It was only fairly recently that I was converted to wearing a watch.   They’d never been a large part of my outfit choices – they seemed a little grown up; like something someone wears when they have their shit together.  I definitely do not have that.  I’m far from it.

Yet, as I’ve become okay with the idea of not having my shit together; I’ve also warmed to the idea of a watch.

My first watch was purchased by my husband some Christmas’ ago.   A rose gold Michael Kors; big and masculine in shape but dotted with a sparkling stone set that catches the light and really makes the watch a stand out timepiece. It was my first watch and probably my favourite for the sheer fact that my husband bought it for me – and I love most things he buys me.

Since then, I’ve had many a watch.   They’re becoming like collectables to me.  They’ve become like a further expression of my outfit and, therefore, my mood; whether I want  a strong masculine look or something softer, I’ve begun to gather a watch for every occasion.


My latest watch is perfect for daily wear.  A large bold face with a soft cream background laid with roman numerals and subtle blue hands and gold edging.  The Daniel Wellington Dapper watch is actually designed for men, with a plain leather strap in a deep mahogany colour.    But I’ve never been entirely certain why watches are gendered …

The piece comes with a battery already fitted and an added date option.  The leather strap is strong but supple, wrapping easily around your wrist and is lined with a softer cream leather that feels great against your skin.

Time Keeping: An Every day watch from House of Watches

Time Keeping: An Every day watch from House of Watches

Time Keeping: An Every day watch from House of Watches

Time Keeping: An Every day watch from House of Watches

Thankfully, with Christmas just around the corner, the time for buying a new time piece is here and House of Watches have a vast selection to choose from as well as 10% of when you spend over £100.

What style would you choose?



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  1. Tamara Canup
    December 19, 2017 / 4:29 am

    I keep meaning to invest in a good watch. I used to wear one every single day. I was lost without it! When smartphones came around I sort of stopped wearing them and I miss it. I miss the simplicity of just checking the time.

  2. Hannah Denton
    December 19, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Ohhh 10% discount just in time for Christmas – The best thank you!!

  3. December 19, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Ooh lovely! I don’t wear a watch but have just got a fitbit which I love and also tells the time so that’s a bonus!

  4. December 20, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Love the style of this – much prefer a chunkier ‘mens’ watch over a more delicate looking one x

  5. December 20, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I like a watch to have a large face, I love a well made and finished watch

  6. December 20, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    What a gorgeous watch! Despite it being a mans design it’s actually really elegant.

  7. December 20, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    What a beautiful watch, I have to admit I go through phases of wearing different watches, I think we become so used to have a phone with the time we seem to have forgotten a little about a good old wrist watch.

  8. December 20, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    I love the simplistic look of this watch, I tend to use my fitbit and wear it everyday but I do appreciate the craftsmanship it takes to create a time piece, it is a dying profession I feel now.

  9. December 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I have a gorgeous watch that I try to wear every day, but I am one of those folk that needs to keep being reminded to wear it. I think we’re just so used to checking our phones rather than our wrists these days.

  10. December 20, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Nice post hun! I haven’t owned a wrist watch in quite some time but I keep seeing them everywhere so I may need to invest!

  11. December 20, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    The watch looks great on your wrist. 10% off just before Christmas and would be handy. Need a new watch.

  12. December 21, 2017 / 12:27 am

    This is a lovely watch, very classy and classic looking. I can’t be without a watch now as I’ve worn one for years, it feels weird without one!

  13. December 21, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I love the look of this and also prefer men’s watches, they often have more of a classic look to them I find.

  14. December 21, 2017 / 11:20 am

    This is a lovely watch, I seem to go through phases with them, either always have one on or not at all!

  15. December 21, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I do love wearing watches although I have gone over to the dark side and got a smart watch, this would be ideal for a night out

  16. December 21, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    My mummy rarely wears a watch as she’s yet to find one that she likes. This looks very wearable and practical and would go with a lot of outfits – that’s why it appeals to her. Great find!

  17. afshanesque
    December 21, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Looks like a great timepieces and perfect on your wrist. Need to look into a good watch.

  18. Anosa
    December 22, 2017 / 3:17 am

    I’ve always wanted a DW watch the ones that take my preference from their site are the gold and black ones! I like watches that have a certain muscling vibe, big face and nice chunky straps!

  19. December 22, 2017 / 6:02 am

    I always love a good watch review. I have a wooden watch which I love to bits. This a great watch I know my wife would like too. Thanks for Sharing
    John M

  20. Danielle
    December 22, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    What a pretty watch. I actually have a bit of a thing for watches and I can never have too many.

  21. December 23, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I love the look of that style of watch but I actually have a smart watch!

  22. December 24, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    I have a few Daniel Wellington watches and love them! Always make me feel so sophisticated haha x

  23. December 26, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    I do love big watches too but hate it when people say, oh you got a man’s watch. Why does it have to be gendered? Love this watch for sure

  24. December 28, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    That is such a lovely watch, it really suits you. I really should wear a watch more often