Tactical Watches? Blue, black, bloodstained---a question on unconventional style and fashion faux paus

What colours can we get away with on Wall street?

Are blue sport watches, tactical-style sport watches, and primary-coloured watches Kosher to wear around the office?

I work in an outdoorsy state where Garmins are really common, but haven't seen anyone wear a "tactical" watch around any banks,yet

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Feb 25, 2020 - 1:12pm

A primary colored watch is basically a universal no, unless you are able to fire literally anyone who makes fun of you for wearing it.

I also assume that you don't mean a small timex digital watch, which falls into a similar category unless you work in a very technical role in trading. (then bonus points based on how frequently it synchs to the national atomic clock)

If we're talking interesting vintage timepieces like WWII mechanicals, then I'd argue that they can be worn in most situations where you don't have to wear a suit. (Basically not client or management meetings) However, you need to be able to talk about why its interesting/special. I've got a vintage Seiko 6105 Automatic that I keep in the rotation with a reproduction rubber strap. It was the most expensive item in the army canteen in 'nam, and has a great patina to it. If I've got to throw my emergency jacket and tie on and I'm wearing it, it's going in my desk drawer though.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Feb 25, 2020 - 2:28pm
Orangutndm:

Danke

Black

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthe5krunner.com%2F201…

Blue:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westernbikeworks…

basically these are what they will look like

I'm starting to see what you folks mean about bulky/colorful watches, though. Unfortunate!

Not passable anywhere around here. I wince to say it as an android guy, but consider an apple watch if you want the same functionality. Socially they say "tech guy" not "weirdo" and have basically the same functionality, although likely much inferior battery life.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Feb 25, 2020 - 1:56pm

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