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    Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000?

    Don't you LOVE articles in the press like this?

    Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000? - The Globe and Mail

    RUSSELL SMITH
    From Saturday's Globe and Mail
    Published Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 2:00PM EDT
    Last updated Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 4:16PM EDT


    The question

    My husband has the kind of job that requires him to meet with dignitaries and corporate biggies. They all wear watches that cost as much as our car. What sort of watch can he wear that will do the job without crossing the five-figure (or even the four-figure) mark?

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    Bejewelled and ultra-accurate watches are not signs of social status or power. They are signs of lots and lots of money, which is a very different thing. If I see a guy in a watch worth more than $1,000, I admit I first assume he’s a bit of a jerk – unless I know for sure that he has already donated significantly to charity and already owns a great deal of original art. The technical side of watches – their accuracy, water resistance, their stopwatches and alarms – are all unnecessary to men with actual power (who have assistants to tell them how soon lunch is and engineers to run their machines). Expensive watches are simply jewellery, and jewellery, generally, should be minimized on men. Furthermore, I highly doubt that your husband’s associates are going to judge his professional capacities or his character by his watch. They haven’t got to where they are by worrying about things like that. All he needs is a sturdy plain Seiko with a leather strap.
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    Re: Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000?

    I stopped reading the answer as soon as I saw this: "If I see a guy in a watch worth more than $1,000, I admit I first assume he’s a bit of a jerk – unless I know for sure that he has already donated significantly to charity and already owns a great deal of original art".
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    Wow. This guy makes the Watch Snob seem lucid. Quite a feat indeed :D

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    Re: Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000?

    Lmfao!

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    It's great piece eh? I loved the "jerk" line too.... wait until you get to the reader comments!....all the Walmart and Timex exponents in an orgy of mutual masturbation *G*
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    Re: Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000?

    This is yet another testament to the sorry state of the Media. When uneducated and unqualified people offer their useless opinions to the masses, when news outlets can't report straight news, but replace it with their commentary. It's like asking brainless celebrities their opinion on politics.
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    Re: Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000?

    Wow, this guy is the watch hater. Most people have expensive interests that may seem irrational to other people.

    How is spending a few thousand on a watch any different to someone forking out a similar amount on a home cinema, coffee machine, car body kit or 100 year old wine?
    I'm content with my watch collection

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    Re: Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000?

    Give RT (Russia Today) a shot.
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    This is yet another testament to the sorry state of the Media. When uneducated and unqualified people offer their useless opinions to the masses, when news outlets can't report straight news, but replace it with their commentary. It's like asking brainless celebrities their opinion on politics.

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    Re: Can you get a decent watch for less than $1,000?

    probably drives a $25,000 Toyota Prius to ease his conscious and has never donated to charity in his life.

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    that article is as stupid as a reversible condom... Or maybe worse...



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