Colour­ful pieces

Save your cash for that is­land va­ca­tion and pick up an in­ex­pen­sive watch that’s out­side the box.

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Wrist candy.

There’s some­thing to be said for the mile­stone watch—one that might cost a cou­ple pay­checks but proves you’ve made it. Hold on to that, if only to re­mind you of the time you thought you’d “made it.” But once you’ve got a few good watches, get one you can use with­out treat­ing it like a 401(k). A knockaround watch you can wear to the beach, or in a game of pickup bas­ket­ball. Some­thing plas­tic that’s as bright as the paint job on a ’70s-era Porsche and some­thing that says you’re not about to en­ter a, um, “tick-mea­sur­ing” con­test over the size of your hard­ware. When Bill Gates sports a Ca­sio, the smart money says there’s power in plas­tic. But don’t wear one be­cause he does—wear one be­cause you don’t have any­thing to prove.

Words by Jon Roth Pho­to­graph by Jef­frey West­brook

From top At­tack watch by Swatch; the Time Teller P by Nixon; Pop­tas­tic Sport Mul­ti­func­tion by Fos­sil; Mil­i­tary Colour by G-Shock; Pro­tec­tor by G-Shock; Sis­tem Frog by Swatch.

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