I recently bought a new Seiko 5 watch and when you buy something new you get curious and want to know more about it. While I was about to go to sleep on that same day one thing hit my mind, which watch does a billionaire like Bill gates wear? What does Bill Gates watch collection look like? The first thing that will come to anyone’s mind is that Bill Gates will own some of the most expensive watches one can buy considering his wealth. So, I went digging on the internet to find out. What I found shocked me to some extent but I felt good about it.
What kind of watch does Bill Gates wear?
Bill Gates prefers to wear a Casio Duro MDV106-1A that has a price tag of $69.95. This casino watch is a very affordable one and it’s an everyday watch worn by most people. Considering how simple person Bil Gates is and how far he stays away from all the bling many people would consider this normal. It is also Bill Gates’s favorite watch.
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This Casio watch comes with a black resin band and stainless steel case with a black dial and bezel that gives it a very classic look. It is a very simple 3-hand analog watch with a date display. This watch is one of the most budget-friendly watches with its price accessibility. This Casio watch is one of the bestsellers in many stores as well. The watch comes with a reliable quartz movement. The casino watch has a size of 44mm. Due to the accessibility of this Casio watch, you can easily change its bands. The battery on all Casio Duro watches models can last up to 3 years. The watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters.
Bill Gates wore this watch at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when Bill and Melinda Gates gave their view on the proposed 70% marginal tax rate. You check the interview in the youtube video.
Although Bill can afford to buy the most expensive watches available this shows that how down-to-earth a person he is considering accessibility that these wealthy people have and most of them buy watches costing more than $10K. While it’s true that these billionaires can afford whatever they want to buy some just are happy with things that are just functional.