Unlearn the unnecessary in the world of mid-tier and mid-entry-level luxury watches. Let the Watch Gonzo guide your course through the roundabouts and swirly labyrinths and rid-off all your horological ignorance. How well your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is beside the context, but it will definitely remove the crusty covers barring your illumination. 

WG comments: The CW CC dept picked up a pretty intriguing question almost the same albeit little twisted. While the black and white muddiness was cleared up to a fair bit last time, it didn’t address what if it is black on black or white on white.

Q. We two are looking for watches to wear over the weekend. His choice is a black-on-black watch (case, numbers, dial, hands…all in different shades and finishes of black but it blends well), which I somehow don’t like. He’s convinced that a man’s watch must look manly and rugged; I’m off about its all-black look that doesn’t help telling time easily. Is there a way to stick to his style yet use it as the primary time-telling device it’s intended to be?”

– It would be nice to hear about your own choice too. As blind as I am to the color black, it’s pointless showing me its faults. But yes, I’m particular on the shades and how they go along with each other and also the visibility factor. So I’m bit confused on your “-but it blends well-” part. Did you mean them to be shades with almost no contrast? In that case, ask him to stay away or he may even buy a hands-free watch. They mean the same. Or, were you trying to say that it’s well contrasted but somehow you don’t like the overall look.  You also didn’t mention what brand you are looking at, not even the price range or style.  Your fiancé (or spouse; that you didn’t mention too) – I guess – is not a part of any tactical black ops div, so he might not like many of the manly, all-black watches in the digital sector. But these are hard to ignore. If his current choice is a black-on-black with a leather/resin strap of a color outside the norm and he is hell bent on the watch, ask him to crunch his desire for the strap color or get similar belt and shoes.