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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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Photo via Amazon

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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Photo via Forever 21

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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Photo via TKO watches

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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Photo via Wood Watches

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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Photo via Swatch

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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Photo via Amazon

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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