What a Blogger CEO Splurged on After Hitting This Career Milestone

Updated 09/23/16

As career women in the digital age, we’re constantly on the go, ticking off tasks from our to-do lists and moving to the next one as quickly as possible. But sometimes it’s important to take a step back and recognize what you’ve accomplished, especially if it’s a milestone like getting a big promotion or finishing a major project.

Successful entrepreneur and blogger Geri Hirsch of Because I’m Addicted, who recently sold her lifestyle video website LEAF, is a huge proponent of this: She fêted the occasion with a Baume & Mercier Classima watch.

“I obviously toasted with champagne, but I wanted to reward myself with a personal token of all the hard work too,” Hirsch says. “I needed something representative of it being a career accomplishment. A watch seemed like the ultimate treat to celebrate this fulfilling chapter.”  Keep scrolling to read Hirsch's Q&A.  

"Pretty much the biggest milestone yet—I sold my company LEAF after dedicating myself to it for years."

"This was a true labor of love, and I poured my all into this company. I wanted something that represented a career milestone and a serious accomplishment, so I chose a Baume & Mercier watch."


"It was a proud, guilt-free moment of pure joy. It was also an extremely empowering celebration as an independent woman."

"It’s for the same reason that I love buying mementos while traveling; it’s a permanent reminder of a great memory. I also truly believe everyone should treat themselves when accomplishing goals."

"It gives me confidence, self-worth, and happiness. Work isn’t always easy, so to see the fruits of your labor rewarded, there’s no comparison!"

Shop milestone-marking watches below. 

Baume & Mercier Classima 10226 Watch $2350

Pair this blue alligator watch with your office black and white separates for a pop of color. 

Baume & Mercier Classima 10227 Watch $4800

Nothing says "big promotion" quite like a classic steel watch with a ring of diamonds. 

Baume & Mercier Classima 10223 Watch $4200

If you're the type of woman who wears silver jewelry to the office one day and gold the next, this watch practically goes with everything. 

Baume & Mercier Classima 10222 Watch $4950

This classic taupe alligator watch with a mother-of-pearl dial is subtle enough for the workplace but luxurious enough for a special night out. 

Baume & Mercier Classima 10224 Watch $1800

Wear this soft purple alligator watch with your everyday work wardrobe to add an unexpected twist. 

What career milestone are you working toward? Tell us in the comments below.

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