Originally Posted by andrewmcin
Wearing a nice expensive watch would just give the media something to write or complain about.
Not to get too political in MC, but I don't think it's very controversial to say that this is more or less correct. Romney's main job at the RNC is to demonstrate that he is not some out-of-touch uber-rich "poverty sucks" plutocrat. So yeah, he doesn't want to do anything to play into that stereotype.
The really funny thing is that might will be his regular watch. Anyway, I don't doubt that he owns something like a Casio or a Timex. While Romney is undeniably rich, he is also pretty frugal and is not at all above getting his hands dirty. When he bought a house in California a few years ago, he actually drove a u-haul from Boston. Frankly, that's a lot more "in touch" with the concerns of the common man than I personally care to be, thank you very much. Those things get your suit filthy.