Watch or jewelry to celebrate promotion?

dster1

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Hi everyone, I recently got a new job and promotion. I want to treat myself to something nice and I'm torn between a Cartier tank (francaise or solo) watch or a Tiffany DBTY in rose gold (.19 ct or so).

I know the price and items are so different but if given the option, which would you choose? Right now I have watches from citizen and Burberry. I don't have any other jewelry from Tiffany's aside from a bead bracelet.

Fwiw, I'm 25 in NYC and work in Finance.

TIA!
 

LVoeletters

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I have a Cartier watch and now a DBTY, and I would choose the watch anyday of the week. My DBTY is .41 and I honestly wish it was bigger. The watch though is super classic and I think will make a better statement and investment than a smaller DBTY. So I personally would get the watch and then later would get the necklace. Just my experience.
 

Docjeun

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I have a Cartier watch and now a DBTY, and I would choose the watch anyday of the week. My DBTY is .41 and I honestly wish it was bigger. The watch though is super classic and I think will make a better statement and investment than a smaller DBTY. So I personally would get the watch and then later would get the necklace. Just my experience.
Exactly what I was going to suggest.
 

dster1

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Do you think the watch will look too flashy for someone my age? I have a love bracelet and sometimes feel self conscious about it.
 

skyqueen

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I have a Cartier watch and now a DBTY, and I would choose the watch anyday of the week. My DBTY is .41 and I honestly wish it was bigger. The watch though is super classic and I think will make a better statement and investment than a smaller DBTY. So I personally would get the watch and then later would get the necklace. Just my experience.
Exactly what I was going to suggest.
Yup!
Plus a nice watch will make you look very conscientious...sorry if I sound like your Mother. UGH!
 

emchhardy

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I would probably go for the DBTY (since you already have two watches) but from a different brand so you can get more bang for your buck.
 

dster1

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I have a Cartier watch and now a DBTY, and I would choose the watch anyday of the week. My DBTY is .41 and I honestly wish it was bigger. The watch though is super classic and I think will make a better statement and investment than a smaller DBTY. So I personally would get the watch and then later would get the necklace. Just my experience.
I just saw your post in the other thread. I see what you mean about not getting it in small size. I think the .41 looks great on you and will probably regret getting something on the small end.
 

Harpertoo

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Watch.

It's something you can wear & see daily at work.
And I find a Cartier tank very wearable for conservative work environments like finance.
 

ame

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Honestly, I'd get the watch. That's a significant timepiece upgrade, and a worthy one. It's also something you'll see everyday, wear everyday, and kind of a "power" piece you can wear to work. When people in your field see that, they'll see that you do well.
 

ame

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Do you think the watch will look too flashy for someone my age? I have a love bracelet and sometimes feel self conscious about it.
I don't think so, as long as you keep it on the moderate/smaller side and don't get a massive sized one. Keep it small and traditional and it will look classic and tasteful and above all: professional.
 
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Another vote for the watch.

OR, do you wear earrings? Do you already own a pair of diamond studs? If not, they would be my top choice since you already own two other watches. I think diamond studs would really give you lots of mileage; both at work and at play.

Congrats on the new job and promotion!! What a wonderful dilemma to be in!