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post #16 of 23
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So, assuming I were to interview for a job where they are looking for an inside-the-box cookie-cutter person...what would you suggest? Is that Laks watch not a dress watch? Or did you mean to say it is a good one?

Thanks for all the replies!
post #17 of 23
The Laks watch looks a little too sporty for me for a traditional workplace interview.

The interviewer might not notice or care, but maybe he does and is it worth not being able to express yourself horologically that day. I don't have any answer to the questions, you need to answer that yourself.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Number6
So, assuming I were to interview for a job where they are looking for an inside-the-box cookie-cutter person...what would you suggest? Is that Laks watch not a dress watch? Or did you mean to say it is a good one?
I can't speak for the quality of Laks watches. I know nothing about them. But, this style is a more conservative dress watch. As mentioned above, the first one posted is a bit too sporty. I'd look for something similar to the one I linked. Think understated and elegant, not cool.
post #19 of 23
I took a quick look at www.ashford.com and they seem to have a lot of decent watches in the "Under $300" category (including some nice looking Tissot, Seiko, etc).

Although i'm not an expert on this, another route maybe going with somthing vintage (authentic vintage and not simply "vintage looking"), however, this may come at a higher price (really depends on what you're looking for). In my opinion, older watches tend to have a timeless appeal that is lacking in many lower-end present day styles. Vintage watches, however, may need to be serviced/overhauled, may need more ongoing maintenance and replacement parts, and you really need to watch out - probably easiest and safest to buy from a reputable seller who knows his stuff.

Again, just my $0.02
post #20 of 23
Either would be fine and do ignore these comments about it Inot being a 'dress watch'. I doubt anyone would take any exception to it in any formal surroundings.

To say otherwise is incredibly narrow.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by GBR
Either would be fine and do ignore these comments about it Inot being a 'dress watch'. I doubt anyone would take any exception to it in any formal surroundings.

To say otherwise is incredibly narrow.
You're right and wrong. Right -- no one would take exception to that watch. Wrong -- if he's looking for a dress watch to wear with his suit for interviews, that watch isn't the one.

Because I'm wanting to buy a dress watch in the $300 price range as well, I started a thread yesterday on watchuseek.com. There have been a few suggestions made.

Thread on watchuseek.com
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by GBR
Either would be fine and do ignore these comments about it Inot being a 'dress watch'. I doubt anyone would take any exception to it in any formal surroundings.

To say otherwise is incredibly narrow.

I am not certain how saying otherwise is "narrow". You may doubt that anyone would take exception, but I had an interviewer comment specifically on a watch I was wearing in a job interview.

The point of one's dress in a job interview is to be as neutral as possible, so as not to cloud the real issue, which is "are you qualified for the position".
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by GBR
Either would be fine and do ignore these comments

To say otherwise is incredibly narrow.


Would it be possible for you to state your opinion without disparaging the opinions of others?
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