Plus, rather, not in karma, but in a resume. For, as they say, they meet by their clothes ... well, and by the clock too. And the question - what watch to wear for an interview - seems incredibly difficult, but in fact the answer to it follows from a very small number of basic rules. Regardless of what position you are applying for - even as a dump truck driver, even as a bank director, there are only two basic principles: the business style of your watch and their adequacy to the level of your income.
The interview is absolutely a business event. It is neither a gala reception, nor a fun party, nor physical education and sports. Accordingly, you will not come to such a meeting either in a tuxedo with a bow tie, or in an exotic outfit, or in a sports uniform. No, of course, you will come in something business and neutral, for example, in a suit.
This applies to wristwatches in full measure. If you inadvertently have a diamond watch, put it aside. A skull and bones dial won't work either, save that beauty for Halloween. From something actively athletic, such as, say, smart watch with the symbols of the football championship, again, it is better to abstain. But the strict three switchman is more than good. Smart watches like Apple will be quite appropriate.
This is a subtle point. A watch is an accessory that speaks a lot to an experienced observer, and it is worth it to seem exactly the way you are. But your employer or his representative - in all likelihood, a human resources specialist - of course, is quite experienced and sharp-sighted. There is no need to overdo it either towards very expensive watches or very cheap ones.
Applying for a high-paying job? Here is an absolutely adequate Swiss "suit" Oris Artelier Date for you: three hands and a date window, steel case and bracelet, good dimensions (40 mm, classic!), Sapphire crystal, transparent case back, reliable Oris 733 movement (based on Sellita SW 200-1) self-winding. Everything is respectable and dignified, and the Oris company, of course, is included in the "major league" of the world watchmaking art.
By the way, if your work is expected to be connected with responsible business trips, then another model from the same manufacturer, the Big Crown Pro Pilot GMT, is also good, there is a second time zone hand, and even in a 24-hour format. Formally, it is a “pilot's” model, but nowadays it has become a stylization that only emphasizes the good taste of the watch owner.
Lower position? Something like a manager, one of many? Then the clock is better and a little more modest. For example, the Seiko Presage Automatic. No, the Japanese brand is also, of course, in the “big league”, but most of its nomenclature is traditionally more affordable than Swiss or German watches of the same class. The plus of the Presage collection is that it provides a wide range of color solutions: dials are white, black, blue, green, brown ... It would not be too cool to wear a watch with a green dial to a blue suit, but with a blue one - great. And white is completely universal. As for the "engine", the self-winding Seiko 4R35 is extremely reliable, it will not let you down.
We have mentioned the relevance of smartwatches. Indeed, they are becoming more widespread, even very high-ranking persons are fond of them! And here the cost of such a gadget is already secondary. If you are hired by some cool high-tech office or, say, an IT specialist, then something like a Suunto smartwatch would be just right. The Finnish company knows a lot about the technologies of today, if not tomorrow!
An excellent choice, including for such a specific interview, is the Spartan Ultra White mini-computer on the wrist. It doesn’t have any functions; and such as measuring the pulse can be useful in such an important interview ...
Exceptions to the rules
They, exceptions, always and everywhere have a place. If your prospective work is related to certain creative fields, then this is just such an exception. Hiring, say, in a rock group, even as an administrator, you should not seem boring. And unnecessarily shocking your future team is probably difficult. The aforementioned skulls and bones may well come to the court. Take a closer look at the watches of the Swiss brand Bomberg, they are very fond of such themes. For example, the BB-01 Automatic Red Skull is quite impressive. Well, there are a lot of other options.
And, finally, as for the case when you want to get a job as a driver, security guard, worker ... Honestly, we say without any disregard, on the contrary: we take the opportunity to remind you that creating a watch G-SHOCK, now literally conquering the world, Casio engineer Kikuo Ibe assumed that these "indestructible" watches would be in demand primarily by people of physical labor. He pictured a person building or fixing a road with a heavy jackhammer in his hands and a G-SHOCK on his wrist. We sincerely recommend, and for an interview too!