Most would agree that watches seem to be more of a ‘men’s thing’ – just like obsessions over cars and football. But of course, times have changed, and today many women also have fanatic obsessions over cars, football, and yes – watches! No one would bat an eyelid if a woman of today confesses to liking these things, and especially in the case of watches, it is even trendy to own and wear one!
Yet, most men and women still have starkly different preferences and needs. You can’t simply choose a watch for your girlfriend or wife using the same criteria you use to buy a watch for yourself. Whether you are searching for a gift for a special woman in your life, or are a lady wishing to treat yourself to a beautiful new accessory, here are some things you should consider when choosing a ladies’ watch.
1. Type of watch
Ladies’ watches often conjures up images of sleek dress watches or bejewelled fashion watches. However, the type of watch you go for really depends on the wearer’s needs and preferences.
Say, if the watch is meant for wearing on special occasions, then a beautiful jewellery watch or ladies gold watch would be ideal. On the other hand, if the watch is to be worn daily or for sporting activities, then a more casual or hardy sports watch would be more suitable.
2. Size of watch
Taking into consideration that women typically have smaller wrists, most ladies’ watches are smaller than men’s watches. That said, there is still a range of watch sizes for women you can choose from, depending on the wearer’s wrist size and their preferences.
Some people love the look of larger watches as it is more bold – or simply because the dial is easier to read. Yet others prefer smaller watches as they look more subtle and dainty. Whichever you or your recipient prefers, just don’t forget to check the watch size before you make that purchase!
3. Materials and aesthetics
The perfect watch should look good and feel good! The style should resonate with the wearer’s personality and fashion style, whether it’s a minimalist one or a glamourous one.
If solid coloured watch dials are too mainstream for you, why not go for the gorgeous look of mother of pearl? Get some inspiration from Leonard Montres’ Classique Crystal Watches, which also comes with an elegant four-leaf clover design on its mother of pearl watch face.
For a truly versatile option, one can’t miss out on the interchangeable straps! It’s always a good idea to have a few different straps on hand for easier mixing and matching with various outfits. Whether it’s dress-up or dress-down day, one watch can do it all!
4. Tech and specs
If you’re wearing this watch more as a fashion accessory than anything else, chances are, you won’t be needing a lot of fancy features on your watch. So, why spend money on a chronograph you’ll never use?
Of course, if the wearer is someone who can appreciate the craft and ‘geek factor’ of these watch complications, then getting them a watch chock-full of features won’t be a bad idea.
Perhaps the most basic tech aspect to think about would be the watch movement. The age-old question of quartz or mechanic comes into play, and the choice really depends on your budget and preferences.
It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that most women consider a watch as an accessory and care more about the look of the watch than the extra features it holds. Ultimately it boils down to what you are looking for in watch, and how much you are willing to spend on it!
A reliable watch dealer can also help you with the search for the perfect ladies’ watch. Head on to our store or online catalogue to view our collections of ladies’ watches from brands like Romago Swiss and Leonard Montres!