Wristwatches have come a long way from the time-telling pieces of yore. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the first wristwatch was made for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary by the Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe way back in 1868. While it was no doubt gorgeous, it likely wouldn’t hold a candle to the watches of today, which serve a wide range of functions. From models that can withstand the elements when submerged underwater, allowing for carefree swimming, to those that track your fitness, sleep, and even menstrual cycles, the best women’s watches do it all and then some.
What are the best women’s watches?
The answer greatly varies by the type of watch you’re shopping for. A timepiece that’s great for running, for instance, might not be stylish enough for a night out on the town. Alternately, a fashion watch that looks great on your wrist might make for a poor choice for a dip in the ocean. Below, find a quick guide to a few of the different types of women’s watches out there to help you determine which one is right for you.
Fashion watch: With a heavy emphasis on style, fashion watches add an elevated aesthetic to any ensemble.
Sport watch: A sport watch is one that can be worn during vigorous activity. Not only will it hold its own as you push your body to the max, these timepieces make the experience that much easier with music, training sessions, trackers, and more.
Luxury watch: A luxury watch is typically an investment piece that you’ll own for years to come. Many cost upwards of thousands of dollars and are made from time-honored
Smart watch: Smart watches can be connected to your phone to answer texts and calls, download apps, surf the web, and more.
In addition to type, each watch has several other features, including band style (think fabric, bracelet, bangle, leather, plastic, or rubber), case size, face background, and analog or digital time displays, to consider.
We’ve rounded up a slew of options that are sure to suit you, no matter what your style preferences. Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s picks for the best women’s watches of 2019.
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