Choosing a Watch

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There are many posts on Wall Street Oasis discussing watches for work, watches for young professionals, and fashion watches. Check out the links to these forum posts below.

Check out a video below on how to pick out a watch.

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Comments (30)

Aug 12, 2015

2500$ for an 18 year old kido watch hahahaha. Be sure to wear a rolex to interviews, it will impress your interviewers!

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Aug 21, 2017

You think age is a factor in this? LOL

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Aug 12, 2015

Get a seamaster. Looks great, can wear it in the pool and isn't too chunky. I like some brietlings, but many are too thick for dress clothes, IMO. You could maybe get an older, used datejust, but the bracelet is really cheap feeling and has a lot of stretch. I'd wait for the rolex as 2500 really isn't enough to get a good one.

Aug 12, 2015

I have a Seamaster and love it..but i would just buy a Tag- save your parents some money.

There is zero upside to a fancy watch at 18 years old.

You are trying to signal wealth, but in reality are going to signal 'pampered' pretty loudly.

I'm not certain that is wise.

my $0.02.

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Aug 12, 2015

What's your wrist circumference? The SuperOcean wears big and the newer Aqua Terra models wear pretty high for the 41.5mm case diameter. If you have small wrists (6.5" or smaller) go with the Air King.

Aug 12, 2015

you got some nice parents.

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Aug 12, 2015

Better idea: Get a Seiko for $200 then go buy some Grey Goose for the ladies during orientation. You will be loved.

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Aug 12, 2015
Gronk:

Better idea: Get a Seiko for $200 then go buy some Grey Goose for the ladies during orientation. You will be loved.

Man are you doing it wrong.

Keep the watch. Forget Grey Goose. Forget the Stern chicks. Buy 40's for the Gallatin and Tisch girls.

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Aug 17, 2015

+1, great advice.

Aug 20, 2017

Or Broke Hack. Buy 1 bottle of Grey Goose then keep refilling it with rot-gut and chill. The girls will never know the difference.

Aug 12, 2015

I agree with Aggmonkey. Tag is the ideal watch given your situation. My colleagues and I wear Tissot, Tag, Casio, Swatch - we don't take ourselves too seriously.

Aug 12, 2015

For 18-year-old interns, I'd steer clear of high-buck watches, bow ties, handkerchiefs, vests, suspenders, square-toed shoes, and almost all loafers.

The last thing you want to do is come off as a spoiled little shit by wearing multi-thousand dollar Rolexes, and other high-class stuff that you couldn't have paid for yourself.

Maybe it's unfair (occasionally), but if you're wearing $4K+ worth of clothes and accessories and you're not in a position where you could reasonably afford that on your own, people will think you're a "douche" or lucky sperm with self-esteem issues.

Aug 12, 2015

I appreciate all the feedback.

I would like to also mention that my family is by no means wealthy; Stern gave me a hefty scholarship and my dad specifically want to reward me for that (this watch money was supposed to go towards helping pay for my college). However, I do see the point some of you bring up about looking like a pampered douche. I might just go with a tissot; a rolex/omega seems like an unnecessary liability anyway.

Gronk, your point is duly noted.

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Aug 20, 2017

This is the smartest thing I've heard and 18-year old say. +1 SB for pragmatism

Aug 20, 2017

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Aug 12, 2015

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Aug 14, 2015

get the rolex duh dont u kno it's the most prestigious???

Aug 17, 2015

Don't wear a flashy watch as an intern, it will send the wrong message. You'll notice in the office that not everyone wears expensive watches. It's not necessary, and if I saw one of our interns wearing an Omega or Rolex, I'd probably think they're pampered.

Aug 18, 2015

I think I'll get some Tesla stock instead. Thank you everyone.

Aug 19, 2015

Save the money. You never know wha the future holds and you may need it.

Aug 19, 2015

Wearing a nice watch will only make people think less of you if you act/work in a way that makes them think less of you. A bit of sophistication does not hurt as long as you are not gaudy about it.

Aug 20, 2015

If your dad really insists on buying you that watch, just take him on it. But there is a better use of the $2.5k -- opportunity cost. The money is better used for college expenses, etc. If anything you can sell the watch and not tell your dad about it (say you got robbed on the NYC subway).

Aug 20, 2015
Ghentsphenze:

If your dad really insists on buying you that watch, just take him on it. But there is a better use of the $2.5k -- opportunity cost. The money is better used for college expenses, etc. If anything you can sell the watch and not tell your dad about it (say you got robbed on the NYC subway).

My dad isn't forcing this on me at gunpoint, but I appreciate the creative solution.

You bring up a great point about opportunity cost, though. I think this post has really convinced me that no watch is the best idea.

Aug 22, 2015

What books on financial modeling would you suggest?

Aug 19, 2017
HedgeFunn:

About to start NYU Stern - any advice on a watch?

I don't see what one has to do with the other. What does going to Stern have to do with getting a watch? I'm not following.

Aug 20, 2017

He's only saying what school he's going to this fall. Stop overthinking.

Aug 20, 2017

He's going to school in the fall and therefore needs a watch? Again, don't see the connection. Why do you need a watch to go to NYU?

Aug 20, 2017

God, can't believe I really posted this.

I logged on to WSO for junior year internship advice and was surprised to see people still commenting. Two year update: ended up not getting a watch (actually bought and still hold Tesla stock lol).

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