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27 Sep 2010, 19:02
was thinking about getting a rochefoucauld. any takers?
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27 Sep 2010, 19:06
I agree with some of the other comments a new watch is superfluous provided your current watch doesn't make you look like a fool. Often people don't even wear watches nor are the necessities in modern fashion. So just don't put anything on that is truly distracting and takes away from or cheapens the wearer.
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26 Sep 2013, 16:47
In terms of an understated professional watch, I would suggest a Zenith. They used to provide the movements for Rolex before they went inhouse.
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29 Dec 2013, 23:16
Nobody really cares, at least at INSEAD. A lot of the consultants and bankers will wear Rolexes, but most will not. I wore a Panerai PAM321 most days. It's overkill, but very much part of my personal brand, which I monitored pretty closely.

You'll be just as well with your iPhone as a watch, but if you want to communicate something about your level of professionalism and success, it wouldn't hurt to get a TAG Carrera as some others have mentioned. It speaks to your taste (and was my first luxury watch).
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I used my acceptance into an MBA program as an excuse to pull the trigger on my first “real” watch. I also agree with the post above in that a watch communicates something to others.

I got a TH Carrera because it’s very, very versatile. It has a sporting heritage so I can dress it down, but it’s formal looking enough to wear with a suit. I think TH, Zenith (as posted above), IWC…are all great watches if looking to get something for an MBA. Also, companies like Stowa make beautiful mechanical watches (all ETA movements) for around \$1,000 USD. I find, in an age where everything is electronic (phone, car keys, my coffee maker!!!), that it’s fun to have something mechanical strapped to my wrist, it reminds me of a bygone era.

I’m surprised by the above post because I used to work with a lot Europeans and I know they take mechanical watches very seriously (esp. if from a country bordering Switzerland), as do Asians, and they all had nice watches regardless of level.

All that being said, I think there are a million other things to worry about concerning your MBA before “what watch to get” even crosses your mind…I wouldn’t sweat it.

Haha, I don’t know if any of that helped, but I like watches so just had to give my 2 cents. Cheers!
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Clearly if you are going to buy a watch for your MBA the only acceptable brands are Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, A. Lange Sohne, Patek Philippe, or IWC. Anything less would just be uncivilized... Well maybe an Audemars Piguet if you are in a more nautical mood.
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13 Jan 2014, 11:01
How do you guys feel about Tissot?
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13 Jan 2014, 13:49
dave785 wrote:
How do you guys feel about Tissot?

I say wear whatever you like and whatever makes you feel good/confidant! If it puts a bounce in your step on interview day and looks good with your suit than strap that baby to your wrist!!

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Clearly if you are going to buy a watch for your MBA the only acceptable brands are Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, A. Lange Sohne, Patek Philippe, or IWC. Anything less would just be uncivilized... Well maybe an Audemars Piguet if you are in a more nautical mood.

Haha, nothing screams "I'm hungry!" to a recruiter, or someone you're interviewing with, like wearing a watch with a retail value equal to that of a brand new BMW!

...would love an ALS Saxonia Annual Calendar though.
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17 Jan 2014, 09:46
I like your style, although I think my dream watch is an ALS 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar in gold. Such a beautiful watch... I think I could settle for an IWC Portofino red gold w/ white face. Simple yet stylish... Until I am filthy rich and an MBA grad I think I will have to settle for the vintage Timex on my wrist and the Breitling I saved for years ago.
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03 Mar 2016, 12:45
I know i'm bumping a super old thread but thought i'd just mention:

I'm a big WIS so i'll be going into Bschool with my no date Sub and logines for more formal occasions. Is it bad that I cant wait until I graduate from a school I havent started at yet to seek and obtain my next watch?! My grail would be the patek nautilus 5712...
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03 Mar 2016, 22:49
Hi Guys, it's a nice discussion to read !

I am joining MBA in Canada this summer. I bought a Moto 360 2nd gen smartwatch for myself
I don think its a necessity at all, but I thought the watch faces are customizable to suit formal as well as informal attires. So, can be used while interviews and party both.
Also, it would help me with not checking my phone often during the classes
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04 Mar 2016, 11:33
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Hi Guys, it's a nice discussion to read !

I am joining MBA in Canada this summer. I bought a Moto 360 2nd gen smartwatch for myself
I don think its a necessity at all, but I thought the watch faces are customizable to suit formal as well as informal attires. So, can be used while interviews and party both.
Also, it would help me with not checking my phone often during the classes

I think this thread takes on new life with smart watches. You can't go with something that just tells time. I think I will hop on the Apple Watch train this fall when I start. I don't want to miss anything and having reminders on your wrist sounds good.
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15 Jun 2016, 17:57
I would really love to hear from those guys in the very start of the topic... What kind of watches have you guys bought since graduation ?

Pretty sure some of you who were saying: "I don't care much about watches" changed the opinion
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