A while back, reader Meg asked for some watch suggestions. She was looking for something "cute, versatile, stylish, well-made without being $500, and fairly indestructible for all of the times I scrape my arm along the brick wall of my garage, pulling a toddler out of our car".
Um. I think we can do "fairly indestructible". But the best policy? Keep it affordable.
I've always liked watches, but in the past, I've used them as accessories only. Nothing functional. (I know my friends are snorting at this statement…I have "issues" with being on time.) But now…with a toddler (and nursing baby) in tow…a watch is helpful. Especially when I'm trying to hold the baby, keep one eye on the running toddler and one eye on the time. Rummaging around in my diaper bag for my iPhone isn't always ideal. And unlike denim, I am not a watch snob. So if you are looking for the best watches out there…this post isn't for you. But if you want some cool watches that won't break the bank, read on.
Brights are huge this Spring, and any of these watches would add a fun pop of color to an outfit. And they're silicone, which puts them into the "fairly indestructible" category fo' sho.
I like the old-man, vintage feel of these watches. I'd probably get both a brown and black watch strap and swap 'em out.
A Few Additional Favs…
I tend to gravitate to the over-sized, men's watch look…and I'm a sucker for the bright blue face of the Tissot. But a gorgeous rose gold would also work, or for something different, a girly bow or tortoiseshell band.