Whether you want a timeless and understated look or you want to make a statement, there are plenty of watches to choose from — and that’s where the challenge arises.
There is an overwhelming number of women’s watches to choose from in terms of both style and brand. We realize time is of the essence (both literally and figuratively) so we’ve scoured the reviews and done the research for you to find five different watches that look good, but won’t have you maxing out your credit card.
All our picks for this guide come in at an affordable price where you don’t have to sell your kidney, but even though they’re more budget-friendly, you won’t be sacrificing quality with any of these watches.
Emporio Armani For Ladies
Many people consider Emporio Armani Ladies Watches these watches as stylish, luxurious and fashionable. Most buyers are buying the brand for that reason- it’s a good looking watch from a brand that has huge recognition and is world renown for fashion. Armani buyers, in general, are not necessarily concerned with the movement or the gears inside the watch like a watch collector would.
Emporio Armani watches are made with quartz movement, which is the one used in almost 80% of Emporio Armani watches. These watches are often unappreciated by watch enthusiasts since they do not have intricate watchmaking craftsmanship. Nevertheless, they cannot deny the fact that quartz is accurate, even more than mechanical watches.
Emporio Armani watches are also the kind that would impress your friends and others in your social circle. You don’t have to say much because the brand will speak for itself.
MVMT’s Santa Monica
There are plenty of attractive, well-made watches on the market. But affordable ones? Not so much. MVMT came on the scene in 2013 with the aim to fill the void with its line of quality timepieces that feature modern styling and price tags that won’t make you cringe. They’ve since sold over 1.5 million watches, and even started to dabble in eyewear and jewelry, too.
Similarly frustrated with the lack of nice-looking options that don’t run into the thousands, I was immediately smitten with MVMT. All of the watches look expensive, but nothing is over $165. Because of the brand’s clean, minimalist aesthetic, you’ll find plenty of options suited for daily wear, but the Santa Monica earns the top spot. It has a slightly oversized 38mm face and rose gold accents that strike just the right balance between classic and on-trend. Plus, if you ever feel like switching things up, the straps are interchangeable. MVMT sells metal, nylon, and leather straps in other colors, ranging from $24.50 to $40 each. Every watch also comes with a two-year warranty.
If you’re on the hunt for a bracelet watch, then you’re likely feeling overwhelmed by the number of options — the selection is truly endless. This one from Daniel Wellington is a solid place to start. Bracelet watches are popular for their super sleek look that you can wear with a suit as easily as a T-shirt, but there’s just one thing: You’ll likely have to remove a few links in order to get the right fit, which usually requires a trip to a jewelry store for expert help.
Even though you may only have to do this once or twice, it’s still a pain, and wrist sizes can fluctuate with changing temperatures. Daniel Wellington’s Classic Petite Mesh Watch still has that sleek metal look, but it’s fully adjustable along the length of the strap. It’s also water-resistant up to three meters (which is enough to wash your hands, but you’ll want to avoid submerging it in the pool or shower), and features a Japanese movement. If you prefer another color scheme, this style comes in several different combinations, including silver, black, and yellow gold.
At the end of the day buying the perfect watch for all depends on your preferred style, as well as the genre you are trying to portray. So, go and get a watch, get it to match your look and slay!