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double negative
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"Men, do you own or wear jewelry?"


  

          

The youtube algo got me, I've been watching a lot of watch influencer content lately.

1. Goddamn, I am never not surprised at how many rich people there are in the world.

2. Watch collecting is fucking weird.

3. Luxury watches are just "acceptable" jewelry for (white) men (of certain means) - and like other things the culture flows from the top while also flowing up from the bottom. Rappers want to exude wealth and class. Rich people want to be "in" and cool.

so, through a combination of growing up dirt poor and through layers of my own psychology at play, I've never owned jewelry or nice jewelry.

Even now, on my ring finger, I'm wearing a silicone band.
I wear silicone because I still work with my hands and I am freaked out about ring avulsion - but still, I could maybe stand to have A work/date night piece.


I grew up with scarcity I don't think jewelry is a sound way to spend money and I think of it as something that will have to be sold off to be able to eat because I'm simultaneous still "there" mentally of being poor - but I'm also just mad uncomfortable spending that much dough on something even if I could afford it.

I'm going to just save all of this for therapy. Goddamn.

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just watches and the wedding band..jewelry is gross to me
Jul 23rd 2021
1
Yes
Jul 23rd 2021
2
Of course
Jul 23rd 2021
3
my husband has a cuban link chain
Jul 23rd 2021
4
Silicone wedding band, bead bracelets, Fitbit…that all
Jul 23rd 2021
5
I do have a couple of nice watches for when I’m suited
Jul 23rd 2021
6
20 dollar wedding band, 80 dollar watch. that's it.
Jul 23rd 2021
7
RE: Men, do you own or wear jewelry?
Jul 23rd 2021
8
nope.
Jul 23rd 2021
9
diamond cut chain with a mariner's cross, and a gold watch
Jul 23rd 2021
10
No, not anymore
Jul 23rd 2021
11
Haven't bought any since I lost my class ring.
Jul 23rd 2021
12
For me, it's slave shit and...
Jul 24th 2021
13
I am shopping for a herring bone.
Jul 26th 2021
14
band, watch, occasional beaded bracelet... I want Grillz for some
Jul 26th 2021
15
Grillz for some reason are
Aug 02nd 2021
23
Watches. No chains, bracelets, earrings, etc.
Jul 27th 2021
16
I wear beaded necklaces and on occasion a ring.
Jul 27th 2021
17
Not at all.
Jul 27th 2021
18
I've had a smart watch or two at times
Jul 27th 2021
19
watches and simple bracelets. Dassit.
Jul 27th 2021
20
Just a watch...
Jul 27th 2021
21
RE: Men, do you own or wear jewelry?
Jul 28th 2021
22
white/black quartz on a gold chain
Aug 02nd 2021
24
nah.. wedding band and apple watch
Aug 02nd 2021
25
Virgil got that Patek on my wrist goin' nuts
Aug 02nd 2021
26
Own a few watches, but don't wear them. Don't have any other jewelry
Aug 02nd 2021
27

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1. "just watches and the wedding band..jewelry is gross to me"
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>The youtube algo got me, I've been watching a lot of watch
>influencer content lately.
>
>1. Goddamn, I am never not surprised at how many rich people
>there are in the world.
>
>2. Watch collecting is fucking weird.
>
>3. Luxury watches are just "acceptable" jewelry for (white)
>men (of certain means) - and like other things the culture
>flows from the top while also flowing up from the bottom.
>Rappers want to exude wealth and class. Rich people want to be
>"in" and cool.
>
>so, through a combination of growing up dirt poor and through
>layers of my own psychology at play, I've never owned jewelry
>or nice jewelry.
>
>Even now, on my ring finger, I'm wearing a silicone band.
>I wear silicone because I still work with my hands and I am
>freaked out about ring avulsion - but still, I could maybe
>stand to have A work/date night piece.
>
>
>I grew up with scarcity I don't think jewelry is a sound way
>to spend money and I think of it as something that will have
>to be sold off to be able to eat because I'm simultaneous
>still "there" mentally of being poor - but I'm also just mad
>uncomfortable spending that much dough on something even if I
>could afford it.
>
>I'm going to just save all of this for therapy. Goddamn.
>
>

  

