Originally Posted by suited
I'm not sure who's worse, the guy wearing the daytona to the interview, or the guy not hiring someone because of the watch they were wearing.
It wasn't the only reason, but it influenced our decision. The candidate was mediocre and the watch, like someone explained with cufflinks, was flashy and "tone-deaf". If this candidate was a star, made his first million trading from his dorm room and bought the watch as a reward for himself, he can come to work with Daytonas on both wrists if he chooses to. However, as an averge candidate, the watch doesn't do him any favor.
It's the same reason for not wearing orange ties or pocket squares, it might be overlooked if you are truly outstanding, but more often than not it will work against you.