Telling Time: 5 Trends in Watches to Watch Right Now

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By Christina Montoya Fiedler

Telling time on authentic watches is so much cooler than checking your phone. The real kind sits on your wrist and serves as an overall fashion statement. Watches are as much about your personal style as anything else you wear, so it’s important to keep up with the best wrist accessories around. Here are five trends in watches this to watch out for this season, so you’ll be telling time in style all year long.

Double Duty

Forget smartphones—smartwatches are the wave of the future and the fastest growing trend in authentic watches at the moment. It’s not uncommon to see everyone from sharply dressed businessmen to trendy twentysomethings sporting a sleek smartwatch for a modern look. From counting steps to connecting to the web, smartwatches do much more than tell time. These are trendy, but also stylish and serve as the best way to present yourself as techie in the know.

Creative Colors

There’s no reason to shy away from color, even when picking out a watch for yourself or someone on your shopping list. Gone are the days of black or brown wristbands. Bright hues like emerald and tangerine are showing up in stores everywhere. A burst of color is a great addition to any wardrobe. Think of a bright watch as the centerpiece of any outfit, adding a pop of color to muted clothing. Try matching one with a simple wool coat or a neutral-colored suit.

Less Is More

Forget about going to the latest gallery opening—just take a glance at your wrist for the latest in minimalist art. With these watches, less is definitely more. An elegant numberless watch goes well with a tailored suit or a simple pullover sweater. Classic never goes out of style.

Supersize It

Oversize watches are the antithesis of the “less is more movement,” but they’re equally fashionable this season. It all depends on personal taste. A big watch is a great statement-maker that rivals even the most expensive piece of jewelry. Wear it with three-quarter or cuffed sleeves so that people can see this fashion-forward statement piece.

Patterns

Print is big on watch straps, whether it’s pretty paisley or classic plaid. It’s a big departure from the standard metal or leather, but one that is a must for authentic watch connoisseurs who like telling time in style. It’s perfect to give a dressed-down outfit a more put-together look. No matter what style you decide to go with, a watch is the perfect gift that keeps on giving—time after time, after time.

Try on a watch in a fashion foward bright hue like the Mondaine Quartz Evo Watch from Jack Threads.

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