I can spend all day talking about Fashionable watches, so I want to try and share this knowledge and my recommendations for the best women’s watches with you.
Why you should be obsessed with watches
A women’s watch is so much more than just a tool for you to tell the time. The best women’s watch can be an accessory that lights up your whole outfit or makes a statement about your personality. A beautiful women’s watch is an exquisite piece of art that takes your breath away.
If your idea of a watch brings up an image of your dad’s big old watch or the electronic cartoon watch you wore when you were little, then it is time for a proper introduction to some of our favourite watches. A well-designed and well-made watch is extravagant, exquisite, the height of skilled craftsmanship and can be used for a lifetime and even passed through the generations to children and grandchildren or as a gift to someone you love.
It is a good investment, especially when compared to using the same amount of money to buy a lot of cheap clothes or a luxury outfit that you only wear once and ends up at the bottom of your closet.
Some advice before buying a watch
Normally I would write this in the last section but this is pretty important, so I’m gonna say it now.
Firstly, a watches value can’t be defined only by the brands’ name. High fashion luxury brands like Gucci, Armani and Burberry all have their watch lines, but their watches are only worth 1/10 of Breguet’s.
A lot of luxury fashion brands use mass production to create watches that look great but aren’t a high quality watch. Professional luxury watch brands produce their timepieces with hundreds of years experience behind them. The biggest luxury watch brands own countless patents and set the rules for the whole watch industry.
So, fashion watches, when compared to the luxury watch brands are relatively cheap, suitable for people who don’t want to spend too much on the watch and still want to look good. However, this kind of watch is only really a pretty accessory.
Secondly, if you are struggling to choose between Quartz movement or Automatic movement, and you are buying the watch for yourself for normal everyday wear, then it really doesn’t matter.
It depends on personal preference because you won’t notice that the quartz movement is slightly more accurate than an automatic movement, but the Quartz is usually cheaper so that can sometimes help make your decision easier.
Thirdly, if you are buying a luxury watch in person Japan offers the most competitive prices but duty-free shops in Switzerland are great too. The Swiss are known for their quality watchmaking. People are always saying that Switzerland doesn’t have the best price but has the best quality, however, personally, I think if you are buying a few thousand dollar watch, the quality will be the most important factor.
And the most enticing price is in Dubai when their shopping malls have big events. Sometimes they will do buy one men’s watch and get the women’s watch for free.
Remember! don’t get fooled by the fancy store and the smart looking salesperson, you can always ask for discounts and the more expensive the watch is, the better bargain deal you can get. So don’t be shy, ask for a glass of champagne and sit down and talk to the sales adviser and get the best price you can get. 🙂
Finally, based on my personal experience, I should say choose the watch that suits you and suits your position. When I was still a student, during my trip to Switzerland, I impulsively bought a really expensive Bvlgari Serpenti Spiga watch.
I experienced the exciting and happy feeling when I walked away with a beautiful watch I absolutely loved. However, I was only a student then, and besides the financial burden it gave me, I didn’t have many special occasions to wear this fancy watch to because I was so busy attending classes and studying.
Fun watches and retro women’s watches.
If you are a cool girl or have a strong youthful personality or if you want people to comment on your watch as fun or retro then consider the following watches.
Disney Vintage Micky Watch
This Disney watch makes you smile every time you look at it because who doesn’t like Micky Mouse. The cutest feature is the vintage Micky Mouse sweeping his hand to tell you the time.
A big dial (43 mm) and clear Arabic Numbers makes it easier to read the time than a typical women’s watch. It is kind of oversized for girls, but if oversize is your style, then go for it, you won’t be disappointed.
At an affordable price, you can get a black Croco embossed leather strap, detailed engraved Micky Mouse logo on the crown, 30M water-resistance and the chance to take one of Disney’s most iconic and classic characters with you everywhere you go. It is great value for money but be aware that the strap is a little bit short and quite stiff at first but over time it will loosen.
Casio womens gold tone watch
Another nostalgic watch, this women’s verson is 25 mm and suitable for girls who have a thin wrist. If you want a bigger watch, I suggest you consider the men’s version below.
This gold-tone watch features a cushion-shaped black dial with digital display, alarm, timer and perpetual calendar function. This Casio watch is also rated to 30M water-resistant which means it can withstand splashes but do not wear it to swim or shower with it.
It is a cool and retro looking watch, but be aware that the alarm isn’t as loud as you might expect and the colour will eventually start to fade, which might even add to the retro appeal.
The Casio men’s version case diameter is 36mm, but the others are all the same size as the women’s version. Because of the gold colour and the unisex look, The Casio goes with anything. After you put it on, be prepared for some interest and compliments from friends.
Futuristic, Minimalist & Smart Watches
EONE Bradley Watch
Have you ever being in a boring meeting and don’t want to offend anyone by looking at your watch? You think of ways to try and figure out the time without pulling out your phone, maybe you’ve thought about being able to touch the time, well you actually can with this cool innovative watch.
