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This is all rubbish. If you are a likeable person with good communication and people reading skills, you could walk into your "international trade" meetings in a t-shirt and cargo shorts and get the deal done.
If someone who you've been doing business with for years all of a sudden won't do a deal with you because of a contrast collar or a rolex, you probably aren't very good at that particular business.

 

You could walk into a meeting in a tshirt and cargo shorts, but what would that say about you to the people you do business with? For example, I have done business with the middle east, I went ahead and went to the meeting sans tie, at the end of the day its the little things which to someone looking out may seem "overly obsessive" but to someone on the inside its what matters.

 

like i said earlier, this topic is for those who either understand or dont, if you dont you may assume it doesnt matter and  you could walk into a meeting wearing a hublot million dollar big bang watch and it wont matter, but the sad thing is that it will.

 

and I dont like digital watches, i think the digital watches posted here like the burberry sport or the black one with the blue led light does the complete opposite of what im trying to achieve, they are flash and counter productive to the objective goal. when I say digital watch I mean a black timex T75961, not a white or green gshock

post #32 of 37
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As for humility, there is a certain humility to wearing a cheap watch, and it's a trope that frequently comes up. Carlos Slim wears a Swiss Army watch, supposedly.
That being said, a poster above makes a very good point re: presentation -- if you're going to a setting where you want to appear amenable rather than dominant, e.g., meeting with a counterparty to a business deal, or appearing in court as a lawyer (particularly in front of a jury), it may not be a good idea to show up wearing the Brioni/Hermes/Patek Philippe combo. But when you're Roman Abramovich and you're not really trying to impress anyone anymore, why the hell wouldn't you wear a Patek? He spent $75 million on Fernando Torres, you figure a $100,000 watch would seem a reasonable bargain after that. Save the G-Shock for when you get hauled in front of Putin and need to beg for mercy.

 

I think you understand what im trying to say, humility is definitely something you cant buy and its something I strive to achieve in life especially in business...I think I spend just as much time working on and putting together a business deal as I do to try to come off with humility. In a business deal its very important to come off amenable and understated, you always want whoever you are doing business with to think they control the situation and you playing the amenable role let them to believe that they are winning when in reality you are winning. Going into a meeting and convincing someone how great a certain deal is for them when at the same time its an even better deal for you takes allot of work, practice and patience, but also it takes a presence where people feel comfortable around you, and if you can achieve that by dressing a certain way or wearing something like a cheap watch then thats what it takes.

post #33 of 37
I agree, though with one major caveat. I often wonder whether this kind of attention to detail is common in most people, and whether it really matters. Even in sophisticated business dealings, you're not going to find many people who can tell the difference between various luxury watchmakers, especially if you pick something minimalist and unassuming.

If you wear this to a business meeting, you'll come off as much more humble than if you wear this, despite the fact that both are by any measure "I have way too much money" luxury watches. For those who don't recognize, it's easily mistakable as a $50-70 Skagen. And even if the other guy happens to recognize a Piaget, the fact that he knows what that is would likely indicate that he has enough appreciation of horology to admire you for owning it, rather than judging you for wearing it.
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i assume you are referring to the comment made by mariooo, i doubt thats true for a simple reason that the polar m61 (the watch abramovich wears) is about 10 years old, polar has long ago discontinued the watch, abramovich is someone who has an unlimited amount of money and could afford to create his own watch which could be 10x more sophisticated if he had heart problems and needed a watch which is connected to his doctors. also oleg deripaska (another russian billionaire) has the same polar watch, i doubt he also has heart problems.

The man built a yacht that cost up to $800 million. you really think people are gonna be upset if he wears a $100k patek?
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I agree, though with one major caveat. I often wonder whether this kind of attention to detail is common in most people, and whether it really matters. Even in sophisticated business dealings, you're not going to find many people who can tell the difference between various luxury watchmakers, especially if you pick something minimalist and unassuming.
If you wear this to a business meeting, you'll come off as much more humble than if you wear this, despite the fact that both are by any measure "I have way too much money" luxury watches. For those who don't recognize, it's easily mistakable as a $50-70 Skagen. And even if the other guy happens to recognize a Piaget, the fact that he knows what that is would likely indicate that he has enough appreciation of horology to admire you for owning it, rather than judging you for wearing it.

 

I dont necessarily think it has to do with the knowledge of the person; whether or not he could distinguish between various luxury watchmarkers. For example we can say that a red car causes more attention than a silver car, it doesnt have to be a red ferrari but the color on its own is garish while silver is subdued. the same could be said for analog watches, it doesnt necessarily have to be a patek philippe just an analog watch on its own gives of resemblance to something ostentatious.

 

whether or not this kind of attention to detail is common - i doubt it, but there is a reason a president dresses the way he does, most people never notice it or care about it but thats the point, he dresses the way he does so people dont notice. someone may not notice that im not wearing a watch and thats great, but what if they notice im wearing a flashy looking watch? that will create a negative perception of me in their brain, but what if they notice a cheap digital watch? they may assume im cheap, or simple and that i dont care about material things, now whether i care about material things or not is irrelevant - the point is to do things a certain way where you control what, if anything people think about you.

post #37 of 37

SOmetimes it's just fun to wear one of those vintage digital watches while wearing a suit. Mix things up a bit.

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