How to choose the right watch when you are a woman?
Passionate about watchmaking, have you decided to give yourself a little gift?
Good for you, there’s always time to treat yourself (and to make some very subtle puns). Nevertheless, you may be here because you have the idea of offering a watch to a woman soon. Again, no thought can be better.
Whether you fall into the first or second category, you’ve come to the right place. It is true that there is something to get lost in between quartz watches and automatic watches or even pocket watches, the different dials, and the countless styles. Thanks to some very good advice (and a lot of modesty) you will learn, by reading the next lines, how to choose a watch for a woman.⌚
Watch selection criteria
When it comes to timepieces, there are several schools. Stupefywatches will generally choose the mechanical watches, very popular with lovers of fine watchmaking, while fashionistas, more focused on their style, will favor quartz watches. ⏱
It is true that style is important, and that as a real fashion accessory, a watch must, in absolute terms, sublimate it and not only be used to tell the time. Whether you choose it for its functionality or for its aesthetics, you must try it on or, at the very least, see it worn.
Among the criteria for selecting a watch, we find:
- Comfort: Can you imagine spending an entire working day with an uncomfortable watch? Of course, you would have to remove it.
- The materials: for a very resistant Watch, we opt for a leather, steel, or even gold bracelet. You can also choose wood or platinum, what matters is to select a robust material to avoid seeing your watch damaged on the first shock or quickly washed out due to the sun (Yes, plastic fades.).
- The size of your wrist: it’s a question of comfort as much as style. If the oversize is trendy, a watch that is much too big and heavy for a thin wrist is above all very uncomfortable and not very elegant.
- Aesthetics: obviously, it is essential to make you happy.
The different types of women’s watches
Now, there are timepieces of all shapes: round, oval, square, or even rectangular, some are even more original. How do you choose from so wide varieties?
First, you can have fun buying several. Simply because just like a bracelet or other piece of jewelry, a watch can adapt to your styles and your desires.
You can therefore choose which one to wear according to the other jewels in your set for the day.
Otherwise, let’s take a closer look at the major groups of women’s watches that can be found:
- The masculine:
The masculine has a classic look. Often designed in precious and robust metals, its bracelet is generally available in gold, silver, or platinum. Lovers of boyfriend looks should be seduced. Imposing, they can sometimes be quite heavy, enough to serve a wrist that is too thin.
Word of advice: with such a flashy watch, it’s best to avoid excessive accumulation. A small ring or two, no more!
- The elegant:
If you are more minimalist, and for your taste, masculine watches are much too showy, you will love the discretion of the elegant. The elegant is also classic, like a real jewel, it knows how to be discreet and sublimate your wrist with finesse. Choose it with a leather strap or precious but light metal. Prefer neutral tones, because simplicity is the best sophistication and thus, your watch will go with all looks.
- The sporty: The sports watch often follows fashion. This comes in many ways. We sometimes find its strap in canvas or fabric, sometimes even in pearl, silicone, or rubber. Able to adorn themselves with different colors and different patterns, they can very well suit lovers of costume jewelry.
To marry it with elegance without being too much, we will choose to mix it with a rather sober outfit.
Watches are ultra-trendy. Geeks and other technology addicts will love it every time. Full of gadgets and often very elegant, they become a true traveling companion. Some are able to do much more than tell you the time. With them, we are witnessing the revolution in watchmaking. Does your timepiece also become a sports coach, nutritionist, assistant, reminder, and smartphone? You can’t stop progress, can you?
Avoid the fashion faux pas
A fashion faux pas is entirely personal. You may very well hate your neighbor’s latest pair of boots when they are currently the star model of the last fashion week.
In terms of jewelry and watchmaking, even luxury, it’s the same.
You might love the way this oversized, masculine watch looks on your wrist, and maybe others will hate it. The most important thing is that it should make you happy.
Nevertheless, be careful. Even if you’re the “assumed original” type, too much can quickly become quite old-fashioned. A watch really is a major asset to boost a style, so it would be a shame if it did not serve you.
Perhaps, to avoid the bling-bling side, it is better to choose classic models, with dials and all-purpose bracelets, and bet everything on color. Be careful once again, the color of your skin can be important depending on the effect you are looking for!