I do not like analog. Yes, I know this makes me an outlier, but there it is. My problem is finding pretty, classy, feminine digital watches. It seems either you get a huge clunky “athletic” watch or a huge clunky “techie” Casio-style watch. I’ve looked online and everytime I happen by a jewelry store (I even checked out the stores in Switzerland for heaven’s sake), but couldn’t find very much.
Here’s my little secret: I don’t actually like analog that much either. Apparently I was absent that day of kindergarten? When I bought my nice watch I figured I’d sort it out eventually — I’m a smart lady, right? — but it still hasn’t become second nature to me. So now, whenever someone asks me the time I either a) punt and say “Quarter after!”, b) change the subject, or c) check my cell phone or my computer screen. (Pictured: GUCCI Men’s YA114212 I-GUCCI Watch, available at Amazon for $775 (was $1295).)
It should also be noted that digital watches aren’t necessarily a bad thing — they tend to lend a sporty “I like to run” and/or “I am all about precision” vibe to your persona. If those options don’t appeal to you, however, there are some attractive digital watches out there. We’ve rounded up some options…
|Go for an almost transparent band, such as the Baby-G. Casio Women’s BG169R-7B Baby-G Clear Whale Digital Sport Watch, available at Amazon for $69. Another option would be to go for the most unobtrusive strap you can find, such as a traditional Ironman one, available at Amazon for $38.48. Timex Ironman 50-Lap Sleek Watch – Mid-Size|
|Go for the I-wear-men’s-watches look, which can be a great look. One of the things we really like about this Suunto watch is that the strap is leather — a lot of times the plastic straps that come with digital watches can get really dirty; this is a great, classy option. Suunto – X-Lander (Aluminum / Leather Negative Face) – Jewelry The National Museum of the Marine Corps Museum Store has a nice Digital Field Watch for $25.95 that might convey a nice patriotic sentiment, also.|
|Go for a futuristic watch. For example, MOMA’s “Never Too Late” watch displays the time in 12/24 format as well as the phrase “Never Too Late.” (Never Too Late Watch, $89.50 (was $125)). Other options here include the International Spy Museum’s Digital Hour Watch with Leather Band for $185 or o.d.m. Unisex MDD99B-1 Mr. Metallic Series Black and Silver Programmable Digital Watch (available at Amazon for $89). eBay also has a number of fun options, such as LED light watches.|
|Go for color. Yeah, you’re wearing a digital watch — what of it? Go for a really noticeable, fun color such as this tomato red G-shock watch (G-Shock – Ltd. Edition Mirrored Metallics (Red) – Jewelry, available at Zappos for $104). Other options: G-Shock – Baby-G BGD110 (Purple) – Jewelry(available at Zappos for $94).|
|Go designer. A few designers do offer digital watches which might be worth checking out, as well — for example, GUCCI Women’s YA114403 i-gucci Digital White Watch is available at Amazon for $695 (was $1195). Other options include the Prada Link (a Bluetooth watch that works with your Prada cellphone). Nina Ricci also makes them, although they can be hard to find — eBay may be your best option.|
Readers, for those of you prefer digital watches, what brands have you found? For those of you who don’t wear digital watches — do you think any less of people who wear digital watches at the office?