Here's the $61,000 question: if a lawyer purchases an expensive watch to keep better track of the time he's billing, can he charge it to a client? Hmm, that's a tough one. Let's say the answer is yes. What watch should he buy? In my opinion, there's no better tenth-of-an-hour time-tracker than the Patek Philippe Grand Complications 3970EJ. It's there on the left. And at only $60,495, it's a bargain.
But what if your last $61,000 went to pay for 1/3 of your student loans, 1/2 of your new car, or 1/10 of your lakefront vacation home? Or what if you're just a newbie lawyer who's too unschooled and irresponsible to wear an entire bank vault on your wrist? If this describes you, why not try the Rolex Datejust? At a mere $5,500, it's a perfect beginner watch for any lawyer. Admittedly, it's no Patek Philippe, but it does come with a second hand--count six times around, then bill one-tenth of an hour. Easy!
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