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What is the perfect watch for a modern woman?
While juggling between lunches with business partners and driving her kids around, constant emails and calls, yoga and coffee sessions with friends, chatting about it all with her significant other at the end of her day, the fact is that modern woman lacks time!
And then, in that excruciating marathon, the following questions comes to life: how to find time to buy a watch, if you don’t know what you’re looking for?
The market nowadays is filled with many cheap imitations of high-quality watches, and if you master the art of finding the differences, you can save yourself from many disappointments and wasted money.
In 20th century, women only wore watches as a decorative piece, not as a functional object for telling time. Since women still see watches as some kind of styling accessories, they care for their appearance more than anything else. Of course, they want to choose a model which suits their character, because in that case, it becomes and efficient addition to their style and maybe even their own statement piece.
However, watch appearance is just one of many criteria which ladies should consider when purchasing one.
Which movement suits your habits?
There aren’t many woman who are interested in technical specifications of a watch, even though it is very important for them to understand that the mechanism represents its heart. Without a good mechanism, the watch will not function properly, and without a doubt, we can say that Swiss mechanisms are still the best ones in the whole world. When it comes to movement types, you can consider the option of mechanical or quartz.
Mechanical movement seems to be interesting, considering the height of its make and top notch quality of its technical details. However, this kind of movements demands more from you in terms of maintenance. If it is a hand wound mechanism, than you need to wind it by hand from time to time. If it is self-winding, or an automatic, you need to wear it often and use its inner clockwork in order to assure its accuracy. By the way, quartz movement can be a smart choice. Given the fact that they are powered by batteries, they are more precise and cheaper than mechanical watches. This type of mechanism needs to have its batteries changed after two or three years, or based on the brand manual.
A watch must be in accordance with your skin tone
Depending on your outfit and situation, you can choose a watch which suites you the most. If you’re wearing your office clothes during meetings or casual get-togethers, a minimalistic watch with simple dial can be an excellent choice. On the other hand, models which are decorated as a piece of jewelry with precious stones can be the most suitable one, when it comes to combining elegant dresses for a prestigious or an important event. Like with all other types of accessories, it is worth considering which materials and decorations comply with your skin tone. By choosing a watch with suites your skin tone, you will improve the overall impression which you create.
Choose case material based on your skin type
Woman with cold skin tone will look best with a watch made of stainless steel, silver or white gold. On the other hand, watches with cases made of traditional or pink gold will look best on women with warm skin tone.
Precious stones does not fit everyone equally
Cold skin tones can benefit the most with watches decorated with diamonds and other precious stones in shades of pink, blue, red and green. Therefore, you should choose a model decorated with diamonds, rubies, blue sapphires, aquamarines or emeralds if you fit in that category.
Warm skin toned women should consider precious stones in earthy shades, like alexandrite, citrine, garnet and yellow diamonds.
Dial size does matter
When it comes to woman watches, size of the dial should not be to big, but it must be in accordance with the size of your writs. Most women prefer watches with 34-38mm radius, but there are also those who love and can pull off watches with bigger dials. One more important element which you need to consider is the glass. There are three kinds of crystal glass, but sapphire crystal is by far the best choice.
And in the end, which strap is meant for which woman?
You will get dizzy with the enormous selection of straps and bracelets which are available today. Given the fact that women do prefer to wear different outfits, the best choice are evidently, a bracelet or a strap which go with many occasions, or you can go for a model with replaceable straps. If you’re the type of woman who prefers bracelet over belt, it would be best if you’d choose one which is made of the same material as the case. Leather strap can also be an elegant choice. Its color should be in accordance with other elements of your outfit. For example, if you’re wearing a black leather bag or black stilettos, a black leather strap is by far the best choice for you. Besides, Nato straps are trending in these days, since they are highly appropriate for outdoor activities and leisure style.
In the end, we must state that a watch is a part of an everyday look for many women, but at the same time, it also serves as a reminder that in this hectic rhythm of life, you must never forget to make time for yourselves and your loved ones – time must work for you!
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