A Simple Shopping Guide to Buying Your Lady a Watch

Cameron Diaz for TAG Heuer

Cameron Diaz for TAG Heuer

Looking to buy that special woman a watch but overwhelmed with all the options? We’ve created this simple shopping guide to help you narrow it down and find the perfect watch to match her style and taste.

Leather vs. Bracelet

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Steel & Gold on a bracelet and on a leather strap

Ladies Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Steel & Gold on a bracelet and on a leather strap

Watches on leather straps tend to look more casual than those on steel or gold bracelets, are easier to adjust for size, and are generally considered more comfortable after consistent wear. However, as leather is a natural product, it is going to eventually wear out and need to be replaced- especially if she’s wearing lotion or perfume on a regular basis or if she gets it wet. Steel or gold bracelets are more durable and will provide her with more flexibility for wear. A bracelet can be dressed up for a fancy event, or dressed down for jeans and a t-shirt. Added bonus- you can have confidence in knowing that a watch on a bracelet will match any outfit she wears; buy a watch on a fashionable red leather strap and you run into the problem of it clashing with any outfit she wants to wear that’s pink, green, orange, yellow, etc.

Size

Size matters! Does she want a big statement piece like this Breitling or a smaller everyday accessory like this Raymond Weil?

Size matters! Does she want a big statement piece like this Breitling or a smaller everyday accessory like this Raymond Weil?

This one’s tricky, as a watch can look completely different based on the woman’s wrist size- a watch that’s considered “average” sized may look huge on someone with small wrists or minuscule on someone with larger wrists. A good question to ask yourself- is she planning to wear the watch as a bold piece of statement jewelry, or as an everyday accessory to blend with other pieces? If it’s going to be a bold statement, go with something around 34 or 36mm, if not larger. For a more blend-able accessory, go 32mm or smaller.

Classic or Trendy?

Pay attention guys, because this is probably the most important part of buying your lady a watch. Every girl’s style is different, and while some want to be right on track with the hottest trends and accessories, others gravitate towards pieces that are a little more subtle but are ALWAYS going to be in fashion.

For the fashionista, we suggest something bolder like a ladies Hublot or TUDOR’s Heritage Chrono Blue- affectionately known as the “Monte Carlo” for it’s beautiful blue and orange coloring.

For the woman who’s more Jackie O. than Kim Kardashian, we suggest sticking to the tried and true classics- Cartier’s Tank or Ballon Bleu models are always hits, as is Chopard’s Happy Sport.

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King Jewelers is an authorized dealer for over forty luxury Swiss watch brands in Middle Tennesse and South Florida. Our ladies selection includes renowned brands like Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, Harry Winston, Hublot, Rolex, TAG Heuer, and TUDOR. King Jewelers is a member of the American Watch Guild and has been named a Leading Watch Retailer in North America by International Wristwatch Magazine. King Jewelers also offers expert watch repair and watch restoration at their retail locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN.

David King

Author: David King

David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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