Two wrists….count em…1…2. Any even though I only ever wear one at a time, watches are something I feel the need to have multiples of. It”s more than the fact there are so many different styles. Each pair I own has a story or memory attached to it and has generally been bought for me. My first watch was a gift from my parents. After pining over the classic mickey mouse watch, they finally bought me one and it was my pride and joy until I accidentally dunked them under the bubblers at school. Mickey steamed, the glass face feel off and the tragedy of that moment still haunts me.
Since them I”ve received Swiss watches from relatives, my uncles retirement watch, one from my husband just before our wedding day and the list goes on. My most recent watch purchase may have also been my very first & what did I go for? I wanted something with metal straps, a “clicky clackey” clasp and a beautiful timeless design in the large style that has been so well embraced at the moment. Perfect examples are the pieces from Marc by Marc Jacobs which is as beautiful from the front to the back of the watch face ( & which I am currently coveting) , Armani Exchange or Michael Kors.
For the men, bigger seems to be better, as evidenced by the comical look on my face whenever I try on a male friends watch. The fact that these Diesel watches look as thought they have been ripped from the wrist of a rally car racer or perhaps more accurately, the dash or a rally car make them different. These coaster pieces are an awesome statement maker and gift idea for my Mr petrol head. Of course they may not work as well next to a hot pressed slim fit business suit cuff in which case Skagen has got it covered. I couldn”t really tell at first glance but man are these watches slim and come pre built with a story and history. Each design is representative of mother natures blue print and the classic simplicity is something I adore.
For those who are looking for something a little more fun or different, you just can”t go wrong with the Adidas range with all its brightness and spunk. The Karl Lagerfeld range also offers the opportunity to wear a miniature effigy in the form of a Karl Toki doki or if you prefer going it spy style, there are some awesome zipper watches you can”t even tell are times pieces and can be stacked to boot.
Fossil“s new offerings for Men and Women hail from the past in to the future and don”t just stop and watches. They had adorable little animal themed bracelets and fox coin purses as well as jewellery which to be honest I hadn”t looked into before. My personal favorite new thing right now are their leather. I can”t believe I ever went without and don”t think I ever will again.
So now that we”ve done the wrist math and thrown the whole thing out the window, tell me, which one would you buy first??