Have Expensive Watch, Looking For Love

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“Yes, you’re always going to get gold diggers,” he shrugs, adjusting the strap on his Cartier. “But that’s the risk you take.” This quote ends a rather interesting cultural piece in the New York Post that recently discussed how men in New York buy and wear watches to impress the ladies. "Meet the Rolex Romeos" profiles a selection of disparate guys who each feel that an expensive watch is the best way to lure in the gals.

“A Maserati only goes as far as the parking lot, but a watch you have with you all the time.” That makes sense, and it is well-known that watches are among the most noticeable things a guy can wear. For high-end watch enthusiasts talking about wearing diamond-studded watches to merely attract female attention is a bit sacrilegious. Though we can't deny that a little attention is a good thing.

These guys are all discussing watches priced $10,000 and over, and how they wear them while going out. One guy admits to waving his wrist outside of his Lexus while cruising in New Jersey as women holler (true story?). The New York Post suggests that as high-paying jobs and bonuses are creeping back up in New York City, men are once again seeking out high-end timepieces as status and sex objects.

Specifically mentioned are Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, and Hublot. According to what I am sure was very in-depth research, the Post says that large, bold, and often diamond-decorated watches seem to attract women the most. It is this 100% peacocking that seems to work for these guys.

It is successful? Certainly not for everyone or all watches. Your precious rare Patek Philippe isn't likely going to be a lusted after piece of wrist bling, as it is more likely to attract a fellow watch nerd than a sweet young thing. Personally, I have actually seen this work in real life. That is, women coming up to men wearing large diamond-covered watches and starting conversations. As suggested, they could just be gold-diggers, but is that so wrong when you are out and about wearing gold?

Check out the full piece in the New York Post.


  • MarkCarson

    Is the guy in the photo wearing a pie plate on his wrist? And how can it compete with his red pants? Talk about peacocking…

  • Neil C

    Ha, ha, ha , they go looking for women and end up with either Gay Men or Watch Nerds like us!
    Where’s FakeWatchBuster when we need him most.

    • Neil C

      Saw this recently myself at a restaurant where 6 work colleagues (not of my workplace) were definitely having a bit of a cock fight.  
      Rolex SDDS on the Italian Honcho visiting the local office, a Rolex Submariner that looked just fine, a Panerai that was very shiny and way too big for the wrist it was on (wrong watch, sorry), and a huge Rose Gold Hublot Big Bang on the local Boss.  All these watches worn beyond the cuff!
      The Boss’s wife had a Cartier or similar nice watch, and finally the guy with the most style by far (despite looking like a late night Comedian) wore a watch similar to a Vintage Hamilton or JLC, kept it off the wrist and on the table during the meal.  This wasn’t NYC, but PDX ?!

  • nateb123

    So basically, if you want to pick up women with your watch at a club: it’s dark and they probably don’t know what a Patek is.  Sounds like it should be very easy as a decent-looking, well-groomed guy to spend a couple hundred bucks on a gold, bedazzled, possibly skeleton Invicta and go to town.
    I shall report back soon with the results, although I’m on the West coast and I’m not sure how successful it will be.  We don’t have tie bars, but then none of the watches mentioned are really pure dress watches anyways.

    • MarkCarson

      nateb123 Hey, that gives me an idea. I will put on my best watch, strip naked and see if I can get any action with my wife!

      • MarkCarson

        nateb123 Forgot to mention – I will only try this at home (not at a club).

  • Neil C

    Hate to break the bad news, but a decent haircut, nice shirt and smart shoes all rate higher than watches in the goto stakes.

  • This is great conversation for 2:45 am.
    Thanks Ariel for stirring the pot! LOL
    My wife could care less what watch I have on.
    She would just turn off the lights then say, Your
    watch looks better with the lights off.” Hint, hint!

  • Ulysses31

    It’s Noo Joyzee.  Of course it’s a true story.

  • Zeitblom

    ” high-end timepieces as status and sex objects.”
    A watch as a sex object? Now *there’s* a painful perversion. And think about servicing it.
    If it’s really true that NY women are attracted to men flashing watches with diamonds, all I can say is that there must be even more fag-hags in NY than I thought…..