When a sorority sister (hi, Cindy!) tweeted yesterday that she was in need of a watch, I offered to make up a blog post with some of my favorites so she could get an idea of what's out there. I LOVE watches...I just don't love dropping a bunch of cash, so my watch collection sits firmly at one watch. But whatever.
When buying a watch, I think it's it's good to expect to spend around $100. Sure, you can find watches for a lot cheaper, but in the end, a watch is something that gets a lot of abuse (hello, it's banging around on your wrist all day!), and should last a long time. I would much rather spend $100 on a watch that lasts years than $20 on a watch that the strap falls apart after a month or two.
When buying a watch, there are four main decisions you need to make: size, bling level, color, and material. I personally prefer a medium, bling-free, silver-toned, metal watch. Large, boyfriend style watches are very trendy, while a slender, bracelet-style watch is very feminine and will blend right in a stack of bracelets. Rose-gold and tortoise shell watches are gaining popularity, and ceramic watches are a newer material that's popular. Leather straps are always classic, and work well with this fall's menswear trends.
Enough chit-chat, let's get to the watches!
What are your favorite watch styles? Do you even wear a watch (I read an article a while back about how watches are now an "unnessecary luxury" because people have SO many other ways to check the time)?