought abouty it.It simly gorgeous! I choose quartz watches for my everyday office attire since they are more durable,or so I think, for my everyday office activities.Though,I do love mechanical watches to wear at the times of pleasure,or for going out.So for the short list: Brera Supersportivo or Pansar Supercharged Racing edition for the office,and Lum-Tec V1 Limited or SevenFriday P2 for going out.

  • books45

    For dress watches I like simple faces with plain, leather bands, or ones that color coordinate with wardrobe.  Baby G, while not pricey, is good for color coordination.

  • toddvb71

    Baume & Mercie for dress

  • ghicken

    I wear clothes from Boscovs, Macys or JCPenney and have so all of my life. I’ve shopped at Mens Wearhouse too. I’ve been complemented more for my watches than my clothes.

  • T2TheB

    Cool watch design and definitely not boring.  I checked out their website and personally, I think the design is better executed on the blue version.  When I see the black one, I feel constantly reminded of the saying, “less is more.”   Whereas the blue version venerates its name with its sublime implementation of shades of blue and  its matte dial cross-bar thing that nicely complements the vertically textured dial which offers thus more shades of blue.  
     The black version seems to be more a foil to highlight the contrasts that appear all over the watch’s face, indeed a totally different theme than the Shade Blue embodies.  The black bridge thing contrasts with the glimmering texture of the dial background.  The red and yellow elements — primary colors both — contrasting yet again, and then the golden colored movement peeking through giving one more contrast on the watch face.  I suspect any one of those statements would have been enough.    I would like the black one far better with a black or silver movement showing through, or perhaps echoing the matte approach of the Shade Blue’s facial components.  There’re just too many tonal things going on with the black one  Is it wearable?  Yes, but not nearly so easily as its blue sibling.
    Their Adoro model is also quite appealing, but I’d still pick the blue Shade Blue over it, mostly because I’m not keen on plated anything.  I fear it’ll wear off eventually.

  • lokeshbidhan

    AP for dress watch; Rolex for office /  casual

  • MaeganMorin

    My favorite watch brand is Whitnauer. 😀

  • scoobs24

    swatch casio my favourites

  • wristwatchdude

    I like what Egard did with this particular model. Generally, I like my watches to be a nice mix of dressy and casual, a category that perhaps can be called a ‘gentleman’s watch’ – tough enough to take a knock or get wet yet elegant enough to look sophisticated when worn with a suit & tie. Some watches in this category are made by Rolex, Omega, JLC, Zenith, etc.  but also some of the (Grand)Seiko’s would fit that category.

  • endicottattorney

    Anyone see the nyt watch magazine sunday

  • ripshop

    Anything Patek!

  • jen s.

    For clothing, some of my fave brands are tahari and kenneth cole.  Lululemon is tops for comfy, casual wear.  i like kate spade purses and, for watches, i have to say that anne klein has always served me well – nice designs at affordable prices.  thnks!

  • j_dog_123

    Smooth understated watches. Or something a bit different and alternative. Anything nice and well built really.

  • ariellechiu

    I like boyfriend style chunky watches that make a statement!

  • AlexStephens

    I like simple classic style watch with my regular night out

  • Meffner13

    Never been much of a dress watch type but I do like the look of this Egard.  Years and years ago I had a very nice Movado Museum that I wore for dress, and now I’d love to have a Grand Seiko, or an A. Lange & Söhne

  • Bohannon

    I have been rolling my Tissot Visodate (white dial) for a while now, since I am always leaning towards the “classic” style. I wear my Visodate to school, family events, and when I am just chilling at home. Next time I`ll buy a new timepiece it will definitly be with a black dial! Perhaps you`ll give me this one as a pre-christmas present? 😉 Anyways, great job on finding such beautiful timepieces!

  • nvanecko

    Love the classics especially the dress watch. However, it needs to be able to take some constant wear.

  • SkiBumGolfer

    As far as dress watches are concerned I usually like to keep it simple.  Tissot Le Locle and the smaller Seiko dress watches on steel come to mind.  I’ll never have the cash, but the Patek Phillippe Calatrava is the act for everyone to follow.  I also really love the JS Watch Co. 101 – such a classic looking piece, and it’s got the unique Icelandic heritage to go along with it, plus I can actually afford it!

  • billjones270

    I have a citizen dress watch. It’s nice to not have to worry about the battery going down

  • Ginafleury

    I like the Timex ironman indiglo watches for work

  • MaxM

    My favorite dress brand/style:  Longines Heritage Twenty-Four Hours  😉
    The Shade Black is interesting, nice color design.

  • JauneOrange

    Casual at the office and tshirt/jeans on the weekend.

  • jopez

    Nice casual, classy style
    My favorite brand: Victorinox

  • mikec1100nu

    was a winner selected?

  • crlt

    who is the lucky one? :-)

  • Igor_martic

    and winner is??

  • Gavart

    i love the blend of simplicity and complexity in this watch

  • Scoottss

    Awesum watch…can be used as both casual and dress watch…Already a prod owner of Egard William Shatner passage…love to own this one two!!!

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  • dkinsf

    Really nice looking watch.  I like the dash of color on the black background.  I don’t have to dress up for work anymore.  Mostly I can wear my favorite jeans and sometimes sweatshrts, but I can see myself wearing this with a shirt and tie.

  • mikarvey

    This is a very original design for the Egard Shade Black, especially the contrast between the Roman numerals and the ultra modern dial. I like it as a dress watch, perhaps a bit too classy for jeans. My favorite dress watches are my Rolex Cellini in white gold, and my Baume & Mercier “doctor’s chrono.”

  • davish01

    One of my favorite brands of dressy watches is Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Evotec.  Works great with a suit or a nice pair of jeans and dress shirt.  I see the Egard Shade Black working in the same arena.  Business casual to suit and tie.  Very nice.

  • kgereg

    My husband has a Raymond Weil dress watch that loves to visit the repair shop. Often there is a long wait for parts. Love the look of the watch, but it spends more time being repaired. He loves wearing his Movado, however his Timex Indiglo always serves him well for everyday.The Egard Shade Black is a fine example of modern styling!

  • rtaylor1

    Have been a Tag man for years but getting tired and at nearly 60 years of age the time is ripe for change

  • Cindysrooster

    I love the skeletonized look on this watch. Simply stunning!

  • Deanbergstrom

    I love watches that allow you to see the movement

  • Martin F

    Love the hands and the contrast between colours on this Watch but not a big fan of watches with “open heart” dials.

  • James Duong

    Seeing the movement is like seeing the soul of the watch