The Late Show couch. It’s a place to flex and flash your latest fashion accessories, plug your cool new Hollywood endeavors, and win the hearts of the American public as they feast on the lives of the rich and famous. This week, Bill and Melinda Gates made their way onto the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss their latest charitable efforts, a perceived decline in their riches, and the latest topics surrounding taxation of the American public.
On Bill’s wrist, we caught a glance of a watch that seems to be making the rounds with one of our favorite billionaires – the Casio Duro Marlin MDV106-1A. After the recent wave of ridiculous Hollywood wristwatch circlejerking, it was fun to see a wealthy guy – with pockets deep enough to buy a Swiss luxury watch brand if he wanted to – rock a sub-$100 dive watch that has grown in popularity among our readership.
The Casio Duro Marlin MDV106-1A is one of the most straightforward, easy-to-love quartz divers I’ve ever experienced. I wouldn’t usually write a segment like this but after the most recent celebrity watch spotting stories, I just had to sit back and admire how cool it was to see the watch on such a high-profile stage.
Gates is a master at rocking the late ’90s Seattle tech dad look and I gotta say – I’m loving the Casio Duro Marlin with that light lavender sweater. All told, this watch can easily be had for under $50 and I think it’s a perfect choice for a grab and go diver you can beat around.
The Casio Duro Marlin MDV106-1A* is currently available on Amazon for under $45 and you can learn more about it by visiting Casio’s official site.
Photo (Top): Bill Gates/CBS
Michael Peñate is an American writer, photographer, and podcaster based in Seattle, Washington. His work typically focuses on the passage of time and the tools we use to connect with that very journey. From aviation to music and travel, his interests span a multitude of disciplines that often intersect with the world of watches – and the obsessive culture behind collecting them.