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Mar 30, 2020 - 12:37am

I personally use a Casio F91W-1 but if you wanna ball out I'd recommend the CA53W-1

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Mar 30, 2020 - 1:08am

The mini calculator on the ca53w-1 comes in handy during client meetings

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Mar 30, 2020 - 11:44am

Don't wear anything expensive until you have built up a good reputation. It is a bad look for an intern to be known for his watch instead of the work he produced.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 12:40pm

I would say it depends why you want to wear the watch. Personally, I am a watch nerd, so I got a nice swiss watch that I saved for a long time and I wear it every day.

If you just want something nicely looking to complete your outfit, then I think Tissot, Seiko or Swatch will do it.

Mar 30, 2020 - 12:58pm

If you're looking for an affordable watch I'd recommend Daniel Wellington (high value) or Forty-Nine (low cost). You want something that will tell the time, that you can't hear ticking (I know that sounds ridiculous but some watches, like the low-cost Timex ones, for example, you can hear tick in a quiet room), and will be very inconspicuous. As others have said, nothing worse than being known for your watch, and watches are very much a status symbol not only in banking and elsewhere, so as an Analyst you really don't want to stand out in that regard.

In all honesty though, I see watches as unnecessary to wear on the desk. I personally don't like typing with a watch on, so I don't wear it. They're nice accent pieces for fancier events, like client meetings or dinners, but on the day-to-day grind I haven't found them to be useful or necessary. There are clocks everywhere on the floor, on my computer, and on my phone.

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:32am

You can wear any watch you want! As long that you're showing off with it... But remember that the goal is not to show up with Gucci loafers and Rolex watches when you are an intern. Be known for your resilience!

Apr 2, 2020 - 8:24am

Any toned down watch will be fine. If you want to buy a good watch in a reasonable price I would recommend Japanese Seiko or Swiss Tissot. I would choose a model with the strap, not bracelet, because it's more formal and elegant. Watch out for colors. Black or grey would be fine, silver is safer than gold.
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Apr 11, 2020 - 10:02pm

Wearing a watch is nice but they're really only useful when you need to discreetly look at the time and don't want to have your phone out.

Where I work, most people wear Apple watches so you may want to see what others are wearing in your office before purchasing. However, if you don't have a watch at all, it's a great accessory to have for interviews, nice dinners, graduation, etc. I would also recommend Tissot as a great starting point!

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