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January 06, 2009

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Ed

You may have a point that no one cares due to self-absorbtion. But I think a bigger reason is that watches are now no big deal anymore. They are actually tacky anachronisms. They no longer have the panache or cache they held in your younger days. look around--No one under 25 wears a watch any more.
The folks you visited had the good taste and manners not to point out how superannuated and just plain out-of-it you are, Jeff! Sorry.

herculodge

Everything you say is true, but damn I still love my watches.

herculodge

But two cashiers, both men in their twenties, have complimented me; one for my Nixon, the other for my Invtica, so I am spreading joy in the marketplace.

Jesse Menn

I got a few watch guys in my little clique of friends. I know they're both big fans of the Breitlings, I think. But truth be told, even of my non-watch fanatic friends that wear watches, $450 is pretty cheap. I think most of them wear either $800+ or just don't care and rock the ten dollar jobs from Target. Personally, I don't mind taking my cell phone out of my pocket and looking at the time.

herculodge

Most people under 30 use their cell phones as watches. Doctors in their 50s commonly spend $10,000 or more on their watches. I know a guy who sells surgical equipment in Orange County and he rubs shoulders with doctors who spend over $30,000 on their wrists.

Jesse Menn

The difference here is the income of a doctor and the income of a 20something working at Longs Drugs. PS, finished the first of my grad school applications. I now get to wait in fear for the next two months or so.

herculodge

What's your grad school speciality? Good luck.

Jesse Menn

Uhh, specialty? Being a mediocre student, I think. I'm looking into any and all comparative literature, English, and literature programs. Right now I'm only applying to MA programs, but mostly because I missed the deadlines for all the Ph.D programs. I'm not sure if I really want to do a Ph.D or not (which leaves out every single UC university).

Jesse Menn

Oops, hit post too soon. I'm worried about going for an MA as most schools don't really give full funding for their MA students. Also need to find some work in So Cal soon. Ugh.

herculodge

Jesse, what kind of work are you looking for?

hegyeg

Good one.

Jesse Menn

Any work that will pay, really, but something where I actually get to do something semi-related to my studies would be preferable. Bonus points for things I can put on a resume besides burger-flipper.

herculodge

If you've got connections, you'll find something.

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