What's a good watch for a mid-level / senior associate? Looking for gift ideas

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That's a tough range to buy in. You can't go cheap but can't really spend big yet.

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Technically you can, but you shouldn’t

Maybe an Apple Watch? I know that's kind of cheating

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This may not be super popular, but I got a MVMT watch for Christmas and I love it. Its classy and stylish, and not too expensive.

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I own a couple of these watches. Minimalist style and low price point. I like them a lot.

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Don’t buy them a watch as a gift. If they like watches, they’ll probably want to give input. If they’re mid-senior associate level and haven’t bought themselves a watch yet, they probably don’t care much.

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Second this. Watches can be an extremely personal decision if they’re into them. Imagine bringing out the worst parts of a lawyer’s particularity and that’s how watch people are about watches.

Gift them stocks. Gift that keeps on giving forever and they will always remember who gave them that apple, Microsoft, xyz company stock

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Shinola is a solid American company. It’s quality, but low profile. Their more base level watches start around $600, and they top out around $2k

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I like my Moldavo.

If you can afford it, vintage Rolex date just or oyster flex. They range from $2-4k. Otherwise, consider an automatic Tissot. They’re quality watches with Swiss movements. You can get one for about $500-800.

Oyster perpetual*

Pick a dive watch, any dive watch.

For those who aspire to golden handcuffs, any of the above. For those who don’t, a Casio G Shock - $139 and will last forever.

Depends on what you’re looking to spend, but nice without being “too nice”: Oris, Ball, Maurice LaCroix.

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