Originally Posted by in stitches
no problem. its really hard to say, as a watch purchase is really a personal decision. but if you are a banker in the sense that i imagine, very conservative atmosphere, and you want to fit in with that, you may want to find a nice thin, round, simple watch, maybe gold. there are lots of makers that fit that bill, but i dont think the master compressor fits that bill.
if your banking atmosphere doesnt matter, get what you feel comfortable with.
If you go preowned there are several watches that should fit your needs and personality. I think of a Master Compressor as more of large chunky sports watch. Not something elegant and worn wit suits by a banker. But if you are in a very relaxed atmosphere then it might not matter. For a relatively new watch I would think something from the Master Control 1000 series would be more fitting of a banker (I really liked their Master Hometime watch, but that might be a bit thicker and more complicated than you need). When I hear banker I think something reserved but elegant. As previously mentioned, if you choose vintage there will be several nice brands and styles to choose from and you might even be able to get something in gold if that appeals to you, rather than a newer piece in steel. Also, as "In Stitches" mentioned without knowing you, "the culture" at your place of employment ,etc, its really hard to make suggestions. Personally, I don't I don't think much of Monte Blancs watches so I'd be more apt to look at JLCs, maybe vintage Vacheron Constantins, Zeniths, Rolex, or whatever appeals to you.