Last year under the Christmas tree I found a small, weighty box with my name on it. Nestled inside was the Michael Kors women’s watch I’d been coveting for almost a year and it was every bit as pretty as I’d imagined! It’s substantial and shiny and I love the way it looks with almost all my outfits. It is by far my most oft-worn accessory!
I had been wearing cheap $10 women’s watches for a while and, for some reason, was always confused when the clasp failed after 6 months or when it seemed to be chronically five or ten minutes off despite my regular adjustments. When it comes to watches, you really do get what you pay for! I’m a sucker for cheap fashion but I think a watch is worth investing in. A nice watch is totally classic PLUS they last. With proper maintenance and care, a watch can become a cherished family heirloom you pass down to your kids! I’ve rounded up 10 stylish women’s watches that are well worth the investment.
Pardon Me, Do You Have the Time? 1 of 11
Michael Kors Women’s MK5165 Silver Blair Watch 2 of 11
My watch! It's a bit chunky, but not overwhelmingly so and it gets just a bit of sparkle from the crystals set around the bezel.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Icon Cutout Automatic Watch 3 of 11
Chunky and menswear-inspired but with that wonderfully delicate bird cutout? Sign me up.
Shop Bop, $450
Burberry Watch 4 of 11
I love the smooth leather and interesting tonal dial on this Burberry number. It's completely classy.
Timex Starlight 5 of 11
You really can't go wrong with a classic Timex watch. The black croc band and pearl face will never look dated and this watch will go with just about anything.
Kate Spade New York Gramercy Grand Bracelet Watch 6 of 11
Love this oversized option with a minimalist face from Kate Spade in classic gold!
kate spade, $225
Kate Spade New York Carousel Watch 7 of 11
An enamel bracelet version for the non-traditional watch wearer. Plus, how gorgeous is that black and gold?
Shop Bop, $250
Fossil Georgia Mini Three Hand Leather Watch 8 of 11
I am all about big, chunky statement watches, but if your taste tends toward something a little smaller and more delicate, give this fun, leather-banded one a try!
Fossil Jacqueline Three-Hand Stainless Steel Watch – Rose 9 of 11
With the right skin tones, rose gold is absolutely stunning. I love the classic styling of this watch in the unexpected color!
Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal Face Watch 10 of 11
Glamorous but simple. Statement-making but not overwhelmingly chunky.
Shop Bop, $140
Nixon ‘The 51-30 Chrono’ Watch, 51mm 11 of 11
If you want to make a BIG statement, try this men's watch on for size. The 51mm bezel will cover your entire wrist! Be mindful when styling this one - this isn't a "goes with everything" kind of watch! My husband has a similar one and I love borrowing it sometimes to wear with jeans and my plaid puffy vest.