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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

WIWT.
Sjöö & Sandström Chronolink. Probably a watch unknown to the majority here, made by a small Swedish watch company. On top a classic analogue watch with a sixties flavour (powered by ETA 7001) and below a digital watch with racing cronograph, world time, code memory and alarm). Produced in ca 4000 pieces over 18 years and no longer produced today.

Very cool S&S, Swede! I worked for a Norwegian AD some years ago while at university, and we sold a few of these. The digital parts being developed in parnership with Bofors Industries I always found awesome! I hear they are planning to reissue the Chronolink?
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Very cool S&S, Swede! I worked for a Norwegian AD some years ago while at university, and we sold a few of these. The digital parts being developed in parnership with Bofors Industries I always found awesome! I hear they are planning to reissue the Chronolink?

They ceased production end of last year, so quite recently. I had mine serviced at S&S a month ago and they told me that they are launching a new mens watch late Autumn that they are very proud of since they now were able to get their hands on calibers that they couldn't get before. They wouldn't tell me more at the time, a lot of "hush, hush".
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Steel, congrats on the Daytona pick up!  Dial is always a tough choice when they are both beauties.

 

I went against the TWAT grain with a new job coming up at the beginning of June.  Instead of a watch to celebrate I bought a new suit.  One thing I did notice in the interview process was the manager I will be working for has a Cartier Ronde.  His superior I also spoke with wasn't wearing anything worth noting...

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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

WIWT.
Sjöö & Sandström Chronolink. Probably a watch unknown to the majority here, made by a small Swedish watch company. On top a classic analogue watch with a sixties flavour (powered by ETA 7001) and below a digital watch with racing cronograph, world time, code memory and alarm). Produced in ca 4000 pieces over 18 years and no longer produced today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Very cool. Learn new things here all the time.

It doesn't even look all that thick in your wrist shots. I would have thought such an animal would be way out of whack on proportions.
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And HOLY $H!T ..... I am now a TWAT Master?!


Soooo unworthy. Particularly when compared to many of the more knowledgeable guys / notable collectors around here.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

Steel, congrats on the Daytona pick up!  Dial is always a tough choice when they are both beauties.

 

I went against the TWAT grain with a new job coming up at the beginning of June.  Instead of a watch to celebrate I bought a new suit.  One thing I did notice in the interview process was the manager I will be working for has a Cartier Ronde.  His superior I also spoke with wasn't wearing anything worth noting...

This brings up a good point.
What is the consensus about wearing watches for interviews?

I would not want to give the wrong impression to the company if I wore a higher end timepiece, when the interviewer(s) may not have anything worth noting.

It is a similar situation with cars. I wouldn't drive my 911 to a small company where it would be noticed.

Is this overthinking?

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

This brings up a good point.

What is the consensus about wearing watches for interviews?
I would not want to give the wrong impression to the company if I wore a higher end timepiece, when the interviewer(s) may not have anything worth noting.
It is a similar situation with cars. I wouldn't drive my 911 to a small company where it would be noticed.
Is this overthinking?
It is a valid question. As Frilly can probably attest to, it comes up about 15x per day on the RolexForums.

My personal thinking is: It's your watch, wear it like a watch wherever you want. 99.99% of people will have no idea what it is and how much it is worth. Besides, if you could afford it before there is no reason that the position you are interviewing for would not allow you to make the same purchase. If that is not the case, then I imagine the watch would be long gone by that time! haha

Edit: Plus your interviewer may have 15 yachts and a house in Monaco, but hates watches. Depends on where people choose to spend their loot!
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

This brings up a good point.
What is the consensus about wearing watches for interviews?

I would not want to give the wrong impression to the company if I wore a higher end timepiece, when the interviewer(s) may not have anything worth noting.

It is a similar situation with cars. I wouldn't drive my 911 to a small company where it would be noticed.

Is this overthinking?

 

I tend to dress "towards the mean" when I go on interviews where I'm being explicitly judged as a candidate for a job (versus, say, interviews for TV or public speaking engagements).  Solid colored suits, shirts; socks on the conservative side.  I would still wear my Corthay Arcas but the ones in burgundy (close to black).  I would wear my Nautilus as it tends to fly under the radar for most.  Funny enough given the industry circles in which I move there are, I suppose, situations where a big a** Rolex might elicit judgments I would rather not have rendered at that stage in the candidacy - that's my take on it.  Hahaha.

 

Then when you get the job and feel settled you can express your individuality however which way you want.  Well, within limits.  Haha.

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I think it also depends what position you're applying for.  Showing obvious wealth if you're applying for entry level might appear arrogant.  Also, I'd avoid anything showy and recognisable e.g. all-gold Rolex (if I had anything showy or recognisable that is), or anything of inherently ostentatious or outlandish design (DSSD!).  

 

But wearing a high-quality watch doesn't seem any less appropriate then wearing a really good suit: those who know will know you have taste and perhaps have been successful in previous career, and those who don't will just think you look smart.  As long as you're subtle and tasteful, I can't really see a downside.  

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Yeah, I would like to think that during an interview scenario, it's just as much HOW you wear it, as part of your overall attitude/personality vs. whatever the watch itself may be.

That said, I would not personally recommend any timepiece that could be considered way over the top, or attention-grabbing, when sitting across the desk from someone that has hiring authority for a job that you're actively seeking.

EDIT: It basically speaks to most interview advice you see, for all aspects of your presentation, when dealing with people you don't know very well ...the goal is to offend no one, appeal to everyone, as best you can.
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I guess you should probably listen to these guys, bk. Looks like I'm alone in my opinion so far, haha. Maybe it shows that I haven't been on an interview since I was 18......
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That is a good question, and surprisingly one that has not been asked around these parts (although asked ad nauseum in other fora). Personally, I usually wear my MUT Moon on a black strap. It is discreet, it pairs great with a suit, and I would be incredibly shocked if anyone knew what on earth it was. And frankly, if someone did recognize it, they would probably be a watch nerd like myself.

One of my pet peeves is when people say "wear what you want!" As Keith mentioned (aka, the TWAT Master), the goal of an interview is to offend as few people as possible. You may love your new sub no date, but hell, there are more than a few people who will form a negative opinion of you upon seeing that crown. I remember a friend of mine went into an interview wearing his DJ. Long story short, the interviewer was wearing a similar DJ, and said something to the effect of "must be nice owning a Rolex already, it took me half of my career to earn mine." Sure, the interviewer was a jerk. But that is not how you want to start any interview.
post #32023 of 48312
"Know your audience".

- Somebody Smart


And FWIW, I haven't had an interview in a very long time, either.
post #32024 of 48312
I'll add my voice to the chorus. Try not to wear anything, watch or anything else, that stands out to the point that it distracts the decision maker from you and your qualifications. I used to do a shit ton of interviews in my former role (mostly entry level analyst or manager, though) and that's the advice I always give. I don't remember anyone ever distinguishing himself by the watch he wore (I did see lots of Rolexes but they don't necessarily stand out - realize that we are all outliers here and most people don't notice watches unless they are huge and gold, or something), but I have a lot of stories about the negative and often hilarious ways that candidates have chosen to "stand out".
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And HOLY $H!T ..... I am now a TWAT Master?!
Welcome to the ranks. I too am a TWAT master of an entirely different sort


(Sorry guys, I know I've made this bad joak a hundred times before but I can never resist)
post #32025 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

EDIT: It basically speaks to most interview advice you see, for all aspects of your presentation, when dealing with people you don't know very well ...the goal is to offend no one, appeal to everyone, as best you can.

 

LISTEN to the TWAT MASTER.

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