Reader Sue had this question:
I’d like to hear from you about women’s watches – what’s in, what’s out. I see people with such a variety of styles. In the last couple of years I’ve seen so many women wearing big men’s watches … and wonder what is up with that!
I’m not much of a watch-wearer myself – though I do own and love the tortoiseshell Nixon pictured above – so I had to do a bit of research for this one.
It’s true that large-faced, menswear-influenced watch styles have been favored for several years, and currently they’re still more desirable than slimmer, delicate styles. Since borrowed-from-the-boys looks and athleisure are both hot, it makes sense that watch styles would skew masculine and sporty to match. Michael Kors has churned out many popular models, including the rose gold style above, and although many are in the $250 – $300 range, they go on sale for around $150 which is about what you’d pay for a Fossil watch. Those who opt for slimmer, more ladylike watch styles tend to wear them on the same wrist with a pile of bracelets.