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.
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 . 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.