These are the watches worn by Wall Street’s most powerful men

Masters of the Universe value one piece of jewelry above all else — a watch.
They're collectible, gorgeous, and, at times, incredibly expensive pieces that can be handed down from generation to generation.
Exactly the type of thing a titan of any industry would want.
We've put together a list and commentary about the wristwatches worn by some of Wall Street's most public executives. 
As expected, a couple of the watches are flashy. A few of them are really, really cheap by Wall Street standards. And one prominent banker doesn't even wear a watch. Ever.



Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway
Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha," wears a gold Rolex Day-Date.

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway

T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital
Reuters/ Mario Anzuoni
Oil magnate T. Boone Pickens also wears a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date that he purchased in 1964.

T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital Reuters/ Mario Anzuoni


Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO
Reuters/ Lucas Jackson
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein rocks a Swatch with what appears to be a clear plastic band. Swatch's tend to range between $50 to $245. It's also not exactly the sort of timepiece you'd expect a chief executive of a Wall Street investment bank to wear. Then again, Goldman is "the most hipster" bank on Wall Street.

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO Reuters/ Lucas Jackson

Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group
Reuters/ Brendan McDermid
Billionaire private-equity chief Stephen Schwarzman also wears a Swatch. He also uses a flip phone.

Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group Reuters/ Brendan McDermid


Jack Bogle, Founder of the Vanguard Group
Reuters/ Tim Shaffer
Investing legend Jack Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group, wears a $14 wristwatch he received from a shareholder.

"I received in the mail a wristwatch from a devoted shareholder in California. On the dial were printed our Vanguard logo, my name, and a phrase that was an indication I was still looking out for our shareholders: "Still on Watch." It was also an outrageous pun: "Still on Watch." Confident that it would be my rabbit’s foot, I put the watch on my wrist, where, having proved itself, it remains to this day. (Yes, I knew about the $50 limit on gifts. So I checked the catalog for the price. It was $14. Talk about value!)," he wrote.  

Jack Bogle, Founder of the Vanguard Group Reuters/ Tim Shaffer

Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square
Reuters/ Brian Snyder
Ackman, the billionaire activist investor, wears a stunning Patek Philippe Ref. 5216P.

Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Reuters/ Brian Snyder


Carl Icahn, Icahn Enterprises
Time Magazine
Billionaire Carl Icahn, the famed activist investor, appears to wear The A Lange & Sohne Grosse Langematik Gangreserve in this TIME magazine cover from December 2013.

Carl Icahn, Icahn Enterprises Time Magazine

George Soros, Soros Fund Management
Reuters/ Bobby Yip
Hedge fund legend George Soros was seen wearing this Patek Aquanaut back in 2010.

George Soros, Soros Fund Management Reuters/ Bobby Yip

Bond guru Jeff Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital
Reuters/ Jessica Rinaldi
We learned about Jeff Gundlach's watch collection when he had a bunch of his artwork and personal property stolen in 2012. According to the Santa Monica Police Department report, the watches that were stolen included a Glashutte, Breitling, A. Lange & Sohne, TAG Heuer, and a Patek Philippe. We couldn't nail down prices for these specific models, but every one can run in the tens of thousands of dollars or more.

Talk about some serious wrist candy! Fortunately, the DoubleLine Capital CEO brilliantly helped the FBI recover his stolen property.

Bond guru Jeff Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital Reuters/ Jessica Rinaldi


Tom Steyer, Farallon Capital (retired)

AP images
Billionaire retired hedge fund manager Tom Steyer wears a sporty Ironman watch.

Tom Steyer, Farallon Capital (retired)  AP images


Andreas Halvorsen, Viking Global
Getty Images/ Scott Olson
The billionaire "Tiger Cub" hedge fund manager also wears a sports watch. We can't tell what the make or model is. Halvorsen runs marathons and competes in triathlons.

Andreas Halvorsen, Viking Global Getty Images/ Scott Olson


James Gorman, Morgan Stanley CEO
Reuters/ Yuri Gripas
Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman wears what appears to be a stainless steel Rolex Daytona, according to Ben Clymer, the founder of watch site Hodinkee.
James Gorman, Morgan Stanley CEO Reuters/ Yuri Gripas
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO
Reuters/ Yuri Gripas
BONUS: Jamie Dimon doesn't wear a watch! Ever. Apparently, he doesn't care for jewelry.

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO Reuters/ Yuri Gripas

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