We know—spending $1000 on just about anything seems like a scary decision, but let me explain. More than any other piece of jewelry you own, watches have the incredible value of lasting a lifetime (if well-kept, literally). They manage to evade the typical trend cycle, holding up from season to season and year to year. Owning a well-made watch with a classic design will no doubt help you identify and be consistent with your own personal style. Are you a silver or gold type of jewelry wearer? Prefer vintage-inspired design over modern? Or maybe you’ve mastered the art of mixing your metals (in which case, please teach us how).
Whatever the case may be, owning a watch that feels in line with your style is a powerful tool and one that will carry you through important meetings to travel and every day in between. Oh and not to worry, you’ll find watch picks below that are both under $100 and well under $1000 too.
Croc print gives the leather strap a subtle texture.
Vintage-inspired design for much, much less than an original.
Iconic plaid branding is etched onto this watch in a perfectly subtle way.
The epitome of clean minimalism.
As classic a watch as it gets.
The sleekest tech watch on the market right now.
Emerald and gold are a match made in heaven.
This watch would look so good over the sleeve of a colorful sweater.
Match this fun and feminine design with rose gold jewelry.
See the world through rose-tinted lenses.
This piece is all about the cool hardware.
See-through panels make this watch a minimalist's dream.
The pretty bracelet strap will go so well with your other bracelets.
Petite but adds a powerful punch of color to your wrist.
This understated watch is a perfect workday pick.
Choose an unexpected color palette.
We love this go-to brand for affordable fashion watches.
We're really into square watch faces right now.
For the fan of ultra-modern design.
You can never go wrong with a chain-link watch.
We'd wear this simplistic pick with jeans and a tee.