This EONE watch allows you to feel the time by touch: The mechanism works by using two ball bearings that circle the watch. One is positioned nearest to the centre of the watch and acts as the minute hand. The second is located near the outside edge of the watch far enough from the first so it is easy to recognise which you are touching.
The Eone watch is made of stainless steel and has a 40mm case which is quite big and a little bit heavy as well. The Watch is great quality and the amazing design is original and clever and combines simplicity and futurism.
You can choose from a selection of different colours
This watch by Ziiiro is called Eclipse for a very good reason. Look at the dial, and you will figure out why.
Well, look at the display picture now, can you tell the time?
A little hint: the black hash mark is the hour and the white hash is the minute hand. That’s right, it shows 10:10. It will take a short time to adjust to reading it, then you will be fine.
This minimalist watche with a large dial (42mm) will be able to make a distinct fashion statement for you. 30M water resistant is enough for daily use. For this cool looking watch, you also have a choice of rose gold and you can also choose red, blue, or yellow etc. eclipse circle colour.
Fossil Womens Two-Tone Smart Watch
This is a smartwatch. The best thing about a smartwatch is that you can change the surface image with a few swipes of your finger. You can have as many styles as you want for one price.
The Fossil smartwatch connects to your phone through Bluetooth, you can check your texts, phone calls, emails and updates with the built-in activity tracking
You can also track your steps, distance and how many calories you have burned. If you love to listen to music on the go it is possible to control your music apps with it.
When you buy a smartwatch, battery life is one of the most important factors to consider, luckily this watch can last a whole day (based on normal usage).
Simple Everyday Watches For Ladies
Nine West Womens Mesh Bracelet Watch
This Round gold-tone Nine West Mesh Bracelet Watch is a low profile classic that is suitable for looking professional in the workplace or for the sophisticated look on a date.
The 34mm case is quite a challenge for a thin wrist like mine, however, this isn’t a major issue. The gold-tone and minimalist design make it look more expensive than it actually costs.
The main drawback of this watch is it is not water resistant, which means you need to take extra care for it not to get splashed by water when you are washing your hands. The quartz movement is Japanese and as you know, quartz is reliable and this is no exception.
The watch face is slightly bigger than you would expect, at 1 1/4 inches across. With a detailed simple and elegant design, the extra size means you can appreciate the detail and quality even more clearly.
Daniel Wellington Southampton Watch
DW watches are very popular on Instagram and in the fashion industry, you can see all the influencers wearing DW in their photos. The design is simple and clean, and there are so many different sizes, band colours and materials you can choose from.
I’m going to show you 3 models with different band materials. Click the pictures to view all of the choices on amazon, I’m sure you will find the perfect one for you.
This Southampton model uses a clean and fresh nylon stripe which can hold any casual look. The case diameter is 36mm which is big enough for you to look at the time easily.
Compared to the nylon band DW watch, the rose gold one with a dark dial looks more sophisticated and good for dressing up for special events or casual evenings out. The DW Southampton watch won’t be going out of style anytime soon. The case diameter is 28mm which is more than suitable for thin wrists.
The reason I choose this particular DW watch is to introduce the Swarovski Crystal dial markers, which is the exclusive model for Daniel Wellington. I know in the picture, it looks like a big surface but the case diameter is 26mm, so this is still a watch for a petite wrist.
Most features are the same across all models with the quartz movements, 30m water resistance and quality mechanism and design.
Style and Playfulness
Whether you are the cute girl next door or a mum of three kids, playfulness is essential in all our lives. I’m suggesting a few Kate Spade watches here, not because of the brand, but because they look really cute. I personally quite like Kate Spade, not only for the accessories collection but also the design, which is fun and playful.
First of all, a cute elephant design.
Kate Spade New York Women’s Metro Watch
Ready to spend your time with the most magnificent mammal of all time? This dial is made of the mother of pearl, there are quarter hour markers to help you identify the time, not the easiest to read but you get used to it quickly. The 12:00 marker is the Kate Spade gold spade logo and there is a sparkly Swarovski Crystal for the little elephant’s eye.
Other features: Quartz Movement, 34mm case diameter and 30m water resistant.
Then here comes the cute alligator watch.
Kate Spade New York women’s Alligator Monterey
A Gold-tone dial with the thin pink leather band is the perfect fit for a person who has a soft heart. The two details that I love the most are the scarf and the long eyelashes of the lady alligator that really bring out the playfulness of the design.
There is a 38mm case diameter with 11 Swarovski Crystals and the Kate Spade brand symbol as the hour marker. 30m water resistance withstands splashes or brief immersion in water but isn’t suitable for swimming or bathing.
And a taco truck 🙂
Get the “Taco Tuesday” on your wrist. The nude band and light blue dial make sure that the colourful and playful taco truck stands out and attracts peoples attention. The red edge of the nude band make it looks less boring but isnt too appealing.
The 38mm case diameter can perfectly fit your Taco truck and 30m water resistance protects your truck from splashes or brief immersion in water.
