Watches Making a Comeback as Wearable Works of Art

For most people, mobile phones have replaced watches for checking the time. But don’t think watches are going out of style. Watches are making a comeback, but now people are wearing them for fashion rather than function.

Watches are a timeless and classic accessory. They are available in a seemingly endless array of styles, colors, and metals. Watches embellished with diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and other semi-precious and precious stones are popular right now for those wanting a watch with bling. Watches with colors are also hot, making it simple to match them to your outfit or mood. Watches with complex and sophisticated mechanisms are also on the rise, especially among men. Many people have a collection of watches to wear for different occasions. They may have a work watch, an investment watch, a watch for daytime, and a fun watch for the weekends.

When shopping for a watch, there are several factors to consider. First, think about how it will be used. A watch worn for sports will be a very different style than one you would wear for work or a formal occasion. The durability will factor into this as well. If you’re going to be wearing it while doing manual tasks, you may want a watch with a scratch- or shatter-resistant face. Consider what type of watch you want – digital or analog, mechanical or quartz. Also consider the type of watch face you prefer. The band is another important consideration. Do you want a metal band, such as gold, silver, titanium, platinum, metal alloy, or do you prefer a leather band?  Keep your budget in mind while shopping as well. Just as watches come in all styles, they also come in all price ranges.

Many of today’s watches do more than just tell time. They offer a vast array of features, such as a chronograph, alarms, a moon phase indicator, a perpetual calendar, a tourbillion, and even multiple time zone indicators. Digital watches may also include a calculator, heart rate monitor, GPS, or even a digital camera.

If you’re shopping for a watch, either for yourself or as a gift, visit The Diamond World. We carry an extensive selection of luxury time pieces.