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Old 6 April 2015, 08:13 PM   #91
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I would advise against wearing it. Think of Pascals Wager. What can you gain from wearing the rolex? Almost certainly nothing. What do you risk? Alienating the employer.
What can you gain from not wearing the rolex? Not alienating the employer. What do you risk? Almost certainly nothing.
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Old 6 April 2015, 08:34 PM   #92
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I don't think so, it shows that you were sucsessful in your previous job and have the potential to be sucsessful in a new one. Good luck!
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Old 6 April 2015, 09:10 PM   #93
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In my company, I don't care what kind of watch you wear, I just want employees who will do their job.
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Old 6 April 2015, 09:57 PM   #94
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Would you hire someone that shows up for a job interview that doesn't wear a belt with his pants , nor a watch on his wrist? Wait, don't answer that<LOL>
You shouldn't wear a belt with a suit......
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Old 6 April 2015, 10:15 PM   #95
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As long as you dont wear this one , not mine of course
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Old 6 April 2015, 10:18 PM   #96
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As an employer, I actually took notice of the watch my applicant is wearing during interview. But that's because I am a WIS. 99% of the time, I think nobody cares as long as it's not shouty / bling.
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Old 6 April 2015, 11:59 PM   #97
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None will notice a black Sub unless they are into watches which then would be a fantastic conversation ice breaker. Wear it proudly.
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:00 AM   #98
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:18 AM   #99
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Aren't you going to be wearing a long sleeve button down, potentially a jacket? Wear it and keep it under your cuff. If he/she is a WIS, maybe they'll spot it and I'd assume that's a good thing. I'd like to work with someone I could talk watches with throughout the work day, enabler paradise!
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:35 AM   #100
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I say wear the watch!
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:44 AM   #101
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It's not what watch you wear, it's how you wear it.

99.9% chance that if you just wear it and don't flaunt it, nobody but another WIS will even notice it, and if the interviewer is a WIS, it will keep you in the front of his mind.

I once had a guy come in for an entry level position with a suit that was 2 sizes too big (probably his father's), and a baseball cap. He stayed in the front of my mind (so I could make sure NOT to hire him)...because of the cap, not the suit.
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:51 AM   #102
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So many comments re: not wanting to work for a company that would care if you wear a rolex...unless you are self employed, there is a fair bit of stuff you need to deal / put up with.

Well, you must want to work for this company right?

Why wear anything if there is a chance it will be perceived poorly? Loud shirt, tie, Cologne etc?

Be as conservative as you can stomach. I take it you are interviewing at another Fortune 500 co right?
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Old 7 April 2015, 12:51 AM   #103
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As others have said...

I donít see how the absence of a watch will hurt you in an interview process. I can see how wearing a Rolex might hurt you in an interview process.

If this is a role you want at a company you like, why take an unnecessary risk?


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Old 7 April 2015, 01:01 AM   #104
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Is Rolex too fancy for job interviewing?

I think a sub is ok for any and all occasions.

If you can afford multiple rolexes, I assume you're fairly well along in your career. With some career status already achieved, I think there's also an expectation of past achievements. Sub is understated enough to achieve this. Not like wearing something gold with diamonds.

Why Fortune 500? I assume you've worked at them before. Great for resume and network, etc. After a while, it's good to leverage that background to go to a smaller place where you can really drive change. The freedom and earnings potential is great too.


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Old 7 April 2015, 01:07 AM   #105
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I really think this isn't a big deal. Wear it or don't wear it, nobody cares. Us WIS waaaay overthink some things.
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Old 7 April 2015, 01:27 AM   #106
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I was unemployed for a few months in the fall and struggled a bit with this as well. For higher level interviews with CEOs and VPs I often wore one of my SS Rolexes. For lower level and creatives it was usually a vintage piece which no one but a true WIS could spot or one of my cheap, simple watches that look utilitarian.

