Best Watch for Lawyers

Okay, where are my soulless brothern and sisters of the bar?  What are the best watches for us attorneys?

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If you’re a lawyer, a Casio MudMaster since so many people want to bury or drown you. 

Okay, just kidding. So a lawyer should wear a dress watch. Gold or rose gold in color with a complicated, but understated dial. 
 

For the public defender:

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For the DA:

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For the corporate attorney:

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For the ambulance chaser:

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Not an automatic. According to most people here automatic watches have a soul! 😂 

res ipsa loquitur

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As a litigator, much of our time is spent drafting motions, typing, or otherwise wresting the wrist near a keyboard.  I prefer straps over bracelets in the office.  I think it looks better under the cuff and feels better typing.  I personally wear a Tank most of the time at work.  I rotate a couple other pieces occasionally.  I switch to my dive watch (Montblanc Iced Sea) when I get home.  

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Channeling my inner Nico Leonard I would say .. go with any Hublot. 

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I reserve this for days when I’m doing serious lawyering and I want an extra edge. 
 

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Depends, what type of lawyer and who do they traditionally represent? This will drive your answer. Could be Casio, could be Patek.

Edit:, now looking at this not on my phone. I would guess you have run into many given your profession!  :-). 

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AllTheWatches

Depends, what type of lawyer and who do they traditionally represent? This will drive your answer. Could be Casio, could be Patek.

Edit:, now looking at this not on my phone. I would guess you have run into many given your profession!  :-). 

I’m a reformed litigator and now serve as general counsel for an auto finance company.

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Horolawyer

As a litigator, much of our time is spent drafting motions, typing, or otherwise wresting the wrist near a keyboard.  I prefer straps over bracelets in the office.  I think it looks better under the cuff and feels better typing.  I personally wear a Tank most of the time at work.  I rotate a couple other pieces occasionally.  I switch to my dive watch (Montblanc Iced Sea) when I get home.  

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I agree, I actually prefer a strap to a bracelet.

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If you're a corporate attorney, I'd say go high end. Like grand Seiko. Shows you're in the know about horology. 

If you meet clients, go Casio. I wouldn't trust a lawyer who wears expensive watches. Makes you seem like a hard worker 🤣😉. 

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FifeLaw

I’m a reformed litigator and now serve as general counsel for an auto finance company.

Oh wow, that has to be a fun field to be in going into 2023. As a car and finance nerd, do you think some auto finance companies (not yours of course) will have an interesting year with the bloated loans from 2021-2022, assuming the values continue to slide down?

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I think the concern is more about inflation and the impact on the consumer’s finances.  Affordability is becoming a concern as the price of vehicles continues to increase. This is going to be an interesting year.  

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AllTheWatches

Depends, what type of lawyer and who do they traditionally represent? This will drive your answer. Could be Casio, could be Patek.

Edit:, now looking at this not on my phone. I would guess you have run into many given your profession!  :-). 

Yep, at a recent work event, I saw lots of Rolexes (mainly Subs/ GMTs) and even a rose gold AP Chrono sported by our corporate M&A types. The others were more eclectic (spotted an Alpinist Ginza on a Privacy lawyer that I coveted/ a Speedy on an entertainment lawyer/ and a Quartz Omega Seamaster 200 (pre-Bond) on a general commercial lawyer (grad present from his family/ I asked).  To be honest, the watch I most saw aside from Rolexes (mostly on the corporate/finance types) were Apple Watches with other smartwatches/fitbits following close behind.

Also, other than the guy with the Ginza, no one mentioned or noticed our watches other than one person (corporate) who asked if I was wearing a Pepsi but I said no because it was a Tudor and I know what they meant.  I had a nice long watch discussion with the Ginza guy though.

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Rocketfan

Yep, at a recent work event, I saw lots of Rolexes (mainly Subs/ GMTs) and even a rose gold AP Chrono sported by our corporate M&A types. The others were more eclectic (spotted an Alpinist Ginza on a Privacy lawyer that I coveted/ a Speedy on an entertainment lawyer/ and a Quartz Omega Seamaster 200 (pre-Bond) on a general commercial lawyer (grad present from his family/ I asked).  To be honest, the watch I most saw aside from Rolexes (mostly on the corporate/finance types) were Apple Watches with other smartwatches/fitbits following close behind.

Also, other than the guy with the Ginza, no one mentioned or noticed our watches other than one person (corporate) who asked if I was wearing a Pepsi but I said no because it was a Tudor and I know what they meant.  I had a nice long watch discussion with the Ginza guy though.

I work in finance, but frequently connect with various corporate lawyers and I would agree. 60%+ Apple watches and a smattering of everything else. A lot of DateJusts it seems. 

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I am assuming this will be entertaining for your clients and scary for opposition 🤣 

Jokes aside I would definitely go with a Grand Seiko. 

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If you’re wrist size is 5.5-7 inches, I’d aim for a traditional size (34-36mm) dress watch. If they‘re 7 inches or greater, I’d aim under 40 mm.