You’re walking down the street minding your own business, then someone stops you. As you give them an empty glance, with your most generous smile, they ask you for the time. You go to pick up your wrist only to realize you don’t have on a watch. So you begin to fiddle around looking for your phone. But by the time you find it, someone has taken your place in being a good samaritan. If only you had a watch!

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they feel as if they need a watch. And if you already own one you may feel as if you can’t live without one. Eventually that empty feeling on your wrist will have you undergoing withdrawal – nothing a little retail therapy can’t fix. But when looking, don’t settle for one that may break in a matter of 2 months. Just like a proper travel duffel bag, watches are an investment that should last you years, whether you have one for everyday of the week or for every possible mood you may feel.

It doesn’t matter if you prefer a smart watch, chronographic, digital, or one to make your wrist shine, there’s a timepiece for you. Don’t stress yourself by spending hours trying to find the perfect one, we already did that for you. Take a look at our top picks so the next time you’re asked for the time, you can earn back your good samaritan badge.

Michael Kors Men’s Jaryn Gold-Tone Watch for $250

For some years now, Michael Kors has been a very popular brand for fashionable watches. They just happened to be one of the relatively affordable brands that gets it! The Jaryn Gold-Tone men’s quartz watch has a very simple face with a classic retro look. This watch isn’t for those who struggle with reading time, unless you’re up for a challenge. Besides the minimalistic face, it features a mesh bracelet strap, gilded finish, and a fastening buckle. This watch is also water resistant up to 5ATM (50 meters).

Fossil Women’s Jaqueline Navy Leather Watch for $115

It’s something about pairing rose gold with navy. It never seems to disappoint. This rose gold quartz watch, similar to the Michael Kors Men’s Jaryn Watch, features a minimalistic face as well. It has a classic buckle genuine leather strap that is navy, which is a versatile color. You won’t have to worry about it clashing against a majority of the things you wear. It also comes in different finishes other than rose gold, should that not be your preference.

 

 

Burberry Men’s Check Stamped Bracelet Watch for $346 (Orig. $695)

Everyone should own at least one designer watch, especially if it’s available for a great price. This gunmetal Burberry stainless steel watch features a sapphire crystal glass face with an adjustable link bracelet. It is battery powered and water resistant up to 50 ATM. The gunmetal color is one that you don’t see around often, which allows this watch to stand out compared to others. It’s a great subtle statement piece to have on your wrist.

Bulova Women’s Winslow Diamond Bracelet Watch for $311 (Orig. $1,095)

Four words: Bulova diamond bracelet watch! This beautifully crafted silver-tone stainless steel quartz watch, features a face that is set with diamonds. So when the light hits your wrist at the right angle, you will do exactly what Rihanna has been telling you to do – shine bright like a diamond. This is not only a great investment but a wonderful piece you can wear every single day for years to come.


Now if you’re not one for classic watches and frankly don’t see it really benefitting your lifestyle, we understand. It’s 2017 and almost all of us own smart phones, so why not have a smart watch? We get you. But maybe you haven’t found a stylish enough watch that fits your taste. So here are some great fashionable smart watch options, that allow for a large amount of versatility.

Michael Kors Access Smart Watch from $350

Like we mentioned previously, Michael Kors just seems to get it! This watch is powered by Android Wear and is both iOS and Android compatible. You’re able to get social media updates, text/email alerts, app notifications, and smart help from Google. It has built-in fitness tracking as well as a voice-actuated Google feature. What makes this a great fashionable watch is that is comes in 6 different stainless steel colors with the ability to change the bands. Check out the Sable-Tone Stainless Steel!

Apple Watch Series 2 Stainless Steel Watch from $549

I think everyone was expecting to see this. Don’t overlook this smart watch. The stainless steel collection (also available in Space Black stainless steel), made with sapphire crystal glass, allows for complete versatility. Not only can you dress this up, but you are able to dress it down with a sports band. Think of this watch as an extension of your iPhone with complete and detailed fitness features. You’re able to access all watch-compatible applications such as messages, Twitter, mail, Instagram, and activity. It comes in 38mm and 42mm and is water resistant up to 50 meters. Learn more about the Apple Watch.

Samsung Gear S3 from $350

This smart watch will have your wrist looking like the next big thing – literally. This also may be one of the smartest out there. If you’re one for big faces you’ll be content with either the small (65mm) or large (70mm). Though this watch may be a Samsung watch, it is compatible with iOS. It has a traditional face shape and can connect via Bluetooth or LTE. You can also look at this watch as an extension of your phone. The bands are interchangeable so you are able to get different looks.

If you’re looking for more fashion advice check out our Fashion Guide as well as these great Amazon fashion finds for April!

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