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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:24 am

ayebatter wrote:Don't listen to these non-watch snobs, when you're out looking for that job that pays $100k+, in your 2nd/3rd interview, they'll ask to run your credit, see your last 3 yrs W2's, and take a peek at your watch. ;-D


edit: And yes, it will be someone like me doing your interview.

I'm not sure if you're talking in jest or being serious, but this is actually the case for all of my friends who work in the private sector in Manhattan. People are joking about it here, myself included, but in the business world, a watch can make a difference. Doesn't make it right, but it is true. My friends in finance have received several thousand dollar watches as part of their year end bonuses, or for reaching certain incentives, so on and so forth. You can tell where somebody falls in the hierarchy within their office by how expensive their watch is. This is just one of the reasons I got out of business after 6 months working in it :-b . I cap out at about $200 - $300 for a watch, save a nice $600 or so Armani Exchange watch an old girlfriend bought for me that I wear from time to time.
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby ayebatter » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:30 am

Ort, like it or not, I'm serious. ;-)
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:31 pm

ayebatter wrote:Ort, like it or not, I'm serious. ;-)

Me too. ;-D
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:46 pm

If I ever found myself working in a field where people judged and were judged according to their watch, I'd be embarrassed, examine some of the life choices that landed me there, re-evaluate, and move on.
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:14 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:If I ever found myself working in a field where people judged and were judged according to their watch, I'd be embarrassed, examine some of the life choices that landed me there, re-evaluate, and move on.



we propably don't need to get into an extended discussion about this thread.. but, briefly put.. everyone in nearly every field is judged on appearence in some shape or form.

as caddy as this may be, I had a situation a year ago where I had two pretty equal candidates and ended up choosing one because he was well dressed. The other was pretty shoddily dressed, didn't wear a tie to his interviews and wore brown shoes with black pants. I may have said there were other reasons or described the qualities of the other candidate when I was discussing who we should hire, but ultimately, I wasn't interested in having a junior accountant that didn't put the effort into presenting himself well and didn't pay enough attention to detail to know whether his clothes matched or not.

It may have been one thing if he was much more qualified than the other candidate, but he wasn't. They were pretty equal and dressing well was enough to put the first candidate over the top.

lesson to be learned there in any job there will always be very quality candidates. don't disregard the little things, they can give you even a slight edge. That slight edge sometimes is enough to put you over the top.
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:30 pm

Be that as it may, if I ever found myself working in a field where people judged and were judged according to their watch, I'd be embarrassed, examine some of the life choices that landed me there, re-evaluate, and move on.
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:38 pm

good point.
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby dans2 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:57 pm

ayebatter wrote:Ort, like it or not, I'm serious. ;-)


Aye, I know your serious. Some people here might not realize that's how it is, but it is like that. I'm not saying I agree with that you should be judged by a watch, but the fact is: you are. so do you know any decent brands?
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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:05 pm

I hear you'll make a great impression if you wear an antique conductor's time piece.

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Re: Good "entry level" watch?

Postby ayebatter » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:27 pm

ayebatter wrote:If you want a nice watch under $200 look for an Invicta, I own about 20 watches of various pricing and styling, and find I wear my Invicta as much as any other.


This, Invicta under $200. ;-D
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