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Watches as a lawyer

Postby joetheplumber » Sun May 06, 2012 9:11 pm

What kind of watches is recommended for lawyers. Should it be plain or can it look messy with chronographs? I would think that to have a plain watch is better to be safer on the conservative side.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby kaiser » Sun May 06, 2012 9:13 pm

I typically see more conservative watches, but this is one of those really unimportant details. I've worn the same black-faced Seiko silver watch for many years. Got it as a gift when I was in high school, and I'll be wearing it for a long time.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Jacky D. » Sun May 06, 2012 9:17 pm

Another (minor) detail is that dress watches traditionally have a leather strap that matches your belt and shoes in grain and color instead of a silver/gold band.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby kaiser » Sun May 06, 2012 9:19 pm

Jacky D. wrote:Another (minor) detail is that dress watches traditionally have a leather strap that matches your belt and shoes in grain and color instead of a silver/gold band.


Right, thats what I was getting at. That, as with any tiny accessory or detail, there are certain "conventions" that go along with it, but that since its such a minor issue, you can honestly do whatever and it wouldn't matter. During interviews I saw nice looking gold watches, silver watches, leather watches, etc. Hell, I even saw one of those athletic digital watches in bright yellow.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby roaringeagle » Sun May 06, 2012 9:36 pm

I think a really classy, possible to find on sale option would be a Movado. If you are wealthier, a Tag or a subdued Rolex. I met this medical student whose father-in law bought him a 10k dollar Rolex for his engagement party. The guy says to me "Hey you want to check it out" and proceeds to chuck it to me across the room. :D Some people have no respect for a nice watch. I personally cannot wear watches they chafe my wrists like a bitch.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Glock » Sun May 06, 2012 9:43 pm

Gaudy Frolex.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby roaringeagle » Sun May 06, 2012 9:57 pm

hey Glock why is Springfield XD so much better and safer? :D

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Jacky D. » Sun May 06, 2012 10:00 pm

I like to match my watch to the Sig I carry, which just so happens to be significantly better than both Glock and Springfield. (Middle ground enough so as to not derail thread?)

But yeah, this day and age leather vs metal, chronograph vs date, its all really a matter of preference. I doubt you'd get an offer for having a nice watch any faster than you'd get no-offered for having a bad one.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby rayiner » Sun May 06, 2012 10:04 pm

Whatever you buy, I'd recommend buying last year's style on clearance: http://www.jomashop.com/tag-heuer.html.

They're completely new, a fraction of the price, and mens' styles change so slowly nobody will even notice.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Glock » Sun May 06, 2012 10:04 pm

roaringeagle wrote:hey Glock why is Springfield XD so much better and safer? more made in Croatia? :D



FIFY.

It is neither better nor safer. I think the grip angle is more comfortable for people used to shooting 1911s, but objectively that is still inferior. Its popularity stems mostly from Glock haters with irrational justifications who are happy to buy a conceptually similar gun as long as an American manufacturer slaps their name on it.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby kaiser » Sun May 06, 2012 10:05 pm

Jacky D. wrote:I like to match my watch to the Sig I carry, which just so happens to be significantly better than both Glock and Springfield. (Middle ground enough so as to not derail thread?)

But yeah, this day and age leather vs metal, chronograph vs date, its all really a matter of preference. I doubt you'd get an offer for having a nice watch any faster than you'd get no-offered for having a bad one.


All this talk of sigs and glocks would make someone think this is a thread about what firearms we like to carry

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun May 06, 2012 10:07 pm

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby stabiloboss » Sun May 06, 2012 10:08 pm

if students wear expensive watches in law school, does that come off bad?

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby ran12 » Sun May 06, 2012 10:08 pm

I'd go with Tag over Movado. Tags are more for people our age and look fine with a suit. Movado is nice but it's def more for older people. If you wanna get something even nicer, go with Breitling. Rolex is kind of overrated and it's more hype than anything in regard to its rep.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby kaiser » Sun May 06, 2012 10:10 pm

stabiloboss wrote:if students wear expensive watches in law school, does that come off bad?


I mean, given that people are wearing normal casual school clothes everyday, a super fancy watch would seem a bit out of place, but i'm sure no one would notice or care

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby kaiser » Sun May 06, 2012 10:29 pm

ran12 wrote:I'd go with Tag over Movado. Tags are more for people our age and look fine with a suit. Movado is nice but it's def more for older people. If you wanna get something even nicer, go with Breitling. Rolex is kind of overrated and it's more hype than anything in regard to its rep.


Lol yeah, since the average student definitely has $1,000+ to spend on a watch. Though, once I actually have some paychecks in the bank, I would love one of those Tag watches, since they are sharp as hell.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Glock » Sun May 06, 2012 10:35 pm

Jacky D. wrote:I like to match my watch to the Sig I carry, which just so happens to be significantly better than both Glock and Springfield. (Middle ground enough so as to not derail thread?)

But yeah, this day and age leather vs metal, chronograph vs date, its all really a matter of preference. I doubt you'd get an offer for having a nice watch any faster than you'd get no-offered for having a bad one.


