Not too long ago, I thought watches were pointless. These days, that is no longer the case (hence this post). I used to think of watches only in terms of their function, telling time, and thought, “Why would I need a device to tell time? I have a phone for that.” Well, my friends, I turned over a new leaf once my perspective shifted: yes, a watch is a device that serves an nearly obsolete need, but it’s also an accessory. A watch can convey a person’s style just as a bag or a pair of funky socks can. Watches can be playful, powerful, and everything in between. Here’s a curated list of timepieces that are, well, timeless.
1. Casio Mini Watch
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I’m a fan of the retro vibe this watch gives off. Since it’s a mini, it’s retro looking without the bulkiness. The chrome finish is especially sleek and will match everything.
2. Abstract Print Watch
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I love black and white prints and this abstract one is so fun looking! This watch definitely gives off a more casual/street style vibe. The print is definitely eye catching; pair it against a solid shirt/dress and it’s sure to catch attention.
3. TKO Slap Watch
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I received a black and white polka dot TKO slap watch as a birthday gift one year and it’s adorable. These rubber watches have a super charming nostalgia factor- they’re slap bracelets (hence the name “slap watch”). The faces and bands are also interchangeable, giving them high customizability. This watch packs a punch at a reasonable price point.
4. JORD Wood Watches
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If you’re not into the corporate or playful vibes, consider the whimsical wood watches from JORD. The most affordable style is still pricey for a college student, but a worthwhile investment. A wood watch will be a style staple years down the road. My favorite one is the maple, but they’re also available in sandalwood and zebrawood.
5. SWATCH Fiorinella
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This watch will add a touch of spring cheer to any look. This design just came out this month, so you’d be among the first to own it! The hot pink face adds a wonderful contrast to the white band.
6. Adidas Watch
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Like the rest of the fashion world, I can’t get enough of Adidas right now. This watch is both sporty and trendy. I’d wear the royal blue one with a groutfit for maximum contrast.
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