If these past playoffs taught us anything, it’s that dressing fancy is the best way to get noticed in the NBA. Sure, you could dominate a game, score 40-something points or hit a ton of threes, but it’s way easier to wear a zany shirt or some glasses without lenses. That’s what really gets the people talking.

And that’s why we shouldn’t be surprised that Chris Paul has so many watches, which we’re not. The surprising part, however, is that he travels with so many at all times. From Maxim:

How many watches are in your collection?
That’s hard to say because I have so many kinds: G-Shock, sports watches, Jordan watches. But luxury watches, I have 12 that I take everywhere I go.

Why bring them all?
Because I just never know where I’ll be going or what I’ll be wearing.

I don’t know why anyone would ever need to travel with a dozen luxury watches, but I guess Chris Paul does. We all know looking good is important in the NBA and it seems that even extends to the wrists. 12 different luxury watches, though, seems hilarious because it makes you wonder how many outfits Chris Paul travels with. Watches can’t look that different, so you have to imagine he’s making decisions based on tiny things that correlate to what he has in his wardrobe.

This just seems like a waste of space though. Affording a dozen luxury watches is no big deal for a guy that makes $16 million a year, but even multimillionaires run out of space in their suitcases. Yeah, he can just buy a special watch suitcase, but that makes things such a hassle. 12 watches can’t take up a ton of room, but it’s still 12 watches worth — and you don’t want them to get scratched — and I’m guessing they’re sort of heavy. It just seems impractical.

All that being said, at least we know Chris Paul should always be on time. He literally has no excuse for not knowing what time it is. He could lose 11 watches and still be good. Heck, I’m guessing he could lose all 12 and it wouldn’t matter because it’s 2012 and his cell phone surely has the time on it. If he’s ever late for anything, don’t believe a word he says.

(via Hooped Up)

Comments (7)

  1. I can’t tell from the way this is written, but does he think a G-Shock is a luxury watch?

  2. That’s hard to say because I have so many kinds: G-Shock, sports watches, Jordan watches. But luxury watches, I have 12 that I take everywhere I go.

    did u even read the BUT word in between?

    • He could have said “I have so many kinds but luxury watches,” meaning he doesn’t have any luxury watches at all. Poor transcription? Mistyped? The fact is, I don’t know.

  3. I’m not a millionaire but i have 5 watches. and when i travel i usually bring more than one. it’s just something to collect and appreciate – like wine or comic books.

    • I don’t see why anyone would need 12 luxury watches + whatever other watches he brings while traveling. Even if you’re gone for a month that is still excessive.

  4. I collect watches and can honestly say that a fine timepiece is like a work of art. Besides, a celeb like Paul probably gets those watches for free. The rich are different.

  5. The water resistance is, I would say, the most important feature of any sports watch. No matter what sport you are dedicated to, you will still need a water proof watch. Even just rain could cause serious damage. Just choose a suitable level of water resistance in according to what you do. The water resistance choice is huge and goes from about 10 meters up to 500 meters suitable for diving. These are often also resistant against salt.^

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