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Sigs are better than Glocks if you like oversized pistols with sub-par capacity and terrible triggers. They are well-made and reliable, which is more than you can say about a lot of guns.

I like Sigs. Their legacy designs are good but inefficient when compared to more forward-thinking pistols. Their new crap is... crap. They do have issues with broken mainsprings, but you generally only see that when you shoot a lot.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby kaiser » Sun May 06, 2012 10:44 pm

Glock wrote:
Jacky D. wrote:I like to match my watch to the Sig I carry, which just so happens to be significantly better than both Glock and Springfield. (Middle ground enough so as to not derail thread?)

But yeah, this day and age leather vs metal, chronograph vs date, its all really a matter of preference. I doubt you'd get an offer for having a nice watch any faster than you'd get no-offered for having a bad one.


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Sigs are better than Glocks if you like oversized pistols with sub-par capacity and terrible triggers. They are well-made and reliable, which is more than you can say about a lot of guns.

I like Sigs. Their legacy designs are good but inefficient when compared to more forward-thinking pistols. Their new crap is... crap. They do have issues with broken mainsprings, but you generally only see that when you shoot a lot.


Yeah, I live in a state that is Nazi when it comes to guns. I go to inquire about a firearms permit, and they treat me like its the spanish inquisition to try and get me to turn away. So they try and keep us in a bubble-like state in which only the criminals can get their hands on guns.

What would be the type of pistol one would look toward if he is just interested in some target shooting at the range? (I know this isn't watch related, but this is a more novel topic anyway)

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Glock » Sun May 06, 2012 10:49 pm

kaiser wrote:Yeah, I live in a state that is Nazi when it comes to guns. I go to inquire about a firearms permit, and they treat me like its the spanish inquisition to try and get me to turn away. So they try and keep us in a bubble-like state in which only the criminals can get their hands on guns.

What would be the type of pistol one would look toward if he is just interested in some target shooting at the range? (I know this isn't watch related, but this is a more novel topic anyway)



Banstate = small pistol designed to hold 9 or 10 rounds (if you have a magazine capacity limit). Glock 26, Sig p6, CZ 83 (10 round mags).

All around winner/utility for non-ban states = Glock 19.

Range gun = a .22 to shoot more and cost less. Or a Glock 34, Glock 17, CZ 75 or CZ SP01 (highly recommended). There are other decent guns by often they vary between too expensive or too shitty. The centerfires are only worth it if you can have a full capacity magazine. Some ban states let you own pre-ban magazines (those imported to the state before the ban), so you might be able to work around it.

Don't feel bad about them hassling you for a permit. Remember, they need to keep people who already have illegal guns safe from you.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby psm11 » Sun May 06, 2012 10:58 pm

I personally love watches and have began trying to put together a nice collection. Just recently I made the jump to the higher end automatic pieces by purchasing a U-Boat Classico for more casual wear and a Bell & Ross BR01-92 for more formal occasions. Both watches are very versatile and look good with a number of different styles. In the end tho, you should choose a watch that you like--you are the one who is going to be wearing it everyday.

I was always curios to see how it would play out if one was to sit down for a job interview and had a nicer watch (say a 20k Audemar Piguet) on than the guy conducting the interview (say he had on 5k Rolex).

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby psm11 » Sun May 06, 2012 11:02 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:For when you make partner:

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I would do a lot to have an AP Royal Oak Offshore like the one in the pic. 20k+ price tag is a killer.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun May 06, 2012 11:23 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:For when you make partner:

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Panerais are useless. Standard ETA movement. Do don't even really do any significant modifications. You're paying for the aesthetic and to look like a 2nd year Wall Street Analyst.

An Audemars Piguet on the other hand...

*drools*

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby kalvano » Sun May 06, 2012 11:29 pm

I wish TAG still made the watch I have. It's the professional model that they made for like 25 years. For some reason they quit making it, but it's stainless steel and looks good with pretty much anything. It's very simple and basic looking. I got the black face, which gives it a bit of a dressier look. If you can find one on-line, I think they go for close to retail now.


Also, SIG / HK > Springfield > Glock.

I want a Les Baer quite badly.
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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun May 06, 2012 11:30 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Panerais are useless. Standard ETA movement. Do don't even really do any significant modifications. You're paying for the aesthetic and to look like a 2nd year Wall Street Analyst.

An Audemars Piguet on the other hand...

*drools*


I love Panerais and I don't think I would care if they didn't keep perfect time. I'm also a fan of IWC watches.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun May 06, 2012 11:36 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Panerais are useless. Standard ETA movement. Do don't even really do any significant modifications. You're paying for the aesthetic and to look like a 2nd year Wall Street Analyst.

An Audemars Piguet on the other hand...

*drools*


I love Panerais and I don't think I would care if they didn't keep perfect time. I'm also a fan of IWC watches.

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I just don't see the point in spending multiple thousands of dollars if it's not going to have a durable and accurate movement that lasts for a long period of time. At that point you're just paying for a fashion accessory for your wrist. The only exception I can think of is if you need a solidly engineered watch for extreme environments. I'm much more of a fan of Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, or Ulysse Nardin on the high end. The latter two can be purchased on ebay for $400-600 if you look.




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