I'm consider indulging myself and dropping $5k - $7k on a nice watch as a graduation / pre-employment gift to myself.
Although I do have enough cash myself to buy it, I wonder how sensible it is to buy a "premium" brand-watch as an analyst. I don't know too much about watches - but do they generally tend to retain their value over time?
Also, more importantly, will wearing a nice watch to the office as a first-year analyst attract any unwanted attention / sentiments? Personally, I couldn't care less about my suit / shirt/ shoes / belts, but the one thing that I feel makes a strong statement is a wrist-watch.
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