Apple Watch in Business

benna

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Hey everyone!

My job role requires me to often dress formally and I've been using automatic watches for the past 15 years. (Mont Blanc)

I have a 38mm SS BCB on order and I'm not still quite sure about wearing one of those in a formal attire, with a suit.

Anyone here who wears one? Thoughts? :)
 

JoeG4

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TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!

lol jk.

I wonder if people actually judge people by the brand of watch they wear.
 
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Glene

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Ill still use my Breitling for important meetings and such, contrary to what apple fans may think here, except in silicon valley industries, too many sterotypes exist in business for a geeky watch in a high powered meeting.

Just my opin, the rest of the time ill have on my 42 SS with a carbon fiber band when its made by somebody.
 
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benna

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TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!

lol jk.

I wonder if people actually judge people by the brand of watch they wear.
Totally about the feeling of wearing something that is more mature. I'm not quite sure how to explain this feeling. Don't get me wrong, the Apple watch is amazing. But, in a formal setting, does it go well with the dress code ?

Ill still use my Breitling for important meetings and such, contrary to what apple fans may think here, except in silicon valley industries, too many sterotypes exist in business for a geeky watch in a high powered meeting.

Just my opin, the rest of the time ill have on my 42 SS with a carbon fiber band when its made by somebody.
Exactly my point. Some people tend to look at these things as toys. :roll eyes:
 
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Glene

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Exactly my point. Some people tend to look at these things as toys. :roll eyes:
Certainly it won't be admitted here too much, but all you need to do is go to few other sites of other hobbies, cars boats, etc. and Apple can be really polarizing. I can't take that chance when I'm contracting millions of dollars worth of business. Sometimes what they don't say is important as to what they do. It's just not worth it. Everyone accepts a hi end offering from the major watch players: Omega, Rolex Breitling/ Swiss watch. Kinda like a Brooks Brothers charcoal suit.
 
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MH01

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TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!

lol jk.

I wonder if people actually judge people by the brand of watch they wear.
Of course. Same as you judge a person by the phone they have, the car they drive etc etc

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The apple watch fits in just fine in the business world, it says tech savvy person wearing the best smart watch around. If your worried about the image, link bracelet ads that classy element.
 
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priscilla55

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Hey everyone!

My job role requires me to often dress formally and I've been using automatic watches for the past 15 years. (Mont Blanc)

I have a 38mm SS BCB on order and I'm not still quite sure about wearing one of those in a formal attire, with a suit.

Anyone here who wears one? Thoughts? :)
Think about important and powerful people you admire. Now ask yourself how much time they would spend thinking about what to wear on their wrist for the approval of others. Then wear whatever works for you.
 
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MH01

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Totally about the feeling of wearing something that is more mature. I'm not quite sure how to explain this feeling. Don't get me wrong, the Apple watch is amazing. But, in a formal setting, does it go well with the dress code ?



Exactly my point. Some people tend to look at these things as toys. :roll eyes:
Well you must have concerns that the "apple watch " is perceived as a "toy" cause you would not be asking us right? Reality is that some People believe it's brilliant , some think it's a toy. A lot more people in business will think it's a toy, than a highend automatic.
 
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chrise2

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I wouldn't go rocking the Sport (though I got the black one and that's fine enough for me being in the tech industry). I think the Apple watch can serve as a conversation starter. Its new and interesting and people will want to take a look at it.

Also, I think the only people that care either way will be watch people. 90% of people don't care what's on your wrist. Anyone that's commented on any of my higher end watches have been people that like / own real watches.
 
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Also, I think the only people that care either way will be watch people. 90% of people don't care what's on your wrist.
This. Watch snobs might balk at this newest "fad" but they are by far in the minority.

I might not go in to an important meeting wearing the bright green sport band but a leather band, milanese loop or link band would be more than enough to appear professional. Although... If your skill set & abilities are above par then you shouldn't have to worry about "will my watch be ok" when heading in to any business meeting, regardless of the band or whatnot.
 
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bunnicula

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Certainly it won't be admitted here too much, but all you need to do is go to few other sites of other hobbies, cars boats, etc. and Apple can be really polarizing. I can't take that chance when I'm contracting millions of dollars worth of business. Sometimes what they don't say is important as to what they do. It's just not worth it. Everyone accepts a hi end offering from the major watch players: Omega, Rolex Breitling/ Swiss watch. Kinda like a Brooks Brothers charcoal suit.
"...Apple can be really polarizing."

True. It's really sad that people would penalize others for their choice of smart watch, phone, etc.

It's completely ridiculous. But, they do.

This wouldn't stop me from wearing the watch, but I'm a rebel.

Watch snobbery is clearly a thing.
 
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DougFNJ

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I belong to a watch forum. I initially found the forum when researching G-Shocks. This question always came up and you will always get just the individual perspectives like with anything. What works for me and my comfort level may not necessarily work for you, and vice versa. I'm one that could wear a digital watch with a suit and not think anything of it regardless of what someone may feel is or isn't the proper etiquette. Having done this before, I've never experienced negative effects as a result.

Since I started collecting watches, one of my latest is a Doxa 1200t Professional with Orange face. The question comes up on that one too. I don't typically wear watches for attention, but I do find them to be great conversation starters when someone notices one of my unique ones.

Once you get dressed up, slap it on, if you feel comfortable, wear it. If not, put something on that will make you feel comfortable.
 
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texasstar1981

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good call on ordering the 38mm version...

I have the 38mm SS with BSB and it looks great. Might get the Milanese eventually but the look of the SS watch in a normal watch size (...38mm) is great.

Some are able to pull off the larger 42mm version with the corresponding wrist size without having the "smartwatch look" ... but 38mm looks much less nerdy and more like a normal watch
 
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Ill still use my Breitling for important meetings and such, contrary to what apple fans may think here, except in silicon valley industries, too many sterotypes exist in business for a geeky watch in a high powered meeting.

Just my opin, the rest of the time ill have on my 42 SS with a carbon fiber band when its made by somebody.
If I was in your situation, I would simply remove the AW before the meeting and pocket it. And simply not put another watch on.
That way I don't have juggle two watches.besides you can laugh your way to the bank after you sell the dumbwatch you normally might have worn.
 
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sjinsjca

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Perfectly acceptable. Any non-junk watch is fine. I've seen captains of industry with decent but unassuming Timexes and Casios that cost well under $200.

Sometimes you impress by not trying to impress.
 
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Armen

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Hey everyone!

My job role requires me to often dress formally and I've been using automatic watches for the past 15 years. (Mont Blanc)

I have a 38mm SS BCB on order and I'm not still quite sure about wearing one of those in a formal attire, with a suit.

Anyone here who wears one? Thoughts? :)
Our CEO wears a Samsung Gear watch.
 
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Che Castro

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tim cook is the ceo of the biggest company in the world and he wears an apple watch
 
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ipaine

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I'm a lawyer at a global law firm and wear the stainless steel Apple Watch. Currently using the white sports band but awaiting my link bracelet, which I think will be more suitable for pairing with a suit.
 
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