Women all over the world are well known for their love for jewelry and accessories. One of the most indispensable accessory which often doubles as jewelry is the women’s watch. These come in all type of models and sizes and of course, all budgets making it easy for women to choose the ones that best suit and enhance their persona.
A Brief History of Women’s Watches
Watches have come a long way since the 18th century when they were the prerogative of men, just because they were worn on a chain that was attached to the coat or pant pocket – clothing that at that time women did not wear. Gradually, women started working out of the home and in the beginning of the 19th century women’s watches were worn around their neck on a chain, as a part of the jewelry they wore daily.
There were a few other alternatives, which had not caught on because they were not comfortable or viable such as. watches in the form of brooches, pins, earrings and rings. Other than the wrist watch, no other model of women’s watch has been found practical enough and hence, these other models gradually faded out of the market.
From those days to today – where the market is saturated with all types of models and styles of women’s watches, a long way has been traveled both by the wearer and the product. Today, you will find categories like party watches, jewelry watches, sports watches, day-to-day watches all vying for your dollars. The budget for these watches is as diverse; you will be able to buy a ladies watch from $10 to $3,000 and more.
Women tend to buy a number of watches because most like to wear them as accessories to their outfits. Since the accessories have to be matched to the clothes worn, women’s watches too have to be matched just like the bag and shoes to the color and mood of the outfit. There are plenty of watches that do just that, especially ones that come with a single dial and many different straps.
On an average, many women have around two wrist watches for daily wear, one sports watch and definitely at least one high-end jewelry watch. Each of the watches have their own place and scope and hence, this is an asset equal to what would otherwise be an investment in clothes or shoes, or handbags. It is necessary that the watch too match the outfit as well as the occasion to make the wearer look fashionable from top to toe.