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Old 29 August 2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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WSJ: Your Watch Says More About Your Status Than You Think

Article from teh Wall Street Journal. Hopefully it goes through.

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Old 29 August 2019, 11:23 AM   #2
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These articles always make me cringe. If my coworkers are concerned about what watch I wear, it says more about them and their insecurities.
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Old 29 August 2019, 11:37 AM   #3
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Didn’t some member here post that he discriminates against someone that wears a Rolex in an interview?
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Old 29 August 2019, 11:47 AM   #4
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The only thing of value in that article was the obvious marketing of the watches at the end.


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Old 29 August 2019, 11:59 AM   #5
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i just had an interview the other day and wore my Batman GMT. I didnt notice the watches of the interviewers.
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Old 29 August 2019, 12:02 PM   #6
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These articles always make me cringe. If my coworkers are concerned about what watch I wear, it says more about them and their insecurities.
100% agree

There are plenty of people out there who judge you because of what watch you wear and I’d say, of those who I know personally that do this, they are very insecure and have plenty of issues

That being said. The majority of people don’t see value in a frivolous item such as a luxury watch so if someone drops 5, 25 or 50k on a watch they feel their judgement is vindicated. On the other hand, these same people drop 150k on a car and think it’s perfectly justifiable

What a WIS vs Non-WIS world we live in
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Old 29 August 2019, 12:19 PM   #7
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Or they have 2 kids and spend God knows how much on that...
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Old 29 August 2019, 01:01 PM   #8
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Didn’t some member here post that he discriminates against someone that wears a Rolex in an interview?


lol I think I remember that
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Old 29 August 2019, 01:12 PM   #9
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As said before on the forum, they shouldn’t judge us as stupid for spending money on a watch, if they don’t expect us to judge them for having payments on a car that depreciates quickly
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Old 29 August 2019, 01:17 PM   #10
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That guy at the end wishes he was invited to Daytona day... prefers a Tudor back bay? Give me a break. This is rubbish
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Old 29 August 2019, 01:46 PM   #11
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Posting links to paywalls is of little value if you want a discussion beyond the headline.


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Old 29 August 2019, 02:10 PM   #12
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WSJ: Your Watch Says More About Your Status Than You Think

A watch likely to reflect the owner’s characters and style too.





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Old 29 August 2019, 03:43 PM   #13
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Old 29 August 2019, 04:03 PM   #14
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I leave the watch at home for any business related meetings or going to work. They only come out during the weekend or after work-hours.
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Old 29 August 2019, 09:48 PM   #15
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I believe that a SS watch will generally go unnoticed unless someone is looking for trouble. Even WG/PT go unnoticed generally. But an all YG/RG watch/bracelet does attract attention, and people being people, someone will get jealous. It's up to you to determine if your situation can tolerate this. In my case, no YG when I'm fundraising for a startup because investors often view the purchase as luxurious and therefore question how I'll spend their money. Otherwise I don't worry.
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Old 29 August 2019, 09:55 PM   #16
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Article from teh Wall Street Journal. Hopefully it goes through.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-wa...le_email_share
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Old 29 August 2019, 09:58 PM   #17
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Exactly

Closed thread

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=694910
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Old 29 August 2019, 10:16 PM   #18
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Or they have 2 kids and spend God knows how much on that...


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Old 29 August 2019, 10:37 PM   #19
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It sounds like they interviewed a couple people who were hoping for attention about their watches, and not getting it at work.

But I will say it was written better than I was expecting, I like how the author was talking about a green faced Rolex and not throwing around nicknames. Seems like watch articles in mainstream papers try to get too technical and end up showing how little they know.



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That took me a minute, but
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Old 29 August 2019, 10:39 PM   #20
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I find this topic fascinating and borderline strange

I wear what I want and people need to accept it or they don’t, their choice

If I am discriminated against because of my watch or attire I don’t want to know or do business with those people, so it’s a very quick way of filtering people you don’t connect with.
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Old 29 August 2019, 10:47 PM   #21
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If I am discriminated against because of my watch or attire I don’t want to know or do business with those people, so it’s a very quick way of filtering people you don’t connect with.
I'm with you on that, but unfortunately I've found that Rolex SAs are the absolute worst when it comes to discriminating based on attire or watches
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Old 29 August 2019, 10:55 PM   #22
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It sounds like they interviewed a couple people who were hoping for attention about their watches, and not getting it at work.



