The time has come (I couldn’t resist) – I need a new watch for summer and beyond! After two cheap Target watches fell apart on me in less than two years, I set out to find a little wrist decor that would hold up through the chaos of daily life and the changing seasons – bonus points if there’s a decent warranty or return policy (hey Nordstrom!). But then my simple search for a watch turned into a months-long hunt for the perfect timepiece because that’s just how my mind works if I’m looking to invest in something for myself.
So many months, Google searches, and pinned images later, here’s a round-up of modern, mostly minimalist-style watches with reputations for quality that I’d be proud to sport every day. Because it’s not always fun to be glued to your iPhone just to check the time, and now that I’m a mama, I’m constantly tracking the minutes of my day – “How long has my babe been asleep? When did he last eat? How soon ’til we meet our friends at the park?” – and a watch has become a non-negotiable part of my daily #momiform.
While I adore all the watches featured, I ended up choosing the Timex Fairfield in black leather for casual day-to-day wear and the BP Boyfriend Watch from Nordstrom for when I feel like dressing up a little more. I’m extremely satisfied with both purchases, and due to some crazy sales and coupon-ing, I snagged both items for under $50 total (less than most of the other watches featured!). If you’re interested, Nordstrom had the BP watch in gold and rose gold on sale and with free shipping (always!) for a whopping $13 DOLLARS (momentarily out of stock, but similar ones available at that price point). And ever since I added it to my wardrobe rotation, you would not believe the number of women who stopped to tell me they loved my Michael Kors watch ? Lookalikes for the win!
Do you wear a watch these days? For utility, style, or both? Let us know which one you’d pick in the comments!
1. Timex Black Leather Fairfield Weekender
2. Daniel Wellington Classic St. Mawes
3. CLUSE La Bohéme in Blush
4. CLUSE La Bohéme in Black & Olive
5. The Horse in Gray & Rose Gold
6. BP Boyfriend Watch in Gold, Similar here
7. Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch in Rose Gold