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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 05:53
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damn. i'm ashamed i'm the only one here with like 4 watches (3 real ones in the 500-1k range, 1 perfect fake that no one can tell that's in the 4k range).

i'm guessing expensive dress shoes, suits, jackets, jeans, etc. are also not common in bschool?

i work in advertising, where $300 jeans, $500 shoes, and a raggedy (but expensive) t-shirt are like the norm. guess i better change it up a bit for school lol.


I'm in the same boat. I work in marketing so it is a little less trendy, but shoes and a well tailored suit are really important. I really like Allen Edmonds shoes since they are great quality and can be restored. My watch is a Movado...it is very versatile and dresses up and down equally well.

I'm thinking of being a bit different and going for a pocket watch. I think it will complete my geek-chic image.
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 07:32
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I'm thinking of being a bit different and going for a pocket watch. I think it will complete my geek-chic image.


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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 08:14
This reminds me of the shady guys on Maxwell street.... "Wanna buy a watch?!?!"
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2010, 07:03
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No one cares if you have a watch or even what kind it is. Use your cell phone like the rest of the world does in 2010. Spend the excess cash on buying drinks for classmates.
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 10:54
Ha, I dig it PB!

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I'm thinking of being a bit different and going for a pocket watch. I think it will complete my geek-chic image.


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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 01:01
It is possible to put your university's logo on a nice swiss watch here: http://www.theclasswatch.com/ :)
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 17:24
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No one cares if you have a watch or even what kind it is. Use your cell phone like the rest of the world does in 2010. Spend the excess cash on buying drinks for classmates.


Agreed - younger people just don't wear watches anymore, don't let some "old schoolers" make you think otherwise! If you want to buy one because you want it as an accessory then that's fine, but don't think it's a necessity! Save up your money to make sure you have the latest smartphone, that's how people are going to judge you nowadays anyway...
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 12:18
I still rock my waterpoof casio..
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 15:28
i got a seiko from cheap brother in law.. asked for a citiczen eco
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 10:57
Haha, so surprised this got to two pages.
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 11:39
Watches = guy's jewelry

Expensive watch is just one way to display success, just like cars.
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 12:17
Rather just show off my cuff links "DAWG".
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 12:41
i havent been wearing mine much at all... sometimes i forget and being around the clock/pc so often it doesnt seem to matter... i do wear it on dates/special occasions and of course going to my brother in law's house :)
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2010, 16:24
lol since my last post in this thread, i've bought a sick Jaeger LeCoultre for close to 10k. guess i just like watches...
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2010, 19:41
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lol since my last post in this thread, i've bought a sick Jaeger LeCoutre for close to 10k. guess i just like watches...

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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2010, 19:56
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lol since my last post in this thread, i've bought a sick Jaeger LeCoutre for close to 10k. guess i just like watches...

I hope it shoots laser beams too.
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 05:27
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DrSatisfaction wrote:
lol since my last post in this thread, i've bought a sick Jaeger LeCoutre for close to 10k. guess i just like watches...

I hope it shoots laser beams too.


i think with expensive items like watches, purses etc. you gotta be in the "in crowd" who knows of these things or it would just be another "watch/purse" etc.
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 14:35
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I hope it shoots laser beams too.


lol no unfortunately it doesn't shoot lasers. but it is one of the most rigorously tested and best engineered pieces of its design in the world. plus its simple elegance is just a thing of beauty. plus i got engaged and figured it's a good gift for myself (and this was still quite a bit cheaper than the ring).

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but then again, watches are just one of those things. you either appreciate it as a work of art or you don't. same with suits, cars, etc. nobody buys a tom ford suit or vintage jaguar mk ii purely for function...
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2010, 18:18
nice watch. it screams 'aston martin' to me
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Re: buying a nice watch for b-school [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 18:42
Girlfriend got me this as a going-away gift. Was very impressed - not only that she got it for me, but that it aligned very well with what I would've bought myself.

http://s7ondemand4.scene7.com/is/image/ ... detail475$
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