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Fri Jul-23-21 01:43 PM

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2. "Yes"
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For what it's worth, I was "there" for a while because I literally couldn't afford it, but now that I can afford it, I find myself battling between what I want to wear, how much I want it to be of a certain quality, and how to practically think through how much I choose to spend on each piece

Short answer to your question: I currently rock beads and a watch. I will likely own two chains soonish, and may look into rings and bracelets at some point in the future. I do think it's a form of expression and I like the way I look with jewelry on

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3. "Of course"
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Two chains. ©️

One jade buddha pendent

Gold bracelet

I'm hairy like George the animal Steele I enjoy having my chest hair out with my chains nestled in there like a golden garter snake

  

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4. "my husband has a cuban link chain"
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and he puts his wedding ring on that.

he also likes these rings: https://www.clocksandcolours.com/

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5. "Silicone wedding band, bead bracelets, Fitbit…that all"
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6. "I do have a couple of nice watches for when I’m suited"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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7. "20 dollar wedding band, 80 dollar watch. that's it."
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Fri Jul-23-21 02:30 PM by PROMO

  

          

now, both look nice and have fooled some folks.

i don't even know if those things are even considered jewelry. i don't consider them to be unless you wanna get wild technical about the wedding ring but that's not jewelry to me - that's just a requirement, LOL.

only expensive thing i'd ever wear that isn't shoes is a watch. i'd love to have a collection of expensive watches but the way my bank account is set up...

but i mean, earings, chains, bracelets, etc? not for me.

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8. "RE: Men, do you own or wear jewelry?"
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Yup…

Rangs, bracelet, watch and chains, dangle earring

Sitting somewhere between a flamenco guitar player and old african slanging incense and telling the future.

First its an easy collectible from world travels… paris, middle east, mexico, Native American jewelty etc..

And I just like that it easily steps up a fit…

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9. "nope."
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did a bit as I when I was younger. just stopped wearing any of it. not even the wedding ring.

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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10. "diamond cut chain with a mariner's cross, and a gold watch"
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an assortment of beads also. when the ship comes in def gonna upgrade the chain game just alil bit. wouldnt mind another diamond cut for that 2 chains look and maybe a nice cuban...gonna upgrade the watch too. im a grown ass man but that hip hopper in me just cant let it go lol.

  

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11. "No, not anymore"
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Since I've gotten older I've really stopped wearing jewelry altogether outside of my wedding ring. Just don't have the same interest I once had. My wife jokes now that the only thing I wear is a fitbit these days after all those years of chains, watches, and rings lol

  

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12. "Haven't bought any since I lost my class ring."
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So, late 2002. I don't really have an interest in it, and it's one less thing to be stolen, broken, or lost somewhere.

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13. "For me, it's slave shit and..."
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It advertises your wealth to wolves already hungry. IMHO, the media marketing
strategy of encouraging black society to pursue jewelry as status is an attack on black society. Enjoy your riches fellow black man and black queen save those resources for your family and or invest them in things that appreciate in value.

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14. "I am shopping for a herring bone. "
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15. "band, watch, occasional beaded bracelet... I want Grillz for some"
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reason...

  

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23. " Grillz for some reason are"
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still on my bucket list.

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16. "Watches. No chains, bracelets, earrings, etc."
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this is just me, but something about wearing jewelry reads trying to hard to me.

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17. "I wear beaded necklaces and on occasion a ring."
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In the past I've worn beaded bracelets. Just haven't in a few years now.

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18. "Not at all."
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19. "I've had a smart watch or two at times"
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and regular watches years ago

otherwise, only my ring

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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20. "watches and simple bracelets. Dassit. "
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21. "Just a watch..."
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22. "RE: Men, do you own or wear jewelry?"
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Was never a jewelry person other than wearing my wedding band. Owned a few watches in the past that I hardly wore. Recently purchased an Apple Watch. I’ve actually been looking at gold chains lately. I want a small rope chain and/or a Franco chain.

  

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24. "white/black quartz on a gold chain"
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a cuff w/turquisoe stones

I own a few watches

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25. "nah.. wedding band and apple watch"
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and I forget to put the watch on half the time.

Never got the appeal of jewelry

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26. "Virgil got that Patek on my wrist goin' nuts"
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27. "Own a few watches, but don't wear them. Don't have any other jewelry"
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Just not my thing.

  

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