I won't lie that once or twice it took my mind off things, but thankfully I interview well enough to push past it. I decided if anyone pressed me on it (no one ever noticed in about 75 interviews) I could say I inherited it :)


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Old 7 April 2015, 02:15 AM   #107
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No watch! Focus on interview.
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Old 7 April 2015, 02:17 AM   #108
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A remote possibility is that the interviewer may notice it and think it's a fake, and draw a negative conclusion.
Simple solution is to remove all doubt and not wear it. Sounds like it will be on your mind and may impact your interview performance.
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Old 7 April 2015, 02:43 AM   #109
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I personally don't think the DSSD and 16610 are formal attire, so the question really isn't "can I wear a Rolex", but "should I wear a sports Rolex" to an interview?

The former is resoundingly yes, the latter is likely no - depending on the employer.

Would recommend a fine watch with a matching strap. This certainly does no harm.
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Old 7 April 2015, 03:03 PM   #110
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Thanks all for your responses. Funny, I regret not adding a poll to this thread because the responses have generally either been yay or nay for wearing a watch at all. When I wore my DSSD, I would have to use the looser button on the shirt cuff. I would definitely not wear a DSSD to an interview, so with the shirt cuff being on a tighter setting, I may not even wear a watch at all. Especially hearing all the interviewers being so vicious with inspecting the interviewee!

For the record, I will eventually be interviewing for mid-career level IT positions, specifically as a programmer.
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Old 7 April 2015, 03:04 PM   #111
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~~~agreed
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Old 7 April 2015, 03:27 PM   #112
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Old 7 April 2015, 04:41 PM   #113
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99.9% of job interviewers will have the wrong opinion on Rolex so keep it at home and wear it on day 1 or 2 when you start in the job.
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Old 7 April 2015, 04:44 PM   #114
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I would not wear a diver watch with a suit period, let alone one to an interview. Of all the choices you listed, I would not wear any and just go watch less.
The suit with a sports watch debate continues...
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Old 7 April 2015, 04:50 PM   #115
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If you can't even decide for yourself what watch to wear to an interview then you should sell them all, as you are going to be out of work for a long time. Sorry but now is the time to man up and get your priorities right.
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Old 7 April 2015, 05:10 PM   #116
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As soon as I saw this post I know it would be funny. Some of the responses they are truly amazing.

No one is going to notice your watch and wearing one or not will not be the deciding factor especially in IT. I am an IT manager for a major US bank and that would be the last thing on my mind would be a candidates watch. Now if I saw a candidate wearing a nice watch I would give that person a compliment, but would have 0 % on hiring or not hiring the person. I would personally wear it if it makes you more comfortable.

The only way I could even somehow see a watch hurt you was if you came in and that is all you talked about lol.

Good luck on the job hunt wearing a watch is the least of the problems out there.
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Old 7 April 2015, 06:34 PM   #117
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yes , you do
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Old 7 April 2015, 07:06 PM   #118
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yes , you do



~~~I think ex pat's point is, most suit slacks are beltless and agreed with him. I'm 58, retired some years ago and sold off all of my suits (never want to wear another=:-), but seem to recall not one of the pants/slacks w/the suit, having belt loops. Pants with belt loops worn with sport jackets, yes. Others may have better and different ideas
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Old 7 April 2015, 07:18 PM   #119
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Personally if you have doubts don't wear it.

If you get the job great. But if you don't get the job you'll forever be wondering if the interviewer prejudged you on your watch...

I would eliminate any possible doubt in the situation and leave all judgements to your interview and prior experience and not what you are or are not wearing.
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Old 7 April 2015, 08:46 PM   #120
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~~~I think ex pat's point is, most suit slacks are beltless and agreed with him. I'm 58, retired some years ago and sold off all of my suits (never want to wear another=:-), but seem to recall not one of the pants/slacks w/the suit, having belt loops. Pants with belt loops worn with sport jackets, yes. Others may have better and different ideas

You are correct. Business attire suit should never be worn with a belt, its a faux pas
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