In my family, we all wear watches. I know this trend is unusual, most of my friends do not wear watches and depend on their cell phones to tell them the time. But in all honesty, I feel as though an outfit is incomplete unless I have a watch on. My everyday watch is a Coach watch M gave me for my birthday four years ago when we had first started dating - he had asked me for birthday ideas, and I had said, "a watch like this one would be so wonderful" and he got me that exact watch. It was a really wonderful gesture after the horrible relationships I had been in previously (no acknowledgement of birthday whatsoever besides an email or text OR something last minute and immature like a CD).
Coach Carlisle Strap Watch - $258.00 in black
...It does not look exactly like that one but pretty close it does not have that horrid contrasting sitching, thank goodness. My Coach watch is my t-shirt and jeans watch, my errands watch. It looks great and is similar to the Cartier which is only for special occasions or with work suits:
Cartier Tank Francaise watch - $4,200 in black leather
But now that I am engaged, I feel like I need a bit more of a flashy watch. Not tacky-flashy, but something that complements my personal style. Neiman Marcus contacted me recently about their David Yurman collection. I am not a girl with lots of David Yurman product, although that is a big thing here in the South. But since my engagement ring and wedding band are/will be platinum, and my sapphire is still looking loverly, this watch really stood out to me. It would help complement my married life jewelry and I could wear it up or down. I could see this watch given to a daughter down the line, and I am all about investing in quality pieces, not lots of trendy and of-the-moment items. This watch is called the Classic 30mm Quartz.
What do you think? It isn't obscenely expensive, particularly if you are like me and work in an office setting where wearing a watch everyday is essential - over time it really pays for itself. Timepieces are investments as they are worn for forever if you care for them properly. I guess you could reason a watch like some people reason with a big-screen TV with the flashiest stereo system, or maybe even a really fabulous handbag. Jewelry is like that for me.
Do you have a cherished accessory? What is it?