(linux_pro @ Feb. 22 2005,12:35) Whose watch is that? Â I'm lost. My watch is a simple (but not TOO cheap) gold and SS Seiko. Â It has served me quite well. Â The idea of spending money on a Cartier or Rolex seems silly to me. Â I could invest the savings, and in 2-3 years have enough return to buy 2 or 3 Rolex's, although I would rather reinvest that money. Â It reminds me of one of my father's favorite sayings, "Don't spend money on anything that's not going to make you money." Â You could say a nice suit is extravagant, but I don't think so - it's more of an investment. Â It is important to have quality suits if you would like to have a good job. Â My car is a different story. Â Heh heh. Â But spending more than 400 USD on a watch seems ludicrous to me. Â I have a clock on my cell phone, after all. Â Again, it just comes down to personal tastes I guess.
Linux, I finally see something I agree with you on. It's amazing. I am with you, I could never spend an absurd amount on a watch, I think $400 is plenty. I might spend $1k on a watch ONCE. Styleman/whatever, you are SUCH a bad liar. Â
I find the hostility towards fine watches suprising. I fail to see how wearing a nice automatic "prestigious" watch is somehow not akin to dropping $3-$4K on a bespoke suit. I honestly don't think the superior fit helps your career any - 99.9% of the public will never be able to tell the difference in fit between a $1,100 Canali altered to fit you and a bespoke suit from Savile Row (nevermind the fact that the vast majority of the time in an office setting people remove their suit jackets - its very hard to muck up trouser fit regardless of the price). Btw, I love fine watches, and would consider $1,000-$1,200 to be the minimum one should pay for a fine watch - Baume & Mercier, Maurice Lacroix, Oris and Frederique Constant all fall within that price range. Panzer