Bought myself an AP Royal Oak - Wearing it as an intern?

Bought myself an AP Royal Oak after securing an internship at a top firm for this summer, I previously started and sold a business so I bought it as a reward for my hard work and I have always wanted it. 

Would it be ridiculous to wear it in the office? I don't want to brag or show off in any way but I have worked hard for this watch and it would be cool to wear as I know others in finance are into watches as well. 

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 10, 2021 - 1:23pm

Great, I'll take a look. 

Started a Technology E-commerce business centered around a software that automated certain processes, built it to $700,000 in annual revenue and sold it for $1.75M after running it for 3 years. Earned around a total of ~$750,000 from the business myself before selling it. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 10, 2021 - 2:33pm

Thanks! Definitely something I have thought a lot about, I see it as I am a sophomore in college right now and I dont want to narrow my career path to just entrepreneurship as its inherently very risky. Want to go into banking because it'll give me a solid foundation for finance as well as exposing me to different businesses while building a resume incase I want to stay in corporate or get an MBA at GSB/HBS and then launch something from there. I see it as a long term vs short term play. 

Feb 10, 2021 - 1:09pm

Probably better to wear once you are a FT. Also the internship is going to be virtual most likely so...


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Feb 11, 2021 - 11:27pm

Fantastic job on creating and selling a business! Assuming you mean in person, I'd recommend not wearing this as an intern or even a full-time. I know and you know you got that watch as a result of your efforts but considering that's at minimum a 30K watch (fantastic taste btw - which royal oak model was it?), it could rub some folks the wrong way - erring on the side of caution. That being said, when you're out and about not at work rock that thing.

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