Job Interview Today! Do You Think it is Tacky to Wear a Homage to an Interview?

I have a lovely San Martin Datejust homage that I absolutely adore, and it is technically my only ”real” dress watch. Obviously I wouldn’t wear it to an interview at a jewelry store, since  they might be selling the real deal there, but for an office job like this one, I’d like to hear some thoughts.

Give it to me straight, it won’t hurt my feelings, looking for honest feedback.  I also have a lovely blue-dialed Orient Kamasu diver as a “dress-diver” if you believe in that sort of thing 😜. 

Edit: Interview went great, I wore the San Martin, they didn’t even notice or mention my watch.  Pretty sure they gave me an offer.  Thanks everyone!   

The watch in question: I haven't worn it since the 21st of last month, I really adore the finishing and try to keep it as mint as possible. 

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My Orient:

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Unless it's an interview with an uppity, elitist company, maybe a snobby watch magazine, the interviewer won't even notice your watch.

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VictorAdameArt

Unless it's an interview with an uppity, elitist company, maybe a snobby watch magazine, the interviewer won't even notice your watch.

Sometimes I forget 80% of the population DGAF about watches…sad but true reality. I could see some “non-watch folks” looking down on like a G-Shock or something though, but that’s kind of common sense not to wear that with a suit, even though I’m sure there some Jason Stratham-esque personalities that could pull it off. 

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I think that it would look good with a blue suit (a call back that keeps calling back).

It will be fine for an interview.

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I wouldn’t hire you if you bring a homage 😂…

for me I don’t judge by what you wear it’s how you conduct yourself during the interview … I usually ask weird questions and see reactions…

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Ichibunz

I wouldn’t hire you if you bring a homage 😂…

for me I don’t judge by what you wear it’s how you conduct yourself during the interview … I usually ask weird questions and see reactions…

You sound like a great interviewer. I’ve been to wayyyy to many bland interviews over the past 2 months. 

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Aurelian

I think that it would look good with a blue suit (a call back that keeps calling back).

It will be fine for an interview.

Thank you, trying to calm the pre-interview nerves and the comments are helping a lot. 

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HoroMichigan

Sometimes I forget 80% of the population DGAF about watches…sad but true reality. I could see some “non-watch folks” looking down on like a G-Shock or something though, but that’s kind of common sense not to wear that with a suit, even though I’m sure there some Jason Stratham-esque personalities that could pull it off. 

That's the reality, also if you're wearing a watch you enjoy that might give you extra confidence and nail the interview!

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VictorAdameArt

That's the reality, also if you're wearing a watch you enjoy that might give you extra confidence and nail the interview!

Thats kind of what I was thinking too! Thank you for the tips!

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If a company won't hire you because you wore a homage watch, it's not the kind of company you want to work for. 

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I think the DJ homage is would look fine.   I think @Aurelian  is onto something with the suit color.  If you have something in Air Force blue, I think that  would look great.

The Kamasu, of course, would be mostly appropriate in any circumstance with any suit color.

But you know, no one pays attention to watches aside from neeeerrrrdddsssss.

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Edge168n

I think the DJ homage is would look fine.   I think @Aurelian  is onto something with the suit color.  If you have something in Air Force blue, I think that  would look great.

The Kamasu, of course, would be mostly appropriate in any circumstance with any suit color.

But you know, no one pays attention to watches aside from neeeerrrrdddsssss.

Sadly my blue suit coat is wrinkled and I can’t get my steamer to work :( it’s not that high up of a job, honestly a nice shirt and tie should suffice for this position, entry level sales. 

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HoroMichigan

Sadly my blue suit coat is wrinkled and I can’t get my steamer to work :( it’s not that high up of a job, honestly a nice shirt and tie should suffice for this position, entry level sales. 

Hot shower method always works for me (and has gotten me out of a pinch or two) but you know what would work.

Best of luck! 

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If wearing it makes you confident then 100% it's the right watch. No one with any decency would judge you for your choice of watch. 👍

Good luck! 

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Are you anticipating this interview question:"If a train travels at 50 mph out of Chicago, and another train at 60 mph out of Indianapolis, both leaving at noon, what time would your cheap Chinese copy of a watch show when the trains pass each other?" 😁

But seriously, I don't think any interviewer would even remotely care. Good luck!

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you interviewing for Hodinkee??? who cares!