Okay, now it’s cocktail time.
Kate Spade 5 O’clock Metro Watch
The Dial is really cute and smart, with a cocktail glass representing the 5 o’clock marker. I bet you will look forward to this happy hour every day when you are wearing this watch. 34mm is not too big or too small for girl’s wrist and the champion colour brings a sense of elegance to it. It only has the 10m water resistant which is fine for everyday use.
There are different colours you can choose from with this model, such as
gold with black, gold with pink and gold with white. The only thing you need to consider before getting this watch is the band which is made of PU is a little bit hard and stiff. If you don’t care too much about the band this watch can brighten up your daily life.
Luxury Fashion Watch brands
As I mentioned at the beginning, you can’t really define the quality of a watch by whether the brand makes extravagant handbags or not. The advantage of fashion brands’ watches is that they are in good design, relatively cheap (compared to luxury watch brands) and have more brand value than a normal watch.
Burberry The City Champagne Dial Haymarket Watch
Are you a fan of Burberrys hundred-year-old traditional British luxury brand?
If you are, or if you appreciate luxury watches, this Burberry basic women’s watch is perfect for you. The gold tone case with the famous Haymarket Check band is iconic and beautiful. The 38mm dial is check champagne style with gold hands and index gold hour markers. The subtle and classy Burberry logo is visible towards the top of the watch.
Besides the pretty face, this watch can show you the date as well, but only the day though, not which month. The 50m water resistance means this is a watch you can swim with.
Gucci G-Timeless Ladies Watch
The GUCCI G-TIMELESS luxury ladies watch is a beautiful design that looks very expensive and shiny. The red mother of pearl dial with analogue display and silver-tone detailed symbols for every hour marker create a lot of character. Gucci’s famous interlocking G symbol stands sits at 12:00 and silver Gucci bees, hearts, squares and stars are the symbols for the hour markers that make the dial more interesting and bring out Gucci’s unique style.
The 29mm casing is polished stainless steel, with unscratchable sapphire crystal and an anti-reflective coating inside mean this is very well made and designed to last a long time, especially when gifted to someone special.
The all red design means this watch will attract lots of compliments. When you wear a dark outfit, this watch will be your best accessory.
Other highlights of this Gucci watch are the calendar with date, genuine lizard leather strap with stainless steel buckle closure, Swiss Made ETA movement and 50 meters of water resistance.
Gucci G-Timeless Black Moonphase dial ladies watch
The Gucci G-Timeless Black Moonphase Dial Ladies Watch is stunning. I love the pink leather lizard style strap and 36mm casing. Besides the astrological / space style of the dial, the biggest difference between this one and the above Gucci G-Timeless watch is the additional moon phase function on this watch which can tell you about each day’s moon’s shape. I love the romantic notions and if you love the star signs and the beautiful night sky you’ll love this feature.
This watch uses a Quartz movement and is 50m water resistant.
Salvatore Ferragamo Quartz Gold Watch
Gold and red is my favourite colour combination. This Salvatore Ferragamo Women’s watch caught my eye on first glance. The red guilloche dial looks incredible behind the gold tone and stainless steel. The Glossy gold top ring looks polished and the stylish Ferragamo logo under the 12 o’clock position uses a beautiful handwritten italic style.
Treat Yourself – More Expensive Watches
Bvlgari Serpenti is my personal favourite collection, you can tell from the cover photo. I chose and bought the model Bvlgari released in 2016. This Red Lacquered Dial Ladies Double Wrap Leather Watch is this year’s collection, it has black and green colours for you to choose from.
The 27mm case is made of stainless steel set with diamonds, a red Lacquered dial and interchangeable double spiral karung leather strap.
And for the first time in Bvlgaris history, customers can personalize the dial, case and strap to make their own unique personalised timepiece.
Cartier Tank Americaine 18kt Pink Gold Watch
Cartier Tank Americaine is the landmark in your luxury journey. I believe I don’t need to introduce this collection anymore because from the real first lady Jacqueline Kennedy to Claire Underwood from “house of cards”, Cartier Tank has been featured on the wrist of some powerful, professional and independent women. This watch can be your personal statement that will last many lifetimes.
Tank is the least expensive collection from Cartier and you have so many models to choose from. When I was in Switzerland, I wanted to buy a Tank Watch, but that morning (I think it was a bank holiday) the Cartier store didn’t open…
The 18kt pink gold case with a brown alligator leather strap is a beautiful and exclusive design. There is a Fixed 18kt pink gold bezel, Silvered flinque dial with blue hands and Roman numeral hour markers.
Cartier Ballon Bleu Pink Dial Alligator Leather Automatic Ladies Watch
Cartier Ballon Bleu is another elegant must-have Cartier watch. A deep blue mechanism accurately guides the blue steel sword shaped hands around the roman numeral hour markers. I love the smooth curves on the silver outer casing, the Guilloche dial and the beautifully detailed pink alligator strap.