But I will say it was written better than I was expecting, I like how the author was talking about a green faced Rolex and not throwing around nicknames. Seems like watch articles in mainstream papers try to get too technical and end up showing how little they know.









That took me a minute, but
You know it! The guy I replied to is catatafish, very nice to see a couple guys in the forum who watch it hahah






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Old 29 August 2019, 10:59 PM   #23
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I have to admit I was a bit concerned my new boss would notice I have not one but three Rolex watches as I rotate them each week. In the end, I didn’t avoid wearing them because of that and to my surprise, one day he told me that he really wants to buy a Rolex and in particular he wants my CHNR (his own, not mine!)! That makes two bosses I’ve converted into Rolex lovers!
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Old 29 August 2019, 11:51 PM   #24
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You know it! The guy I replied to is catatafish, very nice to see a couple guys in the forum who watch it hahah






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Great to see others are interested in the arts!
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Old 29 August 2019, 11:57 PM   #25
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Thanks Brian that helped.

I surmise that we have a division of opinion in both the closed thread and this new one we’re reading now,

On one side we have people who feel like “I’ll wear what I want” - and I respect that opinion. It sort of sounds like “you’re not the boss of me...”

For those people, look around and ask if you already have everything in life you need, want, and will ever want until you take the eternal celestial dirt nap. If so, congrats and more power to ya. If not, and if you aren’t CEO of your own life yet, maybe shift that opinion a tad. Perhaps away from the typical garden variety of always doing it “my way” and see if you gain more traction to get all the things in life you want.

For those on the other side, the ones who already know that context matters...and in business it matters a lot...then you have already learned to dress appropriately for the occasion. Both in your daily garb and your wristwear.

A clueful interviewer, potential partner, financier, customer, and many more can see through your banter and peel back a layer of your public persona by skillfully observing you, your mannerisms, your accoutrements and your surroundings.


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Old 30 August 2019, 12:00 AM   #26
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Thanks Brian that helped.

I surmise that we have a division of opinion in both the closed thread and this new one we’re reading now,
Well I still cannot read any of the three links that have now been posted.

I suspect it is yet another piece in the WSJ for clicks and ads and not real info.
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Old 30 August 2019, 12:05 AM   #27
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Or they have 2 kids and spend God knows how much on that...
kids are expensive, it's a fact. Are you saying you value a stupid watch over your children ? I hope not .........
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Old 30 August 2019, 12:07 AM   #28
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My coworkers like my watches and some take a picture to show their boyfriends. My boss wears no watch but loves mine and asks if I have anything new coming to the office so he can see. I get my deliveries there because someone is always here to sign for it. I enjoy sitting down during lunch and explaining the watches to people who are interested in listening whether it is a vintage Seiko like I love collecting or a Rolex that comes once in a blue moon. Nobody passes judgement at least to my face and I don't flaunt, only entertain questions and try to educate. One of my vendors who comes in used to sell watches at Torneau and another bought a stretch rivet oyster from me for his vintage Rolex that he collects. So I'm fortunate to have a very positive experience with my watches in the workplace with coworkers and associates.
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Old 30 August 2019, 01:35 AM   #29
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Well I still cannot read any of the three links that have now been posted.



I suspect it is yet another piece in the WSJ for clicks and ads and not real info.


One of the google links worked for me in that closed thread. But you’ll see a 3rd thread just opened on same topic and the OP of that one pasted the full text into post #2: https://www.rolexforums.com/showpost...93&postcount=2


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Old 30 August 2019, 01:47 AM   #30
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Think the headline of the article should be “People Wear Watches” and the contents of the article should be “People wear watches and if you’d like to also here are some ideas [product placement as in existing article]”

And yes I read it (link to full article worked on Tapatalk, just X’ed out of the paywall box)


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