Apple Watch in IB?

An analyst I work with just got an Apple Watch and says he loves it. I'm a little hesitant on getting one, but the functions sound pretty cool. Thoughts?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 13, 2020 - 9:55pm

I like how it tracks workouts and pretty much lets you not have your phone out. He says how you can have all your notifications pop up and access apps like Spotify without taking out your phone and distracting yourself

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May 15, 2020 - 2:03pm

Totally understand that watch aficionados will prefer a mechanical watch but it's funny to me that you're focused on the Apple watch's limited functionality. Isn't a mechanical watch basically jewelry?

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May 13, 2020 - 10:22pm

Definitely could see the utility of checking notifications and texts without risking your staffer or MD walking by at the wrong time and seeing you on your phone.

Obviously not going to have the steez of a nicer watch but honestly who cares, there's some apple watch bands and faces that look pretty nice

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 13, 2020 - 11:09pm

Anyone know how the Hermès Apple Watch differ from the regular series 5? I can't figure out why besides the $1k price difference. I feel like maybe that may be more respectable?

May 15, 2020 - 4:33am

Overpriced for what you get out of it. The faces are different at best, but not really a difference maker, and you would expect a nicer bracelet for that price. Part of the appeal is to have something different than a traditional watch, and adding a traditional-ish bracelet makes it mostly weird.

May 15, 2020 - 4:34am

Keep in mind they might be relatively rare in NYC, but go out west and you will see plenty in IB.

May 15, 2020 - 2:39pm

Mainly for convenience. It allows you to keep up on all notifications without having to check your phone all the time.

It's useful at lunches, coffee breaks, workouts because you can focus on the conversation/workout at hand and not worry about missing an important email or update (without checking your phone constantly which can look rude).

In terms of fitness, there's a heart rate monitor and VO2 max tracker which come in handy.

May 16, 2020 - 8:38am

Get whatever you feel you want man. I personally love that actual watches are a very customizable part of a guy's wardrobe and can be a statement or personal passion which is rare for a professional setting. Apple watches aren't my vibe due to it being essentially an extension of my phone but have seen tons of guys, regardless of industry, rocking one daily

May 17, 2020 - 4:12pm

If you have some extra $ laying around and are into tech go for it.

I prefer a regular watch but have been using my apple watch a lot more recently.

Best use cases for me are when I'm driving and want to change spotify songs, if someone calls i can answer right from the watch, and it vibrates and displays direction changes when you're using it with google maps.

It can become super distracting if you don't turn 'do not disturb' mode on when you're trying to get work done.

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